Received in the post today (18th) a letter from the INTERNATIONAL FIFA WORLD CUP ONLINE LOTTERY. It’s quite obviously a scam but on checking via t’internet this letter did the rounds in Wrexham in 2010 – when it was reported some unsuspecting people followed through and provided bank details – losing thousands.
Have nothing to do with this letter either report it to trading standards or file it in the bin.
Let’s warn Wrexham – our hard earned money is precious enough without these b’stards trying to take it.
My Dad was plagued by a nuscience telephone caller who claimed to be representing the FIFA Lottery.
He said my dad had won and needed an administration fee of £221 and bank details before he could release an £800,000 win.
The answer should always be “Then deduct it from my winnings and send me the money!”
Some Wrexham residents have reported scam calls from people claiming to be Microsoft and that viruses have been detected on your PC. They then direct you to a remote access website and then have contol of your PC.
There’s a bit of a difference between a scamming letter and a distraction burglary isn’t there ?
However, if someone receives a letter or an email telling them that they’ve won a lottery which they haven’t entered, then it can only be greed that motivates them to reply. That’s what the orginators of these scams rely on.
Sorry, but if anyone’s stupid enough to fall for this, or any other scam, they deserve to lose thier money.
That’s a tad generalised and a wee bit condesending.
What about vulnerable people who get these letters and phone calls? Just because you know it’s a scam doesn’t mean the rest of the planet does.
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