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Locals of UK Cautioned About Fake Lottery Emails

Dorsetecho.uk reported on 2nd February, 2015 stating that people across UK are being cautioned about fake emails which announce that they have won a prize.

Dorsetecho.co.uk published a report on 2nd February, 2015 quoting Action Fraud, National fraud and Internet Crime Reporting Center of UK, as saying "senior citizens are falling victims to a trick where criminals try to convince them that they have won a sum of money or a lottery."

It informs that cyber crooks will normally contact their victim through letter or fake emails.

Action Fraud says that once victims are convinced, they will be asked continuously for an increasing amount of money with new and more novel excuses that sound too genuine. No genuine lottery will ever ask any kind of fee from people. Some victims have lost a large sum of money in the scam.

Bucksfreepress.co.uk published news on 2nd February, 2015 quoting a Bureau Spokesman as saying "People mostly more than 60 years old fall victim to this trick although younger people also fall victim. We have observed that it is often close family members of victims who identify the tell-tale signs of the fraud. The unfortunate truth is that these crooks are unbelievably persuasive and target individuals who are very naive. Hence, even if you know that you wouldn't get fleeced like this, please spread the around the word to family members, friends and populace within your community.

People are being advised that they should remember about any lottery or prize draw.

They are also being asked to delete any electronic messages which inform them that they have won money or they are about to get a large amount of wealth.

You should spread the word amongst your known people especially elders in your family and watch out for any bizarre-kind of behavior like somebody paying money through money service bureau such as MoneyGram or Western Union or purchasing Ukash vouchers.

If you have already been victimized by the scam or cyber crime or you have received a doubtful email, then you should search for a method as to how to report the same to actionfraud.poliice.uk.

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