Thursday, April 17, 2014

Scotsman Issues a Warning about Lotto Scams

A man from Fife, Scotland, is warning fellow Scots to beware of Lotto scams.

Buckhaven resident, Robert Johnstone, 62, received a letter last week informing him he'd won £900,000 in the EuroMillions International Postcode Lottery.

The official-looking document stated he would need to provide his bank account number and sort code before he could claim the prize, but Johnstone was not taken in by the bogus mailing.

"It said my name had been drawn and I had won £900, 000," Johnstone said. "But I've never played the EuroMillions in my life, so I knew it was a scam."

Geoff Bates (Fife Council Protective Services), said: "An essential part of stopping fraudsters preying on vulnerable people is to make sure these incidents are reported to Action Fraud."

Action Fraud can be reached on 0300 123 2040.