Fraudsters’ Sidmouth mail scam

PUBLISHED: 15:00 06 December 2010

police9

police9

Archant

FRAUDSTERS are targeting Sidmouth residents in a mail scam which deceivingly offers them millions of dollars in cash.

FRAUD ALERT: Fraudsters are targeting Sidmouth residents in a mail scam which deceivingly offers them millions of dollars in cash.

Police have warned letters, purporting to be from China, tell householders a late relative made a property investment in the country before their death and they now stand to inherit 38 million US dollars.

Criminals ask recipients to keep the news quiet in a bid to open dialogue with them and obtain details.

Sidmouth police this week warned townsfolk: “If it sounds too good to be true it probably is.” Officers have urged residents not to become engaged in any correspondence with the senders.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Sidmouth Herald