Fraudsters’ Sidmouth mail scam

PUBLISHED: 15:00 06 December 2010

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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.


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