Lottery scam warning in Newton Pop

PUBLISHED: 17:11 25 June 2009 | UPDATED: 09:31 18 June 2010

POLICE are warning people about a Canadian Lottery scam that is circulating in the area. Cheques for large sums of money are being received by members of the public with no covering letters. A while later the recipient of the cheques gets a phone call t

POLICE are warning people about a Canadian Lottery scam that is circulating in the area.

Cheques for large sums of money are being received by members of the public with no covering letters.

A while later the recipient of the cheques gets a phone call to say that the cheques are to cover the tax on winnings in a Canadian Lottery.

The victim is asked to pay the amount on the cheque into a Western Union account to release a much larger sum.

A police spokesman said: "If you have it happen to you, tear up the cheque when you get the phone call.


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