Participants of the People’s Postcode lottery in Scotland are being urged to be extra cautious when checking their post.
Scammers have been sending official-looking letters from the London head-office advising recipients they have won a share of a large sum of money. The fake letters are signed by the lottery’s president and ask the recipients to pay for a processing fee in order to release their prize winnings. A genuine lottery would never request this.
The People’s Postcode Lottery have advised members of the public to contact them on 0808 109 8765 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if they are unsure about any communication received.