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Warning after fake EuroLotto letters posted to islanders

Monday July 29, 2019, 1:04 PM

Islanders are being warned to be extra vigilant after fraudsters targeted local households with scam EuroLotto letters in Jersey.

The official looking letters, which are personally addressed, stamped and signed, claim recipients have won huge sums of money.

To claim their alleged winnings people are being asked to send a copy of their identification, their address, bank details and email address.

We’re reminding the community that it is not possible to win a prize in a lottery or competition that you have not entered. This should be the first red flag. Islanders should not send any money or respond with their personal information to any request through the post or online unless they are 100% sure of its legitimacy. It is not overly difficult for fraudsters to obtain our name and address details and, whilst this enables the letter to get to your door, we continue to urge all of the community to be suspicious of requests for your personal information.

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Beechey, Chairman of the Jersey Fraud Prevention Forum

Jersey Post says the company is required by law to deliver all addressed mail to islanders but it is doing its best to avoid situations like this.

Whilst the vast majority of mail is legal and purposeful, fraudsters will use the postal system to facilitate scams. We understand the distress any fraudulent correspondence can cause and we have rigorous measures in place and work closely with relevant agencies to identify and prevent unlawful material progressing through the postal system.

Ross Angell, Head of Compliance at Jersey Post

The Jersey Fraud Prevention Forum (JFPF) is now urging anyone who has fallen victim to a fraud or scam to contact the States of Jersey police on 01534 612612.

Any suspicious mail can be forwarded to the JFPF’s free postal service – PO BOX 500.

The official looking letters, which are personally addressed, stamped and signed, claim recipients have won huge sums of money.