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Kent residents targeted by Postcode Lottery scam

By Clerk Rusthall Parish Council

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

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Following reports in the local press, we are warning Kent residents to be careful when receiving emails, letters or texts saying you have won the People's Postcode Lottery.

What happens:

  • You receive an email, text or letter from People's Postcode Lottery
  • They say you have won a large sum of cash.
  • You need to contact a non-existent company and send personal details or payment to claim the prize.

What to do:

  • This is a SCAM - do not give personal or financial details.
  • Criminals will use letterheaded paper to try and trick you.
  • If you are unsure about anything you receive from People's Postcode Lottery, contact them on 0808 109 8765 or [email protected].
  • Report scam letters to Citizens Advice on 0808 223 1133 or visit the website.

People's Postcode Lottery advises:
Legitimate lotteries will never ask you to pay anything to receive your winnings or to keep your winnings a secret.

If you haven't bought a ticket, you can't be a winner. If you have entered a competition, you can only win the prize which has been advertised.

Please warn family members, friends and neighbours.

Report it

Find out about how scammers may be trying to target you and your family during the Coronavirus pandemic. We can all be vulnerable to these criminals and the best way to protect yourself is to make sure you are aware. KCC Public protection have created a page that lists scams that are using the Pandemic to target you.

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For advice and to report issues to KCC Trading Standards contact

Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 0808 223 1133
Consumer Advice scams action line on 0808 250 5050
Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

Contact Information

Clerk

  • 01892 520161

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