KCC Trading Standards warn against postcode lottery scam.
Hollingbourne Parish Council has been advised by Kent Trading Standards of a Post Code Lottery scam. Please Read More for further information.
Post Code Lottery Scam Alert
Kent County Council Trading Standards is warning residents in the Kent area of a scam. An email claims you have won £825,000 in the People’s Postcode Lottery.
The mail states that to claim the prize money, you should ring a telephone number listed in the mail. When you ring the number, you are asked to pay a release fee which can be anything between £200 and £4,000.
The real People’s Postcode Lottery is warning the public that these communications are scams and should be ignored.
Be aware that:
This letter has all the hallmarks of a prize draw scam.
If you haven’t entered a lottery, you can’t win!
Legitimate lotteries don’t ask you to pay taxes, custom fees, insurance shipping or handling or any other fee before receiving your ‘winnings’.
With a scam email or letter, you will often be asked to send money upfront.
For advice and to report issues to KCC Trading Standards contact
Citizens Advice consumer service on 03454 04 05 06
Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.