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Western Isles Trading Standards have issued a warning about a football lottery scam
letter circulating in the islands.
The letter titled International Fifa World Cup Online Lottery states the receiver
is the winner of a large cash prize but has to call a telephone number to process
A further letter is sent claiming the prize money is on hold and a clearance charge
is required to be paid by the recipient to release the funds.
Trading Standards advise residents not to respond to these letters and to put them
in the bin. They offer the following guidance on checking if something is a scam.
Scams are schemes to con you out of your money.
They can arrive by post, phone call, text message or email or a scammer may turn
up at your home.
Football lottery scam letter doing the rounds
20 May 2017
It could be a scam if: