Nottinghamshire Police are reminding the public to be vigilant about scam mail.
Recently, the county constabulary has received a report of fraudsters sending a letter claiming to be from the People’s Postcode Lottery 2015 Award International Programs.
The letter was sent to a man in Sutton-in-Ashfield but it’s not likely to be an isolated incident.
In the message, it states the winner hould ring the Foreign Service manager of UK Security Solutions to claim a prize.
There is no such thing as the People’s Postcode Lottery 2015 Award International Programs. It is a scam to get people’s bank account details.
The police want to remind residents that people should never be asked over the phone by a bank or the police to provide a PIN number or bank account details.
In addition, a legitimate competition will never ask for advance payment.
Anyone who receives one of these letters, or thinks they have been a victim of fraud, please call Nottinghamshire Police on 101.
Alternatively, help is available by calling Action Fraud, the UK’s national fraud reporting centre, on 0300 123 2040.