SENDING bogus lottery letters from Spain to Sheffield must be a costly business when stamps cost 70 cents a time - but it’s clearly worth it.
Roderick Mansell, of Robertson Road, Walkley, is the latest recipient of the old scam letter informing him he’s won mind-boggling sums in a draw he never entered.
The envelope comes from Malaga and blethers on about a mix-up that eventually saw his name entered and what do you know? - he won.
Now all he has to do to become mountainously rich is send back his address and bank details...
Roderick said: “Please inform readers to help prevent anyone being conned into false hopes.”
And there’s the problem, someone will fall for it - and the scammers will make much more thieving from people than they ever spent on stamps. Or they wouldn’t still be doing it years after ‘Spanish lottery’ became a byword for bogus.
Action Desk says keep your guard up and look out for those who may be taken in.