Report bogus lotto letters, say police

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ARRESTS have been made over bogus lottery letters from Spain, so it is worth reporting them, say police.

But don’t ring the local bobbies.

The organisation to contact is Action Fraud, a government agency which will pass the information to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, which is run by the police.

Scam lottery letters have plagued South Yorkshire residents for years – and still fool people.

Last week a couple contacted Action Desk after receiving a lottery letter.

They thought they smelled a rat because the letter, which promised £500,000, was about a lottery in Spain, but bore a Portuguese stamp.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “This particular letter has not been brought to the Force’s attention.

“We would advise the public not to respond to such letters or provide any unknown parties with your bank details.

“There are a number of agencies that the public can contact.

“These include Action Fraud on 0300 1232040.”