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Euromillions Fifa World Cup Online Lottery is a scam

5th October 2010

Letters are being sent out by fraudsters claiming that people have won large amounts of money in a lottery.

The Euromillions Fifa World Cup Online Lottery does not exist. It is a scam run by fraudsters trying to con people out of money.

This particular scam claims to have been sent from ‘Fifa House’ in Zurich, Switzerland. The letter claims that the recipient has won a large cash prize, often for hundreds of thousands of pounds.

The letter asks the victim to complete a payment processing form, which involves passing their bank details on. They are asked to send a ‘processing fee’ to claim the full cash amount. The fraudsters then continue to ask for further fees, and some victims have lost thousands or even tens of thousands of pounds.

Beware of lottery scams across the UK

This particular fraud happened recently in the Wrexham area. As fraudsters move and change the geographical areas they operate in, all UK residents should also be vigilant about this type of fraud. Any UK resident who has lost money to a fraud like this should report it to Action Fraud.

Visit Wrexham Trading Standards’ website for more information.

Please note: Action Fraud is not responsible for the content on external websites.

To report a fraud, call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use our online fraud reporting tool.