A number of residents have reported that they have received scam letters claiming they have won a foreign lottery.
To claim their winnings the individuals are advised to send a fee of around £20. The scammers are also asking residents to supply bank details, household bills and passports with the money. In some cases the scammers even tell the victims to keep their win a secret.
This scam has recently been reported in the Maidstone area. Residents across the UK should be wary of this type of fraud.
Protect yourself from lottery scams
Beware that if something seems too good to be true then it is likely to be so. Never give out bank details or other personal information to people you do not know. Refrain from responding to these letters as your personal information may be shared with other scammers and you may receive further letters.
Read more about the lottery scam letters on the Herne and Broomfield Parish Council website.
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To report a fraud, call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use our online fraud reporting tool.