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Letter scam sounds too good to be true

Police are warning the public about a scam letter asking for their bank details so that an individual from abroad can transfer a large amount of money into it.

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The letter advises the potential victim that someone from abroad has a significant amount in cash that they want to bring to the UK, but need a bank account to do it. It also says that a sum of money needs to be in the account before the money can be transferred into it, and the letter asks for the details of this bank account.

Don’t be tempted by scams to make easy money

Police are reminding everyone not to send money to unknown individuals to release further funds, however believable the story sounds. Never give out bank details in response to a letter or email like this.

Anyone who has given out bank details in a situation like this should contact their bank immediately. Those who have lost money to any scam should report it to Action Fraud.

Read more about this letter scam on the Dyfed-Powys Police website.

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