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Scams – International FIFA Lottery

Recently an envelope was delivered to my home which contained a letter informing us we had won the ‘International FIFA Lottery’. Great news you may think, except that doesn’t actually exist. It was clearly an attempt to deceive us into believing we had won money so we would pay them for access to it.

A Google search confirmed it was a scam and others had been caught out by it. If you receive anything telling you that you have won a lottery or other competition – here’s just one question for you. Did you actually enter this competition? If not, then it’s a scam and should be reported to the Police so they can take action.

Always be careful and never give money to people who say they require your cash to get you access to money you have supposedly won.