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cold callers WARNING

August 10, 2010

This message is being sent out to all NHW Coordinators to raise awareness of a current trend in fraudulent telephone calls. This telephone fraud has occurred in the East Grinstead area and they may start targeting elsewhere in Sussex.

“There has been a report of cold callers advising that the receiver has won the lottery in another country. They are asked to send money – usually around £100 to receive the winnings. More calls are then received later asking for additional money with the excuses that the cheque has been ‘lost in the post’ or in this incident, ‘lost in a fire at Heathrow’.

In this instance the caller asked for money to be sent via WESTERN UNION to PANAMA.”

Please make your neighbours aware.

To contact your local officer or PCSO visit http://www.sussex.police.uk or call 0845 60 70 999

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