Police issue warning over fake lottery
OFFICERS are warning people not to fall for a lottery scam which claims to be genuine because it has been investigated by Lancashire Police.
Letters have been received by people across the county telling them they have won the lottery. The letter then asks the person for a payment of several hundred pounds for the cash to be released.
A very poor photocopied letter – supposedly from Lancashire Constabulary – is also included, claiming that the force has investigated the company and it is genuine.
The letter is then signed by 'Bill Lambier III', director of operations at Lancashire Constabulary.
Det Con Mark Turner, from the force's economic crime unit, said: "The best advice is to throw it away and ignore it.
"Lancashire Constabulary has had no involvement with the company and if anybody has any doubts they should contact police. More often than not if something sounds too good to be true then it probably is."
The full article contains 161 words and appears in Blackpool Gazette newspaper.Last Updated: 03 April 2008 8:02 AM