North Hykeham woman targeted in Postcode Lottery scam

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Police are urging residents to be vigilant after a North Hykeham woman nearly became the victim of an organised bogus letter scam.

The resident contacted North Hykeham Police Station and said that she received a letter from the Postcode Lottery stating that she had won a large amount of money.

Police said that the letter was presented officially and requested that the recipient contact a telephone number to arrange for the money to be paid.

The woman rang the number supplied and said a male with a strong accent answered the phone, making her immediately suspicious.

She phoned the People’s Postcode Lottery, who were able to confirm that the letter was bogus and that they have been made aware of several similar letters.

This incident follows the recent revelation that Lincolnshire residents were tricked into handing over more than £90,000 to rogue traders in the last year alone.

Bogus scam letters should be reported to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.