Police warn against lottery telephone calls

The local fraud squad are warning people not to give out their bank details over the phone, especially to cold callers.

In resent cases people have received phone calls from companies offering the chance to play one of the lottery systems for two months, but only pay for one, with a promise of reimbursement if they do not win anything.

Later, however, there is talk of a “charge” for playing, at which point the caller often asks for bank details.



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Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Oberursel in 1993 and returned with his family to live there in 2003. He has been writing for AllThingsGerman.net since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.

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