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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