'Olympic Games Lottery' warning over scam letters
EAST YORKSHIRE: Police are investigating a scam involving letters being sent to members of the public claiming they are winners in an Olympic Games Lottery.
A Pocklington woman was sent a letter in the post saying she had won a large sum of money and asking her for her bank details and other personal information.
The letter said it was from the London 2012 Olympic Games Lottery and gave an address in Law Street, London.
It was addressed personally to the woman and suggested she had won £500,000 through the lottery.
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She was asked to ring a telephone number and fax details including personal and banking information to another number so the claim could be processed.
The woman thought the letter was false and reported it to police.
Detective Sergeant Jon Cross said: "Recipients of these letters or any similar correspondence are advised simply to ignore them and never to divulge details of a personal or banking nature."
Anyone who has received a similar letter should call Mr Cross on 101.