Police issue warning over scam e-mails and letters

Lincolnshire Police.

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Police have warned people of three scams that are being reported around the area.

Some Lincolnshire residents have received e-mails claiming to be from someone called Lillian Davis, asking for friendship and a reply to the sender.

A police spokesman said: “You can see that the wording tries to get you to contact an email address that no doubt will not be lonely old Lillian. Please let any vulnerable friends or relatives know what to look out for and where possible to adjust their spam settings to alleviate as far as possible any of these emails.”

People have also reported receiving calls from someone claiming to be Det Con Wright, of the Metropolitan Police, based at Paddington station. The caller says they are carrying out a credit card fraud investigation and asks for card details so they can be checked.

The spokesman saidL “Please do not ever give out details of this nature. Police officers would normally call in person and carry identification.”

People can report similar calls on 101, quoting incident 113 of October 27.

And letters have been sent to Lincolnshire people claiming the recipient has won a postcode lottery. They ask for a fee to be paid to receive winnings. The spokesman said this was a “classic scam request.”

For more on scams, visit www.thinkjessica.com or www.actionfraud.police.uk.