Lincolnshire Trading Standards urge people to be on the lookout for inheritance scam

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PEOPLE are being urged to be on the lookout for an inheritance scam.

Lincolnshire Trading Standards says people in the county have received letters from China telling them they have been left large amounts of money by a long-lost relative.

To release the inheritance, the unsuspecting victim is asked to carry out instructions which include paying an upfront fee or calling a premium-rate number.

Lincolnshire Trading Standards officials have been made aware of 20 incidents in two days.

For advice call 01522 782341 or e-mail tradingstandards@lincolnshire.gov.uk