Hawick police issue Euro scam warning for Borders

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POLICE in the Lothian and Borders have issued a warning for people to be on the alert against conmen operating a lottery scam, writes Bob Burgess.

Officers based at Hawick say bank or personal details should never be divulged to known organisations or individuals.

Cash cheats have been sending out letters headed Euro Millones to people in the force’s area.

A police spokesman warned: “We ask people note the spelling of Euro Millones and also the poor quality of the graphic on the top of the letter.

“Unfortunately, there are people out there who prey on the elderly and the vulnerable.

“These people go to great lengths in an effort to con people out of their well earned savings. Anyone who has received, or receives such a letter, should destroy it”.

And he warned: “Anyone who gives out personal details or bank details, may find themselves severely out of pocket.

“As a rule, if people receive a letter or a telephone call out of the blue, indicating they have won large sums of money, which sounds to good to be true – it probably is”.

Anyone who believes they have been a victim of this or similar scams have been urged to contact the police immediately.

The Borders police contact number is 01450 375051