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Stay Safe from Postal Scam

Alert message sent 03/09/2020 19:25:00

Information sent on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch

This is a message from Val McPherson Area Co-ordinator for Longwick/Ilmer/Owlswick andLittle Meadle  and Vice Chair of Princes Risborough & District NHW Association

I am sorry to send another alert out so soon but thought you should be made aware of an increase in postal scams in our areas of Princes Risborough & District . 

With this scam and other types of scams:  IF IT SEEMS TO BE TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT PROBABLY IS!
If you have been told you have won something, think about whether you actually entered that prize draw or competition. If you did not, you can be sure it is A SCAM. BIN IT!

If you have been asked to pay a fee upfront in order to receive your winnings, prizes etc, IT IS A SCAM. BIN IT!

There are certain styles used in competition or lottery scam mail, such as coats of arms, seals, serial numbers, barcodes, watermarks, reproduced signatures, rubber stamps etc. If you receive a communication including these and claiming that you have won a prize draw that you have never entered, IT IS A SCAM. BIN IT!

Have you received a letter or a catalogue without asking for it or even without making contact with the company? If so, it is probably A SCAM. BIN IT!
Are they asking for money? Any request for money unless proven otherwise. Do not SEND ANY MONEY.

If you or a family member feel vulnerable consider having your mail redirected to someone you trust.

Please take care and keep safe.
Message sent by
Val McPherson BEM (NWN, Multi Scheme Administrator, Thames Valley)

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