Raf­fle scam warn­ing

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

Porirua busi­nesses are warned to be wary of a woman sell­ing raf­fle tick­ets, claim­ing she is fundrais­ing for her daugh­ter’s sports trip.

Philip Le­ung, owner of the Me­gabite lunch bar in Els­don, con­tacted Kapi-mana News last week to say he had been scammed by the woman.

She was sup­pos­edly sell­ing ‘‘ lucky num­ber cards’’ as a fundraiser for her daugh­ter’s taek­wondo trip, the win­ning num­bers be­ing de­ter­mined by the na­tional Lotto re­sults. When Mr Le­ung’s num­bers were drawn he con­tacted the num­ber pro­vided to claim his prize – but a man an­swered, know­ing noth­ing about the pro­mo­tion.

The woman, who gave her name as Liz or Lyn, was Maori, fairskinned, in her early 30s about 1.6m tall, and may be driv­ing a sil­ver Fal­con, said Mr Le­ung.

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