Cash prize nothing but a scam
A NEW scam has emerged – and one that may have Mansfield residents as its target.
Sue Wilson recently received a letter, which although had been addressed to her late mother Nola Marsh in Links Road, had found its way to her address.
“The letter states that Mrs N Marsh of Mansfield could claim $47,500, or other prizes if a small fee of $60 was paid first,” Mrs Wilson said.
“The problem is that my mother has not lived in Links Road for more than 12 years and that she died some 10 years ago.
“Before that she was a resident of Bindaree Retirement Home so who this scam company is must have got hold of a very old mailing list for Mansfield.”
Mrs Wilson took the letter to the police who said it was very much a scam and to ignore it.
They also told her there was no way of them tracing where it had actually come from as it was an international posting, but she could notify the scam hotline.
A return envelope included with the letter was addressed to DEJAN11 Munchen, Germany.
Mrs Wilson said the minute she opened the envelope she realised it was a scam as at first the letter stated a ‘package’ was waiting for Mrs Marsh, but then went on to say a cheque was payable.
“I was just going to throw the letter in the bin, but realised others may have received a similar letter and wanted to warn, especially the older residents, that this is a scam and not to send any money to this company,” she said.
PLEASE IGNORE: Mansfield resident Sue Wilson is urging local residents to ignore a scam letter.