Cash prize noth­ing but a scam

Mansfield Courier - - News -

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.

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