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Spanish scam that could costa packet

Contributed by admin on May 18, 2004 - 08:14 PM

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SPANISH SCAM THAT COULD COSTA PACKET

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Kent County Council Trading Standards is warning of a new too good to be true Spanish lottery scam.

Letters are being sent to homes and businesses across the county telling people they have won a large amount of money and all they need to do to claim their prize is send in their bank details.

The Spanish company, La Primitiva, asks people to reply to the following address: La Primitiva, C/Cambeaso.1/B/504-B, 860028, Madrid, Spain.

KCC's lead member with responsibility for Trading Standards Paulina Stockell said: "We would advise people NOT to give out their personal bank details or signatures to any such business as they run the risk of losing a lot of money. The advice is simple, if it seems too good to be true, then it usually is."

For more information or for any other inquiries, please call Trading Standards o­n 08457 585497 or email tsadvice@kent.gov.uk.