Fermanagh PSNI issue lottery scam warning

THE people of Fermanagh have been warned to beware of a very convincing postal scam that has been targeting locals by name in their own homes.

Police have issued the warning after a number of reports of the scam in the county, which tricks victims into believing they have won a lottery.

A spokesman for the local force urged people to be wise to the scam.


“Police in Enniskillen have been made aware of a current lottery scam that is circulating around the area,” they said.

“Individuals have received a letter to their home address, naming them specifically. Within this letter it states the named person has won a large sum of money.

“Police want to make the local community aware that should you receive such a letter, or an elderly relative does, to be vigilant and think before you act.

“If it seems too good to be true, then it probably is.”

They added, “On this occasion the lottery involved was from the International FIFA World Cup.

“If you have been affected by any scam you can contact Action Fraud or visit Scamwise.”

To contact Action Fraud call 0300 123 2040 or visit


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