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Lottery Scam costs Elderly Life Savings

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Uploaded on Dec 21, 2009

People living in the UK are being warned about a lottery scam that has already seen some elderly victims conned out of their life savings.

Cold callers from Jamaica contact potential victims telling them they have won up to £2.5 million on the lottery or a sweepstake.

They pose as lawyers, bank officials or customs officials to make the scam more believable.

They demand the so-called lottery winners send money to them to pay for taxes, processing fees, insurance or custom duties in order to release their winnings.

But the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) are warning this money is being used to help organised gangs fund crime in Jamaica.

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