Postal scams

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Common types of mail scams

  • Lotteries
  • Prize draw or sweepstakes
  • Clairvoyants
  • Romance
  • Inheritance
  • Investment and financial
  • Debt collection
  • Catalogues and brochures.

Modern technology means scam letters can be massed-produced and made to look like personal letters or important documents, to trick the recipient into sending cash, make money transfers or disclosing personal information.

Never send money, never give personal details and never buy goods to claim a prize or winnings. Criminals trick you with false promises of large cash winnings or prizes. They will urge you to hurry and send a fee before the prize can be sent. Your details will be shared with other criminals who also just want your money.

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