Lottery 'win' letter is a fake, say police

The scam lottery letter
The scam lottery letter
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Police have issued a scam warning over a fake lottery letter.

A letter which has been received by several people in Lancashire, claiming they have won the lottery, is a scam, say police.

The letter tells the recipient they have won £385,000 on the 'Postcode Lottery' then directs them to call a phone number.

Preston police issued the alert with the words "If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is."