Watchdog warning over Norfolk ‘Euromillions’ winners letters

One of the scam letters which people in Norfolk have been sent. Pic: Norfolk Trading Standards.

One of the scam letters which people in Norfolk have been sent. Pic: Norfolk Trading Standards. - Credit: Submitted

Watchdogs have issued a warning about scam letters which claim people have won a lottery.

Norfolk Trading Standards has received 'numerous' reports about the letters, which claim to be from the Euromillions People's International Postcode Lottery.

The letter states that recipient has won '3rd category' in a draw undertaken in May 2015 meaning a prize of £715,000 can be claimed.

The letter goes on to state that to claim the prize the recipient needs to contact 'Mikkel Halvor', their 'Foreign Service Manager' via contact details in the letter and also states that the winnings must be 'claimed not later than 30/11/2015' or the prize will be returned to the 'UK Board of Internal Revenue'.

Watchdogs said the letters are a scam. They are an attempt to try to obtain people's personal details and to persuade them to part with a 'processing fee', with no prizes available.

Trading standards officers said anyone who receives such a letter should ignore it and not respond.