Normally Naked Security focuses on computer-related threats, but postal lottery scams are a menace that are particularly worth considering if you have elderly or vulnerable family members.
Although many of us are all too accustomed to receiving their email-based cousins on a regular basis, I was driven to think of lottery scams arriving via the regular post after reading the news that police have recovered more than half a million pounds after raiding a house in the UK county of Somerset.
Scammers were in line to earn over £35 million a year if their scam operation had not been busted, according to officers at the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca). Payments worth over half a million pounds were recovered and are being returned to 22,000 people who fell for a fake lottery winning notification sent via the regular mail.
The BBC published a…
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