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Probe Into Dream Lotto Scam
20 Aug 2006

Lottery firm Camelot are investigating an email scam that dupes people into believing they have won 500,000 in the new Dream Numbers game.

The con targets people by a random email, claiming to be from the UK National Lottery.

To claim "winnings", recipients have to send personal details which could easily be used in a variety of identity frauds.

The computer scam is believed to originate from Yemen.

A spokesman said: "We thank the Sunday Mail for bringing this scam to our attention.

"Our internal security department are on the case but we would urge victims to contact their local police."

EDITOR'S NOTE:

Remember, if you ever come across a scam, or you're worried about an email that you've received, make sure you check our Name and Shame Campaign for Lotto Scams at:

http://www.the-lottery.info/lotto-scam-email-examples.php

If it's not there, drop us an email and we'll include it in our database.

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