1) Beware of e-mails telling you you have won a massive prize or that you are to be the beneficiary in someone's will. I have had a few of these recently. These are designed to get you to part with your money. Ignore them.
If it seems to good to be true it is!!!
2) One of our residents has had a letter which claims to be from a Hong Kong based business called ‘Hung Kai Finance Company Limited’. It states that a recently deceased member of the recipient’s family had accounts in China and that the recipient is entitled to $10.5 million.
This is a scam. Do not contact the sender and ignore the request if you receive a letter like this.
People are also being warned never to hand out bank details during correspondence such as this.
If you want to find out more about how to combat different types of fraud, go to WWW.actionfraud.org.uk.