Lottery scam

A PENSIONER is warning Citizen readers to be aware of a lottery scam doing its rounds in the area.

The 74 year-old Wisbech man had a telephone call claiming he had won second prize in what appeared to be the National Lottery, saying he had won £360,000.

The reader, who is a regular lottery player, wasn’t convinced when he received the call and felt it was a hoax.

He was asked if he wanted publicity and how he wanted payment of his winnings. The caller said he would ring back the next day and in the meantime, asked the pensioner to pay £1,800 into a bank to cover legal costs associated with the win.

He was given an account name and number but the pensioner just ignored this.

He is warning readers to be on their guard because he is concerned some people might fall for it.