Police warn of scam letters

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Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
Police in Warrenpoint are advising members of the public to be careful of any unusual letters they might receive telling them they have won money or been left a share in a distant relatives will. The warning follows a report of a local resident receiving a letter from Hong Kong stating that they were the beneficiary of a large sum of money. Fortunately, the resident had the presence of mind not to answer the letter and did not reveal any personal details. Police would advise that under no circumstances should you disclose details of your bank or building society account numbers to any unauthorised person. Similarly, never disclose details of passports or driving licences as proof of identity and address. Personal information is big business in the criminal world, and police say we all need to make sure that details of our bank accounts, national insurance number, driving licence number, passport and domestic bills, are kept secure at all times and are disposed of very carefully and in such a way as to prevent the information being used by criminals and unauthorised persons. If something sounds too good to be true it usually is. Anyone who would like further crime prevention advice can contact their local crime prevention officer on 0845 600 8000.
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