Police warning over lottery phone scam

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Elderly residents in Kirklees are being warned not to fall for a lottery scam.

Bogus callers have been targeting vulnerable residents, trying to lure them into giving away bank details, police have said.

The warning comes after an elderly woman became a victim of the scam. She was contacted over the phone by a ‘prize organisation’ in February to be told she had won a cash prize but needed to send an administration fee by cheque.

The victim did so and more demands for money followed, before the victim’s daughter noticed the payments and put a stop to further money being paid.