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90-year-old woman issues warning after spotting scam
4:56pm Tuesday 27th May 2014 in News
A 90-year-old woman is warning people not to become victims after uncovering a prize draw scam.
The woman, from Colchester, received a letter claiming she had won one of 6,000 cash prizes, ranging from £25 to £20,000.
It said all she had to do was to ring a premium-rate number and listen out for her ID code to find out how much she had won and how to claim it.
She suspected the letter was a scam, and after proving her theory she reported it to Essex Trading Standards.
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