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    Unwanted Mail Advising Big Money Win
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    • 15th Oct 08, 10:41 AM
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    Unwanted Mail Advising Big Money Win 15th Oct 08 at 10:41 AM
    My elderly mother is on the receiving end of some of these - one from the "International Lottery Board" - "Loteria Primitiva" - claiming that she has won more than 815,000 euros. The postmark for this is Malaga, and the letter quite clearly states that she should keep the award information "strictly from public notice" - in other words don't tell a soul! It asks for bank details to be filled in and returned to the International Subscribers Agency, Mapfre Security & Finance Co SL.

    The other is from the "Unclaimed Prize Register, PO Box 78, Ross-on-Wye, Hertfordshire, HR9 9ZU" - requesting the person who has won one of several prizes to phone a line which charges 1.50 per minute.

    My mother may be elderly, but she is by no means dim, and realises that she has not won anything.

    I have just registered her address with the mailing preference service, but my question is - surely there is someone or a body of people who investigate these false win scams?

    I would like to report these scams to the relevant body of people, so if anyone out there knows where that is, it would be appreciated.
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