Buteman columnist alerts readers to lottery scam

Buteman columnist, Norrie Mulholland, recently received this letter purporting to be from 'FIFA Euromillions International Postcode Lottery', informing him he was the winner of �700,000.
Buteman columnist, Norrie Mulholland, recently received this letter purporting to be from 'FIFA Euromillions International Postcode Lottery', informing him he was the winner of �700,000.

Buteman columnist, Norrie Mulholland, is keen to alert readers to a scam letter he recently received which claimed he was the winner of a £700,000 lump sum.

The letter, which purports to be from ‘FIFA Euromillions International Postcode Lottery’, states the “programme was designed and promoted by Euromillions lottery and some other international lottery institutes etc to promote the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil”. The letter goes on to state that to “help us with your claims, this information must be kept away from public to avoid unwarranted abuse of the programme or fraudulent acts from criminal minded and unauthorized person(s).”

The letter requested that Norrie phone the telephone number supplied to claim his winnings, listing a company and address in Manchester, which our internet searches were unable to find.

If you receive something like this which sounds too good to be true and you haven’t entered any such prize draw, the best place for it is the bin.