Watch out for fake ‘People’s Postcode Lottery’ letters

Trading Standards are warning Isle of Wight residents to be aware of a scam letter purporting to come from the People’s Postcode Lottery.

The letter looks very official and tells you that you have won hundreds of thousands of pounds in the Postcode Lottery.

Even if you have entered the postcode lottery please be wary as at the end of the letter it requests a “processing fee”. This is a big indicator that this is in fact a SCAM and not genuine.

Two rules to remember

  • If you haven’t bought a ticket you can’t win
  • You should never have to send money to receive your winnings

If you are unsure please find your own contact details for the postcode lottery (not those given on the letter) and contact them yourself.