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Cash and gold stolen in Wembley lottery scam

In a recent incident reported on the Online Watch Link (OWL) by Constable Claire King, a resident became the victim of a lottery scam while walking along Monk’s Park, Wembley.

According to info, two males targeted the individual, claiming to be illegal immigrants unable to claim their winning lottery ticket due to their immigration status.

The suspects managed to convince the victim to withdraw a significant amount of money and gold in exchange for the alleged winning ticket before making a quick getaway with the valuables.

The incident highlights the potential threats associated with scams related to fraudulent winning lottery tickets, which are easily accessible online.

Constable King advised residents to exercise caution and be wary of such schemes. “Fake winning lottery tickets can be bought online, and to the untrained eye, may look very real. Remember, that if something feels too good to be true, it very likely is!” she stated.

Members of the public are encouraged to report any similar encounters or suspicions to Action Fraud online at https://www.actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 03001232040. For immediate assistance or to report a crime in progress, contact the police directly by dialing 999.

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