Published: 11/07/2012 12:47 - Updated: 11/07/2012 13:47

Police issue warning over scam letters

A Japanese scam has been targeting homes in Caithness.
A Japanese scam has been targeting homes in Caithness.

A WARNING has been issued by north police about a scam letter which has been circulating in Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross.

The police revealed they have received reports from members of the public who have been sent scam letters which try to defraud them.

A spokesman for Northern Constabulary said: “This particular scam involves alleged large sums of monies in Japan which are due to next of kin. These letters are fraudulent.

“We wish to remind members of the public to be vigilant and not to respond to such letters and never to hand over personal bank details or enter into any correspondence with such fraudulent schemes.”

He added: “If members of the public think they have received such letters they can contact Wick Police Station on 01955 603551 for further advice.”

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