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Warning on Spanish lottery scam

GARDAI have warned the public not to be taken in by a lottery scam aimed at persuading unsuspecting victims to divulge their personal bank account details.

Detectives in Killarney, Co Kerry, are investigating the source of the bogus letters.

A spokesman said "scores of complaints" have been made.

The letters, which originated in Spain, claim that the recipients have shared a €8.052m jackpot in Madrid and ask for personal bank details to enable the claims to be processed.

The letter tells the recipient that they have won a personal prize of €1,610,550, but they are asked not to go public with the news for security reasons.

Irish Independent