A message from the police:
We have been made aware of a crime where criminals are approaching people stating that they have a winning lottery ticket but they cannot cash it in as they are here in the UK illegally, they then ask for help to cash it in. They ask the victim for large amounts of money so that they can cash the lottery ticket in claiming the victim will receive the rest of the money.
This is mainly being carried out in the Bearwood and Smethwick areas but could happen anywhere.We are aware that large amounts of money have been passed over to these criminals.If you have any information regarding the above please call local police on 101 or you can call anonymously to crimestopppers on 0800 555 111
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