Scammers write to you out of the blue using clever techniques to persuade you to send them money or ask for personal and/or banking details. Be wary of letters relating to:
- Lotteries or competitions you haven’t entered;
- Clairvoyants who suggest harm may come to you if you don’t send them money;
- Charities you haven’t heard of;
- Health products that offer miracle cures;
- Offers of romance that lead to requests for money; and
- Investments in land, wine or precious stones.
Never send money or personal or banking details to anyone you don’t know personally. Always talk to family and friends or take legal advice before agreeing to an offer or sending money.
Remember scammers target everyone.
Scam Mail Map
Check out our interactive map, produced in collaboration with Ordnance Survey NI and powered by Spatial NI, which shows the findings from our scam mail research for each Council area across NI.
Do not be embarrassed to report a scam. It’s the most important thing to do.
Reporting Scam Mail
If you think you’ve received scam mail, or a family member or friend has been affected contact:
Consumerline on 0300 123 6262
Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040
Royal Mail (scam mail task team) on 03456 113 413