Warnings over Olympic lottery scam
Members of the public are being urged to be on their guard after it was revealed that an Olympic lottery scam is operating throughout the UK.
Fake letters complete with London 2012 logo and Olympic rings are being sent to potential victims informing them that they have won more than £500,000.
The letters, which include the false signature of the Church of England's Olympics co-ordinator Rev Canon Duncan Green, ask recipients to send personal details by way of response.
Reports of the bogus letters have so far surfaced in Surrey, Derbyshire, Merthyr Tydfil and Nottinghamshire.
A spokeswoman for Surrey trading standards said: “All manner of criminals will be looking to use the Olympics as a chance to make money through various cons and swindles.
"Impersonating the Church of England and using the Olympics to swindle people out of money is beyond contempt.
“Trust your instincts. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is."