The People’s Postcode Lottery has issued a statement warning players of a phishing scam which offers £1,000 in exchange for personal details. The scam claims to be from the People’s Postcode Lottery and states that players have won £1,000 after their postcode was drawn fourth place. In order to retrieve the cash prize, players must send over a picture of their passport or driving licence along with a selfie.
The statement by the People’s Postcode Lottery warns that: “periodically, fraudsters will run lottery scams. Sometimes, these scams can involve an individual posing as People’s Postcode Lottery. We are also aware of instances of nuisance callers and criminals deliberately changing the caller ID, a practice known as ‘spoofing’. In these cases, your caller ID displays a telephone number connected to People’s Postcode Lottery, but the phonecall is not from us.”