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Spannish Lottery - fraud scam

Fraud Feature advising members of the public in relation to a fraud scam which purports to be from a recognised Spanish lottery.  The feature is based on a real life case where the victim received a letter indicating that he had won €625,000.  However He was then instructed to pay several thousand Euro to a Spanish back account to facilitate the transfer of the money to his account.  He made several transactions to this account between March 2007 and August 2009 when the victim finally realised that he had been defrauded.  The feature hopes to highlight how professional and intelligent people have been caught out by this elaborate scam and aims to prevent further attempts to defraud innocent people.

Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation                                        Telephone 01 6663776