Raffle ticket scam in the Cotswolds

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Raffle ticket scam in the Cotswolds

The Gloucestershire Constabulary web site is reporting that Cotswolds and Stroud police are warning local residents to be aware of a raffle ticket scam that has been occurring across the border in Wiltshire.
In recent weeks Wiltshire police have received several reports from members of the public concerning two men going door-to-door selling raffle tickets in support of the RSPCA.
The tickets, which sell for £2 each, offer a first prize of £5,000 worth of Marks and Spencers vouchers when the raffle is drawn on January 6 2006.
No such raffle exists, and officers in Wiltshire and Gloucestershire are warning local residents to get in touch if the ticket sellers approach them.
Both men are white, around 5ft 10ins in height, with a chubby build and dark hair. Polite when confronting members of the public, they speak with mild Wiltshire accents.
The raffle tickets they sell are white in colour with blue print. They bear the words 'New Year Fundraiser' and the 'raffle reference number'
Anyone who comes into contact with a suspicious raffle ticket seller is urged to contact police on 0845 090 1234, or Trading Standards on 0845 404 0506.

Posted : 16/11/2005 18:06:43

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