I have a letter apparently from a vice president of the EU saying I have won a lottery prize.The name,Harry Buttler,is not listed in the EU list of VP's,nor is there any mention of a European Postcode Lottery on the EU website.
Is this a scam ?
No.The beauty of a Post code lottery is that no prior information is required from the 'participant'. The organiser/scammer can then initiate a 'winners' letter as the first notification without immediately causing suspicion of a fraud.
Not at this stage. They only refer to 'remitting the winnings.'
I would expect the next request to be for bank details instead of sending a cheque. Then the scam would be set up.
Thank you - no.
I think a call to the local Trading Standards office is indicated.