Prize Draw Mail Scams

In June 2014 the National Trading Standards Scams Team and Royal Mail launched an initiative to return seized responses to prize draw mail scams before the money reached the hands of scammers.

Over 6,000 items of mail were returned as part of the operation in and more than £186,985 was returned to victims.

It is estimated that prize draw scams cost the UK public £60 million per year, with an estimated 380,000 members of the public falling victim each year. 

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