Scam warning

People are being warned to be aware of a new Lottery scam claiming to have links with the London 2012 Olympics. A concerned Nottinghamshire resident contacted Police after receiving a letter headed '2012 Summer Olympic Lottery', which says they have won a £900,000 prize.

The letter asks them to return a form completed with their personal details, including bank account information, to claim the prize.

Anyone who responds to a scam letter is likely to have their details circulated to other criminals and be bombarded with similar scam letters or phone calls. Trading Standards advises that you should never give your personal or bank account details to people you don't trust.