Postcode Lottery Voucher Scam - Beware of Scammers

I just received a call from "Postcode Lottery" claiming people in my postcode have won a discount card for a number of shops and a voucher for a Villa break. They confirmed my postcode without me telling them, but they then asked for my bank details to deposit 1p in my bank to activate the card. I of course declined and they hung up. I called Postcode lottery and they have confirmed it’s a scam and they clearly have all the RG postcodes and working down a list.

Postcode Lottery Voucher Scam - Beware of Scammers
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  • August 3, 2021 at 10:43 AM by an anonymous user from: E2, London, England, United Kingdom

    HI I just had the same thing today, I gave my email address and then they asked me for bank details to deposit 1p to make sure I am the right person. I refused and said send me an email first and I will check to make sure you are genuine first and they hung up! Total scam

  • July 29, 2021 at 2:50 AM by an anonymous user from: E2, London, England, United Kingdom

    Just received call from the scammers they are very plausible quoting the reason they need you to verify your bank sort code and account number where your direct debit is taken as under GDPR they are not allowed to keep that information- rubbish can see why a lot of people would be convinced. Think of first principles if it sounds too good to be true it probably is. Worrying thing how did the access my name and mobile number!

  • July 28, 2021 at 9:36 AM by an anonymous user from: City of London, London, England, United Kingdom

    targeting B19 area today called from a mobile no 07756329880, beware will ask for account no to deposit 1p.

  • July 24, 2021 at 9:39 AM by an anonymous user from: E2, London, England, United Kingdom

    Me too, they are now targeting GU51 codes, be aware

    • July 28, 2021 at 9:20 AM by an anonymous user from: Shepherds Bush, London, England, United Kingdom

      I've just received a phone call with the same thing (we are OX11 postcode). He asked me what age bracket I was in - I asked for his name and number so I could call him back to verify who he was but he hung up sharpish! the number was 07870 160407. Now blocked!

  • July 22, 2021 at 5:57 AM by an anonymous user from: City of London, London, England, United Kingdom

    I have just had the same call from 01152 59629! I hung up at the end

  • July 21, 2021 at 7:51 AM by an anonymous user from: City of London, London, England, United Kingdom

    I've just had the same - from phone number 01274 611224. Sounded genuine ...until they insisted on my bank account details.

  • July 19, 2021 at 4:30 AM by an anonymous user from: Northamptonshire, Northampton, England, United Kingdom

    Today, I received two such calls. Both were international calls. One from Etiopia, the other from Germany. Poor call quality.

  • July 18, 2021 at 5:14 AM by an anonymous user from: Swindon, England, United Kingdom

    Received the same scam. I think this is related to the scam text where they say you missed a parcel delivery. In my case, it was 'fake Hermes' and when I got the txt, it so happens I was waiting for an important doc for Hermes that day. So I stupidly put in some personal details, including address & postcode. I think that's how this fake postcode lottery has my details.

  • July 17, 2021 at 9:49 AM by an anonymous user from: East Riding of Yorkshire, Cottingham, England, United Kingdom

    I have received this same telephone call. Hung up when caller started asking too many questions

    • July 17, 2021 at 1:40 PM by an anonymous user from: Greater Manchester, Manchester, England, United Kingdom

      I had a call this afternoon telling me I had won a shopping voucher and flights I would not give my details but we so convincing they got my account number and sort code, I rang my back and they said they could not do any thing with this information and my account was safe but they though the call was genuine? I keep checking my bank all ok so far?

  • July 16, 2021 at 3:42 AM by an anonymous user from: West Sussex, Crawley, England, United Kingdom

    I just had a call from postcode lottery telling me I had won a voucher, they knew my postcode and name, she said they would put a penny into my account to to prove it was me, when I said I wasn’t prepared to give them my bank details she said it was fine because they were who they said they were, very convincing but I still told her no, she hung up. Scam, beware.

  • July 15, 2021 at 4:48 AM by an anonymous user from: Reading, England, United Kingdom

    Just had the same phone call and thank you for you post as they were really trying for me to go for it.

  • July 12, 2021 at 3:23 AM by an anonymous user from: Derby, England, United Kingdom

    Just received a call from Postcode Lottery saying I'd won a discount card (number that called me was 07157 376287). Asked what age bracket I was in and then an email address, at that point was suspicious so said I was skeptical about the call. He said 'no need to be skeptical and hung up, so definite red flag!

  • July 10, 2021 at 1:55 PM by an anonymous user from: Surrey, Croydon, England, United Kingdom

    I had a call this morning the same as above. it was an 0117 number from India. I hung up when they asked for my DD details. Said they needed the details to deposit a penny. Definite scam.

  • July 9, 2021 at 7:32 AM by an anonymous user from: Reading, England, United Kingdom

    I have just had the same call and also did not give my details. the man on the line was very indignant that I thought he was lying however, he put the phone down when I said my partner was in the police and he was welcome to call back when his shift was over and have a chat with him! Never give your details if a company can take money out - ie direct debit for this lottery- they can pay it in without you giving any details. The account is live do they don’t need to put a penny or take a penny - be aware

  • June 29, 2021 at 3:48 PM by an anonymous user from: London, England, United Kingdom

    POSTCODE LOTTERY guy just called me stating he was from the postcode lottery saying I had won a 50%off voucher card for all supermarkets and he wanted my sort code and account number to activate the prize 🤣 told him to call back in 10 mins I was driving, checked the postcode lottery app (no prize won) then called the postcode lottery and they confirmed it is a scam. BE AWARE DONT GIVE YOUR DETAILS OUT, they sounded genuine too

  • June 29, 2021 at 3:47 PM by an anonymous user from: London, England, United Kingdom

    I once had a letter saying I'd won something like 2 or 3 thousand pound on a competition I didn't enter. All I had to do was send them £15, 'express delivery and priority handling fee'. I wrote back saying the standard delivery will suffice. Just my way of saying don't mess about with me. Never heard from them again

  • June 29, 2021 at 3:47 PM by an anonymous user from: London, England, United Kingdom

    Postcode lottery scam. Got a call saying I’d won a voucher giving me 50% off any supermarket shop that I could use for a year, also I’ve won a free flight and hotel accommodation for four people…… all I have to do is give them my bank account number and sort code…….BE AWARE PEOPLE THEY’LL TRY ANYTHING!

  • June 29, 2021 at 3:47 PM by an anonymous user from: London, England, United Kingdom

    I’ve just been called by ‘The postcode lottery’ and they said I have won supermarket vouchers for a year. I had to verify the account details of the account my postcode lottery is paid out of. When I told them I didn’t know the details they just hung up. SCAM

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