Police warning over scam

Police Scotland officers in Brechin are urging members of the public to be on their guard after a new scam was brought to their attention.

The matter was brought to the police by a member of the public, after the woman had received a letter purporting to be a final award notice from the Commonwealth of Nations online lottery, advising her that she had won £750,000.

A spokesperson for Police said: “She does not use a computer and had not entered a lottery abroad therefore, how could this be? Answer-It’s a scam!”

The matter has since been forwarded to the trading standards office for their information.