We're good at spotting a con

PUBLISHED: 10:35 22 June 2007 | UPDATED: 22:53 28 May 2010

THE Fenman is particularly wise when it comes to spotting a con, so full marks to the many readers who have alerted me to the Spanish lottery scam. Several readers have either written in or popped into the office to show the letters they ve received telli

THE Fenman is particularly wise when it comes to spotting a con, so full marks to the many readers who have alerted me to the Spanish lottery scam. Several readers have either written in or popped into the office to show the letters they've received telling them of their good fortune in a lottery which they never entered. As always it's your bank account details the conmen want, and wisely no one in the Fens, to my knowledge, has sent them in.

Which makes it all the more incredible to read of the South Cambs farmer, in receipt of an email inviting him to 'launder' some millions from Nigeria, popped down to Stansted and handed over £18,000 to a trickster who he hoped would use the cash to unlock several millions.

By the time police caught up him, the conman had already blew three quarters of the cash- and will be deported after a short time as Her Majesty's guest.

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