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Man spotted trying to sell lottery tickets to pensioner in Sherwood


A man has been reported to police after being seen trying to sell a large number of lottery tickets to a pensioner in Sherwood.

A white male was seen trying to sell the tickets outside Wilkinsons in the town centre today (13) at 16.55pm.

Police said this could be part of a scam.

A spokesman for police said: “This could be part of a scam to earn fraudsters a quick buck. They’ll often target vulnerable people and pressure them into buying illicit goods, or in this case lottery tickets.

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“Naturally, our advice is to only ever buy lottery tickets from approved and authorised sellers, usually supermarkets and newsagents.”

They added: “Don’t be pressured into parting with your money, if something sounds too good to be true it usually is.

To report any suspicious incidents please call Nottinghamshire Police on 101.

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