Cops hunt pair after OAP, 75, scammed out of thousands when she was told she had won £1m in cruel lottery con | The Sun

COPS are on the hunt for a man and woman after an OAP was tricked out of thousands of pounds when they were told they had won £1m in a cruel lottery con.

The 75-year-old was approached by a woman claiming she had won the lottery needed help cashing it in.


She told the unsuspecting OAP on May 4 that she was unable to collect the mega amount and had an accomplice to corroborate her story.

The crook then sold the ticket for cash and drove the man to his house so he could retrieve his bank book.

Once they pocketed the cash, the woman complained about feeling unwell and asked the OAP to get her some medication.

By the time he returned, the had driven away with his cash.

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Now West Midlands Police are appealing for help to catch the no-good crooks.

A spokesperson for the force said: "We're trying to identify this pair after a pensioner was conned out of thousands of pounds in a lottery scam

"A 75-year-old man was approached by a woman in St Paul's Street, Walsall town centre, on May 4 claiming she'd won £1m but couldn't claim the prize.

"She was then joined by an accomplice who verified her story and they offered to sell the winning ticket for cash – even driving him to his home to collect his bank book.

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"Once the money was handed over the woman claimed she was feeling unwell and asked the man to collect medication from a chemist. When he returned, they had driven off with his cash."

They added: "If you've also been approached in a similar way, and have information about the man and woman involved, please contact us via Live Chat on our website. Quote 20/418374/22."

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