There's a new mail scam going around. In your mail box, regular mail, NOT email, you get a very real looking travel brochure from a place in Malaysia, saying they're celebrating their 12th anniversary, so they've sent out prize winning scratch cards.
If you win, the scammers will ask for a "tax" payment of several thousand dollars before they can release your money to you.
My daughter K received one of these brochures in the post today and has asked me to warn all of you.
Here is an image from the website www.scam-detector.com showing what some of these brochures might look like:
If you have neighbours who are elderly or perhaps not on the internet to read this warning, please let them know.
I'm personally planning on printing a hundred or so warnings and dropping them in my neighbours mailboxes.
**Edit: the scammers may also ask you for a copy of your passport for authentication and for bank account details.
Be aware! Do not send any details!