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United Kingdom nabs lottery scam ring

Staff reports

Law enforcement officials in the United Kingdom have made arrests in an international lottery fraud that may involve victims in the United States.

The victims received unsolicited e-mails stating they’d won a $2.5 million lottery run by International Lotto UK.

They were subsequently told to pay sums of money into an account held by Accounting Computer Solutions Ltd., also known as ACS Ltd.

Additional information reveals other companies may be involved in identical lottery frauds. The companies are Wilmington Investments, Red Bay Managements and Trophy Investments.

Investigating officials have determined that money has gone through bank accounts in the United States and other countries.

Anyone who may have been a victim and lost money as a result of a scam involving any of the five companies should contact local law enforcement agency.