Older people in Hillingdon are still being targeted by scammers sending strange letters.
This week, a retired man who lives in Telford Way, Hayes, received a letter saying a dead relative in China had left him money.
“It said my uncle had died and had won lots of money by gambling,” he explained.
“It said I can claim it back.
“I knew it was a scam but some people might fall for it.”
The letters ask people to email firstname.lastname@example.org. People are being warned to ignore the requests in the letter and report it to the police by calling 101.
In June, elderly people in Hillingdon received similar paperwork stating they are being contacted from a gentleman called Ted Cheung, Business relations manager from China Construction Bank in Hong Kong.
They were advised that a person with the same name as them has deceased and left a large amount of money behind and they would like to help them receive this money, which they believe could belong to them.
They were asked to email email@example.com and asked for the recipient to keep the contents of the letter private.
If you have received similar mail, contact the police.