Letters not what they seem
POLICE are warning of a new travel prize scam known to defraud people of thousands of dollars and steal their identity.
A Queensland resident had an envelope personally addressed to him containing a glossy travel brochure and two "scratch-its" attached to a competition produced by an Asian-based travel company, Emperial Travel.
The man scratched the panels on both tickets and 'won' a cash prize.
"The brochure and the terms and conditions printed on the flyers look very legitimate but don't be fooled," Detective Superintendent Brian Hay said.
"When you go to claim your prize you will be asked to pay the administration and tax fees which can be in their thousands.
"The company then asks for identity documents."
Recipients of the letters are advised not to contact the fraudsters.