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Royal Mail halts three million scam letters

Hoards of scam letters are being seized before reaching the letterboxes of vulnerable potential victims, according to Royal Mail.

The delivery service received stinging criticism from government and campaigners after the Royal Mail logo was found on scam letters.

It prompted a series of changes which the service said had halted three million letters in just over a year. Fake lotteries and bogus clairvoyants have used mass mail drops in the past.

The BBC has reported cases in which people have lost tens of thousands of pounds to these postal scammers.

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