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Last Updated: Saturday, 4 June, 2005, 10:57 GMT 11:57 UK
Watchdog's holiday scam warning
Lincolnshire Trading Standards is warning residents about a telephone-based holiday scam.

The deal involves a telephone call that informs recipients they have won a holiday in Florida or the Bahamas.

The caller tells the prize winner to press nine or call an 0800 number, but eventually they are informed that a 550 payment is needed before the holiday can be claimed.

Trading standards is advising people not to give out credit card details.

Jim Goodchild from Trading Standards said: "Our maxim is always - if it is too good to be true, it probably is."

He said the agency has already received several complaints about the scam.

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