Be warned of scam letter

Trading Standards Officers are warning residents in the Western Isles to beware of a new letter scam that is circulating in the Islands.

The scam letters are from a Mr Pu who claims to be a private investment manager. He claims that a long lost relative of the recipient left a major amount of money which he (Mr. Pu) has access to.

The advice from Trading Standards Officers is to bin the letters.

A spokesperson said: “If an offer looks good to be true, it almost certainly is”.