Nelson Police are investigating a new mail fraud scheme.

Nelson Police receive mail fraud complaints

Complainants have received letters from a male claiming to be representing an accounting firm in Spain.

Nelson Police have recently received several complaints regarding a newly circulated mail fraud attempt in the city.

Complainants have received personally addressed letters from a male claiming to be representing an accounting firm in Spain which is in charge of assets moved to Spain in relation to the Second World War.

The letter elaborates on the circumstances surrounding these assets eventually claiming that the targeted party is entitled to transfer these assets into their name.

The letter asks for consent from the targeted person for permission to use them as a beneficiary to claim the assets.  Based on the identical wording of the letters provided to police, investigators are lead to believe that the matter is in fact an attempt to defraud the targeted citizens.

If anyone receives or has received these letters they are advised to not respond to the sender and report the matter to their respective police department.

Further information regarding such “mail scams” can be found online at the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/