Warnings have been issued after fraudulent letters were sent out to residents across Hyndburn.
Police said households in Peel, Barnfield, Woodnook and Baxenden have received letters claiming they have inherited a ‘significant amount of money’ from a deceased person overseas who bears the same surname.
A Hyndburn Police spokesperson said: “These letters are asking to make contact to the sender though an email address or telephone number provided, in order to receive a percentage of the inheritance.
“If you have received one of these letters, do not contact or pass on any details through the contact details given.
“There have also been a number of cold callers reported in the area.
“Please report any suspicious callers or activity in the area on 101.”
It comes only weeks after the Observer reported how residents across the borough had been sent a lottery scam letter claiming to offer ‘lucky’ winners £900,000.
Lancashire County Council Trading Standards issued warnings after letters were received from an organisation claiming to be the International Fifa World Cup Online Lottery.