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Red Cross warns of fake letters

New Zealand Red Cross is warning the public to be on the lookout for a scam letter claiming to be from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

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The letter originates from France and is from a man who claims to be from the ICRC’s Euro zone.

It tells the recipient he has some vital information for them concerning an inheritance from a relative who has died and asks the person to call or email.

The address at the bottom of the letter can be traced back to a hotel in Paris.

New Zealand Red Cross is aware of three people in Christchurch, two in Auckland and one in Central Otago who have received the letter and says people should not respond.

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