Scammers faux to be Lottery winners providing cash to determined mum | EUROtoday

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Cruel scammers have focused the debt-ridden single mum of a disabled younger lady – by posing as millionaire lottery winners providing a serving to hand.

Dympna McKenna, 47, believed she was chatting to Richard and Debbie Nuttall – who scooped £61million on the EuroMillions in January – over Facebook.

She “bared her soul” and revealed she was determined to seek out some assist for her and her daughter Dakota, 10, and the £7,000 debt she is in.

She cried when the scammers supplied her money however later realised it was a lie and determined to play alongside.

Now she needs to warn others who may not be ware it is a rip-off.

Dympna, who’s a full-time carer for her autistic daughter, stated: “I bared my soul – that’s why I’m mad. They are sat behind a computer.

“How can an individual go from being an harmless child to a monster? It’s disgusting.”

Dympna, from Birmingham, has desperately trying to get out of debt for the last few years.

Dympna McKenna with her daughter Dakota

(Dympna McKenna / SWNS)

She thought her prayers had been answered when a friend of a friend told her they’d been speaking with lottery winners Richard and Debbie, both 54, and said they might be able to help.

She said of her situation: “She has sleepless nights with anxiousness. I’m all the time on her mattress holding her hand. I am unable to work.”

Dympna decided to reach out via Facebook to who she thought was Richard. She explained her situation and was amazed when she was offered cash.

But soon she started to realise all wasn’t as it seemed when they started to ask her for identifying information.

Dympna said: “For new lottery winners, why had been they investing a lot time into messaging me? You’d be spending your cash.”

Although Dympna didn’t fall for the scam she is worried others have.

She said: “I really feel sick for them. They could possibly be dropping 1000’s of kilos.

“I’m angry that these people are doing this.”

Lottery operator Allwyn stated they contacted Meta and the account has been eliminated.

A spokesman stated: “We are aware that there are individuals and organisations that attempt to obtain payment or personal details from people under a variety of pretexts.

“The National Lottery, winners of The National Lottery and different lotteries are generally falsely used as a part of these scams.

“We would urge people to remember that, if something looks too good to be true, it probably is.

“The National Lottery web site supplies safety recommendation in respect of lottery ‘scams’: As all the time, if any particular person believes they’re a sufferer of crime, they need to contact their native police.”

Meta have additionally been contacted for remark.