Bogus Twitter activity

We are aware that a number of customers have received fraudulent communications via Twitter from someone using our name. These messages state that individuals have been chosen to receive a large sum of money, for themselves or for their organisation.

These messages have been fraudulently generated by people misusing our name and the names of our staff, and do not represent the National Lottery Community Fund in any way.

The National Lottery Community Fund does not give away donations or prize money. We award money raised by the National Lottery players to good causes across the UK, and grants will only be awarded to people and organisations who have applied directly to us.

Camelot handles the sale of National Lottery tickets and prize payouts. If you have any questions, please contact Camelot on 0845 910 0000.

What to do if you've been affected

  • Never respond to these types of communication. You should delete any messages that you receive and tell your friends and colleagues to do the same
  • If you have responded, you should break off all contact with the fraudster. If you have given your bank account details, you should alert your bank immediately
  • If fraud has been committed, you should report it to Action Fraud: www.actionfraud.police.uk