State Police warn of scam letter being sent to WNY residents

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – New York State Police are investigating a scam letter that is being sent to residents of Western New York.

The letter is purportedly issued by NatWest Bank in the UK and promises an inheritance opportunity.

Several Erie County residents have reported receiving the letter.

Anyone who receives such a letter is advised to refrain from providing any information; do not respond to the letter in any way.

State Police are continuing to investigate. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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