Sep 4, 2017
The number of raffle groups on Facebook has grown rapidly over the last few years, but so have the number of people being scammed. Anyone can set up a raffle group on Facebook and then begin inviting contacts to join, although Facebook says it shuts down illegal raffle pages - those not licensed by the Gambling Commission - as soon as they are reported. Her raffles were among the many mentioned on a Facebook page that raises awareness of possible scams. The page is moderated by Liz Hodgson, who deals with problem raffles run all over the country. The BBC understands Ms Brattle - the woman Maggie says scammed her - had previously claimed her raffles made money for the Sick Person's Trust, but the charity says it has not received any money from her.
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