We have recently been alerted to cases of people receiving text messages and emails from a company falsely claiming to be associated with Arts Council England. Typically, these messages ask recipients to reveal information such as bank details in order to claim a cash prize.
If you receive a text or email claiming you have won a cash prize from the 'England Arts & Council Lottery' please do not respond. This is a phishing scam.
Instead, please report the scam immediately to Action Fraud.
If you receive similar messages from companies you suspect are fraudulently claiming to be Arts Council England, or associated with us, please contact our Enquiries team and report the scam to Action Fraud.
If you become a victim of internet fraud, you can find advice and support on The Metropolitan Police Fraud Alert website.
For general advice on how to protect yourself on the internet, visit Get Safe Online.