Williams County Sheriff Steven Towns has put out the warning about another scam that is making the rounds in our area.
The sheriff says the new scam involves a man calling from 917–460-9954 stating he’s from Publishers Clearinghouse. The caller informs people that they have won the sweepstakes’ cash grand prize and all that needs to be done is to send the caller a $500 deposit to claim the prize.
The caller then asks for a deposit via MoneyPak card that they will suggest can be purchased from Kmart, Walgreens or CVS.
After purchasing the MoneyPak card, the caller will want a return call with information on the 14-digit code attached to the card.
The scam is realized when the caller gets the code, because then they can cash the MoneyPak without even having the card in their possession.
Sheriff Towns says folks should not send money or offer any credit card information to callers.
For more information on the telephone scam or to report a scam or fraud attempt, call the sheriff’s office at 419–636-3151.