On Feb. 26, the White County Sheriff’s Department was notified by a citizen of White County that they had been a victim of a scam. They were notified they had won prize from Publishers Clearing House. The suspect in the scam advised they needed money to pay the taxes and pay for a government seal to be able to bring her the prize.
Publishers Clearing House is a reputable company and does not ask for money to be sent to them so they can send you your prize.
The victim in this scam started sending money on October 19,2019 until the date of August 3, 2020.The victim sent multiple cashier checks to the suspect. The checks were from $500 to $3000, totaling over $20,000.
Never share sensitive information with any person by telephone. Never send money to anyone saying they have a prize for you; it is going to be a scam. Hang the phone up. The persons involved in these scams are very good at what they do. They will convince you that you will win millions of dollars. If it is seems too good to be true, it usually is.