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Beware of Ongoing Scams

Posted: 07/31/2019

Author: Troy Wolbersen

Category: County Sheriff Press Release

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The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public to be alert to ongoing scams. The sheriff’s office has received many recent complaints involving a phone scam where a person is led to believe he or she has won prizes of money and automobiles through Publishers Clearing House. The scammers try to convince people they have won prizes and have to send money to them to cover fees in order to claim the prize.

The Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes is legitimate which is why these scammers are using the name to complete their scam. Here are a couple of things to be aware of:

  • Publishers Clearing House does not call or email winners
  • People never have to pay to receive a legitimate Publishers Clearing House prize.

This is just one of many different types of scams that take place over the phone, Internet, and social media sites. Please remember if something is too good to be true, it probably is. Double check before sending money off to someone or somewhere you’re not certain about.


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