“If an offer is too good to be true”

June 25, 2013

Oconee Sheriff’s Office warns county residents of two possible scams that have targeted one person in Westminster. Jimmy Watt, spokesman for the sheriff’s Department, details the experience of a woman last week and in early May. A caller June 13 claimed to be an individual from Publishers Clearinghouse, but the call originated from an 876 area code in Jamaica. The caller claimed the woman had won $1 million, but would be required to pay taxes in the amount of $525 dollars and that the tax must be paid by a certain day. The same woman also received a letter last month claiming she had won $5 million in a Spanish lottery. She sent no money in either instance and wants the public to be on guard. “We advise anyone that if an offer is too good to be true, it probably is,” Watt said.

 

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