Scam alert: You didn’t win anything

RPD_logoThe Rockingham Police Department has received several calls about a phone scam that is targeting area seniors.

The reports have stated that seniors are receiving phone calls from a male that has a foreign accent telling them that they have won several thousand dollars from Publisher’s Clearing House and that they need to go purchase a greendot card for around¬†$200.

They are then supposed to call the caller back and give them the numbers on the card in order to get delivery of the prize.  Obviously this is fake.

You cannot win any sweepstakes that you didn’t enter and you will never have to pay for winnings.

 

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  • Martina Oslov

    Several friends of mine got calls purportedly from the PCH, too. They reported the call to the police right away because the scammers used phone numbers with the same area code as ours. I heard they posted the scammer phone numbers at Callercenter.com for everyone’s reference. I think it’s what’s important. Share information on phone scams to help others avoid falling victim to them.

  • Rita Goodwin

    A Business owner in Norman got a call saying her daughter came on his property and kicked his dog, would not stop saying shut-up..*69 the number another Richmond County Business answered, some how the caller was able to use a Random phone number….its crazy

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