By Jessie R. Box
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A new scam involving the Publishers Clearing House has been reported. The scammers will identify themselves as being associated with Publishers Clearing House and informs you that you have won. The catch is that you must send a pre-paid gift card, Green Dot Moneypak card or wire money to claim your prize.
Publishers Clearing House warns on their website, that it does not operate this way and would never ask for money to claim a prize award. The prize awards are presented just the way you see in the popular TV commercials, live and in person.
WCTV recently reported that residents in Thomasville, Ga. ,have received phone calls from the scammers wanting a Green Dot Moneypak card sent to them so the person can claim their prize.
If you feel that you have been a victim of such activity or even an attempt, please contact the Madison County Sheriff’s Office with any information at (850) 973-4001.
Publishers Clearing House also asks that if anyone who believes they have been the victim of a fraudulent contact using the name of Publishers Clearing House, to contact them at the toll-free number, 1-800-392-4190.