A local resident contacted the Madison County Carrier to warn citizens of a new scam. She has received two phone calls informing her that she had won a $7,000 grant from the government. One caller informed her that she would receive this money due to her winning a drawing from the U.S. Department of the Treasury Office and the other caller informed her the government was rewarding her for having paid her taxes and not having any bills. When the resident asked the second caller where she was calling from, the caller hung up. Both times the caller ID showed that it was a Washington D.C. phone number.
If you have received any of these phone calls, please contact the Madison County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 973-4001.