Reported Scams in the Area: Make Sure You Know What to Look Out For
Written by Erin MacPherson
Last updated on October 25, 2013 @ 7:21PM
Created on October 25, 2013 @ 5:45PM

A couple from Barbour County told 5 News they received a call Thursday saying they won over $2,000,000. At first they thought this was a blessing, but soon after they realized it was just a scam.

The call was apparently made from someone who claimed they were from Publishers Clearing House. The man told the couple in order to get the cash, they had to buy a green dot card from Walmart or K-Mart for $500. Once the couple realized something was wrong they filed a complaint with State Police. Workers at Publishers Clearing House said if you win a prize they bring it directly to your house, so if you get a suspicious call like this one make sure you call State Police immediately.

There have been reports of another scam over in Lewis County. Apparently four males in a white SUV have been trying to sell Kirby Sweepers. These men allegedly tried to force their way into a home Thursday in the northern part of the county. Sheriff Adam Gissy urges you not to answer your door for anyone you don't know. If you see anything, try to get the license plate number and call 911 to make a complaint.


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