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Officials Warn Of Scams In Oconee Co.

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Oconee County officials are warning citizens of two scams that have recently targeted an individual in Westminster, SC. Oconee County officials are warning citizens of two scams that have recently targeted an individual in Westminster, SC.
OCONEE COUNTY, S.C. -

Oconee County officials are warning citizens of two scams that have recently targeted an individual in Westminster, SC.

Deputies say the woman received a phone call on June 13 from a caller claiming to be Don Miller from Publishers Clearing House. The scammer was described as having a broken English accent and an 876 area code. He explained that the local had won $1 million and must pay $525 of taxes by a certain date.

Prior to this, an envelope containing a letter from "LoterÍa Primitiva" was delivered to the same person. The letter had no return address, and was supposedly from The Hispanic Lottery International Promotions Program.

The document congratulated its recipient on being selected for a $5 million cash prize on behalf of "government approved, licensed, and authorized agents or companies."  Further instructions asked for a copy of identification to be faxed over to a listed number. The letter was printed in black and white and did not specify who it was addressed to.

The Oconee County Sheriff's Office advises you to never give out your personal information, such as social security numbers, bank account numbers, credit or debit card number, driver's license numbers or birthdates, to anyone who may ask you over the phone, by letter, or by email. If you feel uncomfortable with any offers, Officials say the best thing to do is ignore them and don't respond. 

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