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Anderson Co. Sheriff Warns Of Sweepstakes Scam

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ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. -
The Anderson County sheriff says a new scam - pretending to be the Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes - is being tried by phone.
The sheriff says a homeowner in Anderson County was called from someone claiming to be from the company to inform them they'd won a large prize, but the homeowner is told to send a certain amount of money to claim the prize.
Sheriff John Skipper says it's a scam and advises, "it's like your mother says, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is."
The Publisher's Clearing House Learning Center says if you receive a check claiming to be from a legitimate sweepstakes and are asked to cash it and wire or send a portion back, it's a scam.

Publishers Clearing House says no payment or fee is ever necessary to enter or claim a prize.

Publishers Clearing House doesn't notify contest winners by phone.
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