The mail option requires a payment of $1 check or money order. If you need a form, contact me at Seniors vs. Crime at 242-9211, ext. 4433, at the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office.
The Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes scam goes on and on. A Dewitt woman contacted me to report she lost $120 in this fraud. Someone called her from an 876 area code number, and convinced her to buy a Green Dot Moneypak, and load $120 on it.
She needed to do this to claim her winnings of $1 million and a new car. Once she did this, the crook convinced her to give him the Moneypak card number. He promptly transferred the money off the card. Almost as bad as losing the money, the woman now endures constant calls from the same crook, wanting more money so she can claim the prize.
The calls are so frequent, coming in on her business cellphone, it is costing her business, since customers have a hard time getting through to her.
To report scams and fraud, contact me at Seniors vs. Crime. Much of what I learn, I hear about from you.
Randy Meier is the director of Seniors vs. Crime, which operates in conjunction with the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office.