ADA — The BBB reports that consumers in our area are receiving phone calls
from individuals claiming they are from Publishers Clearing House.
caller states you have won millions of dollars and a brand new car. The
caller instructs you to purchase a green dot card and call them back
with the number on the green dot card. The caller states once you have
purchased the card and called them back, a person will come to your door
and deliver the big prize money along with the new car within an hour.
you have purchased a green dot and called this person back, the card is
activated and the money is withdrawn. Once the money is taken from the
card there is no way to get the money back.
These calls are originated from Jamaica, area code 876.
callers are impersonating a real, legitimate sweepstakes, Publishers
Clearing House. Remember, if you are a winner of a real sweepstakes, you
are not asked to send money.
Consumers are advised to contact the BBB about these phone calls.