The Sheriff's Office has been receiving reports recently of the Publishers Clearinghouse SCAM again being active in this area. A report was received this morning concerning a citizen receiving a call from a telephone number originating from Jamaica (876) 412-8624 claiming he had won a $750,000 prize. In order to claim the prize, the person was instructed to send $200.00 through a wire transfer service.
These type of calls are fraudulent. Do not wire or otherwise send money and do not release or confirm any personal information of any kind if you receive such a call.
Calls of this nature can be reported to the Arkansas Attorney General's Office at (501) 682-1020.
Baxter County Sheriff's Office