What would Ed say? Publisher's Clearing House scam targets Millard County

Published October 9, 2009 8:52 pm

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A scam artist pretending to be from Publishers Clearing House is targeting residents in Millard County.

Several people have called police in recent weeks, reporting that a person who claimed to be with the contest told them they had won a large sum of money, according to a release from the Millard County Sheriff's Office.

The caller then asked the residents to wire them a percentage of the money through Western Union, and assured them the winnings would come in a Publishers Clearing House van.

Millard County Sheriff Rod Dekker reminded residents never to give out personal information over the phone, and to "use extra caution" if wiring money to strangers.

Anyone with questions can call police at 435-743-5302 or 435-864-2755.