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Police Warn of Publisher's Clearinghouse Scam

Indiana State Police warn that another scam has surfaced in southeastern Indiana and could very well be occurring statewide.

Though not a new scam, it has been successful for the scammers in other areas of the country.

The scam works like this; a person will receive a phone call advising them they have placed second or third in the Publisher's Clearinghouse Sweepstakes and have won hundreds of thousands of dollars.

They are asked to wire money via Western Union to cover taxes and processing fees.

Police say don't fall for this pitch … it's a scam.

The most recent calls in southeastern Indiana originated from area code "876," a Jamaican area code.

The actual Publisher's Clearinghouse Sweepstakes winners are never contacted by phone and they do not have to pay any money up front to receive their cash prize.