Livingston County Sheriff's Office warning residents about ongoing scam

Created: 03/04/2014 3:26 PM WHEC.com

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about what they say is an ongoing scam.

Livingston County Sheriff’s Deputies say a resident was contacted by a person who identified himself as an attorney for the Publisher’s Clearinghouse Sweepstakes and that she had won $250 million.  Sheriff’s deputies say the suspect told her that she needed an attorney and that he was willing to act as her attorney, for a retainer fee. Sheriff’s deputies say the suspect gave the woman instructions on how to obtain a prepaid cash card and forwarded money to the suspect.

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office says this is a scam. They are warning the community not to send money via prepaid cars or money transfers to anyone they do not know. 

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