Police Warn of Publisher’s Clearing House Scam in Belmont County

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The Belmont County Sheriff’s Department is warning people not to be taken in by a scam artist calling people, telling them they’ve won a huge prize.

Chief Deputy James Zusack says the scammer has been telling people they’ve won the Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes.

The scammer then tells them to send a “processing fee” in the mail, and he also asks for personal information on the phone.

Chief Zusack says the department has received numerous complaints about this scam.

Their advice: just hang up.

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