Jun 22, 2022

Scam Alert! Be Aware of a Telephone Scam regarding Publishers Clearing House

Posted Jun 22, 2022 8:13 PM

By Panhandle Post

Box Butte County Sheriff Tammy Mowry is advising  local residents of another telephone scam. 

Shereiff Mowry says the scammers are posing as Representitives of Publishers Clearing House.   When residents answer their phone, the  callers tell them they have won a major prize from Publishers Clearing House, but before they can claim the prize, they must first pay the taxes. This amounts to several thousand dollars.  This is a scam.   Sheriff Mowry says don't ever give out personal or financial information to callers on the phone.  If you receive one of these calls, just hang up. 

You may contact the Sheriff's Office at 308-762-6464 to report these calls or if you believe you have been scammed.