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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) “The person walked in with a check that looked real, the letter looked real, all of these things looked real,” said Tom Gallagher, Better Business Bureau President and CEO.But it turned out to be a scam, leaving people like Ruffin out thousands of dollars.The catch with these notices is the scammers ask you to wire them money first to cover the taxes on the winnings.”I borrowed $650 from one sister. I borrowed $550 from the other, and I took my whole $684 check and sent them people my money and I was devastated,” Ruffin said.It something Gallagher says Publishers Clearing House would never do.”Once you get into this conversation with the scamsters, you going to lose. This is what these people do for a living. Don fall for it. Don get in to it. Just leave it alone,” he said.Fortunately the solution is simple. Contact the Publishers Clearing House directly to verify and never give out your private information over the phone.”There are some folks who will win it, and they be very very fortunate. But the biggest thing is to make sure you not a loser,” Gallagher said.The Better Business Bureau issued a press release about the sweepstakes scam:Better Business Bureau (BBB) is advising the public to be cautious of letters that appear to be from Publishers Clearing House (PCH) that state that the recipient has won a grand prize drawing of $2 million or more. Despite these “official looking letters,
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” those who receive the letters are the target of a scam that is reappearing across the country.”A Petersburg resident visited our office today with one of these letters and a check for $6750.95,” Tom Gallagher, president and CEO of BBB Serving Central Virginia, said. “The check looks real, but you can be sure it isn The letter, which displays the official PCH logo on it, claimed she had won $2.5 million. Recipients are instructed to call a Claim Manager at 289 600 6556 before depositing the check to get further information.According to PCH, winning entrants of the contest must be located and sign an Affidavit of Eligibility within 30 days of being chosen as the winner or another entrant will be selected.PCH will never send out winning notices by email or phone calls. They strictly notify winners by mail or in person.If the phone call or letter you received asks for money, bear in mind that the real PCH says; “winning is always free.” Consumers should never wire money to an unknown individual or company in order to receive something in return.While this scam predominantly takes advantage of individuals, business owners also need to be aware that their company name could potentially be used by fraudsters to pull off this con. The fraudulent checks sent to the supposed prize winners with the letter are copies of checks from legitimate businesses which have been stolen by the scammers.Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>Henrico school threat deemed not credible; teen arrestedHenrico school threat deemed not credible; teen arrestedUpdated: Friday,
mulberry factory shop black friday BBB alerts public to Publishers Clearing House scam
March 9 2018 3:17 PM EST2018 03 09 20:17:08 GMT