Middlebury residents complain of Publishers Clearing House scam

    Publishers Clearing House is investigating the scam.
    Posted on May 16, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on May 16, 2013 at 2:23 p.m.

    MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Police Department has received complaints from residents who have received phone calls regarding a scam involving Publishers Clearing House.

    Residents have received calls from a person claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House. The caller states that the resident has won a luxury car and $800,000, but the resident needs to obtain $950 in prepaid Visa cards to claim the prize. The caller says he will contact the resident again to get the numbers off of the cards.

    The caller provides the correct phone number and address to Publishers Clearing House. When Publishers Clearing House is called, they state that the call is a scam and they are investigating it.

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