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Police warn Orangeburg County residents about Publisher's Clearing House scam

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A phone scam involving false winnings from Publisher's Clearing House has surfaced in Orangeburg County. A phone scam involving false winnings from Publisher's Clearing House has surfaced in Orangeburg County.
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Police are notifying residents of Orangeburg County that a phone scam involving false winnings from Publisher's Clearing House has surfaced in the county.

The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office says that in previous incidents an individual calling from Kingston, Jamaica will tell the victim that he or she has have won a vehicle from Publisher's Clearing House. The caller tells the victim in order to claim the vehicle all the victim has to do is send a gift card.

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These frauds are the same as thieves who break into your homes, they want to take what you have worked hard for and leave you with nothing. If it sounds to good to be true, it usually is a scam.

Never send gift cards or wire money to unknown persons under any circumstances.

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