OWENSBORO, KY (3/26/12) – According to Owensboro Police officials, it has been reported that phone calls are being made to local individuals claiming they have won money through Publishers Clearing House.
The caller requests the victim to give personal information over the phone. In one case, the caller requested the victim to go to their bank to withdraw money and send it to them before the prize could be awarded.
The number from which these people are calling is an 876 area code, which is in Jamaica.
Police officials warn that local citizens should beware of unknown callers that are requesting money for any reason.
Information provided by Michael Hathaway
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