scam alert red2 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (8/5/19) — Owensboro Police are warning residents of a scam in which the caller says a person has won a prize from Publishers Clearing House or the lottery.

OPD said the scammer sometimes also adds that the person has won a car.

The caller then informs the recipient to send money for the taxes or fees associated with the prize to receive the winnings.

“When receiving these calls, please use caution and do not give out information over the phone,” said OPD. “If you are asked to send money to receive money, it is a scam.”

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