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Franklin County Sheriff: Don't send money to Mexico

Phone scam
Posted at 5:35 PM, Nov 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-08 12:56:43-05

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Deputies are warning about a recent scam involving a fake call from Publishers Clearing House stating that you must send $1,000 to Mexico. 

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office alerted citizens to the scam on Facebook:

They say the scam involves a call from Publishers Clearing House stating that you must send $1,000 to Mexico to claim your winning from a sweepstakes. Deputies say scam callers also state that Sheriff "AJ" Smith will be calling to confirm the winnings.

Deputies are advising residents not to send money to anyone to receive a prize, saying that legit operations do not ask for a winner to send money.

They also note that Sheriff Smith is not and will not be calling anyone regarding a sweepstakes.