Atlantic Police report increase in scam activity

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September 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Atlantic Police Chief Steve Green says his department is receiving complaints once again about scams in the area. Green said two recent incidents involved callers saying they are with The Publisher’s Clearing House.

The Publisher’s Clearing House Fraud Protection Division says if you are ever contacted by someone claiming to represent PCH, or claiming to be a PCH employee,  and asked to send or wire money (for any reason whatsoever, including taxes), or send a pre-paid gift card or Green Dot Moneypak card in order to claim a sweepstakes prize – DON’T!  It’s a SCAM. If you are sent a check, told it’s a partial prize award, and asked to cash it and send a portion back to claim the full prize award, DON’T.  The check is fake, but the SCAM is real!

In addition, Steve Green says you should never pay to receive a prize, and never give out personal information over the phone. He says if you any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Atlantic Police Department at 712-243-3512.

For more information on the PCh scam: http://info.pch.com/consumer-information/fraud-protection