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Bridgeport Police Department warns residents about phone scam

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - The Bridgeport Police Department is warning people about a phone scam associated with Publishers Clearing House.

The department said it has received complaints from residents who have gotten phone calls from a person claiming to be with Publishers Clearing House and advising that the resident won money.

The caller provides several phone numbers and asks for personal information, including banking information, according to a news release.  The caller is also asking the winner to send checks and/or cash to various addresses in order to claim the prize.

Police are reminding people not to send money or give out personal information if anyone receives one of these calls.  Residents are advised to call their local law enforcement agency with any questions.


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