Sheriff warns of scam circulating the county

Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields warns residents of a current scam circulating around the county.

In a Thursday news release, Fields said the sheriff’s office has received a number of complaints of a possible mail scam.

Photo courtesy of Moore County Sheriff’s Office.

A letter, with a check, is being delivered that appears to come from the Publishers Clearing House, but Fields warns it is a scam.

“The Publishers Clearing House will never ask anyone to pay a fee to receive a prize and will not call ahead to say you have won a prize,” said Fields. “If you or someone you know receives a call to send money in order to collect a prize, hang up and report it to the Federal Trade Commission. You can report the information through their website at”

Photo courtesy of Moore County Sheriff’s Office.

If you have any questions, please call the Moore County Sheriff’s Office at 910-947-2931.

Feature photo courtesy of Moore County Law Enforcement Officers Association.

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