2012-11-29 / News

Scam circulates

Police warning area residents to be alert

MANISTIQUE – Michigan State Police are warning citizens of a new scam. On Nov. 21, the department received a call from a father who advised his 24-year-old daughter was being scammed.

The caller claimed he worked for Publishers Clearing House and was calling from Las Vegas. He advised the woman she won a new car and money and needed to go to Walmart in Marquette right away to pick up the car and the check. She advised the caller, who spoke broken English, she did not have a car. The caller was very insistent that she come to the store as soon as she could. The woman hung up on the caller and was unable to obtain any further information.

MSP is unsure what the intent of the caller is at this time and has no descriptions of anyone or vehicles involved.

The department is reminding people to be aware of many types of scams and to never give any personal information to anyone over the phone or leave home to meet anyone for a “prize”.

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