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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Police warning about sweepstakes scam

  • The caller asks the supposed winners to provide them with a prepaid credit card in the amount of $100 to $150 in order to facilitate the delivery of the prize.
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  •  Fargo police are warning residents about a telephone scam with callers portraying themselves as representing "Publisher's Clearing House" and telling people they've won an $800,000 prize.
    The caller asks the supposed winners to provide them with a prepaid credit card in the amount of $100 to $150 in order to facilitate the delivery of the prize. Variations of the scam include an additional prize of a new car or other enticements.
    Police say that legitimate lotteries and sweepstakes do not require winners to provide payment in order to receive winnings.

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