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Washington County Sheriff's Office warns of phone scam

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WASHINGTON COUNTY (KWWL) -

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says they've been getting reports of a new phone scam targeting the area. They say that a caller claims to be from Publishers Clearing House and tells their potential victim that they won a prize and need to go to Western Union and get about $300 dollars for processing fees.

Authorities want to remind you that reputable organizations won't ask you to send money up front for winning a prize, and say that you shouldn't agree to give personal information or money to anyone over the phone.

If you've gotten a call like this, call the Sheriff's Office or Police Department at (319) 653-2107.

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