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Fayette County Sheriff warns of lottery scam

FAYETTE COUNTY (KWWL) -- The Sheriff's Department has received several reports of possible scams claiming an individual has won the lottery.

People have been told over the phone, in order to receive their prize, they need to pay cash to cover income tax and other fees. In some cases, the caller has even said someone will come to the person's home to pick up the cash and deliver the prize.

The Fayette County Sheriff says to never give out personal information over the phone, including bank account or credit card information.

Anyone with questions is asked to call their local law enforcement.

Online Producer: Jenn Jarvis

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