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Neosho PD Sweepstakes Scam Warning

The scammer tells the victim they have won $2 million from Publishing Clearing House sweepstakes.
NEOSHO, MO.--- The Neosho Police Department is warning residents of a sweepstakes scam. The scammer tells the victim they have won $2 million from Publishing Clearing House sweepstakes. The victim is then told he or she needs to prepay the processing fees and taxes on the winnings which totals $7,000. Police are saying to be cautious with these types of phone calls. 

"If it's too good to be true, it probably is. And you need to evaluate these things and see what you're being asked to do. Is it consistent with what happened, if I really won this," said David McCracken, Neosho Police Chief. 

At least one Neosho resident has received this call. The Neosho Police Department and postal service were able to intercept the money before it reached the scammer. 

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