Last updateSat, 31 Jan 2015 4pm

Beware of Publishers Clearing House scam

Crawford County residents should be aware of a scam that is taking place around the area. Reports are coming in from the Crawford County Sheriff's Department that individuals are calling claiming to be Publishers Clearing House and asking for money.

Apparently, the calls are coming from Jamaica with an area code number of 876 or 844. Crawford County residents are reminded that Publishers Clearing House never solicits money over the phone. PCH is a sweepstakes company and if you win they will not ask for any money from individuals. Publishers Clearing House strictly uses U.S. mail and just showing up at your doorstep if you won their sweepstakes.
Residents who are receiving these scam phone calls should contact their nearest local law enforcement agency or the Publishers Clearing House scam hotline at 1-800-392-4190.