A new scam is making it's way around the area that the Taylorville Police Department want people to be aware of. This latest scam involves someone calling you and saying they're with Publisher's Clearing House, and need money before they can give you your winnings.
Alan Mills with the Taylorville Police Department appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show to inform the public of this scam. Mills said the callers will tell people they need to pay money to cover fees before receiving their winning check.
Mills wants people to know that if something doesn't seem right with these calls, it's probably not. He understands why people get excited though, but wants them to know that once they pay these callers money, there's not much that can be done.
If you have any information on this scam or any other scam that's making its way around the area, contact the Taylorville Police Department, so they can make the public aware of the scam.