Phone scam targets another Region 8 town - KAIT-Jonesboro, AR-News, weather, sports

Phone scam targets another Region 8 town

Posted: Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Murder victim's mom speaks out on delays in case

    Murder victim's mom speaks out on delays in case

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:58 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:58:59 GMT
    Jessica Williams' mother, Sherry, told Region 8 News that she is at her wits end over what she calls a lack of progress in her daughter's case.
    Jessica Williams' mother, Sherry, told Region 8 News that she is at her wits end over what she calls a lack of progress in her daughter's case.
  • Slain family of 5 was murder-suicide, police say

    Slain family of 5 was murder-suicide, police say

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:59:54 GMT
    Neighbors struggled to make sense of the shooting deaths of a family of five in which the father was known to many throughout their apartment complex as a friendly maintenance worker.
    A maintenance worker with financial problems killed his wife and three children with a shotgun, then committed suicide, over the weekend in what state police called one of the worst cases of domestic violence in Maine...
  • Mom accused of leaving babies home alone

    Mom accused of leaving babies home alone

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:37:58 GMT
    Sharonda LopezSharonda Lopez
    A Jonesboro woman was arrested Saturday, July 26, after police say she left her two babies home alone. Sharonda Lopez, 25, is charged with two counts of first degree child endangerment.
    A Jonesboro woman was arrested Saturday, July 26, after police say she left her two babies home alone. Sharonda Lopez, 25, is charged with two counts of first degree child endangerment.

RANDOLPH COUNTY, AR (KAIT) –The Sheriff's Department wants to warn the community about a phone scam.

A woman was contacted by a guy who called himself David Wichester and claimed that he was with Publishing Clearing House. He stated that the woman had won over 2.5 million dollars. The man requested a $299 Money Order from the lady so he can go forth and award her prize.

The woman was suspicious of the call and contacted the official Publishing Clearing House Company. The company said they had not contacted her and the phone call was a scam.

When looking up the telephone numbers below, it was determined the calls originated from the country Jamaica.

  • (876) 527-2998
  • (876) 527-2897

This is not the first time a phone scam claiming to be Publishing Clearing House has attempted to trick people in Region 8, Paragould had several different residents report a similar scam about a month ago.

For a link to that story click here.

Copyright 2013 KAIT. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

472 Craighead Co. 766
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 931-8888

FCC Public File
publicfile@kait8.com
(870) 336-1816
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KAIT. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.