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Phone scam targets another Region 8 town

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.

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