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Congratulations, You Just Won $1.7 Million - Scammers Target Edgefield Woman

web posted May 22, 2014

EDGEFIELD An elderly Edgefield woman called the Sheriff's Office after receiving a call from a man claiming to be Albert Williams representing a company called "PEHC" telling her she has won a $1.7 million grand prize and she was instructed to meet with two people, one being a lawyer, to claim her prize at the local Dollar General.

The woman rightfully became suspicious when the caller instructed her to go the Edgefield Dollar General and purchase a debit card with the number 5058 on it for $500, and then she would begin to receive her monthly payments on the card.

The woman disconnected the call and never gave the man any of her personal information. She never went to meet with the two people as requested, instead she called to report the scam.

According to an incident report provided, the call was placed from the number 876-466-2103. The 876 area code is in Jamaica and is used by scammers so often it has its own Wikipedia page warning of its dangers.

If you receive such a phone call hang up and contact your local law enforcement agency to report the scam.


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