Cumberland Times-News

October 10, 2013

Sheriff warning of scam phone calls - 10/11

Cumberland Times-News

— CUMBERLAND — Allegany County Sheriff Craig Robertson issued a warning Thursday concerning scam artists who are seeking personal information from area residents in attempts to steal money from them.

The sheriff said that elderly residents have received calls from people falsely claiming to represent Publishers Clearing House.

The caller instructs the person to obtain a money order and send it by mail to receive an award.

The sheriff reminded residents to never provide any personal information to callers.