Popular sweepstakes scam

TULSA - Publishers Clearing House is well known for it's sweepstakes.

And area law enforcement say scammers are trying to cash in on that popularity.

Authorities are hearing complaints about calls to folks, saying they've won $250,000.

They're asked to go to a local store to pay several hundred dollars for a processing fee either to a rep there, or by wiring the money.

These calls are coming from area code 876, which is Jamaica.

Experts say scammers can be very persistent, and call several times, to convince potential victims that the call is legit.

They say never confirm or give out any personal information, including your name or address.

Experts also warn folks, unless you know the caller, don't return a call to the 876 area code, as it could lead to substantial charges on your phone bill.

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