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Tag: Publisher’s Clearing House

Oct.
17th

Scam alert: Publishers Clearing House on the line? Think again

We got a call today from an 82-year-old Tacoma woman who wanted to alert us to a telephone scam directed at her.

She didn’t fall for the bait – a $1.5 million prize purportedly from Publishers Clearing House – but she also didn’t lose the $455 the scammers were looking for.

The woman, who asked not to be identified, gave us the gist of her dealings with her phone companion in hopes others would not fall for the fraud.

She said she got a call early, about 7 a.m., from a man saying she’d won the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes,

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