Forest County Sheriff’s Office Warns Community of Mail Scam

| September 29, 2018

FOREST CO, Pa. (EYT) – The Forest County Sheriff’s Office is warning the community about a new mail scam discovered in the area.

According to Forest County Sheriff Robert Wolfgang, the new scam is in the form of a “Winning Notification” from “La Primitiva International Lottery Program” which comes via U.S. Mail from Portugal. It requests that the recipient contact an “agent” to claim their prize and have it transferred to their bank account.

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Anyone receiving similar mail is warned that this is a scam.

A primary prevention tip to remember to avoid becoming a victim of any scam is, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”

If you believe that you are a victim of a scam, save all the information you have regarding the issue, and promptly contact the police department that serves your area. Remember, don’t give out your personal information such as your date of birth, social security number, or bank account information.

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