Scam Alert: Sweepstakes

Published 6:29 pm Thursday, September 12, 2019

James Story, of Cleveland, Ohio, recently received a phone call on his home phone saying he had won a sweepstakes for millions of dollars. The callers asked him to call a phone number, which he did not do. Story did not end up sending the callers anything.

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