Phone Scam In Newton County

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a scam. A woman recently received a call

and written communication from people who her she had just won $2.6 million from Publishers

Clearinghouse Sweepstakes. They told her in order to collect, she would have to pay the $18,000

in taxes upfront. Sheriff Billy Rowles is asking citizens to be alert and not to  give out any

personal information and to contact his office if you receive a call of this nature.  

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