Heads Up . . .

Just a quick note to tell you that I suspect a new fraud scheme is in use.  I got a call today that set my nerves on edge.

First off – the caller had a computer-generated voice, like he is using some voice-masking software to hide his real voice.  Second, he said he was calling from Publisher’s Clearing House.  When I asked what he was calling about, he said it was in regards to a cashier’s check for $4 Million USD that I had won in one of their giveaways.

I do enter PCH contests quite often.  That also means that I get correspondence from PCH on a regular basis, and more than once I’ve gotten “advance notice” from them telling me EXACTLY what to expect if I win a major prize.  Never have they said anyone would attempt to call me before they arrive at my door to deliver the “big check”.

Anyhow, I told the caller that I was at home, and if the Prize Patrol was in town attempting to deliver my prize, they would have no trouble finding me.  He hung up.

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