Cascade County Sheriff Warns of Scam
GREAT FALLS, MT - Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards is warning residents to be on the look out for a scam that is being delivered via U.S. mail.
A staff member in the sheriff's office received documents in the mail, telling her she was the third place prize winner of $10 million. Enclosed in the packet was a check in the amount of $5,956.10. This was for her to cash and use to help with the fees associated with legal issues, shipping, and insurance.
The check was issued from Omni Plastics in Evansville, Indiana. Sheriff Edwards called Omni Plastics and confirmed that they were an actual company. He was told that their company has nothing to do with this and that they did not issue any checks for “prize winners”. The representative from Omni Plastics also stated that this was not the first call they have received regarding this scam.
The letter had a letterhead from Publishers Clearing House and it also showed the logo for Mega Millions. There were instructions on the letter on how to claim the $10 Million Prize. Edwards called the “Claims Manager” phone number listed on the letter and has yet to receive a call back.
The documents look legitimate, but Edwards warns residents to be wary.
"I would like the citizens to be aware of this scam and remind them that if it looks too good to be true, it probably is," Edwards wrote in a press release. "Always use caution and if you in doubt with the legitimacy of these types of correspondence, contact your local law enforcement agency to assist you."
You can see the documents in the image gallery on the right.