CAMBRIDGE, Md. - Cambridge Police want to make residents of both Cambridge and Dorchester County aware of a scam in the area. In the scam, Police say that a male caller says he is with Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes, and that the resident has won.
According to the report, in order to collect his or her winnings, the resident needs to go to a Walgreen's or local store and buy a "Green Dot Money Pack" or similar money card to cover processing fees. The "winners" are reportedly told by the caller, to go and get the card immediately, as the sweepstakes official will be at their home shortly.
Police say that the caller will sometimes direct the resident to call the sweepstakes lawyer to verify their identity and address. After the initial call, Police say the "winner" receives another call from the scammer, requesting the number off of the money card; and once they have that code, they can get the cash off the card.
Cambridge Police are advising citizens to beware and alert of such scams, and to report any suspected scams to their local police. You can reach Cambridge Police at 410-228-3333.