Graham Police Department warns residents about scam - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Graham Police Department warns residents about scam

The Graham Police Department is warning residents after someone fell victim to a scam. (Source: Facebook) The Graham Police Department is warning residents after someone fell victim to a scam. (Source: Facebook)
GRAHAM, Tx (RNN Texoma) -

The Graham Police Department is warning residents of a Publishers Clearing House prize scam in the area.

In a Facebook post, the department said someone came in and said they had received a check from someone claiming they had won the Publishers Clearing House prize.

The check had instructions saying that in order to claim the prize, the person needed to cash the check and send back a portion of the money to "release" the rest of the prize. Police say that the checks are fraudulent, but have fooled some banks. 

They say there is a number with the check that one needs to call for instructions on what to do. They then say to call back once the money is in one's account, that's when they say you have to send a portion of the money back as a winning processing fee.

Police say it can sometimes take up to a week before the checks return as fraudulent. Once they do come back as bad, the victim has to return the money to the bank and the scammers already have a portion of the cash.

The real Publishers Clearing House will never pre-notify anyone about winning or ask a winner to pay a processing fee.

Publishers Clearing House says that if anyone receives something in the mail claiming that they have won money from them, it's a scam.

Copyright 2018 RNN Texoma All Rights Reserved

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights council

    Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights council

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:00 PM EDT2018-06-19 16:00:59 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:41 PM EDT2018-06-20 01:41:38 GMT
    (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP, File). FILE - This is a Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2008 file photo, showing a general view of the Human Rights Room (Room XX) at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Diplomats say the United...(Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP, File). FILE - This is a Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2008 file photo, showing a general view of the Human Rights Room (Room XX) at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Diplomats say the United...
    The Trump administration is poised to announce its departure from the United Nations' main human rights body in its latest withdrawal from an international institution.
    The Trump administration is poised to announce its departure from the United Nations' main human rights body in its latest withdrawal from an international institution.
  • Mystery of large Burkburnett cat solved

    Mystery of large Burkburnett cat solved

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:40 PM EDT2018-06-20 00:40:36 GMT
    © The mystery of a large cat caught on camera walking around Burkburnett was solved.© The mystery of a large cat caught on camera walking around Burkburnett was solved.

    Many Texomans on social media debated what a mysterious creature caught on camera walking around a Burkburnett neighborhood was. On Tuesday, Newschannel Six solved the mystery. 

    Many Texomans on social media debated what a mysterious creature caught on camera walking around a Burkburnett neighborhood was. On Tuesday, Newschannel Six solved the mystery. 

  • Investigators say DNA database can be goldmine for old cases

    Investigators say DNA database can be goldmine for old cases

    Saturday, June 16 2018 12:19 PM EDT2018-06-16 16:19:01 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:22 PM EDT2018-06-20 00:22:21 GMT

    Some private investigators and genealogy experts want to use the same DNA-tracking system that identified the suspected Golden State Killer to solve decades-old murder and missing-person cases.

    Some private investigators and genealogy experts want to use the same DNA-tracking system that identified the suspected Golden State Killer to solve decades-old murder and missing-person cases.

Powered by Frankly