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Couple scammed after being told they won contest

Tuesday - 7/23/2013, 1:52am  ET

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) -- The Wicomico County Sheriff's Office says a couple reported that they've been scammed of thousands of dollars after being told they had won a well-known contest.

Deputies were contacted earlier this month by the couple, who said a man who claimed to be from Publisher's Clearinghouse in Las Vegas called them and said they had won $1 million.

The Daily Times of Salisbury reports (http://delmarvane.ws/1ba6yEb) that the man told the couple they had to pay $500 to get the prizes. The couple did, but the man kept on asking for more fees, until the couple paid more than $3,000.

The man even called while a deputy was at the couple's home, but hung up.

Deputies said the calls did not come from Last Vegas but Jamaica. The investigation is continuing.

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Information from: The Daily Times of Salisbury, Md., http://www.delmarvanow.com/


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