TFC Corey King
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 16, Henderson
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Beware of Scam Letters
Date of News Release: 03/23/2005
(Henderson, KY) - The past few weeks we have received several complaints of a scam letter.
Heading reads as follows;
FROM THE DESK OF THE PRIZE DIRECTOR
INTRNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPT
LOT # WETGH/8830/TT
A subject named Paul Simon is advising that you won a prize for $50,000.00. The letter states that a drawing was held on November 21st, 2004 and you have claimed your winnings.
The letter is requesting that you pay a clearance fee before you receive your winnings. The phone number listed is not a working phone number.
If you receive a letter requesting payment before receiving a prize, disregard the letter and do not call any phone number due to the possibility of it being an overseas number, the phone call could cost several hundred dollars.