'Winners' Scam

By: Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office
By: Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office wants residents to know a “winners” scam is circulating through the mail in Okaloosa County.

NewsChannel 7 has attached a copy of the letter and check above. (See the "Fraud Alert" document above)

Residents are receiving a letter from 'Worden Safety Products, LLC 'stating “you are one of the winners in the CONSUMER PROMOTION DRAW organized for all customers of the major stores in the U.S.A, Canada and Britain for the Second Quarter, in 2009.”

Enclosed is a check for $4,450.00, deducted from your prize, which is for your tax payment. Recipients of the letter are told to send monies from the check for tax payment to the British Government through Western Union Money or Money Gram International.

The check and the letter are not good (fake)! Residents should not send any monies back for taxes. If residents receive a letter and/or a check, for this scam or any other, please call the Sheriff’s Office CASE Fraud Hotline 651-7674.

For assistance call the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Fraud Line:
850-651-7674
Elder Service Helpline
(800)963-5337 or (866)531-8011
CASE is a Partnership of the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s office and the Community to Prevent Elder Financial Exploitation


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
8195 Front Beach Road Panama City Beach, FL 32407 Station: 850-234-7777 News: 850-230-5221 Fax: 850-233-6647 FCC Form 398
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 78890792 - wjhg.com/a?a=78890792
Gray Television, Inc.