Police say a Pennsylvania man was scammed out of thousands of dollars after he was notified by mail that he won $750,000 in a lottery.
LNP reports the 67-year-old man was told in a follow-up phone call that he had to pay fees to get his winnings. New Holland Police Lt. Jonathan Heisse says he sent three money orders totaling $18,000.
He recently went to a bank to get more money, but a police officer stopped in after tellers warned the man he was being scammed.
Heisse warned residents to be wary of supposed contests and lotteries.
A spokeswoman at the state Attorney General’s Office says lottery scams have been an issue in recent years. She urged victims of any scams to contact the office.