Police: Supposed lottery scams Pa. man out of $18,000

    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.

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