SUNSET BEACH, N.C. (WECT) – The Sunset Beach Police Department is warning of a scam affecting the local area and nearby states.
“An individual claiming to work for Publisher’s Clearing House/Mega Millions is calling to tell residents they won around $2.5 million dollars and a brand new Mercedes-Benz. This individual is then asking residents to purchase a reloadable credit/debit cards with various amounts of money on them, so the scammers can take the money off the card,” a Sunset Beach PD announcement states.
Police remind people not to answer unknown numbers and that major banks and companies will never ask for personal identifying information or for money.
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