Phone scam asks info to give award

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- A caller from Jamaica promises big winnings but is actually looking to take your money.

3TV recently heard from several people who have gotten calls just this week from a phone number with a Jamaica area code.

The caller claims to be from the Publishers Clearing House.

The Publishers Clearing House has a notice on its website explaining the scam and asks people to hang up if they get a call like that from a phone number with an area code of 876.

The Publishers Clearing House states it does not call winners ahead of time and never asks people to wire money to claim a prize.

If you are contacted by someone claiming to be from the Publishers Clearing House, you can report it at 1-800-392-4190 or abuse@pch.com.

The Better Business Bureau also has a way you can report scams.

Here is more info:

www.bbb.org

http://info.pch.com

http://info.pch.com/consumer-information/fraud-protection