Police warn people of phone scam in NH, VT, Maine

Police warn people of phone scam in NH, VT, Maine

Posted: Nov 08, 2013 4:34 AM EST Updated: Nov 08, 2013 4:34 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – The New Hampshire State Police are warning people about a phone scam that has already victimized mostly older residents of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Police say people have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The caller claims the person has won the lottery and/or a car and must pay a transfer fee to collect the winnings. Victims are sometimes instructed to buy prepaid money cards at a local store and told how much to load onto the card.

Police say legitimate sweepstakes don’t require winners to pay to collect. They recommend people never wire money or provide personal information, such as bank account numbers or Social Security numbers, to a stranger.

People should contact a phone provider, local police or the Federal Trade Commission if they suspect a scam.

About Rep. Steven Smith

Steven Smith is a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, serving his fifth term. Rep. Smith currently represents Acworth, Charlestown, Goshen, Langdon, Lempster, and Washington. Rep. Smith is the Chairman of the Sullivan County Delegation.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply or Ask a Question

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s