, Muskogee, OK

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January 23, 2014

Suspicious call leads to fraud warning

Muskogee police are warning residents of a phone scam.

A resident received a call from (876) 868-5290, and the caller claimed to represent Publishers Clearing House. The caller asked the resident to send money to claim a prize.

Muskogee police Cpl. Michael Mahan called the number. The person who answered identified the business as Publishers Clearing House.

“When I identified myself, they would not talk to me,” Mahan said.

Mahan wants to remind residents not to fall for this scam and not to send money to claim “prizes.”

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