Warsaw Township, PA – A Brockway man was scammed out of thousands of dollars recently.

The 50-year-old was at his home on Egypt Road on Wednesday when he got a phone call claiming that he had won $2 million in a lottery jackpot… but first, he needed to pay in order to collect his prize.

The man lost $10,500 in the scam.

State Police in DuBois are still investigating.

If you get a phone call from someone you don’t know, be suspicious, especially if they ask for your personal information or money.

If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

If you don’t remember entering a contest or giveaway, you are likely being scammed.

If you are unsure if something is a scam, you can always call your local police and describe it. They will be able to tell you if they have seen similar cases before.

https://youtu.be/0TOIjqBDpRc

Scams highlighted in this video:

Targeting the elderly 0:58

Jury duty scam 2:02

Code *72 scam 2:51

Equifax scam 3:46

IRS scam 4:33

Concert scams 5:26

Moving House Scam 6:04

Fake Charity Scam 6:50

Phishing Calls 7:51

Kidnapping Scam 8:32

  • Don’t answer the calls from unknown numbers.
  • Never let strangers know your personal information. Credit card, Social Security numbers, checking account – all this should be kept to yourself.
  • Don’t make the decision immediately – try to resist the pressure the criminals put on you.
  • Demand the information in writing before you agree to pay for a product or service.
  • Don’t send cash, be it by money transfer or overnight mail. In this case, the money will disappear, and you won’t be able to prove its existence.