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Clarion man loses $1,000 to Publisher’s Clearing House scam


Clarion, PA – Once again, yet another Publisher’s Clearing House gift card scam.

In this most recent case on March 5, a 49-year-old Clarion man was told by a scam artist that he had won a new vehicle through Publisher’s Clearing House but needed to pay money for processing fees.

The man loaded $500 each on two separate Visa gift cards, then gave the card numbers to the scammer, losing $1,000.

The investigation continues.

Police are urging you to not believe any phone call that sounds too good to be true.

If someone tells you you won a contest that you don’t remember entering, offers to give you a large amount of money for a small payment first, or threatens you into providing financial or personal information, do not believe them and just hang up.

Click Here to read the online police report. (You’ll need to scroll down to page 2 to see this specific report.)