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St.Marys resident loses over $70,000 in scam

A St.Marys resident has lost over $70,000 after falling victim to a scam.

Stratford Police says they were contacted on Wednesday by a family member of the victim who was concerned.

Officers learned that the victim had received a phone call on January 27th with the caller telling them that they had been randomly selected as a prize winner for Publisher’s Clearing House, winning over $5,000,000 and a new Mercedes.

The victim was directed to send funds through e-transfer to various individuals to cover the taxes for both the United States and Canada.

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Since that date, repeated communication was held between the victim and several individuals who identified themselves as employees with Publisher’s Clearing House, with the victim sending over 25 e-transfers, for a total of $73,000.

Police are asking you to be aware of these types of scams and learn how to protect yourself.

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