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.
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.