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Mail scam offering Publishers Clearing House prize hits Orleans County

Scammers are telling victims in Orleans County that they won a monetary prize that claims to be coming from Publishers Clearing House, according to Orleans County Sheriff's deputies.

A letter and a counterfeit check for $7,897 were recently mailed to an Orleans County resident, though investigators contacted SunTrust Bank, which told them this scam was happening nationwide, the Orleans County Sheriff's Office said.

Publishers Clearing House officials also told the Sheriff's Office any prizes they award are done in person, not through the mail.

This mail scam is typically designed to target elderly victims, the Sheriff's Office said.

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