Laramie County residents warned of lottery scam calls

On January 13, 2016, a Laramie County resident received two calls from 876-524-2497. The number originated from Kingston Jamaica.

The caller left two messages indicating that the resident was awaiting delivery of a package containing a certified check and keys to a new automobile. As the resident has not entered any contests or drawings, he suspected a scam, but called back anyway hoping to glean information (to pass along to the Sheriff’s Office). The man said his name was Peter, and that they had not received any information other than a phone number. The suspect said that he worked in the Claims Department but would not say the company name. The suspect asked the resident to verify his home address. The resident suspected a scam and hung up.

On January 14, 2016, a Laramie County resident received a call from 307-529-0256. The caller said that his name was Mr. John and that he was from the American Sweepstakes Company out of Washington D.C. He told the resident that she had won 1 million dollars and all she had to do to claim her prize was to send him $300.00 by Western Union. This resident was also very savvy and kept the caller on the phone as long as she could to get information to pass on to Law Enforcement.

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