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Quincy residents falling for Publisher's Clearing House scam

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) - Police say scammers are targeting the elderly in Quincy.

Detective Adam Gibson says a foreign person calls and tells the person they've won a large sum of money and a car from Publisher's Clearing House. The scammer tells the victim to go to CVS and get money grams or money cards and call back with the numbers or give an address to send it to for a handling fee before they can deliver the money and vehicle.

Gibson says the scammer may call several times with excuses for needing more money.

Gibson says people in the area have fallen for the scam. He says anyone who gets this call should hang up without giving out any information. Write the number down and contact Gibson at 217-223-7904, extension 104.

Gibson says victims can't get back the money they send to the scammer since they are calling from overseas.
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