Scam Alerts

 


A few months ago I got an email warning me not to call certain area codes from the U.S. or Canada. These area codes are 809, 284 and 876. This morning, I got a call from an 876 area code telling me I had won $300,000 and a 2015 Mercedes. The prize was already in Asheville. The man said he was from Publishers Clearing House. I “won” because I had shopped at CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, or Walmart and had spent over $10.

When asked how I felt about this, my reply was “skeptical.” When asked why I was skeptical, I said, “Because next you will be asking me to send money to verify...



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