Too good to be true

Encampment woman receives scam letter, check


December 22, 2021

Pictured above is a copy of the letter claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House.

Sometimes it is worth looking a gift horse in the mouth.

Publishers Clearing House can only be described as a cultural phenomenon. For decades, commercials have aired showing real people being presented checks by the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol. What may seem like a one-in-a-million chance of winning is, actually, a one in 6.2 billion chance of winning the company's "$5,000 A Week for Life" sweepstakes according to the Publishers Clearing House website.

On December 18, Encampment resident Vicki Loftice received a letter in the mail informing her she had won money from Publishers...

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