By SHERRY DIGMON
Virginia Sharpless of Atmore got the phone call anyone would love to get – if only it wasn’t a scam.
Wednesday afternoon, April 1, she answered her phone to be told she had won $2 million in the Publishers Clearinghouse Sweepstakes. The caller asked if she would be home that afternoon to receive her prize. Well, of course, she’d be there to get a check for $2 million.
Then he asked if she would be prepared to pay the “delivery fee” that afternoon. Delivery fee? Yes, there was a $500 delivery fee she would need to pay at time. Virginia suggested he take the fee out of her $2 million winnings. At which time, he promptly hung up.
Remember, folks, if you get a call that’s too good to be true, it probably is.
Virginia shared her story to remind others to be on guard for the unscrupulous among us. Somebody is always trying to devise a scheme to take what is yours.