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Watch out for scams

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By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -An Albany man says relentless scammers won't leave him alone.

In the last week and a half, Doyt Brown has gotten six similar letters from companies in Las Vegas and Ohio claiming he could win more than $3 million dollars, but he must first send a $20 processing fee.

He wants to make sure no one else falls for what he's sure is a con.

"I'm concerned about elderly people falling for this thing and sending in $20 and if enough people send in $20 they could make millions off the poor people that can't afford it," said Doyt Brown.

Some of the letters claim to be from the Publishers Information Bureau. That is a real magazine trade group, but the home page of their website stresses they do not conduct sweepstakes and the letters are using their name without permission. 


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