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Con artist attempts to scam police

SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) -

A con artist tried to scam a cop.

Sylvester Police Lt. Kenneth Washington got a call from a scammer claiming to be from Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes.

Many other south Georgians have gotten similar calls lately telling them they won a large prize and need to pay taxes to get it.

“If you receive a phone call from anyone claiming that you have won a prize and want you to send money to pay taxes, this is a scam. If you have any problem with this calls your local police department agency and report this incident. Basically just hang up and ignore the callers,” said Lt. Kenneth Washington, Sylvester Police .

We told you last week about two people in Tifton who fell for the scam and lost hundreds of dollars.

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