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.