Scam warning from the Secretary of State

Scam warning from the Secretary of State

ATLANTA, GA (WALB) - Thursday Secretary of State Brian Kemp sent out a  warning to Georgians about a new scam, using the name of the Make a wish foundation.

According to the Federal Trade Commission, con artists holding out as government officials are calling people to tell them that they have won a cash sweepstakes through the Make-a-Wish Foundation, a national charity for sick children.

To claim the prize, scammers tell the "winners" that they must first fork over thousands of dollars to cover processing fees.

Kemp says you can report these scam calls to his office.

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