The Lee County Sheriff's Office would like to warn citizens of a local scam that's being reported in our county. Some citizens are reporting that they are receiving phone calls from someone with a foreign accent saying that they have won $2,000,000 and a Mercedes car. The caller then advises them if that if they want to claim their prize, the citizen must wire them $499.00 .

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind you to stay away from such scams. A majority of these scams are ran by individuals from other countries and generally can't be found or prosecuted by our laws.

A general rule is; "When it's seems too good to be true, it probably is!". Contact our department in the event you receive a phone call of this nature. Obtain as much information as you can from the caller, including a call-back number, name of their company, etc.

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