Sheriff Benny DeLoach would like to report the following activity of the Appling County Sheriff’s Office.
On Sept. 9, a complainant came to the sheriff’s office to report a fraud/swindle incident. The complainant stated she had been notified that she had won a large amount of money and a 2011 Mercedes Benz. In turn the complainant had to mail money to the sweepstakes to receive her winnings. The complainant complied, but has not received any monies or the vehicle.
PLEASE BE AWARE OF SCAMS!!!
If you receive phone calls or mail stating you are a sweepstakes winner, that you are to send monies to receive your winnings, please contact the sheriff’s office. This also includes solicitations, please verify before sending money. If you have not entered a sweepstakes or bought a lotto ticket, you are not a winner. If monies are sent out of the United States there is no way to prosecute the case.