DLCA Reminds Public of Ongoing Publisher Clearing House Telephone Scam

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Virgin Islands Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs

Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) Commissioner Richard T. Evangelista reminds consumers that there are individuals posing as representatives of Publishers Clearing House (PCH) stating the consumer has won a large amount of cash. In return, the consumer must provide his/her Social Security number and driver’s license to the individual as proof of identity to collect a cash prize. If a consumer receives a similar call, hang up or simply do not respond. This is a scam.

Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America. Crooks use clever schemes to defraud millions of people every year. They often combine new technology with old tricks to get people to send money or give out personal information. Identity thieves get your personal information by:

Stealing wallets, purses and a person’s mail (bank and credit card statements, pre-approved credit offers, new checks…

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