March 30, 2022

Scammers At It Again Targeting Jones County Residents

Mary Apel

The Jones County Sheriff’s Department has received multiple reports of Jones County residents being targeted by a popular telephone scam.

The scammer calls and  advises that the resident has won a new car from Publishers Clearinghouse and that the “winner” must only pay customs fees to claim the car. This is a total scam with the call apparently originating from Jamaica.

Please don’t fall for this scam. The only purpose the scammer has is to separate you from your hard earned money.  

Scams may be reported to the Federal Trade Commission at

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