Waterford Phone Scam Offers $5M, New Car

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Waterford police are warning residents of a phone scam offering residents $5 million and a new car and asking them to purchase “green dot cards” from Wal-Mart in order to claim their prizes.

    According to police, a resident living on Vauxhall Street received calls pertaining to the scam.

    Callers identified themselves as Paul Brown from American Sweepstakes; Dave Peterson, who said AAA would deliver the car; Simone McGill from New Britain; and Marion Smith, who told the caller a Bank of America representative would stop by her house.

    Every caller instructed the would-be victim to purchase a “green dot card” worth $385 from Wal-Mart.

    Police said the resident did not disclose any bank or personal information to the callers.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Waterford police.