Wolcott police are warning residents of a scam masquerading as a letter from the Publishers Clearing House name.
Police said a resident reported receiving a letter and a check for $5,825. The letter claimed the recipient had won $2.5 million and that the check would cover insurance and attorney fees.
The resident, who had not sent anything to Publishers Clearing House, suspected a scam and contacted police.
When police contacted the number on the letter, the people who answered hung up.
Police caution residents to be alert for scams and never send money or share personal information with an unknown person.