COPPERAS COVE (October 31, 2013) The Copperas Cove Police Department warned residents Thursday about a possible sweepstakes scam that involves a letter and a check for $1.5 million that one local resident recently received in the mail.
The letter and check, which police posted on the department’s Facebook page, indicate that the contest is sponsored by “Publishing Clearing House, Reader Digest, Mega Million and Multi-State Lottery Association.”
Instructions are provided to the recipient to contact a representative to claim the prize money.
In the letter the recipient is also asked not to discuss the contest with family members, friends and relatives to prevent tampering with the prize money.
Residents are being asked to contact police if they receive the letter.