Man loses $50K in Publishers Clearing House scam, State Police investigating

The Pennsylvania State Police Reading Barracks is investigating a Publishers Clearing House scam that took place recently in Penn Township.

Troopers were dispatched on August 6, 2022 at 1:48pm to a residence on Tobias Road to investigate a theft.

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According to a public information report, Troopers discovered that the actor(s) had posed as representatives of Publishers Clearing House and deceived the victim, a 73 year-old man, into sending them $50,000.

The victim sent the actor(s) $50,000 of checks in the mail, subsequently debited from the victim’s account.

Anyone with any information pertaining to this incident is encouraged to contact PA State Police Reading Barracks and reference the incident number PA 2022-1004631.

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