Kentucky State Police are warning Knox County residents about a telephone scam.
In the scam, a man calls and identifies himself as a "Mr. Clark," and introduces himself as a representative from Publisher's Clearing House or other sweepstakes familiar to residents.
During the conversation, Mr. Clark persuades the victim to transfer money electronically using a debit/credit card, bank account numbers or by money order through the mail, police said.
In return for a successful transfer, the victims are promised money and gifts that they do not receive.
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State police detective Jason York of the Harlan post, who has been working the case, learned that the company is based in Kingston, Jamaica, according to a police news release.
Police urge residents to never give any information over the telephone to any person or company with which they do not regularly do business.
Police said if you have information regarding this scam, call York at (606) 573-3131 or toll-free at 1-800-222-5555.