Beware Publisher’s Clearing House scams, Mitchell County sheriff warns

(ABC6 News) — Think twice before sending money to Publisher’s Clearing House, the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office says.

The Iowa law enforcement office received a call from Home Trust Bank today after a resident tried to open an account to wire money to someone claiming to be from Publisher’s Clearing House, Mitchell county deputy Jackson Steinberg said.

Home Trust has seen an uptick in phone scammers asking for small amounts of money, in exchange for "a lot of money and/or a truck" that never arrive.

The sheriff’s office cautioned against wiring money to callers, or sending money through the mail.