.

Lexington Man Reports Sweepstakes Scam

A Simonds Road resident reported getting a call Thursday that he had won $3.5 million and a new Chrysler.

Winning $3.5 million and a brand new Chrysler? Too good to be true!

A man on Simonds Road wisely turned down a scamming caller claiming that he had won a huge sum of cash and a new car on Thursday evening, according to a report from the .

The caller told the man that he would send over a car to take him to the bank to pick up his winnings --a new Chrysler and $3.5 million cash -- and sure enough an Arlex cab rolled up to the man's house a few minutes later, a police spokesman said. 

The Lexington resident, confident that he was the victim of a scam, then refused to get into the car, according to the police report.

Police have no proof at this point that the call was a scam, but are confident that no such sweepstakes exists.

"It's fair to say that when someone calls and says that you've won $3.5 million, it's a scam," Lieutenant John Mazerall said.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »