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Publishers Clearing House mail scam hits Glendale

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

When life-long Publishers Clearing House subscriber, Linda Johnson, got a letter in the mail announcing she won $5,480 she thought it was too good to be true. 

"I thought I was getting me a blessing," said Johnson. "I could really use one."

After a closer look, Johnson had a feeling something was wrong.

The letter wasn't specifically addressed to her and the check came from an electric company in Kentucky. Johnson called the number on the letter, and a woman told her to cash the check and call her back. That's when she turned to Hattiesburg police, who advised her not to cash in. 

She called the number for a second time this morning and the only answered she received was a busy signal. 

"I realized it's not good," said Johnson. "I don't want anybody else to think it's good, like I thought it was good at first."

If you're suspicious of a check you get in the mail call your local authorities.

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