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Newberry County, SC (WLTX) - The Newberry County sheriff is warning residents of people pretending to be from Publishers' Clearing House as part of scam.

Officers say they've gotten reports from people who've gotten calls from an 876-370-5151 number. According to deputies, caller says the winner will be offereda BWM or a Mercedes and a larger sum of money.

The call then tells people to go to Walmart and get a money order for shipping and handling.

Deputies say the effort is not affiliated with Publishers' Clearing House and is a scam operating out of Jamaica.