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Tillsonburg Resident Loses $900 in Scam

A fraudster told them that they won the Readers Digest Sweepstakes.

TILLSONBURG - The Oxford OPP is warning the public after someone in Tillsonburg fell victim to a scam.

Police say someone called this person last week, claiming to be with the Readers Digest Sweepstakes.

They told the victim that they won the $5 million grand prize, $250,000 cash, and a new pickup truck. The catch was, they had to purchase a prepaid MasterCard to pay the tax.

When the victim tried to question this person, they e-mailed some documents to try to back up their claims.

The victim lost $900 in the end and the OPP would like to remind everyone that a legitimate business, charity, or organization would never ask for payment in gift cards.

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