State Police, Honesdale, are investigating a telephone scam wherein the victim will receive a telephone call from someone purporting to be an agent of the “Gaming Division” of the Federal Trade Commission. (FTC).


State Police, Honesdale, are investigating a telephone scam wherein the victim will receive a telephone call from someone purporting to be an agent of the “Gaming Division” of the Federal Trade Commission. (FTC).

This individual will then provide a supposed telephone number for the “Publishers Clearing House” (PCH), telling the victim that they have legitimately won a cash prize and instructing them to call the PCH and provide their information in order to claim it.

The FTC is aware of this fraud and is investigating the matter.

Wayne County citizens are reminded to never provide personal information over the telephone unless they can positively identify the caller and the reason for the call.