Scams around the area

Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) - Usually scammers will try and get you through a call, the mail, and especially e-mail nowadays, but Tammy Giles recounts her encounter yesterday with two gentlemen bold enough to come knocking on her door.

"I had a knock at the door and two young guys came in and said they were from Dish Network and they had seen that we had outdated equipment...old equipment.", said Giles. She says the two men then asked her for her social security number and debit card number to make sure they were the same as Dish had on file.

It wasn't until after the two men left that Giles felt that something was wrong. She said she saw the two men leave in a smaller blue sedan, rather than in a Dish Network vehicle.

"...something just didn't feel right. I called Dish Network and they said they do not send people out just to go out and say 'hey, do you want to update your equipment?'"

That isn't the only scam going around the area though. Captain Linda Gesell of the Laramie County Sheriff's Department says there are two other scams going around involving the Publisher's Clearinghouse name.

She's seen several incident reports where potential scam victims have received phone calls or letters along with checks promising unclaimed money or in one case, a new car along with $450,000.

Gesell says that the calls that they have been able to trace back have actually originated from Jamaica.

Law enforcement officials are telling everyone to be extremely cautious with these types of phone calls and letters with Gesell saying, "....if it looks to good to be true, it probably is."

If you do receive one of these letters or phone calls, you should contact your local law enforcement.


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