Thieves do not have to break into your house to steal. Sophisticated scams on the internet, through the mail, and over the phone have become all too common in recent years.
Two local residents contacted the Spencer Magnet about such scam attempts they’ve thwarted recently.
Bill Kiser said he has long entered the Publishers’ Clearinghouse Sweepstakes, but knew something was fishy when he received a phone call from them, asking if he’d received notice that he was a winner.
“They said I won $2 million,” said Kiser.