(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Authorities are investigating a report of telephone scammers targeting an elderly woman in Charleston County on Wednesday.
A 74-year-old woman told the Charleston County Sheriff's Office that she received a call from a number with a New York area code, with the caller saying that the woman had won the Publisher Clearing House Sweepstakes. Another scammer then came on the line saying he was an attorney, and that the woman would have to pay taxes on the money before she received it.
The caller even told the woman he could be at her home as early as the next day to take her to the bank, officials said.
"It was at this point that our complainant made up the following response. She told the subject that she would have to run it by her daughter who is a police officer and at that point the subject hung up," the Sheriff's Office said in a statement.
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