Multi-Platform Scam Promises Thousands Of Dollars

The Benzie County Sheriff's Office is warning community members of another scam. 

The scam promises thousands of dollars in winnings if the victim will send in $500 to $1000 for processing expenses. 

People report they have been contacted by scammers over Facebook, email and land line phones. 

Police say the suspects will promise a payout after the winner is told to send money to an out-of-state location. The victims are told FedEx will deliver a winning check to their home with a Federal employee.

The suspects are reported to have a foreign accent, are knowledgeable and persistent. 

If you have been contacted by anyone claiming you won money in a sweepstakes, please don't send any money and contact the police.