MOUNT VERNON, IL (KFVS) - Jefferson County Sheriff Roger Mulch is warning residents to be aware of an overseas scam coming out of Jamaica.
Mulch says a resident has received a number of calls from the area code 876 claiming the resident has won a consumer sweepstakes.
The resident also got a letter and a check from Apex Financial for $4,350. That's when the phone calls started.
The sheriff's office encourages anyone who gets a call like this to hang up the phone.
He says prosecution of most of these scams is impossible.