Kirksville Police warn citizens of a new phone scam

The Kirksville Police warn everyone to be wary of a new phone scame.

The police department has received multiple reports of citizens being contacted from an 876 area code number advising they have won a prize from the Publisher's Clearing House.

The caller reportedly says a representative is in the area to deliver the prize, but the â??prize winnerâ?? needs to make some type of payment prior to claiming the prize.

The Kirksville Police Department would like to inform the public that calls like this are part of a scam and ongoing criminal activity.

The Publisherâ??s Clearing House contests are â??no purchase necessaryâ?? contests and do not require money in exchange for any prizes.

Click here for more information directly from the Publisherâ??s Clearing House about potential scams.