From Sheriff Stan Parker:
The Howard County Sheriff’s Office would like to warn our citizens that there are several scams going and we ask that you please be cautious and not get involved. Most scams come by email, mail or phone calls.
Recently, there is an email circulating stating you have won a large sum of money. As a way of gaining your confidence they are using Big Spring Police Chief Chad Williams' name as a means of verifying the prize as legitimate. A phone number is given and when you call the number, “Chief Williams” answers to verify the prize. The person answering is NOT Chief Williams. You are then instructed to send a sum of money to an account and then you will be mailed large check.
YOU WILL NEVER RECEIVE YOUR MONEY.
The majority of the time the money is being sent to overseas accounts and becomes unrecoverable.
Please remember, if you have to send money in order to receive a prize, it is a scam.
If you feel someone is trying to scam you please contact one of our Investigators at 432-264-2231 ext. 106 or 107.