New Powerball Scam Emerging

powerballNorthwest Iowa — Northwest Iowans are being warned about a scam that’s surfaced this week, following Wednesday’s world record Powerball drawing.

Jim Hegarty, at the Better Business Bureau, says crooks are always looking for new ways to separate unsuspecting folks from their money.

Hegarty says Iowans need to be very wary of this type of email, letter or phone call.

Con artists have learned to make it appear that they’re legitimate, so Hegarty says you need to be on guard when answering your phone and when opening your mail and email.

Hegarty says if one of these scammers calls you, simply hang up.

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