Sweepstakes coverage brings out scammers

Scammers are leaching themselves to The Chronicle’s coverage of the Publishers Clearing House winners in Cottage Grove on Feb. 28.

The story was widely shared on social media platforms. Chronicle staff has reported, banned, and deleted the false profiles when possible. PCH and police urge people to not interact with the accounts, and report the scammers.

Area residents and Chronicle readers have been contacted by online scammers claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House – reaching out through comments and direct messages on Facebook. 

Police warn the . . .