October 12, 2017
Citizens of Dayton have been contacted, via email, with claims of winning different amounts of prize money ranging from $552 to $1600. The scam requests that a filing fee of $150 be sent to claim the prize and pay for insurance on the package it will be mailed in. We urge all of our citizens, DO NOT RESPOND to these emails and NEVER provide personal information, bank information, or send money to any site claiming you have won a contest. The emails are being sent under several different company names, but when the body of the emails are examined they are the same wording, and details, with only the dollar amounts changed. If you receive an email or any correspondence that you feel may be a scam, please notify the Dayton Police Department at 540-879-2161, and please do not respond to these requests.