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Dauphin County woman, 80, loses more than $15,000 in Publishers Clearing House scam

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LOWER PAXTON TOWNSHIP, DAUPHIN COUNTY-Police in Dauphin County issued a warning Thursday after an elderly woman lost thousands of dollars after falling victim to a Publishers Clearing House scam.

Investigators said an 80-year-old Lower Paxton Township resident received a call from someone who told her that she had won a big Publishers Clearing House prize. The caller told the woman she needed wire a large amount of money to different locations in order to claim her winnings.

The victim lost more than $15,000 after emptying her savings and life insurance policy. Police said the money is irretrievable.