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The Better Business Bureau is warning people to be aware of a scam that claims to be based in Beaver.  According to a release, the scammers are claiming to be representatives of the Better Business Bureau.

The phone scam begins with a call from an "876" area code.  The person on the phone has a foreign accent and informs potential victims that they have won $250 million dollars. The scammer tells the victim that they need to by an "$89.95" GreenDot Money Pak Card at Walmart and then give the card number to the "Better Business Bureau representative."  Once the information on the card is provided to the scammer, they agree to meet the victim at a band to hand deliver the prize money.

"Consumers should be cautious of any prize offer that ask you to share your personal information or pay a fee in advance, especially one that is claiming to be the BBB" said Amanda Tietze of the West Virginia Division of the BBB.

Consumers should be aware that there is no BBB office located in Beaver.  The office in West Virginia is actually located in Charleston.  That location covers all of the mountain state except for three counties in the eastern panhandle.  Those three counties are covered by the BBB in Washington, D.C.

Officials with the BBB said that the organization will never call claiming that a person has won prize money.  They also recommend that consumers who receive a call from the BBB, verify that it is legitimate, by called the local office.  More information about the scams can be found at BBB Scam Stopper.