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People in Fayette County are being told to be on the alert for an ongoing financial scam.

That is according to a press release sent to 59News from the Fayette County Sheriff's Office.

The release indicates some people in the county have said they have been contacted by an individual claiming to be an agent for Publisher's Clearing House, who told people they have won $1.5 million and that they need to purchase a pre-paid $400 card.

Deputies say this is a scam and that all legitimate sweepstakes companies will never ask you to submit a payment to claim a prize.