New scam posing as “Make-A-Wish” Foundation circulating across the Valley

COLUMBUS, Ga. — The Federal Trade Commission says there is a new phone scam circulating.

In the scam, con artists posing as government officials tell potential victims they have won a cash sweepstakes through the “Make-A-Wish” Foundation.

Scammers then demand that targets first fork over thousands of dollars to cover processing fees.

Anyone who gets a call like this is advised to hang up and immediately report the call to the charities foundation.

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