The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department is warning area residents about a phone scam.The scam involves individuals receiving a call from an 876 area code and an unknown person claiming to be from Publisher's Clearinghouse saying the individual has won a sbustantial amount of money. The unknown person  goes on to state in order to receive the winnings all the person has to do is wire $1,000 or $2,000 from a local Wal-Mart to an unknown location.

According to Publisher's Clearinghouse official website this is a scam. Additionally it advises they do not make winner notifications via phone. Publisher's Clearinghouse released a statement on their website that says the winning at the Clearinghouse is always free. If you are ever asked to send or wire money to claim a sweepstakes prize, you are being scammed.