SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -

Scams happen more often than you think and they happens to people right here in the Ozarks.  One particular scam that has been particularly convincing is the Publisher Clearing House scam.

They claim that you have won a large sum of money, and that in order to receive the prize you need to pay the 1% taxes on it.  Publishers Clearing House states, "if someone asks you to send a payment or money card in order to claim the prize – STOP!  You have not heard from the real PCH."

Read more about the Publishers Clearing House scam and how it can be prevented on the PCH's fraud protection webpage.

Click here to research about other potential scams.