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Scammers targeting people in Portland claiming they are lottery winners

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is warning about a scam after several people in Portland have been called claiming they have won millions of dollars.

The scammers, claiming to represent "American Cash Award Sweepstakes & Lottery" are telling callers that to receive the award they need to send a registry fee to an address in Los Angeles using re-loadable debit cards and call them back with the numbers.

Crime Stoppers said the scammers are targeting older people or people who don't speak English.

If you receive a call a similar call, you're advised to disconnect without providing any information or taking instructions from the caller.

If you may think you are a victim to this scam with financial loss, you are encouraged to file a report by calling your local law enforcement agency.

You can also file a complaint with the Oregon Department of Justice Consumer Protection Office by calling 1-877-877-9392 or by visiting http://www.doj.state.or.us/consumer/Pages/complaint.aspx.

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