HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - The Garland County Sheriff's Office is warning of a telephone scam that has already cost at least one victim $2,700.
The sheriff's department said in a news release Monday that a caller told the victim that she had won a new Mercedes-Benz and $2.5 million - but had to first send a $2,700 security deposit.
The woman sent the money but received nothing in return.
The victim told authorities that she was contacted by a company that called itself "Insider Viewpoint."
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