The Adams County Sheriff’s Office warns of an ongoing telephone scam.

Deputies have received reports recently from citizens that they have received phone calls from someone claiming to be Sheriff Brian VonderHaar, telling them they have won a Publisher’s Clearing House prize. The reports indicate the Caller ID shows the call is coming from a local number.

Officials want to assure the public the sheriff’s office is not affiliated with Publisher’s Clearing House in any way.

Deputies remind you to never give out personal information on the phone and to report any suspicious phone call to the police or the Federal Trade Commission.