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State police said Thursday that an Indiana resident recently received several phone calls from an individual or individuals claiming to represent Publishers Clearing House.

Troopers said these suspicious phone calls are believed to be a scam, but the resident did not sustain a monetary loss as a result.

The Pennsylvania State Police recommends that individuals properly verify the legitimacy of any monetary solicitation — whether received by phone, mail, email or text message — before providing any personal and/or bank account or credit card information.

Troopers said tips for protecting oneself against common scams and the crime of identity theft can be found on the state Attorney General’s website, www.attorneygeneral.gov.