I received a phone call at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 25, telling me I had won a ''sweepstakes.'' The call came from Florida, the number was 305-555-1212.
The caller spoke in broken English with what I would describe as a middle-eastern accent. He immediately quoted my home address and asked me to confirm it.
Of course, I was suspicious and did not follow his instructions. I hung up.
I am writing this to warn area residents of this type of call and suggest they not give or confirm their personal information to anyone calling anonymously. Hopefully, the authorities will use the information provided here to investigate.
Jan W. Sallaz