WASHINGTON COUNTY -- There's an old saying that cautions if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. That is still the case today.
A 70-year-old Fulton County, Pa., man was reminded of that in January when a telephone caller told him he won the Jamaican Sweepstakes.
Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg reported that the caller told the man he was responsible for paying the taxes on the prize. The man sent money but never received the prize.
The pay-the-taxes-on-lottery-winnings scam is one of a few old favorites that unscrupulous people use and authorities say senior citizens are a favorite target.