It has come to our attention that, in an effort to scam people out of their money, fraudulent calls are being made using Kids Wish Network’s name.
The scammers are calling saying they are from Kids Wish Network and telling people they have won the grand prize in a sweepstakes contest. The prizes range in the amount of $350,000 to $485,000. To claim the prize, the caller tells the individual that they must send 1% of the grand prize amount to the caller – or in one instance they asked the individual to purchase an insurance policy through American Fidelity Insurance Co.
Please be advised that these calls ARE NOT legitimate. Although Kids Wish Network does conduct legitimate sweepstakes giveaways, we DO NOT contact winners by phone and we DO NOT ask our winners to send money in order to receive their prize. And a contribution is NOT necessary to enter Kids Wish Network’s sweepstakes.
If you receive a phone call such as this, DO NOT send money to the caller. This is a SCAM. You should also report any calls like this to your local authorities.