A scam promising big prize money is targeting people living in Placer County.

The word from the Sheriff's Department in Placer County is that residents are being targeted by scammers who call or text with a claim of being with the Publisher's Clearing House. The victims are told they've won and should go to Wal-Mart or K-mart and purchase Greendot cards.

They are then instructed to call in the card numbers, and money on the card then disappears along with the person staging the scam. The phone number given was traced to Jamaica and is not associated with Publisher's Clearing House.