Brenham police are warning about a telephone scam going out to local residents.

Cpl. Chris Jackson of the Brenham Police Department says the notification comes from a site saying they represent the International Lotto Commission: French Lotto.

The notification tells the recipients they have won $16 million and that the amount has been placed in a bank account in their name.  Then the supposed winner is to contact a representative at an international telephone number to process the claim.  This will involve sending in a certified check of $800,000.  The police suspect this is a way for scammers to get into your bank account and other personal information and leave you penniless.

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