The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a scam being perpetrated in the area. Yesterday, a Belpre resident reported that for the second time in two weeks they received a call from an unknown male reporting they had won $1.5 million. The caller advised the resident to send $499 in order to collect the winnings. The resident said they were not interested and hung up. Then, they called local law enforcement and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office to report the crime. Authorities say be aware of the scam and feel free to contact law enforcement regarding the legitimacy of any such information.