MADISON - Wisconsin consumer protection specialists want you to watch out for a new sweepstakes scam.
Residents across the state say they've been getting calls from people claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House. The scammers tell them they've won a sweepstakes prize and ask for an upfront fee payable with a pre-paid debit card.
The state says potential victims are directed to pick up and pay for a Green Dot MoneyPak debit card from a retail or drug store in order to transfer the fee.
Scammers choose pre-paid debit cards and wire transfers for victims to send them money because the transactions are difficult to trace and nearly impossible to reverse.
RHINELANDER - Usually when we think of people fighting world hunger, collecting food donations and other community service events come to mind. But a group of kids from Rhinelander are fighting world hunger a different way.
On Sunday, 14 people, including kids in grades five through 12 and some of their parents, set out on a weeklong 250 mile bike ride to raise money. They're all part of Rhinelander's Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Pastor Tammy Barthels says this is a great way for kids to learn about world hunger.
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