Rachel I. Troeger, 92, Archbold, told police she received a telephone call telling her she won $5,000 the morning of Wednesday, June 19.
But the caller said Troeger had to send him $1,800 to claim the $5,000 prize.
Troeger said she told the caller she couldn’t send the money, and the call ended. She did not give the caller any personal information.
Officers gave her information on how to avoid being scammed.