Valley Authorities are warning you about various scams in the area.
DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris says at least five people were scammed out of 40-thousand dollars each this week.
Harris says the scams are taking all kinds of forms.
One in particular involves claims that people have won a lottery and ways they can increase their social security checks.
You can read more about this story in today's edition of Times-Journal in Fort Payne.