Scam Alert: JaxBest will NEVER charge winners for plaques

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – We’ll say it again: If you’re named the winner of a JaxBest category, News4JAX will notify you — but, you will never be asked to pay a fee.

Recently, we’ve been made aware that multiple participants have been contacted by someone and asked to pay $200 for winner plaques.

If at any point you’re asked to pay for a plaque, hang up the phone. We won’t ask you to do that. It’s a perk of being a winner.

News4JAX will email the winners on the week we are announcing the victors (typically, there are six at a time), and someone from River City Live will also contact the winners to setup a time for a segment on the show.

If you’re a participant in JaxBest and you experience something that you believe could be utilizing the campaign for fraudulent purposes, shoot me an email. Just click my name at the top of the article.

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