A Templeton man thought the holidays had come early this year after he received a phone call claiming he had won 3.5 million dollars and two Mercedes Benz vehicles. The person on the phone told the 88-year-old victim that he needed to pay the taxes on his winnings before he could receive them. When he started withdrawing large sums of money from his account his bank contacted the Sheriff’s Office. According to a press release the victim had already sent roughly 700,000 dollars and was trying to send more. The investigation is ongoing.