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Victim Location 44090
Type of a scam Other

Told me if I didn’t want the car I could have them deliver to a handicaped person. When I said ok they told me they would take $3,500 from my account for the taxes.

I told them they didn’t know my account and was told “we know all about you. We know where you live and what car you drive. “Asked him if his parents knew he was a crook - hung up

Victim Location 61081
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I got an *** message telling me I won 1.9 million and a car. He said he would deliver by 4:30 pm. He said I needed to pay $500 for taxes.

Victim Location 43229
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I got a call from PCH, Henry Holloway, saying I won 2.5 million and a car which was to be delivered to my home between 2 and 3 pm Saturday. He had an accent. I never submitted an entry, so I was suspicious. In order to get the money, I had to get a check form the bank for $100 dollars and send it to overnight express the check to Shirley S*** *** *** *** **, Appotomax, VA 24522. packing number 947811438tk. Peter Bollman id number 1942heny. He called back to ask if I got a check yet. I said no, I was going to check with BBB. He said well they won't have any record of this or be able to help you.

Victim Location 37918
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Get messaging from friend saying they just received 200,000 dollar from PCH DO TO SETTLEMENT FOR TAKING ADVANTAGE OF EDERLY

Victim Location 99114
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

i was called on 12/06/2018 @ 1:35 p.m., was told his name is Micheal Johnson from P.C.H. aka Publishers Clearing House and I won 2.5 Million plus a 2018 Dodge pick-up. He asked me how i would spend the money i said pay off my debts and credit card. He asked me how much do i owe i told him. he said do i know how much 1% of 2.5 would i have to pay for taxes i said no . he told me $1,500.00 and if pch was to pay off my credit card from capitol one how soon could i pay off the $1,500.00 for taxes and draw up the paper work and send the van with ballons and flowers to my address. i said if you pay my credit card off i could pay my 1% taxes right off using my card. he then said to call PCH phone number @ Las Vegas, Nevada @ 702 490 0325 in 5 minutes. I did got recording saying all of our Representives are busy . Please leave your name and number and someone will call you back. He also said that Eric Cozmo has also been trying to get a hold of me for the same thing. Micheal gave me a Package # 45680055, Universal # 1998, PCH phone # Las Vegas Nevada 702 490 0325.

Victim Location 79762
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was called on the phone by a man named James Walton, he told me PCH people were on their way to bring 2.5 M and a Mercedes. BUT I had to go to Walmart to get $450.00 to pay taxes. They are waiting for my money.

Victim Location 57754
Total money lost $10,000
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

caller wants money to collect a prize

Victim Location 36608
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

This company is posing as a PCH rep. And is praying on the elderly (my father) told him he won a case of money a truck and a car which they sent pictures of to him. The really sad ?? part of this is my father is terminally ill and his judgment is completely off if had he had not told me about this chances are he would be broke and unable to afford his meds and treatments. Please bust these freaks put their lives in check.

Thank you. ??

Victim Location 99623
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

Got a call 9/27/18 12:30pm from David Baker asking if I will be home in the next 45 minutes to receive certified mail. Also I was told to write down a phone number and name of the manager who will be verifying my win from PCH (Mark Anderson (876) 860-3651. After hanging up I tried to look up the information but kept getting calls from the unknown number, when I picked up on the third call he asked me if I had called Mark already. I told him no, I wanted to verify that this was legitimate and not a scam. That's when he hung up. I guess I wont be receiving my giant check.

Victim Location 38111
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I got another fake letter from PCH. They send me one every week.

Victim Location 77837
Total money lost $400
Type of a scam Government Grant

I was told that i won money and to get it brought by fed ex i need a one iTunes card $400 total. The man is going by the name of Christ Marks and the other man who told I won and he said it was legit and i knew him name is Denchious Lewis from Bryan Texas is inboxing people and giving the man name on fb and more people are getting their getting fake apps to call and they had my whole facebook shut down where i cant get in it

Victim Location 63143
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

This company called and said I had won the Publishers Clearing House, and informed me I had won $500,000.00 and that a certified check would be sent this Thursday and once I deposited the money into my account I would need to send them $65,000.00 for the taxes. I did not agree to anything nor did I share any personal information with them, this is a scam.

Victim Location 43614
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A man named John Martez called and told me I won 2.5 Million dollars and a 2018 Mercedes Benz, He said he was with PCH he gave me his badge # 087825 and my claim number. He said the PCH patrol was in Dayton Ohio and would be at my home within 2 hours, but first I had to go to Walmart to register that I was a winner before they could give me my prize and that would cost me $780. I told him I wasn't going to pay any money for something that I have won and he said everyone who won a large amount of money had to register. I told him I would check into that information and he gave me a number to call him back, 716-300-1554, when I called back he wasn't available. I knew it was a scam as soon as he said I had to pay money, *** ***

Victim Location 08831
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

received a call from the above #, telling me that I was a winner of PCH contest, which I did enter& she did ask if I had entered other times or how manytimes, I told I had maybe many years ago& hadent untilthis time telling me to sit down as she said the amount of the chech that I would be receiving was $5000,000. I don't know what their end-game was, we talked a bit.she was very sincere, no questions for any numbers of any accounts or SS #., she qualified that by saying, nothing will be asked for personal type of info., I think to sound more legit & put me at ease, talked a bit I was elated to say the least, in that bit I did mentioned how ever how this was amazing how it would help, as I was on a fixed income & this was truly needed, When she mentioned she was going to transfer me to a finance lawyer & again " no questons for banking account numbers for savings & checking, I said ok, "no savings only checking". I just remembered she did ask if I owned my home , I do, or was it in trust for my sons, "no". Also a special Courier would be bringing the check on Monday between 8 & 11 in the am, " would I be home? & i repled Yes, no propblem. I think I did mention I live inan Audlt Community I was tranferred to another female(lawyer) we did speak briefly ,hello - intros, don't recall any names. Next thing we got disconnected, I was upset, because wanted to continue & hear what she was going to say about financial matters, taxes, trust so on. Well that was it , I did call my son & he said " don't believe it!" Well I 1 was ELATED TO THINK I WON THIS MUCH MONEY, Then I was so dejected & down it was like I LOST IT( MONEY) I WAS RICH & NOW I'm back to being not so rich, & then I was ANGRY that they play with me like a trick ! Later I called the phone # from the caller I D, "number not a working number" some time. I did call Publishing Clearing House, & they told me they DO NOT notify winners by phone. Also called the phone company, they couldn't confirm that a number with the last four digits being zeros is a true nnumber, maybe a robo calling system.

Well bottom line, I don't know what their purpose was, then I was concerned tha they new I would be home alone on Monday, but I do live in a gated community,theywouldn't be allowed in without seucrity calling me first.

PS - NO ONE CALLED ME BACK THAT DAY OR ANY OTHER & NO ONE CAME ON MONDAY AT THE HOURS THEY SAID EITHER,SO THAT'S THAT. Maybe it was their sick prank. So I was rich for a short while I only lost some time. But.I do think it's important for others to be aware of these things that some people do Just so you know, I couldn't select the age 18-24,since I'm 79 yrs. one other foot-note--I was contacted on an UNLISTED PHONE,strange!!!

Victim Location 63653
Total money lost $5,005
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was contacted by phone and told I had been selected as the top prize winner of $17 million dollars, $5,000.00 a week for life and a Mercede's Benz. August 14th I was asked to go to Walmart and send a money gram for $455.00 to *** *** North Carolina, then I sent $2,800.00 via US Postal Priority Mail Express to *** *** ** *** *** *** *** ***. On August 15th I was instructed to send 2 more money grams to *** *** in the amount of $1,000.00 each, and also another 250.00 was sent via Western Union. I did not win a prize, I was scammed for a total of $5,505.00.

Victim Location 38301
Total money lost $800
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was contacted by a man named John Peterson who said he was with Publishers Clearing House. He said i had won 2.5 million dollars and a Mercedes Benz. I was to go to Walmart and wire money so i could receive the prize. I went and wired $250. I was then called and told i needed to wire more money to pay for the handling and storage of the car. I wired another $500. The man told me they would be at my home the next day at 9:00 am to give me a check and the car. They did not show up and i realized i had been scammed.

Victim Location 55025
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

A man who gave his name as James Reid claimed we won PCH. We would receive a check for 3.5 million & a Mercedes Benz 2018 car. We would have to dollar fee, in order to receive our winnings.

Victim Location 37365
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A man called my cell phone is name peter Anderson he gave his bage number 4102. Then said I won 8.5 million dollars, 550,00 dollars in silver brief case, $10,000 a week for life, and a new 2018 Mercedes. All I have to is go to Walmart and get $499 on credit card

Victim Location 60638
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Called me telling me I won pch sweepstakes in the amount of 950,000 and 5,000 a week for life. Wanted me to send him money by western union. Don't know how much because that's when I got off the phone. He was giving his name and his ID number from pch. Tried to get bank information he didn't get it. Tried to get some personal information.

Victim Location 44273
Total money lost $650
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Woman called saying she was from Publ. Clear. House and to call James King at 1-876-594-6369 ext. 5. He keeps you on the speaker during the entire time. He wants you to wire $650.00 to Audrey Oates in Kingston, Jamaica via money gram. Also has another woman pretending to be from the government (IRS). After the first payment he says there is a problem and needs more money.

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