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Victim Location 79423
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I have had for phone calls from someone claiming to be PCH, Publishers Clearing House. The first phone call stated that I won millions of dollars and a new Mercedes. The second phone call was giving me instructions of how to pay $10,000 for insurance in order to receive my prize. I was driving during the third phone call and did not take it. The fourth phone call I told them I was not interested in their scam and for sure was not sending them $10,000. The person who called sounded caucasian with a very clear voice and possibly someone that had had a stroke and was speaking very slowly and concentrating on being very clear.

Victim Location 32694
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a message from a Facebook friend stating that the saw my name on a list of winner from a PCH and poker give away. Had me going until they asked for money. After a closer look they were using an older picture..

Victim Location 68124
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Person claimed to be Dave Sayers from PCH and I had won 1.5 million but I needed to be dressed business casual for photography purposes and needed to go immediately to Walmart to get a purchase receipt for $687.15 to pay taxes ahead of time and Pete Rickets and the PCH person and the news media were on their way to my residence with the check. PCH fraud hotline I spoke with immediately after the call, of course said this was a scammer call, they, nor any sweepstakes will ever ask for money to claim prizes. I alerted my family to the fraud attempt. Was a rather elaborate attempt giving package number:75357034882us-ne and being handled by Bank of America and Warren Buffet. The person seemed to be in a panic that I placed him on mute as I was checking the phone number online, claimed we were being recorded and I could not place him on mute.

Victim Location 84790
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes


I believe I might have just fallen for a phone scam trying to get me to say yes.....I did...they said they were from Publishers Clearing House & I had won 2.5 million & a new car.

Original call to me 876-561-3943 -couldn't see then that call originated from Jamaica.

Individual said his name was James Peterson

He had me call 913-937-0630 & talk to John Ford - during conversation I did say yes- shortly after call was disconnected.

Please advise,

Thank you,

Victim Location 38253
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Original call from above number. Informed me that I won a car and a certified check from PCH. I was instructed to call 1 876 461 9789 and ask for agent Malone, for further instructions. I was told to go to my nearest Walmart and purchase some papers They couldn't tell me what kind of papers or where to find them. They took my name and address, and wanted to know how far away from wal mart I was. As I was backing out of my garage, he said, When you get back, Opra Winfrey will be at my house with a new car and a check for a million dollars. then he said, you do know about the taxes don't you? He said it's 1% and that comes to $1400.00. You do have the money don't you?

That's when I hung up.

Victim Location 67211
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Said to give $295.00 to get one million and a car.

Victim Location 98902
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

john brown called hubby from 876-797-7133 he said from publisher clearing house won $3.8 million n new ford explorer just wanted $499.00 delivery fee so we know this is a scam ty

Victim Location 80027
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

The call came in from Jamaica and the guys name he was using is Don Peterson. He said he was from PCH and asked me if anyone from the PCH had contacted me before. I told him no. He went on to congratulate me on winning a Mercedes-Benz and $850,000. He gave the the prize code as $850000 for the money and the car plate # was 1881PA . Then he asked me what time I would be home and I gave him 1pm. Then he told me he had to finish some paper work and would call me back in 20 mins. I am at work and I work in customer service and was with a customer when he called back and couldn't take the call. Then right after I got done helping the customer my phone rang again and it was a restricted number. He asked me what kind of issues I was having with the agent. I told him none as I was at work and couldn't answer the phone at the time he called back. They both told me that the phone call was being recorded and that the BBB and Some government agency was listen to the call. This guy then went over all of the prizes again then asked me my address. I ask him what address he had in front of him as the first man said I should have received something in the mail. The phone got quiet and then he hung up. I have not been bother with another phone call since. I hope no one falls for the scam.

Victim Location 63368
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A representative claiming to be with PCH (Publishers Clearing House) said I had won a re-drawing from 2010 of $350,000.00. He said some would meet me at my home with prize. I told him I was out of town on business and would need to respond the next day.

I called PCH and discuss the claim. They do not call people with prize information or require any money to receive a prize.

I turned the information over to there fraud dept.

Victim Location 66801
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was told that I won a PCH prize

Victim Location 48180
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

reaceived a phone call from a Todd S claiming i was 2nd place winner in publishers clearing house, he wanted me to fed ex 3563.00 dollars to pay taxes on prize money, he wanted me to call him back in 10 minutes to see if i got a ride, if not he was going to send a ride for me. He told me to keep everything private, the only thing i gave him was my address, i hope that doesnt pose a problem, I called immediately and was told to block his phone number, he has e mailed me sence,

Victim Location 53717
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A man by the name of Fred White called and said if we paid $255 today, tomorrow they would deliver a Publisher Clearing House check for 1.8 million dollars and a 2017 car.

First we needed to pay the taxes for the money and could send it through Walmart or Walgreens.

Victim Location 83607
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Ben Johnson called from PCH. Said i won 4.5 million and a new car. Said I need to pay $899 for fees and delivery of winnings. I said I had no money. He said I could write a check to myself for Cash. He also mentioned Bank of America. He called me "sweetie" and "mother". He also said to write #0101004290US on the check. This is a scam.

Victim Location 38671
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Called saying I won a sweepstakes

Victim Location 24151
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was contacted by a man Who called himself James Amderson with the phone number (626) 723-3XX7 out of Pomona California I researched his number and all I got was owner information of Mpower. He stated that I had won 2.5 million dollars and a new car. But before they could make the delivery I would have to pay $995.00 Registration fee. I informed him that I was not going to pay the fee. I also told him I would pay him after the check cleared in 7 to 10 business days. He started to get pushiest he tried to get my personal information I declined to answer his questions. I stated that he should have a safe trip home and he hung up on me. That proves to me it was a scam due to he no longer wanted to try to get money out of me. If anyone asks for money upfront to receive money it is a scam. And if they try to get personal information DON'T give it to them. By the way PCH is located in NY. I'm not telling you the city you can google that for your self. I am going to post this on as many websites I can post it on.

Victim Location 70454
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Someone called to my mother that she was a winner of the Publisher clearinghouse. She won $8 million dollars, and a Mercedes Benz. To claim her prize she would need to mail a certified check for $850. Thank God when she went to get the check, she went to her bank. When the teller asked who to make it out to, the teller realize that my mother was being scammed, and told her that she shouldn't get the check. When my mother returned home she received a phone call asking if she got the check. She replied no and she told the man to take it out of the winnings in to send her the rest. The man told her it didn't work that way, that she need to go back and get the check she replied no and hung up the phone. She received 25 calls after that from that same number. The next day he called again she told him no again and the man said that he will send someone out to her house to bring the winnings to her. I, her daughter contact the sheriff department to make them aware of this situation. To have patrols to go down her street.

Victim Location 35151
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Said Publishers Clearing House was on there way, bringing me $5000000 dollars and a new auto. Needed to know my address and that I would have to register my phone # with the nearest Western Union

Victim Location 72401
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I have to pay a 1% fee of 5.9 million dollars before I get the check

Victim Location 53581
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Got a phone call from someone identifying the self from PCH and when I asked what PCH was, they asked are you Beth and I said yes,then heard about scam that someone records your voice then uses your voice fraudulently.

Victim Location 62221
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received an email saying that I won the 50000000 pch and asks for my full name, telephone number, address, and age.

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