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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.

- Memphis, TN, USA

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

- Calvert, TX, USA

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

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.

- Toledo, OH, USA

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, *** ***

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!!!

- Leadwood, MO, USA

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.

- Jackson, TN, USA

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.

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.

- Palmer, TN, USA

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

- Chicago, IL, USA

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.

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.

- Monroe, LA, USA

CScammet called me on mobile phone stating I had won $3.5 million dollars and a Mercedes Benz car 3018 S Series. I would have to pay $350.00 for state taxes. The scammer was James Carter. He stated I would receive a certified check via UPS from Publishers Clearing House. He asked that I not share with anyone. I would have to fill out papers and sign for the check.

I did not give him any personal information. I ended the call

The lady said I won a new Mercedes Benz and 50.000 cash and a check for 800.00 keep you on the phone and for hours the money was for the IRS and they have them call you names they use for the IRS is Billy Baker other name the one who got the money was shaneil foster the other names was Mary Jackson,CEO manager of PCH 606 us 101 eibners circles port washington New York 10150the other names are Wendy Smith driver Cathy Thompson,Deborah Holland,Todd Sloan Andy Goldberg that's all the people that she gave us

This person is going around scaming older seniors,be said I had won

a big sum of money from publishers clearing house,he told me on the phone to cash the check and then call him back for more instructions it turned out the. Check was fakethis person goes by the name of peter Brown and claims he is the claims he is the

manager of publishers clearing house

I received a call from from the Fake publishers Clearing House saying i won money. They wanted me to pay on the phone with my credit card so i could Claim my prize. I hung up the phone.

Phone call telling me to call them. Talked to them before butt didn't fall core it. The want $2,500 wire transfer from Wal-Mart as insurance for a promised prize of $2.5 million and a new car. PCH never contacts by phone. They want it to be a genuine surprise.

- New Johnsonville, TN, USA

A girl messeged me on instagram about this grant I could claim and and I text the number she gave me and I sent them money and they took my money they was going to send me money but never did and now I’m broke so if you could please help

I received a call saying I won The Publisher's Clearing House. The caller said he was going to connect me to the prize confirmation line, then disconnected. I tried to call the number back and the number was not a working number.

- Sparta, MO, USA

I was called and informed I won the Publishers Clearing House. They requested I send them 299.00 via money gram from Walmart and insisted I stayed on the phone with them so they could send the prize patrol to my house to meet me when I return from Walmart. I was in route when it hit me that this was a scam. I told them I would not do this and they kept insisting I stay on the line so they could convince me it was a real prize.

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