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Victim Location 46375
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

Caller calling my elderly mother saying she won $50,000 wants a fee sent to them to process

Victim Location 24073
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Caller said his name was John Baker, had a foreign accent.  Said won some prizes from entry several years ago.   As soon as mentioned calling the ScamPulse.com, he say why?   Turned over to a Mary someone...

Victim Location 27292
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

They called the house #, said they were from Publishers Clearing House, said I was a winner of $855,000, $5,000 a week for life and a 2016 Cherry Red Merz Bentz and I was to go to Food Lion and fill out a form and send them $387.14 to a person in Denton, NC and then they would send me $5,000. I have all the information. I also called Western Union and gave them the information and they said it is a scam.

Victim Location 92128
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

this person that called stated that I had won the second prize in the PCH drawing. There was a prize patrol coming to my house in an hour and 15 minutes. The prize was 960,000 plus a new car. He kept going and explained that I would need to pay a 1% charge for the prize to be awarded. That fee would be $960.00. I kept questioning and he asked how far I was from a Walmart. His prize patrol could meet me there and we would swap checks after I paid the 1% fee. I had told him that I wanted to check it out and I was going to call PCH. He said go ahead. 30 minutes later he called and ask what I found out. He started getting a little irritated and finally got a little testy. He said his name was Nigel Kingsbury.

Victim Location 98362
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Paul/Robert (caller), $1.3mil and a car; ask for my bank account # and SSN; wanted $450 to deliver and will send 3 people to my door to send the cash; he called and ask if I have the cash and I hung up on him, not to call again.

Victim Location 80919
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a call from Jamaica from a woman claiming to Michelle West. She spoke with a notable accent and stated I had won 2nd prize in the Publisher's Clearing House sweepstakes : 1.5 million USD, and a Pearl White Mercedes Benz. She tried to gain my trust by asking me if I believed in fate and that she was a woman of her word and of strong faith, I should thank God that He guided her to call me this day Dec 7th, 2016. She asked me to write down a claim number, a check number, and her name: Michelle West, badge number 125341. After I pretended to entertain this charade and agreed to be passed to her "General Manager" she stated she was patching me thru to extension 5. A man who claimed to be Dell Jenkins answered and said he was the General manager and the CEO (wow). He said "I am a very serious man and I am a man of my world, I am going to ask you some information so I can pull out your file". And here is where he tried to get me, (the moment I was waiting for). My name; I said "You guys called me, I am the winner... you tell me who you are trying to reach" He was taken back by my statement and proceeded in a notable upset voice which by now sounded a lot like Michelle's voice; he said " I am a serious man! I am the CEO!, I am not here to play games or play a joke, If you are uncomfortable please take your time and tell me your name, or you can just tell me to hang up". I told him, I am skeptical about this whole thing and usually If someone calls a person to inform of being a winner of something they have all the information already. After that he (or very likely she, Michelle) said in a more upset tone, "i remind you, I am a serious man of my word and of strong faith I am not trying to fool you or play a joke". By now I am tired of this and told him "the way this whole thing has been approached is not likely to be legit, and that it has been fun but now I don't feel like playing anymore; I asked him/her to please hang up and never call again. indeed a scam!

Victim Location 24016
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received letter saying second place winner and the amount is 2.5 million.  had a "check" for $6980.00 with it and said before cashing the check had to call claims mgr.  "Lewis Walker" and that by law my security code and prize information has to be kept confidential.   Check for $6980.00 says from Disney Worldwide Services and supposedly written on Citbank.

Victim Location 36301
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

person called and said he was a PCH agent and that I won 9.3 million dollars. I asked him how he got my info and he said when I bought my phone I was entered in the drawing, but my phone is a land line and there is no connecting through a special service, so its a lie. Now, he tried to get info on me and my address and account numbers in the bank. So you can see he is a thief, Indian also, you have to be careful when they cant answer your questions clearly and when they say you win but don't know who you are. His number is 876-426-6572..fraud

Victim Location 27101
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Caller said fees and charges are from the federal state of North Carolina. They wanted the victim to have paper and pen and take down info. The charges will only be $2,500. They said this is what the state requires -- it's their money. Apparently the State has lawyers close by today and could stop by and pick up the money. They offered a package code of 905AR27. Reference number 010390UA. Batch #4710901. They wanted to know if she wanted the winnings announcement published in the newspaper and TV. She said no, and they said it's better to be a private person. Wanted to know if she was a citizen of the U.S. by birth. The caller said his name is David Brown and that he's not trying to trick you into anything -- it's the good Lord shining down on her. She knew it wasn't right to have to pay out money so she hung up.

Victim Location 72653
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received phone call stating he was representative of Publishers Clearing House & that I had won a large sum of money. Very difficult to understand due to background noise. He verified my name and address and kept asking "OK". I never answered OK, just yes I understand... He has now called 7 - 8 times even though I ask him not to call back & that I had looked at the rules for Publishers Clearing House and they say they DO NOT call a winner in advance. Nothing has happened yet, but I'm worried that this person(s) can hack my computer or phone or something.

Victim Location 76053
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received several calls from 929-800-2058 in two days. I finally answered and a Mark Goldberg (said he was with with PCH) informed me I had won 8.5 Million dollars. He actually faxed a copy of the check image from Bank of America with my name on it. The letter said I also won a 2016 motor car, free insurance for 3 long years from Geico, and two years of free gas. The IRS and there agencies have played a major role in the processing of my claim. Taxes that should have been paid were reduced to a minimum amount: therefore I needed to contact my accounting manager for further information. the agent is 929-800-2058 Ext 225. Mr. Roger Decamaron (Accounting Manager). I finally hung up on Mr. Goldberg and they got NO money. BEWARE.

Victim Location 86314
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

consumer received phone call from scammer stating he was with PCH Badge # 4440US . Stated she had won $2.5 million and a mercedes Benz. She asked how could she win if she didn't play. She hung up at that point.

Victim Location 38024
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

David Miller called to congratulate me for being a winner & they had two checks for me & he would come & was in Jackson, TN now & how long it'll take for me to get ready & he'd go to the bank with me & I need to withdraw $2000 it would go to the IRS & they would refund me the money b/c it's supposed to be tax free.

Victim Location 38063
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Man called told me to call & ask for another person & he would tell me what I won & then asked for money in the end & go to the bank then Walmart. When he started asking for the money I realized it was a scam & I called you.

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

A man with an accent called and said he was with PCH, Publisher's Clearing House. He said his name was David Johnson, and wanted me to write down a badge number, claim number, and several other numbers. He asked for my name and when I would be home to accept a prize of $1.8 million and a Mercedes Benz. Next, he wanted to know how far away I was from a WalMart or Walgreens. I don't know what this was for, except to possibly purchase something. I told him I was busy, and he wanted to call back in three hours, but about an hour and a half later that number rang by cell phone again, and I did not answer the call. When I did arrive home, I called the BBB, who confirmed it was a scam, and that the 876 area code for the number was for Jamaica.

Victim Location 72301
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

He called saying that she won $385,000 and a 2016 gmc Denali and that all she had to do was go to a local walmart,walgreens or cvs to purchase a invitation receipt to claim my prize. The price went from $950 to $200 to purchase the invitation receipt to claim my prize. She explained to Mr. Jack Miller that she needed to speak to my daughter because she handles all my finances and that I would have her call him. She called him and after her questioning him and the publisher clearing house process to redeem prizes, he hung up.

Victim Location 79382
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a phone call from John McCarty with Publishers Clearing House. He had a very heavy foreign accent and told me I had won a new car and some money but needed to send $305 by Western Union to Chicago in order to collect my prize.

Victim Location 70583
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

said that he was PCH and that my mom was in a 10,000 entry and won the grand prize of 5million and a mercedez benz but after 1 hour on the phone he prceeds to try to get 299.00 then I hung up on him then he keep on calling to proceeded to ask how much can I give at give I keep telling him we broke.. then he proceeds to say he feels for us and would like to help by my mom only paying 150.00 so he keeps on calling....his name is john Benjamin and his badge#is fbfb113366....also the conformation check#is 232373 was suppose to be on the check my mom was supposed to get...he said they were out of new Orleans...my mom cell number is ***...her cell phone is under her daughter in law *** ***.......my moms home #is ***.....I didn't get far enough I guess for them to ask her ss# are bank account #......

Victim Location 37072
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a text message from PCH saying that I was a grand prize winner of $3 million dollars. I asked where my balloons and bubbles and big check. He said it is 100% legit. I knew it was a scam.

Victim Location 31061
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

The lady said her name was Mary Jones and I had won the Mega Millions Sweepstakes and a Mercedes. She told me the ScamPulse.com and the government gave her my information and phone number. They wanted me to go to Walmart and CVS and pay the taxes so they could deliver my car and money.

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