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Victim Location 16201
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from publishers Clearing house, they told me that I have won 1 million dollars and needed to send them 1,000 for fees and taxes. He was a very smooth talker and I almost fell for it. I took down the number and my girlfriend called it and told me it didn't sound right and she thought it was a scam. She called the number, was a supposed Law Office of Richard Haze.

Victim Location 28734
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

If I would go to Wal-Mart and deposit this money below and get a receipt the Publisher's Clearing House would come to my door with 2.5 million and a 2016 Mercedes Benz. Man on phone was named David King. Said that Attorney General Mary Lee would also accompany one state marshal. David's number was 876-358-1793 said he was in Port Washington, Jamaica, NY. Said a team was coming from Hickory, NC to deliver money and car. Gave me lots of numbers : package code , package state serial, etc. Said this message was being recorded and was ok with Homeland Security and Asked if I wanted the delivery private or made public. Said I would also be hearing from Pat McCleary, our NC governor. The # for Mary Lee: 876-467-8526, I called this number to speak to her and the guy that answered sounded like the David. I hung up. I was asked my age, what i did for a living and my e-mail address to see the information. Said my husband would also get $100,000 every year. Asked how many lived in our home and if we owned it. Also if I was American by birth and if I drove my own car.

Victim Location 27320
Total money lost $950
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Consumer reported that she was contacted by several individuals by the names of Dr, Jon Malone, Mr. Cooper, Mr. David Dash, and Torrey Knight.  These individuals were claiming to be with Publisher's Clearing House.  They told the consumer that she won $950,000.  In order to collect her prize, the consumer was told that she needed to send money via Western Union to pay an IRS fee.  The consumer sent the money and was then asked to send additional money for various fees via Western Union and Money Gram.  The consumer complied.  The fees totaled $950.  

Victim Location 71291
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

The number was 876-862-0034. Caller said his name was David Blackwell with Publisher's Clearinghouse. He said I was the 3rd place winner from Louisiana and he would be at my house in an hour and 1/2 to bring me a check for 2.5 million and a new car. He told me to write down his badge number (DB0040) and another number which was 299450. He then wnated me to repeat these numbers to him to make sure I got it right. I assured him I had it right and I was not going to repeat it. He hung up.

Victim Location 28306
Total money lost $1,100
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Called consumer and indicated she won money but would need to send $1100.00 via Western Union first.

Victim Location 01108
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a phone call today from: 876-282-2763. Caller (Peter Johnson) stated that I had won the second place prize for Publisher's Clearing House. I was asked to send $250 to pay for processing fees.

Victim Location 29853
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I got a call from 876-419-2566. It was a guy who said his name was Mr John Moore and he was calling from Publisher's Clearing House to let me know I had won a White Mercedes Benz and $1,000,000. He gave his badge number as 1998, the claim number of 29610642 and the check number 83115845585064. I was supposed to call James Jefferson (the claims officer) with this information on 1-876-894-5732 to claim my prize.

Victim Location 63049
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I keep getting calls from 876-596-4995 telling I've won the publishing clearinghouse. I know it's a scam.

Victim Location 99501
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I answered the phone & he goes "good morning, how are you" I didn't recognize him & asked who he was. He immediately went into a dialogue about FedEx delivering my prize to me. I asked what prize & he asked if I remembered ever signing up for Publisher's Clearing House. I told him I'm sure I had at some point, but not any time recent. That made him happy, he responded "Very good, very good, I have good information for you. You have won I have a check for you for $900,000 USD and a brand new Mercedes." He continued that it came with $5,000/wk for life & he wanted to be the 1st to congratulate me. He asked if I would be home for delivery today, I said yes. He asked that I call a # to claim my prize. I was to call John Malone at 1-876-580-7681 EXT 5. He gave me a prize claim number MT899MCH. At no point did he bring up money or delivery fees, I kept waiting for him to give himself away. He strongly urged me to call so I could take delivery today & congratulated me but still did not know my name. I thanked him for "making my day" & ended the call.

Victim Location 39564
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was contacted today, 2/2/2016, by a person declaring I had won $500K in a "publisher's clearing house" drawing. The person told me I had been selected No. 2 in a drawing. He confirmed my home address and said that a representative would come to my home this Thursday, 2/4/2016, to deliver the check. I was not asked for personal information regarding my credit or bank account nos. or that I was required to pay any money up front.

My question is: Do they contact you ahead to tell you that you won an amount of money? Also, have you heard of any home invasion attempts by this apparent "scam"?

Victim Location 63108
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from Publishers Clearing House stating I won $5000 every week plus a new car. They called from 678-782-8270 and asked that I call them back at 876-897-7362. They did not ask me to send them any money.

Victim Location 63628
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I have received many calls indicating I have won $1 million and a new car. They ask that I send them $495 to claim my prizes. They have told me they are from Publisher's Clearing House and National Sweepstakes Clearing House. They have called me from 202-239-8934, 434-373-4486 and 239-676-4136. They say there names are James and Frank White.

Victim Location 29307
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A person named Bobby who claimed to be from the Publisher's Clearinghouse Sweepstakes said that I won a check worth $1.5 million dollars. I told him that I'm not interested in his offer and hung up the phone. I would like for the to investigate this scam and prevent others from becoming victims.

Victim Location 31031
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received phone call from 876-509-4478 identifying as Publisher's Clearing House and that I had won $900,000 jackpot...

Victim Location 63044
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

JM Kinston called me on Saturday around 3 and told me I won $67,500,000 from a number: 18765210476 from Publisher's Clearing House. I had to pay 2500 first.

Victim Location 01583
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a phone call from: 1-876-823-8087. Caller identified himself as the Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes. His name was Bob Chase. He told me that I was the monthly winner and that I won 2.5 Million dollars and a Mercedes car. All I have to do is send him a Western Union money gram for $199.99 to claim my prize.

Victim Location 35452
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received phone call 1/21/2016 around 12:15pm central time. The caller ID said Kingston, JM (876) 365-5829. He stated he was with Publisher's Clearing House and asked if I was the owner of this phone number. I didn't answer but asked how could I help him. He said ma'am if you're the owner of the phone you've won $100,000. I asked him to prove that, then he hung up. I called the number back and he answered Publisher's Clearing House, this is Mr. Johnson, how can I help you? I hung up, then I called back and got an automatic voicemail service. The man had just a little bit of an accent but not too strong.


Victim Location 75701
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from someone with a Jamaican (I think) accent saying his name was Ray Young. He said he was from Publisher's Clearing House and I had won 2nd prize ($850,000) and gave me the claim number of 260199. He had my name, address and phone number and seemed very charming. I was not sure so I called and they told me it was a scam.

Victim Location 75766
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I got a phone call from someone claiming to be from Publisher's Clearing House. They said I had won a cash prize and I just had to pay $500 for shipping and handling of the "large check" that they would deliver to my house. I told them that I was going to report to the BBB and forfeit my prize. I do not have the name or the number of the caller.

Victim Location 77859
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a phone call from Gary stating that we won the Publisher's Clearing House sweepstakes and won a check and an automobile.  They stated we should have received a letter a few days ago.  He said they were in the Bryan/College Station area now.  I was instructed to call the GM, Albert Johnson at 876-485-9935.  I reached voice mail when calling this number.  The phone connection was not all that good but they did sound American.

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