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Victim Location 33436
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

CONSTANTLY (2-3 times per day) receiving email after email. Emails alternate between telling me that I have won something,or that I am fully registered, next email will tell me I have to complete my registration or I will be eliminated from the contest, Additionally they are constantly harassing me to make another purchase.

This company is out of control, and harasses members of the public

Victim Location 04260
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was told I had won second place in a recent publishers clearing house contest. I was asked to call back the number that was calling to verify the number & offer was legit. I chose to NOT call that number back.

I also reported this scam to the Maine State Attorney General's Consumer office.

Victim Location 96720
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I got a call stating that I had won a sweepstakes but, I did not enter any sweepstakes so, I knew it was a scam.

Victim Location 96817
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

From: PCH  [email protected]

Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2017 11:04 AM

To: [email protected]

Subject: Dear Winner Congratulations!!!..... 


Dear Winner,Congratulations!!!

It is our pleasure to inform you as the winner of our annual giveaway sweepstakes. As a past or current customer of the Publishers Clearing House,your name was automatically entered into the draw and you were randomly selected as the third place prize winner for a grand sum of Two Million Dollars $2, 000,000.00 USD And $5000.00 Weekly For Forever To claim your winnings, you are required to Verify your Personal Information's with the Winners Circle office of Todd Slaone and Dave Sawyer,Fill the following information's below and send Via email : [email protected]






Next Of Kin:  

Predominantly when your information is being verified,you will be mandated to provide your personal ref no: kb130229A-185ap.Be informed that immediately your Ref number is being Confirmed,our patrol Team will be in your house to deliver your winning Check and a bottles of Champagne and Balloons. PCH will not be held responsible for any unclaimed winning.Our patrol team will only function and deliver your prize when your verification has been confirmed by the Internal Revenue Services.Proceed immediately with our given instruction to claim your 3rd prize.

Note: Publishers Clearing House terms and Condition's Apply!!!

Yours Sincerely.

Susan  Manning


Victim Location 61108
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Complainant was called by a Publishers Clearing House Agent named Dave Sawyer who told him he had won 2.5 million dollars. To get the money he was told to go to Walmart and wire $550 to the Walmart in Weymouth, MA. After sending the money he was instructed to call 518-557-7291 to speak with a woman named Mrs. Vanessa Williams to let her know so they could arrange for the Prize Patrol to bring the money. He was also given the name of a lawyer named Dave Sawyer.

Victim Location 44144
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I have had two calls to my cell phone from Publishers Clearing House. Callers name is David Moore, Their phone number is 484-464-4842. On my caller ID and he gave me the number. Stated I won $9,5 million. I would receive $7000 a week until October this year. I think that is what he said. They wanted $950 upfront payment. Filing fee. Requested cash. Wired. Wanted me to get a senders form from Walmart. Once they got the money there would be people here at my house at 2:00. I know it is a scam. He gave me badge number 1825. I did not send any money. I wanted to report it so a senior would get scammed.

Victim Location 99206
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Called me to tell me I won $2.5 million and a new car. The caller ID said J M Pots. He then started asking me if I was married and a bunch of personal info. I hung up on him

Victim Location 70460
Type of a scam Counterfeit Product

Someone calls and says they're from Publishers clearing house and you have won $13 million and a Mercedes. They tell you to call the number listed above and ask for John Malone and they say you have to pay the taxes on your winnings via prepaid card.

Victim Location 79124
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

From Jamaica !!!!! Won't stop calling me

Victim Location 99603
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

"John Meyers" called me from "Publishers Clearing House", he asked if I remembered him. Supposedly I won 7 million dollars, he knew my name, address and phone number. He said he was the owner of the company personally calling me to congratulate me. When I asked for info that I could verify he went away.

Victim Location 96737
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a phone call and was told I won the Publisher's Clearinghouse sweepstakes.  The caller asked if I had entered the sweepstakes and I said "No." He then asked if I shopped at Wal Mart.  I said "yes" and he said I was automatically entered. He said I should have received a letter in the mail. When I told him I needed to check my mail and asked for his name and phone number so I could call him back, he hung up on me.

Victim Location 53202
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was called by a woman and man, Andrew Goldberg from Publishers Clearing House and told that I had won 1.5 million dollars & a Mercedes. My claim number was 950770155 and it would be delivered to Walmart. I was to go to Walmart and call them back as I needed to pay $155 in taxes. I should tell no one as once you do everyone is your friend and they will be after the money. They would call be back with further instructions later.

Victim Location 44039
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call on my cell phone today. Caller stated it was Publishers Clearing House. David Sayer. Called me twice in a row. said I won $3.5 million or $10,000 month. whichever I prefer. He gave me an account # for Bank America to deposit my money into. #483-059-026-173. $2400 fee to pay for Golden Stamp Star. I would hand to TV person. Then they hand me the check. He stated he was the President of PCH. Caller was very smooth. I was given a number to call to verify this is legit. 706-432-2519. I called the number they answered this is the BBB. I said who are you and she said She is an account Executive with BBB. Something about Washington. I questioned her and she hung up. My caller ID showed 876-483-0830 and 876-488-2572. Wanted me to drive to Bank america and deposit Money. $2400. I know it is a scam. Wanted to report call.

Victim Location 83705
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

Thick accent trying to get name, address, and a 100-300 dollar payment to win lottery.

Victim Location 76351
Total money lost $450
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

got a call and they said that they publishers clearing house calling and I had won 1.5 mil and a 2016 malibu car he argued with me on the phone for almost an hour, I was instructed to pay 450.00 for taxes to IRS they wanted me to do it at Walmart. and I said I dont live where there is a walmart and he said well go to western union and call me when you get there and I will tell you where to send it I told him I though it was a scam and he said that he was blessing me and kept using the Lord in his arguments

Victim Location 83714
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

David Goodman from PCH. He called says we won $3.5 million and a car and would like us to open a back account so that we could receive $30K. Wanted our information (address and email). Passage code: M500.

Victim Location 43076
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

On October 17, 2016 I received a call from Publisher's Clearing House that I won $2.8 million in a sweepstakes drawing and I would need to fill out a form at a CVS. I was supposed to let the caller know which CVS I would be going to. I went to CVS and asked if anyone had been into the CVS looking for me. CVS said no one had been to CVS looking for me. I called the caller back and he said no one had been to CVS as their phones were down. I then received a call from Donald Johnson and I told him I called Publisher's Clearing House and Publisher's Clearing House stated it was a scam. Donald said oh no this is not a scam. He said again to go to CVS and get a form and send $989.50. I said I was calling the BBB. I hung up and have received five additional call from Donald.

Victim Location 53218
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was called by J.M. Davis and told that I had won $250,000 in the PCH. They called 8 times and said that the check would be delivered by UPS. I decided I better check before anything else happened.

Victim Location 45732
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

This evening (9/23/16) I received a call from Publishers Clearing House in Washington DC saying I had won $2.5 million which would be delivered next week by Bobby Smith ID # 5509, PCH manager Edna Wright ID#3602, FBI agents Dave Brown and David Anderson. All I had to do is send a $299 certified check from Walmart Western Union to Shion Smikle, attorney for PCH in Jamaica, Jamaica. Mark Myers from PCH in Washington DC made the call to me from phone number - 876-359-8017. Needless to say -- I did not run to Walmart. The $299 was suppose to be my portion of the taxes for the IRS ---- PCH would pay the remaining taxes. I told Mr. Myers that I would have to call my attorney and accountant which I couldn't do until Monday, and the before I sent money. He told me the number to call is: 876-512-1127......I didn't call ---- the whole thing seemed like a scam and I didn't fall for it but felt someone should know calls like this one are being made. PCH should know also.

Victim Location 79105
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

My elderly mother received a letter in the mail from Publishers Clearing House. The letter told her she was one of two finalists for a prize of 100 million dollars. In the envelope was a check for $50,762.00 that she was to deposit in her bank account and then call 647-219-7498 and give them the security code included in the letter. The check was to pay tax and fees on her prize. The caller said she would be informed when she called where to send the money to pay fees and tax. After they received the money her prize would be sent to her bank, they wanted her account number so it could be directly deposited. The check was drawn on Bank of America under the account of Allstate Insurance and looked very real. I contacted the and my suspicion that this was a scam was confirmed.

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