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Publishers Clearing House Imposter Reports & Reviews (271)

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.

Victim Location 61103
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A local resident received a call from a PCH impostor informing the consumer was a winner of 2.5 million and is only required to make a one time payment of 250.00 to claim her winnings for tax purposes.

Victim Location 79036
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was called on Saturday by John Washington (with a foreign accent I could not place) from 876-845-5203 telling me I had won 1.7 million, a new BMW and $7,000.00 for life. He said I could confirm that he was with the sweepstakes by calling 876-485-8901 and asking for him. I did not call to confirm. Today I got another call from the same number and person notifying me that i had won the sames prizes and they wanted my address so the prizes could be delivered. If I had won the sweepstakes they would know my address. I will not call them back, they are scammers.

Victim Location 99205
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

James Nelson called and says I won large amount of money and a car. Package code 29291992

Victim Location 99354
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Just letting you know that the following is another scam:

Name: Mark Rogers, agent # 877800003, the phone number that calls is 876-892-1511 coming from: Kingston, Surrey County, Jamaica. They say they are a summer promotion affiliated with publishers Clearing House. They say to register for the $320,000 and a car that I need to wire $199.00 dollars. Thought you could put this out so other elderly don't get taken. Fortunately I looked it up before letting any money be sent.

Victim Location 83605
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Had a phone call saying they were publishers clearing house and that I won $2.5 million and $150,000 cash. They gave me a tracking # of 85994A38. Said they would be at my house in about an hour with a sheriff and an attorney.

I was to give them the tracking # and another number of #00015389571. Said I needed to go to Walmart and purchase a $385.00 pay pal card. When I get home with the card I needed to call Sharon James at 1-714-610-9724.

And say I was home with the card. I didn't purchase the card but called the number I was supossed to. It was a recording and barely understand the message. Then I called publishers clearing house and

Victim Location 99202
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received letter in the mail from Publisher's Clearing House dated June 1, 2016 stating I was a second place winner in the 100 Million Dollars Super Cash Giveaway Promotion sponsored by Readers Digest, Mega Millions and Multi-State Lottery Association. The amount to be claimed for my win is $2,500,000.000 ($2.5 million).

They also enclosed a check to cover insurance and attorney fees. The check was from Regal Distributing, Inc. based in Miami Gardens, FL.

The letter instructs me to call my Claims Manager at 416-837-3527 or 647-739-1684 before depositing the checks for further information on this prize.

Victim Location 12189
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A guy claiming to be Mr. Dan Sherman from Publisher Clearing House stating I have won $2.5 and a brand new BMW. Tried to get me to western union $700 to someone named Stephanie Spence in Jamcica, WI. As per the IRS requirements to receive the prizes.

Victim Location 53095
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was contacted by a man calling from a phone # 1 (876) 296-1648 - JAMAICA # -  claiming to be "Johnny Green" a publishers clearing house representative saying I had won $2.5 million dollars and a bonus prize of $2,000 a week for life. He asked that I give $485 for a legalization fee that would be reimbursed to me, he said he would need that in order to approve and send the prize patrol to my residence. I informed him not I or anyone would be giving him any money without some form of documentation first. he continued to attempt to have me send money via western union regarding a legal fee needed by the state of Wisconsin to legalize the money I would have won. I told him absolutely not at which time he hung up on me. I called him back and it went to a voicemail that only said what number I was calling and not a business or anything identifying the owner of that number, I called back again and he answered this time identifying himself as PCH representative Mr. Green. I told him I was going to report him and asked for his supervisor or some kind of PCH number to call to confirm who he was. He told me at that time he had to go to the bathroom, I said then transfer me to another representative or I would call the authorities, he then began to insult me and became agitated and swearing and insulting me before hanging up.

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

Claim to be PCH. Said I won 800,00.00 and they said how do you feel about that, when I said if it doesn't cost me anything I like it, they hung up.

Victim Location 53936
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Won 8.5 million in the Publisher's Clearing house. They called and wanted all by banking information including routing numbers. When I would ask their name, I was told I would get something in the mail with the information. They called 5-6 times and I would not give them any of my information.

Victim Location 76308
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

caller said that PCH is going to deliver $850,000 certified cashiers check today and a mercedes but they cannot deliver until they get $750.99 wired to them to pay the taxes on the prizes 

Victim Location 29801
Total money lost $385
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I sent 400.00 to these people pretending to be Publishers Clearing House. I needed to send them money in order to collect my prize of over million dollars.

Victim Location 53027
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I rec'd a call from David Washington, 876-884-9354 about winning from Publishers Clearing House. He wanted me to send $350 to Michael Christman 40 East 300 St, Orangeville, UT. I know Publishers Clearing House does not operate this way so wanted to pass along the information I rec'd. I will not be sending money but you may want to check our the address or phone number.

Victim Location 53589
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Got a call from publishers clearing house. The call was from a 876 area code. Said I won a prize and wanted to bring it to my house. They had my address and all I needed was an ID card.

Victim Location 98948
Total money lost $150
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Said the consumer won. $489.000

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