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Publishers Clearing House Imposter Reports & Reviews (139)

Victim Location 54915
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from Brandon Meyers, agent with PCH, USA Direct saying that I had won money. He called last week and wanted me to pay $5,000. Today he called and said he needed $900 for a registration fee. When I said I did not have the money he lowered it to $400. He gave me a tracking number of DPL1844US. They are supposed to pick me up in a limo and take me to Bank of America to deposit my winnings, AFTER I pay the registration fee.

Victim Location 29360
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Called and stated I had won 1.2 million dollars. They wanted me to open a new checking account and sent me $2,000.00, which I had earned. After sending me the 2,000.00 I would need to pay the IRS out of my winning. They will call and let me know which office to go and pay the IRS. After sending me money for the IRS, they would send me more money. to the new checking account. Names of person calling Andy Goldberg. Claim Number 0009984. They asked for my social security number. I asked to speak to a manager and was told he was in a meeting.

Victim Location 29609
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A woman by the name of "May Gordon" contacted me saying she was with Winners International Game & Board and associated herself with Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes The phone number was from Novelty, OH (440-557-2262). She said I won 2nd place for a grand prize of $2.9 million, as well as, a 2018 Mercedes Benz coupe. Along with this came a free Geico insurance for a year, a gas card for several months, and a Wal-Mart gift card. I was then asked if I would be interested in a 2 week vacation to a destination resort. I was given a cashiers check number "3060" from Bank of America, winning number "97408215US", and a claim number "0015559999858770USA". I was told UPS would deliver the check, and a tow truck/rollback would be delivering the vehicle and I would need the numbers above to receive them. Then I was told that to transport the money and vehicle I was responsible for 2% registration fee, which was totaled at $550.00. Once I paid this registration fee, I would receive a receipt that would be Notified so I could cash the check at my bank. The lady said this was to transport the vehicle and check to my state. I asked for an address to send the money to but "May Gordon" said she would have to call down to her accountants office to see who was working and find out that information for me and would call me back with the details. I was never asked for any personal information (SSN, account numbers, etc). However, I was asked if I was over the age of 55, if I had good credit with my bank, and my marital status. Knowing this was a scam I tried to get as much information as possible to report this company, person, and scam so others would not fall into the trap.

Victim Location 53219
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from Robin Smith of the Publisher's Clearing House stating that I had won 3rd place prize in the amount of $2,500,000. He said that I would need to pay $7500 for taxes by wiring money. He asked if I had that money at home and could I afford that amount. I told him I not have that amount at home and why don't they just take it out of my winnings. He assured me that this was normal and that I would get it back when they came to my house to present the check. He asked if he could check the department of revenue to see if I was trustworthy. I told him go ahead, but I did not give him any personal information. He came back on and told me, yes, I was an honest person. I was on the phone with them for 2 hours. When I got off I called the BBB to see if this was a scam.

Victim Location 45601
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Caller named John Peter, told me I had won 2.5 million dollars, 10,000 a week for life, 2018 Mercedes Benz coupe, 1 year State Farm Insurance. All I had to do was pay $499.00.

Victim Location 29671
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

They called me up saying they are calling from publishers clearing house. They told me I have won 5 million dollars paid monthly. When I wasn't impressed he tried to tell me I have won a Mercedes too. Lucky for me, I know I have never tried to enter any sweepstakes. Those of you who do, be careful.

Victim Location 45417
Total money lost $1,350
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received call from David Hayes of Publishers Clearinghouse that I had won $950,00. I needed to send $350 by Money Gram at CVS but that did not go through. I got a money order at the post office and sent it to Frank Dixon. He told me to send payment to Frank Dixon because he handled that. Then I was told I needed to send $1000 to get a stamp put on the check because of Ohio Law. I mailed the money order to Maryland. After a few days I received another call that I needed to send $1700. He had asked that I pay by American Express. But I told him that my limit was only $200. David gave me a routing number (272481567) for account 000026882254920 to give American Express to pay off the bill. I called American Express to check if my card was paid off. They told me no, the routing number was not legal. They sent me a later explaining the payment was rejected: unable to locate account.

Victim Location 76301
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Caller said he was with Publisher's clearing house and that we was in Wichita Falls, I won 1.5 million and she was going to bring it by if i paid 411 dollars.

Victim Location 76306
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

"David Rosenberg" called and stated that he was the Executive Director of the Southwest PCH Office. He stated that I had won $6.8 million, a $25,000 bonus and a 2018 Jeep Cherokee. He stated the Brinks Armored Service and top executives from PCH would be arriving at my house at 2:30 pm CST with my prizes. Of course, he wanted to confirm my name and address, so I asked him what name and address he had on file. He confirmed my name and where I lived, but NO physical address. After giving me a confirmation number and Brinks tracking number, he stated that I had to pay the taxes for the vehicle. I asked if I had to pay over the phone and he said "No, that would be illegal". He went on saying that I could wire him the money via my bank or Wal-Mart. He asked me to send the money ($725) to "Olando Nicholson" in Appleton Wisconsin. Once I had completed the transaction, I was to call 205-315-4305 to confirm I sent the money.

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

Publishers Clearing House scammer said that I won 207 million dollars and a 2017 Mercedes. To claim this prize I need to open a new bank account. Not going to do it.

Victim Location 53140
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from John Michaels of PCH saying that I won $2.5 Million and a new Mercedes & I would need to send $655 for taxes. I was sent 2 checks, from private banking accounts, not certified, totally $4000 to cover this. I then was called by Mark Nelson of Shell Oil saying I had won $750,000 and the check would be delivered the next day. I received yet another call, this time from Lopez on the US Customs saying I would need to pay $800 in insurance as the money was coming from overseas and I would be refunded after sending them the money. I knew this was a scam and wanted to report it.

Victim Location 54961
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a call from David Spooner of the PCH stating she had won $2.5 Million and a car and that I would need to go to Walmart and send $399 via moneygram for insurance. I told them I had to check them out.

Victim Location 76354
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

this person said his name was mark anderson said that my mom had won the 2nd place prize which was 2 million and $7,000 at the first of every month, there would be a flatbed pickup will pull up to deliver a new car right behind that would be the claims rep by the name of Betty Morgan to present the 2 mil certified check and that also with her would be the attorney James Hall and would escort us to the financial institution but before the arrived we would need to stay on the line and go to walmart and get a moneygram in the amount of $1,350.32 for presentation fee that would be reimbursed at a later date and once we got the money gram he was going to help us fill out the form once we gave him the claim receipt number and he would have people start arriving at the house

Victim Location 53223
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

"David Washington" called (Caller ID displayed "Jamaica". I questioned him and he said "Jamaica, New York") from PCH to inform me I won 2nd prize in the sweepstakes. I was to first buy $599 in Walmart gift cards. I didn't fall for the scam. (NOTE: Area code is 876 which is Jamaica the island)

Victim Location 23093
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a phone call stating that I had become a millionaire from publishers clearing house. I told them that I did not apply then they said that I was still a winner of 20 million and that I could claim my money if if I pay the release fee that had to be paid upfront of $2000.00. I did not send the $2000.00 and contacted my local who then confirmed that this was a scam.

Victim Location 54914
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was told that I had won 1 Million plus a Mercedes by the Publishers Clearing House. I needed to send them $1500, when I said too much, they said $1400, then $1300. When I said no they asked what I could pay and I told them $100. I was told that the lowest they could accept was $500 and that I needed to give them my banking information. I said no and hung up.

Victim Location 97301
Total money lost $600
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

called me said I won publishers clearing house sweepstake $460.000 was told I could not talk to anyone else about it and he would not talk to anyone else. I told in order to get the money I had to send them $650.00. i sent them the money and they said they would deliver the check to my door the following day no one showed up,

Victim Location 98031
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from Publishers Clearing House from Tommy Wilson which he sounded Asian. He stated he was the prize director. The info that he gave me was that I was going to win $3.5 million, check number 677US486, a bonus prize of a new 2017 GMC Denali vin number 945530106, package code number 294331. He then stated that the call was being recorded by the and the home land security department. He then advised that all i had to pay was $499. He stated it would be delivered today at 4p. 

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

A man with a Jamaican accent called from a phone number that was identified as coming from Jamaica. He said I won a Publishers Clearing House prize. Then asked if I was treating the phone call as a scam or legit. I told him he was calling from Jamaica and that PCH is based in the USA. He said it was legit and immediately after I questioned that he asked if I wanted to have sex with Jamaican men. So my answer? I Hung up right away.

Victim Location 27406
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

They keep calling. Telling me I have to spend 200 dollars in order to get the money

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