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Publishers Clearing House Imposter Reports & Reviews (140)

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 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 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 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 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 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

Victim Location 59063
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Phone call from Jamaica saying I won the publishers clearing house sweepstakes. 1 million dollars, $5,000 a month for the rest of your life. Also included was a brand new truck. Insurance fully paid for 1 year. They had me right down a bunch of confirmation codes, saying that they would stay on line till I had the money in my hand. They then had me drive to a walmart or wal greens once there, they wanted me to go in and get a form to wire them money so they could verify for tax purposes. At that point I called the They informed me it was a scam. When I got back on the line with the guy, he had hung up. They insisted while they were on the phone, that the was on the phone with them. When I asked to speak to them, they pretended to transfer me. The guy that picked up sounded like the same guy I had just spoken to. After I questioned the legitimacy of it, he told me to go to a K-mart and buy a G.P.S., not really sure why.

Victim Location 21921
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

My Father has been getting stuff from Publishers Clearing House in the mail saying he is close to winning a prize and it is his last chance to enter in before they draw numbers to see who won or your number could be a winner and he keeps buying stuff from them and they keep on sending him ads saying this is your last chance to enter and he never has won anything and I would like to help stop the spam mail or at least let pch headquarters know that this is an ongoing problem with there sweepstakes

Victim Location 83349
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I keep receiving calls from scam artists claiming to be with Publishers Clearing House and that I have won a couple million dollars and a Mercedes Benz. They want me to pay $500 before they release my winnings.

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