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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 85212
Total money lost $1,500
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was contacted during class. I received the phone call, and it sounded sketchy. Eventually he convinced me to give $500.00 through Western Union. I still have the receipts. He told me because my bank was closed, tomorrow I would have to wait until he delivered the car and 2.5 million dollars. The next morning he told me I had to go to the bank and deposit $3,000. This made me even more skeptical and I began arguing with him. I couldn't believe what was going on. Through a lot of arguing he eventually convinced me with a letter that I though was from the IRS and the This was what won me over. I deposited another $990 through Western Union to Jamaica, Jamaica. Throughout the scam he was constantly telling me he is a good man who only wants to support his family through the job he is working. I truly believed he was a good man.

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 54952
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

John Bay of Publishers Clearing House called to say I had won 3.5 Million plus a Mercedes. I was told to go to Walmart with $558 in cash and do a Walmart to Walmart transfer. He said the money was a registration fee. I hung up when he asked for cash.

Victim Location 38011
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Called my mom said name was David Newman from Queens NY she won 2nd place 4.7 million dollars, 4 million certified check and 700,000 cash plus a 2017 BMW ... wanted money put in bank of America acct of $1950.00 ....

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 43235
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Reporting a phone scam in Columbus, Ohio--

Yesterday my mom received a strange phone call from an apparent phone scammer. The man on the phone said he was from Publisher’s Clearing House, and my mother was the big winner. Supposedly, the team members were close by and wanted to come right over. FIRST, though, he had some questions for my mom

to answer. At that, luckily, my mom hung up the phone. I checked online about Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes and found that they never notify a winner by phone. This call sounds like a scam to me. I thought this serious enough to contact your office.

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 43302
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Contacted on June 29, 2016 by text message from Dave @ 6823330377. Text stated I have won one million dollars and was directed to open a checking account and provide the information to caller. Caller texted that $299.00 fee could need to be paid in order to get the money. Texted back that my wife was going on kidney dialysis and that I would call today at 1:00 p.m.

I stated to caller that I was always told if I win something that I would not have to pay a dime. I checked with site of Publisher's Clearing house that they would not be calling by telephone. Caller explained that the information was the only information he had. Caller will be waiting for call back at 1:00 p.m. today, June 30, 2016 with bank account information.

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 43201
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

To whom it may concern, apologies for not being able to send as an attachment. The following info speaks for itself.


Dear Esteemed Winner,

Thank you for contacting us regarding your claims. A claim file with Ref:PCH/811068251/2016 has been opened to process the delivery of your winnings to you. This is to further confirm your winning prize of 3,000,000.00 US dollars in our recent PCH lottery draw and My name is Kelvin Sloane, Claims & Remittance Director for the PCH Promotions and I have been instructed to give you guidelines on how to successfully claim your winnings.

Firstly I will like to use this medium to officially congratulate you for emerging a lucky winner and also to acknowledge the receipt of your claims requirement regarding the winning prize notification mail you received from PCH that informed you of the prize you have won. I wish to inform you that the Publishers Clearing House claims department has approved your payment of $3,000,000.00 US dollars. A valid cashier's check of $3,000,000.00 has been issued to your name and handed over to our assigned courier/shipping company Net-Speed Logistics & Courier Service for immediate delivery.

In case you still have doubts arising from the angle of how you got selected, Publishers Clearing House has awarded over $250 Million in prizes globally and has evolved to greatly expand its offerings to include many ways to win online, through electronic email ballot system, social media and mobile access. The PCH online game network has more than 10 million unique monthly visitors and someone wins a prize about every 10 minutes. This method of winning process was carried out through electronic email ballot system and this is due to the fact that you alone have access to your email account so have no fear for you have emerged a true winner as far as you are the original proprietor to the email account which you have received the Winning notification letter as distributed by PCH lotto Promotions. Net-Speed Logistics & Courier Service has been assigned the duty to deliver your winning check and other accompanying documents which are of high importance to you.

In line with this information, you are hereby advised to contact Net-Speed Logistics & Courier Service for the immediate delivery of your check and winning documents safely to you. Please find contact details of Net-Speed Logistics & Courier Service below.



Address: Office 61, Jermyn St, London SW1Y 6JF, United Kingdom

Registered: (CRN/31753108/726)


GENERAL ENQUIRIES :(+44)7031908180

[email protected]

[email protected]

Kindly contact Net-Speed Logistics & Courier Service via email upon receipt of this mail without wasting time. You are to furnish them with your

Full Name:


Claims Code Number: PCH/NS/331308751UK

In line with the information listed above, you are hereby advised to contact the courier company with your claims code number. Once again, keep us posted on any development with the Security Company, in relation to your lottery winnings.

Before your winnings were released to Net-Speed Logistics & Courier Service, a hard cover insurance policy was placed on your winnings by the publishers Clearing House the reason is to avoid any harm or illegal channeling due to this, deduction of any amount of money from your funds can not be done by a third party so beware of it. The instructions given in line with the rules and regulation of the USA and England gaming board is once the $3,000,000.00 US dollars check is been delivered to you, then you are expected to deposit the check in your personal bank account and there is a certain assurance that the entire Three Million Dollars you have won will be accredited into your bank account.

Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your claims have been fully processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid multiple claims and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants.

Congratulations once again for emerging a lucky winner.

Best Regards,

Kelvin Sloane

PCH Promotions

Publishers Clearing House

Net Speed


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Jun 12 at 10:13 PM


Address: Office 61, Jermyn St, London SW1Y 6JF, United Kingdom

Registered: (CRN/31753108/726)


GENERAL ENQUIRIES :(+44)7031908180

[email protected]

[email protected]

Dear Valued Customer:

Welcome to Net-Speed Logistics & Courier Service, where your entire shipping problem is made easy. You should expect a fast, convenient and environmentally friendly way to ship internationally. Net-Speed Logistics & Courier Service Systems is a full-service logistical company with offices in United Kingdom England, New York City United States of America. We specialize in same day deliveries with airplane bicycles and vehicles. Our on-site officer and fulfillment team stores and organizes large projects for advertising and public relations industries. Net-Speed Logistics & Courier Service can help you untangle the logistical knot that is United Kingdom-England with:

* Brooklyn/Queens Big and Small Package Deliveries Service

* Truck Deliveries

* On-Demand, Scheduled & Routed Deliveries

* Warehousing, Logistics & Inventory Management

My name is Sam McCarthy the dispatch officer, I will guide you through the shipment procedures of your lottery winnings and be rest assured of a friendly transaction process.

The listed items below are available inside your package which was officially handed over to us by publishers Clearing House Promotion Department for onward delivery to you and it will be dispatched Via First Class airplane delivery channel once you meet up with our payment requirements.


I. A Bonded Draft Check of $3,000,000.00 USD.

II. A Certified Lottery Winning Certificate.

III. An Endorsed Affidavit of claims eligibility

To enable us dispatch your package effectively via express delivery system kindly see the options below.

Note: Insurance fee added.


Mailing /freight cost $150.10

Fuel surcharge $10.50

Insurance $170.98

Vat (5%) $66.80

TOTAL $398.38 US Dollars


Mailing /freight cost $230.10

Fuel surcharge $10.50

Insurance $170.98

Vat (5%) $99.30

TOTAL $510.88 US Dollars


This delivery parcel for greater protection has an insurance coverage in accordance with shipping regulations under unlimited liability, That is why the delivery charges are a little high. This comprehensive cash in transit insurance cover for your consignment has been arranged {for effective and fast customs clearance}. Delivery of parcel/Transfer of winnings commences immediately after payment covering delivery charges is made by the respective customer.


We do not accept cash upon delivery (COD) proposal for airplane package delivery package. airplane charge for onward delivery must be paid through our choice of service to our office here in United Kingdom-England as instructed after the receipt of this mail so do make urgent contact with me upon receipt of this mail on the option you have chosen so as to provide you with the payments details required to forward the above stated Cost of delivery Finally upon receipt of full payment, your package shall be dispatched as soon as we complete the shipment process the original scanned copy of your package shipment dispatch slip issued by our courier company and the tracking number of the shipment will be sent to you for your verification.


This means that the above-listed charges cannot be deducted from your Draft Check and hence must be provided by you before we can commence delivery. You are to respond immediately so that we can provide you with the payment details required to forward delivery cost.

We sincerely hope the above information is helpful to you and I would like to thank you for giving us this opportunity to serve your needs. Should you have any further queries, do not hesitate to write to us. Until we hear from you again take care.

Yours in service,

Mr. Sam McCarthy

Dispatch officer


24HOURS TELEPHONE LINE: ( +447031908380 )

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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 83402
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Called 7:30 AM to my elderly mother-in-law claiming her husband had won the publishing clearing house sweepstakes and wanted to know if they wanted keep it quiet or allow them to go public. He asked if they had a checking account and if they were retired. She gave no bank info but did provide him their names. He left a phone number as my father in law was asleep and she was instructed to ask him about going public or not. She then called me and I did a reverse look up on the number and found it has happened to others also early in the morning. The number he left to get back in touch was 747-200-4370

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 14215
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was called from a unknown phone # 1-876-459-4049 and was told that I was a winner from publisher clearing house. and that the call was being monitored by the federal gov. when i stated my concern about a scam or fraud the caller said that i did not want my money and hung up on me.

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