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Victim Location 97361
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call informing me that I was a winner in the Publishers Clearing house sweepstakes. I knew this was a scam because I never entered the sweepstakes. I decided to see where the call led. The man gave me his name and ask me to repeat it back to him which I did not. He then asked me to repeat some of the initial information he gave me and I told him that I couldn't remember. He asked me to write numbers down on a piece of paper. He have me an ID #, a ticket #, a Bar code #, confirmation #, Ref #. Once I had written everything down he asked me to read everything back to him so he could record it for the BBB, Bank of America and someone else that I cannot recall. I told him that I was having problems hearing him and would like to call him right back. He gave me his phone # 571-216-8836 and said his name was Andy Golderg. I called him back and he answered so I know it is a legitimate phone number although he did not answer with a company name but it was his voice. He wanted me to repeat the numbers back to him and I again said that I was having phone issues and asked if he would send me the information and I would get it notarized and sent back. I asked him if he had my address and he said yes. I asked him to repeat it to me so that I made sure that it went to the proper address. He hung up on me and when I tried to call him back, he did not answer. He was clearly trying to record me.

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

man called and his name was andrew brown and he said I won 2.5 million in the sweepstakes that was going to be drawn on bank of america and I also won a 2019 Mercedes benz and the check number was supposed to be 800372477us. and he gave an entry form number and it dawned on me that I had not entered this, how did you get this number? He asked how to pronounce my name and my wife's name to be a beneficiary and he said that he would be delivering the prize in an hour and there was a prior written notification sent by mail. I asked him how did he get my phone number and my address, and then he went silent

Victim Location 46218
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Consumer was contacted by phone by someone that said his name was John Carter with Publisher Clearing House and that consumer had won a car and $8000. All consumer had to do was pay $3,988 for handling fees. Consumer says the company keeps calling her.

Victim Location 76365
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was contacted on my cell phone which I don't give out and told that I'd won Publishers Clearing House and that they needed me to go to a Western Union and send money to Jamaica. He used the name David Miller. I went along with it and told them I had the money and that I couldn't send it because the Western Union machine was broken and I couldn't sent it. They have called my cell phone 15 -20 times just today.I'm not answering.

Victim Location 76306
Total money lost $499.99
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

On Saturday March 9th they called me and my husband and then got my number and had both phones tied up at one time. He went and got an Amazon gift card for 499.99 and gave them the numbers off the back of the card. Our daughter got involved at that point and goggled the numbers they were calling from and it said Jamaican money scam. Since then they have called his phone almost every day. Today a lady called and said we needed to pay tax on the money and the car we had won and said she was from the US Treasury Dept. We told her we had not won anything and she said she would talk to David and get it straight. He is the guy we gave the gift card number to. He then called and told my husband to get in the car and go to our bank and he said no they had stole the gift card money and he was not going to the bank. The other numbers they called from was 876 958 0181 and the lady today called from 269 651 4115. Thank you

Victim Location 99652
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Person is calling saying they are from publishers clearing house . He asked if this was the blank household. I did not give him a chance to ask me anything else I told him and this is a scam right so he hung up the phone on me.

Victim Location 83338
Type of a scam Phishing

I received a call around 12pm from Dave S*** at ext. 5 who had my address and both of my phone numbers. He stated I would be receiving $3 million from the publishers clearing house. He stated I was not to tell anyone about it. At the end he told me he didnt want any money but that he needed me to go get a federal stamp for $500. He claimed that it wasn't for them and he stated it was for the federal government.

Victim Location 97058
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Called using the name Dave Sayers saying I had won the Publishers Clearinghouse award

Victim Location 33511
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Called and told my mother in law won publishers clearing house. Was told we had to go to an IRS office and give them 900. The phone number was from Kingston Surrey County, Jamaica.

Victim Location 36024
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Answered cold call. He stated he was with Publishers Clearing House and wanted to know if I had heard of them. I asked how he was with Publishers Clearing House and he was calling from a Jamaica number? He hung up

Victim Location 83703
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Consumer Called:

Publisher's Clearing House called me last week and left an automated voice message that I had won a prize and needed to claim it. I called them back today and no one answered, 45 min later I received a call from Dave who stated I won $2 million as the second place winner and needed call this bank phone number 877-975-8139, but he never gave me the name. The account number for the bank is: *** and I gave him the last 4 of my social as the pin. He said I needed to call the bank and follow the options.

Victim Location 29627
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

This person called my 94 year old mother and asked her to mail them 150.00 to publishers clearing house. That she had won something but needed to send them 150.00 dollars. Luckily she call me and I told her it was a scam. They called me back and cussed me out which I did the same and told them they should be ashamed of themselves.

Victim Location 99639
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A heavily accented male with a terrible connection asked a number of questions, provided four names of the "prize awarding committee, and then requested a purchase at either a Walmart or Walgreen, the receipt of which would somehow verify my identity. He wasted a great deal of my time in the process and called me "sweetie" too often.

Victim Location 99224
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

On Feb 6, 2019 at 8am a phone message was left indicating that we had won 2.5 million dollars and a Mercedes.

The call came from a person who identified himself as Michael W***, no organization mentioned. We return the call to (603) 609-0429 on 2/6 at 1pm. A male answered stating he was Michael W***. He said our name was place into a raffle type drawing because we shopped at Walmart, Pub. Clearing House etc. Our name was submitted by Walmart along with 200,000 other names. He also said "this call is being monitored by the BBB." He said check with the BBB and call him back and then gave us a call back code. We don't know if this is real or a scam of some type. PLEASE HELP. NOT SURE IF THIS IS A SCAM.

Victim Location 47401
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Man called stating he was in Jamaica and he was from Publishers Clearing House. He stated "God must be shining down on you today", you have won $2.5 million dollars and a Mercedes Benz. Requested I send $186.00 via money order to receive my prize

Victim Location 99705
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Man called with a somewhat thick accent. Said he was from Publisher's Clearing House. I told him that I hadn't entered and he said it was because I had paid my bills on time for a long time in Alaska. He insisted that it wasn't a scam and that it really was PCH. He gave a lot of names of people that were going to come by the house and what my winning ticket # was. It took about 15 minutes for him to get to where he said I needed to take 1 percent of the winning amt ($850) to the local post office; then the official papers would be maintained in Anchorage. Then they would send a check for the remaining winning amount. He sounded more and more fishy as time went on. After about 20 minutes on the phone with him I hung up. he did not call back.

Victim Location 13838
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

202-509-0677 called stating he is anothony Garcia and is with federal game board located in Washington dc

said bank of America and irs will send me 2 copies of a 299 tax form and I need my drivers license for id to sign for the paperwork

anothony stated I have won 750,000 in publishers clearing house and will receive my money fedex

Victim Location 23123
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

His name David Anderson said I won 2.5 million but needed 200.00 to cover taxes and shipping. Very informative and sent me a e-mail with the pch logo with all the break down of my winnings. Gave me my winner number, serial number and government code word. He was real good but I just knew I did not have to paid to win. Told me to tell no one, make it be a surprise was another thing that did not ring true.

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

aka Walter Williams from the PCH ( Publisher Clearing House )called and trying to get information from me , And he informed me that he needs that information to send me my 3.5 million U.S. dollars that I just won, only had my phone number and the area that I lived in . Asked for e-mail , Name , Wifes name , and addresss , I gave him non.... he stated that he was in Denton and was driving to my house to give me my check, I asked how far was he and he said about 400-500 miles but it is more like 101 miles....asked if I knew how to do a wire transfer ...

Victim Location 46241
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I won $7, 000,000.00 I got a call from Mr. David Gonzales. He gave me a Prize Notification number EL001146218US. Told me they wanted to come out to my house to give me the money. I knew it was a scam so I didn't provide m address. I called ScamPulse.com.

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