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Publishers Clearing House Reports & Reviews (1416)

Victim Location 35151
Total money lost $450
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Got a phone call at work saying i won the pch big prize an that all they needed was $225.00 an then they will arrive at my door step with my big prize

Victim Location 43205
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a letter and a check in the mail. The letter said something about Walmart. The check was to cover the lawyer's fees. I tried calling, but they hadn't set up their voice mailbox.

Victim Location 27284
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Ben Baker (with foreign accent) called from a restricted number advising that we won $1.5M but we have to buy an Amazon Gift Card before our price can be delivered. He will call us back in 45 minutes to get the card information and delivery of our prize will be delivered within 1hr and 49 minutes. Our prize registration number is 391164455522100571. We asked for his phone number in case we have an issue. He gave us 919-925-2262. We called that number from another line while on the phone with "Mr. Baker" and got a VM with his name but no identification of the business name.

Victim Location 76137
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a call on my cell phone on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 2:09 pm stating that this call was from Publishers Clearing House. They stated I had won $1,500,000.00 and a Mercedes car. But first I had to pay the state tax of $1,500.00 and to call this number to claim prize!

Victim Location 43205
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I play games on my phone. I get alerts asking me to take surveys. Which I do. They ask you all kinds of questions. I get calls from all kinds of nuts. I called them Thursday. He sounded like he was at a party. He texted me the next day, Friday. I gave him the last 4 digits of my social security number, and mother's maiden name. They were going to deposit the money into my account.

Then I got a letter Payment and Final Notification. The contact agent phone number is 516-723-8901, Mr Robert Johnson. McKenzie Smith is the Senior VP.

Victim Location 70301
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was contacted via telephone that I had won Publishers Clearinghouse. They needed my bank account information so that they could deposit the money into my account. They claimed they could not send a check to me via mail because their postal service was not operating.

Victim Location 33760
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was called by "Charlette Lewis" claiming to be from "Publishers Clearing House" stating I had won a prize. They asked me to call back at 206-929-6287 to claim the prize and discuss taxes/claim registration fee.

Victim Location 45612
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I got a call today from Jonathan White with Publishers Clearing House. He said I won $2 million, $5000 a week and a new car. He said the delivery is going to be today. He said they would ask me to sign a P14 form for the winnings. He gave me different numers to keep to show. He said I could also call 916-237-0204 if I had questions. He asked me to call back 620-263-0874. I've entered the Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes.

Victim Location 79562
Type of a scam Credit Cards

Told to get an eBay card for $199.00 and they will met use and bring a silver Mercedes 2020 , $250,000, $5000 a week for life. We asked how they obtained the phone #. “Off the internet”. This was also reported on 3-31-2020 by phone to Abilene Tx office. We have had 5 calls already today on my husbands phone. He just has a flip phone so he can’t block the #. The van tag # is 447 BJ ???. Steve Harvey will be there too!

Victim Location 79602
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was called about 4:20 PM on 4/1/2020 by "Dave Sayer, Claims Department Manager" for Publishers Clearing House saying that I have won 3/5 million dollars and a bonus prize of a Mersades Bens C Class car. I was asked if I drove and if I had a drivers licence and if I owned a car. I was asked if I lived in a house or an apartment. I was asked if I was single, married or widowed (widowed). I was asked if I handled my own finances (yes I do) or if anyone else helped me with them (no they do not). I was told that I would receive my winnings on the coming Friday. I was given my choice of what kind of delivery of the prize I wanted. I said public. Conversation about the safety regarding the coronavirus COVID-19, etc. I asked what form the money would be in and was told by "cashiers check". I asked what time of day? Then requested that it be in the evening so that I could have my son present. I was asked if my son lived with me (no but lives near by). After 6 pm was agreed upon. I asked how I was to obtain the car and was told that it would be delivered at the same time as the prize money. I was also asked what kind of bank I used and if I had any investments with that bank. I was asked what kind of mail service I would use to send the car registration fee. I was given a call-back number if I had any questions (888-440-7380, ext.1). I was gold that "Dave" would be calling me back after he had confirmation that the prize money was in the Federal Reserve and available to be distributed to me. I asked for the phone number the "Dave" would be calling from (917-266-8569)

Victim Location 75601
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Scammer used the name of Ronald Stroman, 101 Winner Circle, Jericho NY, badge#, claim# & cerfitifed ck # x079 & security code JAMEL555 & left this ph# 718-289-4476 to call him back as he left a VM for our caller. Ronald asked him "how far to the post office" bc he wanted him to get a money order. He asked for $395.99 for registration and 1% would be for IRS of $1.555M and a 2019 GMC Denali (asked specific details he would want) + $7000/month for life and what date he wanted to receive.

Victim Location 30720
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

This phone number called my elderly mother and said she won 5 million dollars. I called the number with supposedly claim number. He said there is a release fee for her winnings of 2500 dollars. Please call this number and get this man for trying to steal my mothers money.

Victim Location 45644
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

My wife received a letter and a check from Publisher's Clearing House. Neither of us have ever entered a PCH sweepstakes or the check is from Bank of America and Colonial Life. It looks amazingly real. The check $5640 is to cover insurance and attorney fees. It also says not to share it with a third party. Letter mailed from Baltimore, MD with no return address. The security code I'm to use when I call the claims manager is TPCH457812.

Victim Location 77901
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a call from recording stating I had won 2.5 million dollars in a powerball sweepstakes from publishers clearing house and a Mercedes Benz from a sweepstakes that started in 2002. they stated a phone number to call to claim my prize which would be delivered the next day. I called and a Abriam Johnson 702-746-3223 out of Vegas, Nevada he answered and congratulated me on winning the 2002 sweepstakes and told me that i had it pay the tax for the prize $3,000 with dollar store. he asked me if i could afford the tax, i played along and said certainly isn't it better a cashiers check but he was adamant that it had to be a 1 vanilla prepaid visa cards 6 in total each $500 and dont tell anyone because someone might follow me home from the store an rob me.

i would have to go to several dollar stores to purchase them. the store only allows 2/ $500.00 cards for purchase. I was to call him back after i purchased them at the number i had called. he asked how long it would take me i stalled and said my husband wasn't home from work yet.

so it would be at least an hour til i could use his car but as soon as i purchased them i would call him back. he said i needed to do it fast because they would deliver car and money to me tomorrow at my home and i was to turn over the cards to the driver , i said yea sure i'll call as soon as I'm done. i asked how i was to receive my winnings and he said cash, so i said you better get a real big suitcase . so within my hour stall i typed up this scam for all to see an i have no intention of answering my phone. i didn't give my address and he sure had a heavy African accent. i hope the poor fool doesn't wait too long for my call back lol.

Victim Location 75757
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Got a call from a guy saying I won all this money and a car from Publishers Clearing house. I haven't submitted my info, so it must be a scam.

Victim Location 43146
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a call from 876-843-2539, Robert Wilson, Publishers Clearing House. He said I had won PCH Sweepstakes. He shared his badge number 5011rw. He said I needed to make arrangements for a visit tomorrow. He asked if I wanted this to be public. I was to call Beverly Scott to register. I called, the message was that I did not have enough money on my account to make the call. I was supposed to add money to the account if I wanted the call to go through.

Victim Location 43614
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a telephone message that I am a second-place winner of the PCH sweepstakes. Please call 845 405 8271 and use code # 9475 for further information. I called the number and spoke to (foreign-sounding) Dave Sawers, who said my prize is $950, 000.00...$5,000.00 weekly, and a 2020 white Mercedes Benz. I should go to a Walmart, Walgreens, and named other outlets, to buy a $500.00 VANILLA ICE card TODAY. Then call back today and someone will meet me and exchange the card for the $950,000.00 check and the new car.

Victim Location 84761
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Claiming i won't money and a vehicle but wanted 325.25 before i would get my prizes

Victim Location 61469
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Telephone call, claiming to be publisher’s clearing house. Won. Want money to process winnings.

Victim Location 71037
Type of a scam Phishing

Received a call from a Peter Nelson stating that I had won $1,000,000 and a Mercedez Prize Claim #199508LA and that I needed to write a check $999 for the taxes and overnight deliver the check to Pearline Binnajer at 60 Eiseman Ave in Kenmore, NY 14217 and get the receipt. They would stamp the receipt once the delivered the prize.

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