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Victim Location 65336
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

The phone number said it was from Jamaica. Publisher's Clearing House. They wanted me to get a certified letter from Walmart in order for me to get my $850,000 and a Mercedes Benz. Ticket Number - 0075220.

Victim Location 43228
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I'm 88 years old. I got a call from David Miller with Publisher's Clearing House. He said I won $2.5 million. He asked if I wanted to keep if confidential, or come to my door. He told me I would have to pay $600 expedite the check. I told him I don't have the money. He asked if I had a credit card. He had an answer for everything. He said he would bring me the check, and I would need my state ID. I said I don't have it. He said I would lose my $2.5 million. I said Oh well. Got a second call today from David. He began by asking if I knew who he was. I said yes. He said he had good news. He could lower the payment to $300. His number was 202-582-0672. He asked what I wanted to do with the prize money. I said I have no idea. He hung up.

Victim Location 43081
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I'm 78 years old. I got a call from Lloyd Henry with Publisher's Clearing House. He said I won 8.5 million and a Mercedes Benz. He asked if I was married. He asked what I would do with the money. He told me to call the Federal Reserve Bank at 914-603-1011 and to give them my account number which is 5687309878.

Victim Location 75602
Type of a scam Phishing

"Today is your lucky day and you have just won $$$ & a Mercedes". He told him to go to his home phone bc he wanted to collect his $90 as a result of him picking up his "land line" and give them the pin # he verbally gave him. Our caller thought he was getting a call from someone and he answered and it was the PCH guy and he was upset with our caller. There was a baby crying in the background. Caller called the 916-237-0204 from his cell (a Tennessee #) and he said he "wasn't eligible since he was calling from a Tennessee phone #". Verizon then sent him a message that since he called an "international phone #" (916-237-0204) he could get a "plan" for making these calls.

Victim Location 62976
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

They called stating I had won the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes and wanted me to send them $9000.00 for the taxes.

Victim Location 80538
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Contacted by Billy Washington telling me I won the Publishers prise. I didn't believe it so they wanted to pay off my truck. $14,086.41. He gave me an account with Wells Fargo to pay off my truck. Route # 107002192 acct #3837209877. They didn't want any information about the loan. I called the bank and they said the loan could be paid off at 4:00. This hooked me. They then wanted me to open a new account at the bank of my choice so they could put my winnings in and pay the taxes from. When they asked for a pin # I finally figured it was a scam. Shame on me for being so gullible.

Victim Location 47362
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a letter in the mail the morning of 12/12/19 from Publisher's Clearinghouse from MMG LLC PO Box 7290 New York, NY 10030. There is a check he told me to take to the bank and deposit as soon as possible. The check is for $8,697.76 to pay something (probably the taxes). They said in the letter I had won $2.7 million. The name on the check says land 5648 Franklin Pike Circle Brentwood, TN (left hand top corner) the bank is CB&S Bank in Murfeesboro, TN (a little more than half way across the top of check). Check number is 8602. The letter prompts to call Danny Clark before I do anything and please discuss and advise your agent the most convenient payment arrangement. It is company policy to keep your letter and case private, confidential to avoid double or false claims the letter says.I called 917-829-7607 Danny Clark answered Publisher's Clearinghouse. He said to take check to bank as soon as possible and call him right back and tell him I already took care of it. At that point, I hung up the phone and called BBB.

Victim Location 44212
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Entered by Staff - LJ - 12-12-19

I received a message on my home answering machine. It sounded like a recording. They identified themselves as being with Publishers Clearing House. Caller stated I won $2.5 million. The money is being held in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Wanted me to call them back. I do not have their number. I never called them back.

Victim Location 43211
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

John Carter called and said I won 2.5 million dollars and a Mercedes Benz. I asked how I would get the car, and he said it would be delivered to my home. He asked if I was working. He said my prayers had been answered. Then he asked what i would do with the money. He asked if I was buying or renting. He asked if I wanted to keep it private, if not it would be on the 9 o'clock news. He said I needed to go to Walmart and buy a $325 Vanilla card for the taxes. he said he worked for State to State Lottery for Publishers Clearing House. He said to call him back at 601-473-0924 when I get the card. He had an accent. I'm 77 years old.

Victim Location 65565
Total money lost $1,500
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I got a call from Publisher's Clearing House. I won $2.5 million. I sent them $1500 in a money order.

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

Consumer received a check in the mail for $5,821 from Scammers, claiming to be Publishers Clearing House and telling the consumer they are a second place prize winner of $500,000. The scammers letter told consumer to use the $5,821 check to pay for insurance and attorney fees.

Victim Location 97603
Type of a scam Business Email Compromise

A friend was told she received $100,000 free from Publisher Clearing House. She stated that she didn't even have to pay it back. Said she saw my name on the list of recipients when her check was delivered to her. She gave me the number to call and told me to text them. Said they would get back to me immediately. Well, they did and were very pushy about me giving them my information. After checking with the I politely declined their offer. They were even more insistent that they were legitimate. See photos of their texts for details.

Victim Location 47334
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Publishers clearing house they said I won 8,000,000 and a Mercedes. They wanted $1000.00 cash sent to a Robert Rose in Ohio for Taxes. Go to UPS in Scatterfield Rd in Robert Rose Tax Service CPA Robert Rose. I told them I was waiting for my FBI daughter to get home and she would take me to the UPS That was a man going bu the name of Davis Sawyer.

Victim Location 79110
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Man called name John Day badge # 422B1 Publishers Clearing House said I was a 2nd place Prize Winner of 2.8 million dollars. My pkg winning Number 99713178US ( which is very close to my cell # he called me on last 4 are correct) Also I won a Mercedes Benz asked me what color I wanted and gave me a bar code of 5492711MS asked me what color and if I wanted a 2 or 4 door. Told me an Attorney named Mary Lee would meet me to go to the bank with me after my Armored Car brought me my check for 2.08 million and to expect a flat bed truck to be after the Armored Car carrying the Mercedes Benz in my color and 2 door. Explained to me what the FDIC was and gave me the name of Delivery agent Paul Green driving the Armored Car.

I told him I never heard of winning a prize like that and being asked to go to Wal Mart to pay $210.00 to get my registered receipt that had not showed up in the mail on Friday. I used my house phone to call my daughter and then my son and he heard the conversation and hung up on me. The Police Department gave me this web site to let others know. The only info I gave him was my address and my name. Hopefully that wasn't too much. My credit is bad so I hope they get nothing out of that info. They also told me they sent me a notification letter I should of received on Friday..

Victim Location 47850
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Someone saying they were with Publishers Clearinghouse called my cell phone saying I had won 3 1/2 million dollars and a 2019 Mercedes Benz convertible. They were very convincing. They told me all I had to do was pay $650 for a one time fee and they would actually come and pick up the fee to be paid in cash. I asked them if they could take the fee from my winnings and they said they could not do that. I then asked them for some paperwork to show all the details and they said they would email me information. In the meantime I called the who told it as a scam. While I was on the phone with the they called again and I when I told them I was on the phone with the they hung up on me.

Victim Location 43064
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I got a call a couple of days ago letting me know I had won Publisher's Clearing House. They gave me a number to call back. I called Dave Williams who told me to buy gift card for $500 from CVS. He said they were an hour out from my house. I went in to CVS and the manager said he wasn't sure if it was a scam. I said I don't have that kind of money. He said "You're not giving us any cash or anything". I hung up.

Victim Location 63019
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

In total, I won $600,000 and was asked to cash a check for $9498.15 to pay for taxes but never told me where to send it. Acquiom Financial wrote the check and Suntrust Bank was the company that the check came from.

Victim Location 44035
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was contacted by phone by a man stating that I had won the publishers clearing house sweepstakes and that I needed to immediately go to the bank and take out 199 dollars and send it to them so I could receive my prize. I was supposed send the money to a Ms.Pruitt of Texas .

Victim Location 80916
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

David Law called and said I had won the Publishers Clearing House, I almost fell for it, it sounded so wonderful. Then he told me I would have to pay the shipping and handling charges of $805.00 - that is when I hung up on him, he called me back and said why did you hang up on me. I told him, he was yelling at me and because I would not do what you said to do. And was not going to deal with him. That is when I called the Better Business Bureau.

Victim Location 43055
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I'm 89 years old. I've been participating in Publisher's Clearing House for years. I got a phone call from a woman. She speaks broken English. She says I've won $1.6 million or $750 a week for life.

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