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Victim Location 38016
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call stating that I won the Publisher's Clearing House prize that was approved by the FTC.

Victim Location 32566
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a phone call from a lady who said she was calling from Publisher's clearing House & that I had won a million dollars & 5,000 a week for life. She said 3 men would be at my house tomorrow Fri. Nov 8 at 1:30. One of the men's name was Blake. Asked if I would be home...did I want a Public presentation with TV etc. or Private I said private. She said I would need 3 kinds of ID...one would be a photo ID...I did not really understand the other two. She asked what would I do with the money...if something happened to me who did I want the beneficiary to be. She asked my age...did I work...did I own my own home. Did I want the weekly check deposited to my checking account or in the mail. She then said due to FTC rulings & government regulations I would be have to pay 399.00 to receive my prize. I said I am not paying any money until I receive my prize. ...told her I thought it was a scam & that I would call the Better Business Bureau.She then hung up on me.

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

I'm 83 years old. I got a call from John Grohm from Publishers Clearing House. He said I won 1.1 million. He told me not to tell anybody about the call because if I did they would call and get the money instead of me. He wanted to deliver it to my house. He wanted my bank account number. He told me to go to the bank and open an account and put in $25. He gave me a number to call to verify the prize, 888-973-3751. A woman answered "Wells Fargo". She confirmed I had won PCH. I gave them nothing.

Victim Location 43068
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I got a call from Charles King, Federal Consumer's Office, 202-470-4326. He said I won a prize from Publisher's Clearing House. He gave me a number to call 702-936-6707 for more information. He said he was with Holiday Sweeps. He wanted $7,500 to get the prize money. It was a registration fee because the money was coming from Nevada. He told me to call John Moretti at 855-331-2639. He asked if I wanted to stay off television. I said yes. He asked if I was married. He said if we couldn't afford the $7500, he could try to get a loan for us. He wanted PII for the registration. We did not give him any PII.

Victim Location 28269
Type of a scam Other

Received numerous calls stating I am a winner of Publisher Clearing House award and they need to obtain personal information to provide winnings. Caller ID list call coming from Kingston, JM 1-876-995-2821

Victim Location 75605
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received call saying he was publishers clearing house. And told me I would receive a check today from 2 guys in a blue jacket flowers ect. Then wanted a check for $365 to cover some kind of fee. I ask him if i could put him on hold to ask my attorney to see if that was ok......he hung up.

Victim Location 22003
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

In October of 2018, I just got a email from [email protected] telling me that I need to reply back to [email protected] by email in order for myself to win a horrible fake Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol visit in person as soon as possible when unfortunately, it never happen at all because, instead, I was using those horrible bad languages in order for myself to win a horrible fake Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol visit in person as soon as possible when unfortunately, again, it never happen at all either because the real Publishers Clearing House along with a real Publishers Clearing House attorney general was so angry and upset at me on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 which was at the time.

Victim Location 71220
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Daniel George & Josh Kennedy Chief Financial Officer I called the number the letter said to call the claims manager before depositing the check they send me.

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

Mike Nelson identified himself as an agent with Publisher's Clearing House. He said I was a second place winner of $6.5 million plus $2500 week for life. The call came in at 10:46 CST on 10-16-2019. He stated the prize ticket # as 64666001164 with prize ID code 872078515 and a prize confirmation code 020586. He started recording me and admitted recording when I asked. It seemed he wanted me to repeat all the numbers. When I asked for the phone number to Publisher's Clearing House he hung up.

Victim Location 21161
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a phone call on Tuesday, October 15th. The caller ID came up as "Publishers' Clearing House". I was not home at the time, and a message was left saying that I had won 4.6 million dollars; a claim number was left. The message also directed me to call the number back with this number so I could claim my prize. The following day I called the number and spoke to someone identifying himself as Robert Davis. Mr. Davis began by asking me some questions about my home phone number- which I confirmed. He then asked if I was married and if my husband was home- which I confirmed that he was. Mr. Davis then proceeded to ask if my husband could confirm that I could "claim" the prize. I placed my husband on the phone - he confirmed our address and said that I could claim the prize. Mr. Davis then asked where I had retired from - I did not recall telling him I was retired. He also asked about my husband's previous employment. Then he informed me that he was going to ask me some questions, so he could complete some forms for the 1040 and 1099 forms that would be needed when I claimed my prize. I asked why ths paperwork could not be completed after I received my money. He began to say things like I did not want to miss out on my 4.6 million dollar prize. I responded that I would not be giving him any confidential information like my SSN. The line then went dead. Now, I am going to have to monitor all of my accounts just to make sure that no one is messing with my identity.

Victim Location 47303
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

They said I won 2nd prize in Publishers clearing house drawing.I knew it wasn't publishers clearing house so I requested a phone number to call them back.

Victim Location 63010
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was contacted by phone that I had won a publisher clearing house sweepstake prize of 9.5 million dollars, $5000.00 a week for life, and a 2019 car with 1-year state farm insurance. They instructed me to go to Walmart to receive a money gram for $5000.00 payable to me as soon as I paid a $250.00 processing fee. This caller made this sound very believable and went to great lengths to insure me this was not a scam and he was not asking for any personal information. I got leary once they wanted me to go to Walmart.

Victim Location 61321
Total money lost $-1,500
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

I received a check with a paper in the mail the envelope had nothing written on it no return address or a address it was sent from but still I opened it and there was a check for 4500$ in it and I didn’t hesitate to go cash it in I received it October 8th 2019 but the paper was labeled September 9th... so after I cashed the check i took some money out and A few days later the check bounced today on October 11th 2019 now I’m -2000 in my bank.

Victim Location 15906
Total money lost $14,000
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

*** *** stated that she was contacted earlier in the month on or about 09/05/2019, by a man whom provided the name "Robert" He advised ***. *** that she had won Publishers Clearing House in the amount of 1.5 million dollars and a brand new car. **. *** stated that "Robert" told her she had to send $3,500 in cash to the following address: ***  West Palmaire Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85301. Once **. ***  sent the money, she then was sent 2 checks both in the amount of $4,000 issued from personal checking accounts, and told to deposit the checks into her account, and then withdrawal the funds the following day- and send the cash to the same address: *** West Palmaire Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85301. ***. *** did as she was asked, sent the money, and then received 2 more checks in the mail for her to deposit and withdrawal- total amount of $14,000.

Victim Location 44105
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I have received a call from James Miller with Publishers Clearing House. Said I won 5 million. He gave me phone number 585-357-3014 to call back. They also have phone number 916-237-0204. I did not call them back.

Victim Location 44112
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a mailing from Publishers Clearing House. It did not have a full address. Canadian Post mark. Their phone number is 647-219-2418. Stated I won $450,000. The mailing included a check $4980.00. Instructed me to call the phone number. Speak to Claims Manager Steve Williams. Give Security Code 5555. I did not call the number. I was not going to put that check in my account.

Victim Location 01077
Total money lost $890
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Person in Jamaica claiming to be a person from PCH, and he needed money for fees and taxes, and in return we would win a new Mercedes

Victim Location 22003
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I just emailed to a Publishers Clearing House Agent recently to let a Publishers Clearing House Agent know that I got scammed by fake Publishers Clearing House for the first time after I received a fake winner confirmation in the mail telling me that I'm a $1,000,000.00 winner with developmental disabilities for the first time 13 years ago.

Victim Location 46992
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received multiple calls starting yesterday from a company claiming to be from publishers clearing house. They gave me a code 000157YB and told me I that I needed to call Mr Albert Johnson at 1-876-416-8541 they informed me I was the PCH grand prize winner of $6.5 million, $5K per month for life and a brand new car! What a deal!! They just wanted me to go to Walmart or Walgreens and get a $1k Amazon gift card that I would need to give to them on delivery of all of my prizes. So I told them I felt this was a scam and not interested and wouldn’t go get the gift card. They called countless times trying to convince me it was legitimate and for the $1K gift card they were going to deliver all my prizes from PCH in person to my business So this morning they started calling again. Again I told them I was convinced it was a scam. At this point they told me again it’s all legitimate and all being controlled and phone calls recorded under ScamPulse.com &IRS regulations. So I told him great I’m a ScamPulse.com member so I will call them for confirmation of legitimacy. They hung up instantly and have not called again

Victim Location 38134
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received two calls telling me I just won $750,000 from PCH. All I would need to pay is $3,100 for fees and processing.

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