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Victim Location 65653
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from a man, said his name is Alex Nelson badge # 1994, said he was with The Publishers Clearing House. He said that I was the winner of 3 million U.S. dollars, $50,000 cash and a brand new 2019 Chevy Malibu. He wanted to know if I was going to be home for the rest of the evening because they were going to deliver my package to me today, although he never asked me for my physical address. He said he was currently calling me from a city just north of the town I live in, however, the caller ID on my cell phone said the call originated from Jamaica and I'm located in the central U.S. The only thing I needed to do was immediately go to Walmart money center and make a one time cash transfer of $219.00 to cover the registration cost of my winning package. The recipient of this said money transfer is a man by the name of Mark Duckworth, address: 3040 N. Lakeview drive, Sandford MI, 48657. The man on the phone told me to call him back at a different number other than the one he called me on, 202- 871- 5852, just as soon as I made the transfer. He tried reassuring me that he is a Christian man and would never deceive anyone and that I could trust him.

Victim Location 35670
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was contacted by phone telling me that I had won a prize of $350000. I was told that a prize patrol would be at my house as well as a armored Brinks truck and television crew with police and lawyers!!!!! All I had to do was provide money for the taxes! I contacted Publishers Clearing House and was informed that they NEVER call you on the phone as well as NEVER ask you for any money!!!!!! DONT give anyone money!!!!! They call you from numbers from Canada!!! It’s ALL a scam!!!!!!

Victim Location 44060
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call on my home phone. The caller stated he was with Publishers Clearing House. Said he was my agent. Todd Sloan. He said I won $2.5 million. He asked if I wanted to receive my prize privately or on TV. Wanted me to pay $1000 for taxes. He was coming from New York to my house. He said I could pay out of my bank account. He did not ask for account numbers. He said I could buy two Gift Cards. A Vanilla Pre Paid. for $500. Wanted me to go to Walgreens.I went to Walgreens to look into buying the card. The Clerk at Walgreens told me it was a scam. I would have to read the numbers off. I kinda thought this was a scam. I was not sure. My friend and I checked online. The real Publishers Clearing house does not ask for money. I told him it was a scam. He said to check with the Better Business Business. Their phone number is 866-330-1775

Victim Location 65775
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Michael *** and Donald *** were the names of the people who contacted me telling me that I had won PCH. I've never entered into any of those kind of contests.

Victim Location 80906
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

I received in the mail a letter stating that I have won the PCH with a check enclosed for $9597.16.

Contact - Claims specialist Betty Moore - 1-253-214-4339. Letter was sent from Deborah Holland, Executive Vice President

Printed on The National Lottery @pch clearinghouse

Victim Location 67579
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Winner publishing clearing house. Money 2255.55 registration

Victim Location 54943
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A James Peterson intiallly called to tell me that I won the Publishing Clearing House of 2.5 million dollars. He told me to write down the following:

Confirmation Code 232373, Some digits of the check they are going to issue me-067006076, telling me I would need two photo ID's and that they would be arriving withing 1 hour and 45 mins. He also told me that I would be receiving $7,000 per month forever and a 2019 Mercedes Car. One year of insurance paid for with the insurere Geico and a 6 month gas card to be used in the state of Wisconsin. He gave me the following confirmation code of 331018012021US. He then asked me if there was a Wells Fargo Bank, an American Bank or some other bank near me so that I could be registered with the FDIC. None of those banks were located near me. I did give him the name of my Bank which I stated was registered with the FDIC. In any event they requested that I go to a Dollar General Store and get two Visa Vanilla Gift Cards that totaled $985.00 to pay for my 2% of the taxes that I would owe the government.They would pay for 98% of the taxes owed the government. They asked me to stay on my cell phone the whole time I drove and returned home. They then askedf for the numbers on the card. I only gave them one of the card numbers with the expiration date and CVS number on the back. While they were doing whatever - I promptly called the card companys customer service from my land line and cancelled the card and they are going to issue me a new one. The number that showed up on my cell phone was listed as a private number. I hung up on them and they keep trying to call me. I wasn't out any money. I had a funny feeling in the pit of my stomach. They kept assuring me it wasn't a scam but I can see by this website it was a scam. They told me that seven people would be showing up in 1 hour and 45 min along with two lawyers from Jacobee an Meyers. I am still waiting!

Victim Location 77707
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a call from Jordan Bellford saying I won 6.5 Million dollars, a 2019 Mercedes Binz and will received $5000 mth. Gave me all of this info to write down and that 7 individuals and an attorney will be delivering my money this afternoon. He said that I needed to go to Wal-mart and get a registration receipt for $120 and call him back to give him the information from the receipt before they would meet me at my home.

Victim Location 48228
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from a Mr. Carlos Brown stating that he was a general manager for the Publisher's Clearing House. He stated that I won 50 million dollars but 99% of my taxes were paid for so I only will receive 11.5 million dollars in a certified check lotto ticket, and won three cars. The three cars were Mercedes-Benz 2019 S36, BMW 2019 X6, and a Range Rover 2019 0 8 3 with all leather interior. The telephone number is 1-876-389-4013. He stated that I am the beneficiary of the package. He stated that I needed to get them a receipt with Western Union to equal $300 and include my ID. The address to use at Western Union was JAMAICA w. I. He also stated Mr Alex Louis is the name I should make the MoneyGram out to. He stated that they would deliver the check at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 15th 2019. I asked to let me know know what my address was. He could not tell me. Then asked me to calm down. But I was not yelling. I calmly just wanted to know if he knew my address. I confirmed the date and he repeated it. He also stated that Mr John Richmond is the general manager also. He wanted me-if I wanted- to give them a money order for $300 instead then I hung up.

Victim Location 43028
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a phone call today from Publisher's Clearinghouse. A man, with a Jamaican accent, said his name was David Esteban. He said I had won $5 million dollars and a Mercedes Benz. He gave me a package number and claim number. He was going to deposit the money in my account today. He said people in Gambier would be coming to my house. He asked me to go to Walmart and buy a $300 Amazon gift card. Then his men would come pick up the card, and give me a check and escort me to the bank. He said he was a very Godly man, and that my prayers had been answered. He said friends would take advantage of me if they knew I had won $5 million dollars so to keep it confidential. He kept saying, "I know you want to cry, so just let it out, let it out". He asked me if I wanted to be on radio or television or keep it confidential. I told him I could get to Walmart in the next three hours, and he responded that I needed to get there now. So, I told him I would call him back when I get the card.

Victim Location 63304
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

My wife received a phone call on her cell phone saying that we had won $1.3 million dollars and a Bentley through the Publisher's Clearing House. They said they would pay part of the taxes. And they would deliver the car tomorrow.

Victim Location 32548
Total money lost $1,387
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

David Washington called and said won 1.5 million and a car from Publishers Clearing House. Asked to send them $500.00 at first and I sent it to them through Wal-mar to Wal-Mart. Then he called me back for $887.00 for IRS taxes which I sent through Wal-mar to Wal-mart and now he is calling today for additional $1500.00 for a golden seal for the car. Money was sent in the name Ian Kelly Arnold state of Florida through Wal-Mart to Wal-Mart. Confirmation #8669965997 and 353487115.

Victim Location 32505
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Rev. King called and said I won 5 million dollars and a new car and they would deliver them to me. I just had to pay state taxes.

Victim Location 63134
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

received call stating I had won 2.5 million dollars but needed to pay $555 before I received the prize

Victim Location 77656
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Got a call from a Michael Foster who said I won some money from Publisher's Clearinghouse. Michael wanted me to send $700.00 for my taxes on the money. When talking to my husband, he said, NO! He wasn't paying any money to any one. When I told Michael what my husband said, he wasn't interest in talking to me any more. My husband and I figured it was a scam.

Victim Location 44130
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Entered by BBB Staff SE 6-26-2019

Consumer received an "Executive Memorandum" from "Executive Vice President Deborah Holland" with the subject line reading "Incomplete Compliance for your $25,000 A Month for Life Prize Number". It appears there was a handwritten note on the top of the letter stating "Mr._______ This was sent after you've ignored prior notices! Don't you want to win?". In the letter there were instructions of what the consumer would be receiving in the next day and they provided a prize number to use when calling them.

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Called and was told I won over 2 million dollars, the caller identified himself as "William Kennedy" but sounded foreign. Asked him if he goes by "Bill" and the caller sounded confused. He mentioned his CEO " John Peterson with a code 995-20 would contact me with further information on how to get my 2 Million. Lots of red flags.

Victim Location 44128
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

 Consumer received a numerous calls from someone claiming to be from Publisher's Clearinghouse. They asked for banking numbers as well as her social security number. Caller said that consumer would be sent a certified check. Consumer asked the caller if she could record the call and they hung up. There is a male in the background telling the female what to say over the phone to the consumer.

Victim Location 77707
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A lady call me stating I won $1 Million Dollars and they want to come to my house but, when they come it't going to be a suprise. So, she said, I'm not telling you when we coming. We know you are going to be so happy to receive your check. By the way, we are going to need you to give us your driver license number. My excitement die down and I figure this is a scam.

Victim Location 44052
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a phone call from someone who said he was with Publishers Clearing House. The man had a foreign accent and said I won money. I called BBB for more info.

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