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Publishers Clearing House Reports & Reviews (1226)

Victim Location 27410
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Joseph Bender, Stephen Michael - all claim to be in the US - working for publishers clearing house - they want to deliver a prize - check and car - they claim they only need you to tell them the number the first guy gave you and your zip code.

876-367-0724 ext 3

Victim Location 64155
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Called by a perso who said her name was ANDREA Goldberg. I was to call another number and then ask to be transferred to ANDREA. I told her we had tickets to a concert and we’re leaving. That night when we got home and in bed she called twice again. The last time I told here if she called again I would call the police and report it as harassment.

Victim Location 74759
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a phone call saying I won the Publishing Clearing House sweepstakes. His name was John Henderson and he said his ID was 11220. He said I won 5.2 million dollars. That I would receive 5,000 a month every month for the rest of my life. He said I would also receive a brand new Mercedes Benz. But then he said I just needed to send $299 for tax purposes. That they will deliver today if I go to Walmart and get a check. I told him I have been a police officer for years, and that I will call the ScamPulse.com to report them. He told me they are with the ScamPulse.com and provided me a phone number for the ScamPulse.com (1-876-421-1583). I told him that is not the ScamPulse.com's number, and will still be calling them.

Victim Location 75931
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Some guy call me on the house phone saying I won $2.8 million dollars.

I ask him who am I?  He hung up on me.

Victim Location 57274
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Ashley Williams said they had won but to collect they needed to send $3482.00.

Then consumer was told to call John Thompson @ 702-479-0742. Then to wire money to:

Lynne Burfee 23 Crestview Dr East Pine City, New York 14871

Victim Location 76904
Type of a scam Counterfeit Product

Caller says I won a PCH prize but I have to send cash to a local address and get a tracking number to give to him over the phone and to the person delivering the prize.

Victim Location 73110
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

They said I won 5 million dollars, and a car and a bunch of other stuff. However, they requested $499.99 money order or check. Sounds like a scam to me.

Victim Location 28778
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a letter with Publishers Clearing House logo stating prize winnings of $500,000. The letter included a check in the amount of $5978 to cover "insurance and attorney fees." The check, however was from "Wolach Home Improvements, LLC" supposedly drawn on Town & Country Federal Credit Union, 257 Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074. We did not deposit the check. Tried to call the number but the recording said it was not set up.

Victim Location 36274
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

We received a letter proporting to be from Publishers Clearing House with a realistic looking check for $5852.00 for "insurance and attorney fees" from *** on a *** *** *** N.A. chech with instructions not to tell anyone before calling one of two numbers with a security code ***. We supposedly won $500,000. The numbers are: actually to Amtrak Customer Services and Magic Jack, an unassigned number.

Victim Location 39202
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

The individual call me on September 14, 2018, at about 3:15 PM CDT. He said that he was a Publisher's Clearing House employee named Paul Cooper and that I was a winner of $3.5 million and a BMW X7 Jeep. He gave me a PCH Badge no. of 3178295 and said that my winning package no. is 220204VUS. He further said that a team lead by a Bobby Jenkins would deliver the check to me and that I need a proof of my identification. I was to submit a registration form to PCH in the form of a US$362. Walmart to Walmart transfer. The payee for the transfer was Cloyd Sanford in Tullahoma, TN. The telephone no. that I referenced above is the one I copied from the caller ID on my telephone. The other information is from notes I took during the conversation.

Victim Location 85737
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A man called me today stating I had won the big money prize from Publisher's Clearing House but I needed to go to Walmart and give them $2500.00 to "register" to receive the prize money today. When I told him that I thought he was trying to scam me, he insisted he was legitimate. This went on for several minutes because I wanted to see how far he would take it. When he realized that I was not going to give him any money he told me to some explicit words and hung up.

Victim Location 63126
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

Received a phone call from some one named David Moore (did not speak English very well). He stated that I had won $850,000.00 and a Mercedes. All I needed to do was get a cashiers check for $1800.00 and they would send me my winnings. I told them I would have the money for them and give it to them once they brought the gifts. They kept saying they needed the money first. I asked to talk to a supervisor and they put someone by the name of Bobby Brown on the phone. He kept saying the same thing. I finally hung up the phone. Then they called back 3 other times. My daughter answered the phone and told them not to call again and we were going to report them. Then my daughter called the phone number and it said thT it could be accessed at that time. Then my daughter blocked the number from my phone.

Victim Location 48197
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

in message(s) like this, the scammer says that you have won a prize of $850,000. They also want you to reply with:

your name

address

phone #

gender/age/nationality

Victim Location 32533
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I live in Cantonment,FL. On or about 4:15pm on 9/11/18, a male who sounded to have been of Indian descent called claiming the be from "Publisher's Clearing House". He told me I had won 5.5 million dollars and a 2018 black Mercedes-Benz. Realizing it was a scam, I played along to see were it would go. He asked if I had a bank account. Then he said I needed to file the taxes with the IRS. He also was trying to play on my spiritual side and told me that "this was from God". He ask me to write down his name and woman's name, but I didn't. His last name was "Salom" that's all I remember and I'm sure that's not his name anyway. He then proceeded to tell me to go to Walgreens or Walmart, purchase a money order for $650.00 and send it. I could hear that he had placed the phone on speaker. At that time I let him know that I know what was is trying to do and at that time, he hung up the phone.

Victim Location 77706
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

David Kennedy called with a foreign accent, he said he was a man of God, he wouldn't cheap me.  Wanted to know if I went to church, he been honest with me, did I have a bank account, debit card.  Then he told me I won $900, 050,000.00 Sweet Heart all you have to do is send in $200,000.00 and they will pay the taxes. When I heard that I hung up on him.

Victim Location 79118
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from Publisher's Clearinghouse. They said I entered a contest in 2013 and lost but now I won $950,000. They said I would just have to pay $1,495 to cover IRS fees and to have a Brinx armored truck come from Lubbock to deliver the money. I was told that their bookkeeping location was in FL so my money would be sent to them once I went to a nearby Walmart and sent it over. I didn't catch a name but the people I spoke with sounded Indian. I reported this at the Randall County Sheriff's Dept and with the BBB.

Victim Location 37830
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I have entered Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes for decades. I received letter and check for $7800.00 from "Publishers Clearing House." Letter said that was only part of the winnings & not to deposit the check until calling the claims manager. The letter also stated not to discuss the winnings "as required by Federal and State laws... must be kept strictly confidential which means you are precluded from discussing your win with third parties... to reduce the risks of unauthorized access to your claim information." So I called the number. "Larry Rogers," had a non-american accent, told me to deposit the check and call back immediately as soon as I did. That sounded odd so I asked more questions. The more I asked for clarification and justification, "Larry" got more and more aggravated, at which point I realized this was no good. I am 86 years old, but not foolish. I called my son and he got me the information on how to report this scam.

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

John Cooper called me wanting to talk to my son. I told him my son was deceased.  So, he told me my son left me the beneficiary and I won $1.5 million dollars.  Please call and talk to Vicker Forhendef (Feranadez) and he will give me instructions, call this number in Kingston, Jamaca, i will after to send $500.00 to them and I get my money.  I told him to give it to someone else.

Victim Location 65270
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Phone call to 90 year old woman. Identified himself as Dave Sawyer from Publishers Clearing House. Said I had won $2,500,000 and all I had to do was send $1400 to claim the prize, which would be delivered later that day by check/fed express. She was extremely excited to learn she had won the big prize since she had been entering the contest for five years. She almost paid, but was advised it was a scam after she consulted with a family member.

Victim Location 76904
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A man called Luciano Espitia continued to call my 83 year old father, stating that he had won money from Publishers Clearing House. But, my Dad had to send him express mail $400. He stated that my dad won $45,000 and that a lady named Lisa Miller would come by the house. He would have to have a receipt that shows he had sent the money, then she would give him the check for $17,030.30 from Wells Fargo and that my Dad would receive the rest in payments of $300 a month for the rest of his life. The check was to be mailed to: 2116 S. Concho St., Coleman, Texas 76834.

When I got home, the man called again, I told him to stop calling, but he continued 2 more times. He wanted my dad (who has lung cancer) to walk to the post office and send the check. I told him continually to stop calling. Finally, he got the message, but I brought my Dad's phone to work with me, just in case, he called again.

My Dad had an envelope made out to this jerk and was ready to send him this money, until I explained it was a scam.

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