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Victim Location 68142
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received phone call today from Publishers Clearinghouse. They informed me that I had won the $15million plus $1000/day for lifetime sweepstakes. They said the phone call was being taped and gave phone number to call back on if needed. I also received a number to give to them along with picture ID when they delivered the check to me. They then transferred me to the manager and he requested that I was to get a state to state stamp to put on check and that it would cost $858.90 I was to stay on the line and drive to a Bank of America near me and when I got there to tell him I had arrived at the bank. I then hung up on them.

Victim Location 37643
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

He said I had won $865,000 and 2017 Cherry red Lincoln and $5000 a week from Publishers Clearing House. Said it would be delivered at 3:00. All I would need to do is pay $510 shipping fees. His name is Mr. John Fan

Victim Location 96003
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

i got paper work on sep18 2017 and there was a check with it and it was for 7,897.00 and they said when i deposit it and they would come to me and give me the rest which was 550,000.i call the bank and they could not find the check at all.they gave me a claims manager Elizabeth Jones the tel 1-647-928-9644 or victor Anderson security code pch-4284. i am handicap person with a walker.i would like to know what is going to happen.

Victim Location 15206
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Victim was contacted by a Bruce Peterson from Publishers Clearing house saying he won $800,000. Victim said he was told it would cost him $400 to collect the winnings, and it would be paid when check was delivered in person to his home.

Victim Location 29615
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I won 1 million dollars, I have to give them 25,000 for taxes.

Victim Location 37130
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Scammer stated I had one 2nd prize of $975,000. $900,00 in certified check and $75 as a regular check and a 2017 Mercedes Benz. I had to go to Walmart and get a money gram for $399 for delivery fee. Gave prize number and package number. Stated he wanted to come to my house.

Victim Location 37388
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Had a guy call and tell me he was from Publishers Clearing House and I had won 2.5 Million. Wanted to know if I wanted to accept the prize at my home in Tennessee or give it to charity. I hung up.

Victim Location 54005
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Caller claimed I won lots of money + a car. I was instructed to send $3400 in "fees" via money order or cashier's check to E. Carol Carr in Lowell, MA. Sounded way too fishy for me, so I hung up and called the BBB.  This is a jamaica area code and is a scam!

Victim Location 99611
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was called and told to go to Walmart to pay 1% of 1.5 million to collect the 1.5 million I was told its taxes the guy claimed he was andrew Goldberg from publishers clearing house

Victim Location 27020
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a phone call on my home land line this morn around 9:30. They said they were from Publishers Clearing House and that I had won $225,000. He also said that I should have received a paper in the mail yesterday from PCH. He did not even ask who I was or whom he was speaking to. I do not play PCH, so I knew it was a scam. I told him I knew he was scamming me and to not call my home again.

Victim Location 60634
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Unknown call to my cell phone and left message stating they are David Web the general Manager from Publishers Clearing House and to contact them at 989-220-4596 to claim a $250,000 prize.

Victim Location 68106
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

My friend received a letter informing him he has won $850,000 US dollars in cash credited to a file reference number 2017-_____. In the next paragraph it says to contact agent Simon turner at 1-604-832-2581 and give reference number 2016-_____ between 9am and 5pm PST. The last paragraph tells him he is required to keep all information strictly confidential and that failure to do so would disqualify his win.

We live in the US and I dialed the number from my cell phone. When British Columbia showed was displayed on my screen, I hung up to avoid international call charges. Attached is the letter which clearly indicates to me that it's a scam. No money has been lost, but I just wanted to check this out for him.

Victim Location 71291
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was contacted via phone from what registered as a number from "Jamaica". The representative stated his company is in Shelbyville TN. (I recently moved away from Tennessee).

He claimed that I had won "a super prize of $935,000.00 and a gift basket from Wal-Mart.

He wanted me to remain on the phone as well as go to my nearest Wal-Mart's 'money gram' location. Then states that I have to pay $199 to receive the check..... He asked what church I attend. He repeatedly stated that this gift was from our Lord Jesus Christ. He also referred to me as sweetie and sweetie-pie.

He gave me his name, badge number, the 'check' number, package number, and a ticket number. He reported that his name was David Parker badge 369DP. His speech was a very thick ethnic dialect, possibly Indian, if I were to guess.

Victim Location 19973
Total money lost $2,800
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

First contact by mail with official looking documents, then by phone (numerous times) Cashiers check for $2800 made out and mailed to Eileen Okane at 50th Northern Ave, North Hampton, MA 01060. Other names mentioned during phone calls were: Shirley Baker, Mary Clark, and a Dale and Frank no last names given. Original mailing had 15 pages of info. My 84 father was the target. We were fortunate enough to stop payment on the second cashiers check for $8500. This person continues to call several times per day with verbal abuse and threats. The man by the name of Frank was the name given most often by the person calling. This same man also called about making home improvements and we recognized his voice.

Victim Location 65746
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

This number called my grandmother and said she was second place winner of 1.2 million and needed to prove her identity by drivers license number and paying taxes on the money to claim it up front. They talked for quite a while and when he, whom said his name was David *** could not provide my grandmothers name yet said he was in her town with her money, he rudely said "f--- you" a few times and hung up.

Victim Location 83858
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from Jonathan Anderson stating that they were the Publishers Clearing House and that I had won $2.5 million dollars and a Mercedes Benz. They asked if I wanted this to be a private delivery or if I wanted flowers and balloons. They asked me if I was a citizen, if i was married, and also advised me to go get makeup on while they had me on hold. 

I hung up and called back, they stated i needed to go to a Western Union and send a total of $456 to pay for taxes of the money and the car. 

Victim Location 91910
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I'M REPORTING THIS ON BEHALF OF MY 82 YEAR OLD MOTHER WHO RECEIVED NOTIFICATION VIA U.S. POSTAL SERVICE, THAT SHE WAS THE WINNER OF $2.5 MILLION. I AM ATTACHING A COPY OF THE PRIZE NOTIFICATION, ALONG WITH A CHECK THAT WAS INCLUDED IN THE MAILING. I AM ALSO INCLUDING A COPY OF THE FRONT OF THE ENVELOPE IN WHICH THE NOTICE CAME IN.

Victim Location 27864
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a call, showing on my cell phone as unavailable, have received numerous calls showing unavailable. Decided to answer. The gentleman on the other end claims he was from Publishers Clearing House with $4.5 million I had won. I told him not to call again. He called again, I got phone number (843)488-4804, name John Schafer and badge number of 1979. Second calling he said I could bet $500,000 right then.

Victim Location 21222
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Richard Wilbourn

You're friends on Facebook

Claim Agent at Facebook

Lives in California City, California

SAT 4:46PM

Richard Wilbourn

HELLO HOW CAN I HELP YOU?

SAT 6:46PM

*** Well I was talking to Shelly Rae Wahl and she told me about you. Is my name on the winner's list

Richard Wilbourn

PLE[censored]D ON AND LET US CHECK IF YOUR PROFILE NAME STILL AVAILABLE ON THE WINNERS LIST.

Richard Wilbourn

CONGRATULATION !!!!THIS IS AGENT RICHARD WILBOURN FROM PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MONEY SUPPORT PROGRAM IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICE AND FACEBOOK CO-OPERATION. THIS IS TO LET YOU KNOW THAT WE ARE HAVING A LOTTERY PROMOTION DRAWN FROM A COLLABORATION OF FACEBOOK USER'S FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. YOU ARE ONE OF THE CATEGORY LUCKY WINNER'S.YOUR MONEY (***) IS AVALIABLE FOR YOU TO CLAIM ON THIS ON-GOING EDITION.PLEASE GET BACK TO ME IF YOU ARE READY TO CLAIM YOUR MONEY?

*** Ok I am ready

What do I have to do?

Richard Wilbourn

YOU WILL HAVE TO FILL A FORM TO LOCATE THE DESTINATION WHERE THE MONEY WILL BE DELIVER TO

NAME........

FULL ADDRESS....

AGE.....

MARITAL STATUS.....

TEXT NUMBER.....

OCCUPATION.....

E-MAIL......

MALE OR FEMALE....

CASH OR CHECK.....

FILL IT HERE AND GET BACK TO ME NOW

Victoria

Check would be what I would need

Richard Wilbourn

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THIS IS PART OF OUR SECURITY PROTOCOL TO AVOID DOUBLE CLAIMING AND UNWARRANTED TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THIS PROGRAM BY NON-PARTICIPANT OR UNOFFICIAL PERSONNEL. YOUR INFORMATION HAVE BEEN SAVE ON OUR DATA BASE.

*** ok thank you bery much

very much

Richard Wilbourn

OKAY.CONFIRMED, YOUR INFORMATION DETAILS HAVE BEEN REGISTERED YOU ARE TO KEEP YOUR MONEY SECRETLY ONLY WITH YOU, NEVER TO SHARE ANY VITAL INFORMATION YET TO ANYONE UNTIL YOU GET YOUR WIN MONEY DELIVERED AND HANDLED TO YOU. YOUR REFF No: and BATCH No: WILL BE SENT TO YOU SOON.DO YOU UNDERSTAND THAT?

Victoria

yes

thank you very much Richard

Richard Wilbourn

LISTEN WE WANT YOU TO KNOW THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OR FACEBOOK ARE NOT HERE TO SCAM YOU OR TRYING TO MAKE MONEY FROM YOU. THIS IS REAL AND 100 % LEGIT

*** Ok

Richard Wilbourn

HERE IS YOUR Ref NoE 102/85428 Batch No: 281020001 PRD. MAKE SURE YOU WRITE IT DOWN SOMEWHERE AND KEEP IT SAVE FROM PUBLIC NOTICE. SO WHEN THE FedEX ASK FOR IT YOU CAN ABLE TO SHOW THEM OKAY.

*** Ok thank you

Richard Wilbourn

THE FedEX MEN WILL ARRIVE AT EXACTLY 5:30PM TOMORROW.HOPE YOU ARE GOING TO BE AT HOME THEN TO RECEIVE YOUR PACKAGE FROM THEM ?

*** Yes I will be

Richard Wilbourn

In other for your money to be delivered to you right at your doorstep, you will have to take care of the Charges Requested from the courier company which is Mandatory, and it will not be taken out of your *** winning Funds because we have no right over it according to the terms and conditions of the programme. The courier company only charged you *** for the delivery Bill and the Clearance Fee, which is the only payment you'll have to make.Your delivery charges will be sent to the delivery desk officer for your prize money to be STAMP/APPROVED for delivery to the home address you made available during the claiming process. Then we will be on the highway to your residence after your clearance fee is being made, as we surely hope to get to you tomorrow for the delivery of your grant money

Richard Wilbourn

are you ready to go and make the payment now? so i can give you the delivery accountant information you are to make the payment to via WesternUnion transfer.

*** I am not going to have that money until Monday

Richard Wilbourn

SO IF YOU CANT AFFORD THE CHARGE FEE HOW MUCH ARE YOU ABLE TO DEPOSIT AS ADVANCE FEE AND YOU BALANCED UP ON DELIVERY ?

*** 200.00

Richard Wilbourn

DID YOU PROMISE US THAT YOU WILL BALANCE UP WHEN YOU GET YOUR WINNING MONEY?

TOMMOROW

*** yes

and the winnings are coming in the form of cash

Richard Wilbourn

YES '

ARE YOU READY FOR THE PAYMNET NOW?

Victoria

yes

Richard Wilbourn

I JUST GOT AN INFORMATION THAT THE AVAILABLE FedEX CASHIER ARE ON A DELIVERY MISSION IN AFRICA TO DELIVER PRIZE TO SOME WINNERS THERE ALSO, SO YOU WILL HAVE TO SEND THE MONEY TO HIM THERE AND HE WILL SIGN AND APPROVE YOUR PAYMENT THEN THE DELIVERY TEAM WILL BE ORDER TO DELIVER YOUR

WINNING TO YOU IN HAND..

Name.......KAYODE WILLIAMS

country.....Nigeria

City.......lagos

Zip Code...12340

Write down the payment information down and let me know when you are done

*** How do I send the money

Richard Wilbourn

ARE YOU READY TO MAKE THE PAYMNET ONLINE?

OR YOU HAVE THE CASH WITH YOU?

*** yes

online payment

Richard Wilbourn

https://secure.moneygram.com/send/receiverInfo

CLICK ON THE LINK AND MAKE THE PAYMNET ONLINE

ARE YOU MAKING THE PAYMNET ONLINE NOW?

Victoria

yes

Richard Wilbourn

OKAY GET BACK TO ME WITH THE REFERENCE NUMBER GIVING TO YOU WHEN YOU ARE DONE WITH THE PAYMNET

*** authorization number is 50424210

Richard Wilbourn

you have not complete the paymnet

you need to complete the paymnet and get back to me here madam

*** it is processing now...sorry

Richard Wilbourn

have you complete the paymnet?

you have cancell the transcation

*** it says processing

Richard Wilbourn

send us the reference number again

*** its says processing still

Richard Wilbourn

the money has been declined

ARE YOU WITH ME MADAM LET US KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON

*** it says processing

*** Estimate Fees Track Find a Location Learn More

Your transaction is processing!

Check your email for a confirmation and the Reference Number.

Return to My Account

Your transaction details:

Recipient:Kayode Williams

Their country:Nigeria

Send amount:200.00 USD

Receive amount:70,645.00 NGN

Exchange rate:1 USD = 353.2250 NGN

Receive option:Cash Pickup

Authorization #:50425264

We've emailed you a receipt of this transaction.

Richard Wilbourn

ITS HAS BEEN CANCELLD GO AND RESEND IT AGAIN MADAM

ARE YOU RESENDING THE MONEY NOW?

Victoria

yes

i am calling them

Richard Wilbourn

GOOD TELL THEM TO PROCESS THE MONEY FOR PICK UP

*** got it

Richard Wilbourn

HAVE THEY PROCESS IT YET?

Victoria

working on it

Richard Wilbourn

OKAY MADAM LET ME KNOW WHEN THEY ARE DONE

Victoria

ok

Victoria

I was just informed that you are FRAUD...PLEASE SEND NO MORE CORRESPONDENCE TO ME

i HAVE TURNED OVER THIS WHOLE CONVERSATION TO THE AUTHORITIES

Richard Wilbourn

FRAUD?

WHAT DID YOU MEAN BY THAT?

Richard Wilbourn

This real and Legitimate and we assure you once you make the payment your win money will be deliver to you at your door step without any delay . Like i said earlier, this is a new promotion imposed by Facebook founder. You have to be calm dear winner to understand me and kindly have your trust in me.

Victoria

WELL THEN IF THIS IS REAL MAKE THE DELIVERY WITHOUT PAYMENT FIRST

Richard Wilbourn

THERE IS NO WAY YOU CAN GET YOUR MONEY IF YOU DONT PAY OUT OF YOUR DELIVERY FEE

Victoria

IF THIS IS LEGIT THEN YOU WILL SEND ME MY WINNINGS FIRST THEN I WILL SEND PAYMENT

Richard Wilbourn

I have been a claiming agent for 9 years and i have helped many winners claimed their money respectively. Your information has been sent to the fedEX OFFICER in charge of your delivery and your name has been added to our winners list who are going to get their money delivered to them tommorow

Victoria

THEN I AM NOT INTERESTED....NOT TO MENTION YOU CAN NOT TYPE WITH ANY ACCURACY ...SPELLING IS ALL OVER THE PLACE AND YOUR ENGLISH IS ALL OFF

I AM NOT PAYING FOR ANYTHING UP FRONT

Richard Wilbourn

We are going to bring your winnings and you will have to promise us that you will make the payment after you got the winning money.

*** ABSOLUTELY

Richard Wilbourn

Good now do you have an ID card or a driver license ??

*** YES

Richard Wilbourn

Good.. You will have to snap it and send it to us here now because we need to attach it to your winnings document.. Is that clear?

*** YES

Richard Wilbourn

do that now asap

*** 

DONE

Richard Wilbourn

OFF THE CAMERA LIGHT AND RESEND IT AGAIN

***  no that is as clear as it gets

Richard Wilbourn

WE CANT SEE YOUR DOB CLEARLY

*** you already have my date of birth...I am really struggling with this i=since I was told that this is a fraudulent activity

Richard Wilbourn

i want you to know this promo is for real and legitimate and FBI is fully aware of what we are doing here you dont need to be skeptical all you have to do is to follow instructions giving to you so that you can get your winning money

***  ok I will take another pick shortly I am going to dinner right now

SAT 9:44PM

Richard Wilbourn

Okay

Also there is more correspondence through my personal cell phone number in which there is basically arguing between myself and him...in all of his correspondence he has run on sentences, misspellings, and major grammar and punctuation....and this is suppose to be a business type correspondence. He sends me pics of fed-ex package that is unclear, online fed-ex info stating package is in transit, and an affidavit of claim from Facebook Lottery Promotion and on the vice president signature line it looks like 2 people signed it

Tried to attache 3 pics but only one is allowed

Victim Location 98901
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

The guy said we had won 2.7 million only to then ask for a check/money order to be sent to a non exisitant bank in a town nearby for $450.

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