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Publishers Clearing House Reports & Reviews (1400)

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.

Victim Location 63144
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

number claiming to be Publisher's Clearing House stating that I have won a sum of money and that I needed to pay a sum in order to receive the prices.

Victim Location 63144
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

number claiming to be Publisher's Clearing House stating that I have won a sum of money and that I needed to pay a sum in order to receive the prices.

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

I received a text message from a friend who claimed she received $150,000 (cash) from Publisher's Clearing House. She told me to call a number for more info but I don't have the number handy. The last time I actually spoke with my friend was several months ago. I have not yet called her to verify if she actually sent the text.

Victim Location 62012
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I got a call from a person saying they were with Publisher's Clearinghouse. They me to send them $599.99 to get my prize. He said he would call me back.

Victim Location 76901
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Male person with an Indian accent with the name of Charles William called saying I had won $250,000, C class Mercedes 2019 with a year of Geico insurance, $5,000 a week for lifetime. He gave me a reference number and said not to give it to anyone. A car would be arriving in 45 minutes with a UPS truck. But first, the IRS would call to take the 1% out of my prize and PCH would cover

the other 29%.

Victim Location 43203
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Second prize winner of Publisher's Clearinghouse prize, $500,000, asked if I had an attorney, they said they were calling from a law firm, called several times, funds being distributed through an international bank, pay $65,000 up front, asked how I would use my winnings, he had an Eastern Indian accent. He said he was sending a courier to my address to deliver the reward, with the date and time of delivery, but they didn't show up.

Victim Location 32571
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

They called saying that I had the winning ticket, #5661 and would receive a lump some of $50,000 and a weekly award as well, and that I needed to send them $4500 to pay 3% Fl taxes. The man identified himself as Dave Shear and another man as Jonathan Berry. They also said their calls are recorded by the BBB.

Victim Location 44047
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I'm a senior citizen and have received calls for the past 4-5 days claiming I won $1,000,000. The caller said their main office is in Texas but that he was calling from Jericho, New York. He said someone was coming today around noon with my prize money but first said I needed to get a Vanilla Card for $499 from Walmart. He saId not to tell anybody at Walmart about the sweepstakes. I didn't do what he asked and called ScamPulse.com instead.

Victim Location 31014
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A man saying his name was David Moore. He said I won 1 million dolldars. and a Mercedes. He asked me to go to WalMart & send a $550 money to another WalMart to Gary Hitowner, from Indio, CA 92201 for a registration fee. He said I would get $7,000 once the transfer was confirmed and let him know when I got back to the car. I didn't do it.

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