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Victim Location 44120
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a phone call to my cell phone from Publishers Clearing House. Caller stated I won $1.5 million. Wanted me to go to Walmart and get something like a Government tax information release. Requested 299.99 for a tax paper. I did not send any money. I figured if I won a prize it does not make sense to have to pay a fee to cover taxes. The phone number on my caller Id os 876-404-7301. They gave me a different number to cal them back 876-472-8180.

Victim Location 44120
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a phone call to my cell phone from Publishers Clearing House. Caller stated I won $1.5 million. Wanted me to go to Walmart and get something like a Government tax information release. Requested 299.99 for a tax paper. I did not send any money. I figured if I won a prize it does not make sense to have to pay a fee to cover taxes. The phone number on my caller Id os 876-404-7301. They gave me a different number to cal them back 876-472-8180.

Victim Location 89506
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

This John person called both my wife and I saying we won 100 million dollars and a new truck. He then proceeds to ask for a driver's license number which I didn't give him. He said he needs this so he can process the 1% taxes on the prize. I called him a liar and hung up at this point.

Victim Location 64801
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Called and asked if I was familiar with publishers clearing House, then said that I had won $950,000.

Victim Location 79403
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from someone saying they were with UPS and wanted to know if I would be home this afternoon so they could deliver a $500,000 check to me from PCH. I told them I did not enter any sweepstakes and he said it was for being a loyal customer. I asked whose name was on it and he said he did not have it, he only had my phone number. I hung up on him. Caller ID said private caller.

Victim Location 44135
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call on my cell phone today. The caller stated he was James Peterson with Publishers Clearing House. He had an accent.Said I won $3.5 million & Lincoln Navigator. Wanted me to send approximately $600 claim fee. Instructed me to go to WalMart and send thru MoneyGram. Wanted me to call them right before I left at. 870-277-2994. They would give further instructions once I got to Walmart. I told them I did not have $600. I told them all I had was $50. They asked me if I had a checking or savings account. He told me they are not one of those places that try to trick you out of money. I thought this was a scam from the beginning. Reporting the call. I did not send any money or give any personal information.

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

I received an E mail from Publishers Clearing House. I won $10,000 a month. They keep sending E mails to Claim Your Funds. I have received over 100 E mails. They waned me to get an Automatic Bank card. Electronic Banking I downloaded the bank card. They said they would come to my house. They are supposed to put the money on the card. I have sent no money. I did not give my account number. The E mails say they are a part of the ScamPulse.com. I have saved the E mails and text messages.

Victim Location 76501
Total money lost $150
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was called by "pch" and was told to get the 7000 a week and a blue Mercedes with peanut butter interior I need to first send 150 via money gram to Roshane tennant.

Victim Location 49506
Total money lost $7
Type of a scam Online Purchase

I WENT TO THE WEBSITE I SAW ADVERTISED ON TELEVISION, WWW.PCH.COM PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE SWEEPSTAKES, I HEARD ON THE NEWS THAT THEY GOT IN TROUBLE AND NOW IT WAS A REAL SWEEPSTAKES. WELL, I WENT TO THE WEBSITE AND TRIED TO JUST ENTER SWEEPSTAKES AND THEY ASKED ME WHAT THINGS I WAS INTERESTED IN, WHAT MAGAZINES I HAD INTEREST IN BUT NOT TO BUY JUST THE ONES I MIGHT HAVE INTEREST I NEVER GAVE THEM ANY CREDIT CARD INFO OR SAID I WANTED TO PURCHASE JUST CHECKED BOXES OF INTERSEST, THEY KEPT GOING TO DIFFERENT PAGES ON THE SITE SAYING YOU CAN ENTER THIS TOO, AND ENTER TO WIN THIS CAR. I AM 78 YRS OLD AND I HAVE BEEN HEARING ABOUT THIS SWEEPSTAKES MY WHOLE LIFE OR HALF AND I THOUGHT IT HAS TO BE LEGITIMATE BUT, THEY STARTED TO SEND ME MAGAZINES THAT I NEVER ORDERED AND THEN A BILL FOR 7.89 AND FINAL NOTICE OR THEY WILL RUIN MY CREDIT, IF THEY GET 7 OR 8 DOLLARS FROM 500,000 PEOPLE BY SCARING THEM OR TRICKING THEM LIKE THEY DID ME IT ADDS UP AND MAKES THEM RICH OFF THE ELDERLY WHICH I CALL A DEPLORABLE SCAM TRICKING THE ELDERLY TO MAKE THEMSELVES RICH, I WANT THOSE JERKS, I FEEL LIKE SAYING A LOT WORSE BUT I WON'T LOWER MY SELF I WANT THOSE CRIMINALS IN JAIL, THEY ARE BECOMING MILLIONAIRES OFF THE ELDERLY BY TRICKING THEM, WHEN YOU CHECK THE BOX SHOWING INTEREST THEY AUTOMATICALY SAY YOU BOUGHT IT AND SEND THE MAGAZINE WETHER YOU WANT IT OR NOT I HAVE 2 MAGAZINES THAT I WANT TO GIVE THEM BACK I TRIED TO CONTACT SOMEONE AT THE PCH.COM AND YOU CAN'T , SO THAT RIGHT THERE SHOWS IT IS A SCAM ICAN'T COMPLAIN TO THEM YOU CAN JUST SIGN UP FOR THE CONTEST .

Victim Location 66434
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Phone call saying I had won a Publishers clearing house prize.

The thing I am worried about is answering yes to can you hear me.

Not sure which scam it was. They hung up on me.

Victim Location 97034
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Caller talked slowly and clearly and called after 10pm at night. Asked my name and then said this was publishers clearing house.

Victim Location 44287
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call to my cell phone. The caller stated they were with Publishers Clearing House Lottery company. address 101 Winners Circle. Fort Washington Drive. New York. Callers name is Mr. Johnson. He stated I won $ 1.5 million. Two marshals would be at my house today at 4:00 PM to deliver the check. Wanted me to go to nearest Wal Mart. The registration fee is $399. He said there would be additional fees. So I would not be busted for money laundering. Something stupid like that. He had a winning ticket number. I knew right from the beginning it was a scam. He gave me the phone number 585-360-1631 to call them back. My caller ID showed Jamaica. I am not able to pull the number up. I asked him why he was calling from Jamaica when they are located in New York. He said that's because our numbers are routed for safety purposes He asked me if I wanted winnings to be public or private.

Victim Location 47714
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

"Michael Anderson" from the "Publishers Clearing House" called to tell me I'd won $10,000 cash, $950,000 in a check, and a blue 2016 BMW. He told me to call 812-470-4743 with confirmation # 7604-7461-04. He asked for a list of my beneficiaries. When I asked him if he knew where I lived, he responded, "Of course". He lost interest when I told him I wasn't home. The call then ended.

Victim Location 79706
Type of a scam Phishing

I received a call this morning from a gentleman asking if I was home? Had I checked my mail this morning for notification of winning the Publishers Clearing House $2.5Million prize? I foolishly told him I wasn't home (however I have neighbors watching the house for me) The caller informed me I needed to contact -- Joe Carter at 1-876-0653 to arrange delivery of the registration for me to receive the $2.5Million check. I would then need to go to the local WalMart and confirm the registration, along with the men who will be delivering the check, and they would receive 2% of the $2.5Million once we take the registration slip & the $2.5Million check to my bank.

I told him I've never heard of the winnings being handled this way. He said it was because of the "new government" that they had to take the 2.5% once I put the check in my bank.

I gave them no personal information, no bank name or account number. I did however, give the man on the phone an alternative address so the Publishers Clearing House people could deliver the check to my work address. He said they would go with me to my bank, after we go to WalMart.

I believe this was a scam.

Victim Location 47601
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

My friend's Facebook had had messaged me that she'd won $100,000 and more from Publishers Clearing House (PCH). The phone # 802-368-1312 was listed for me to call Agent David Lawrence of the PCH and Dept. of Health Human Services to claim my winnings of $100,000. When I called that number, Mr. Lawrence told me that I had to pay $1350 and give him all my personal identity information, in order for me to claim my prize. I told him I didn't have any money and I wouldn't give him my identity information. He told me I should ask people to loan me the $1350, so I could collect my great winnings. I told him no one would loan me that kind of money. He hung up. I messaged my friend on Facebook who had the big winnings and asked if she could loan me the money. She told me she couldn't, but that she hoped I could find it somewhere. I think my friend's Facebook account got hacked and this is all a scam.

Victim Location 66608
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a phone call stating they were Publishers Clearing House and that I had won $25,000. I needed to send $800 for taxes in order to receive the money. I told the gentleman that I did not have $800 to pay so they would have to find a new winner. The gentleman called back a few days later and said they would reduce the fee to $200. Someone is supposed to show up to my door at 1pm today to deliver the money. I did not send any money and called the BBB to find out this is a scam, I should not have to pay money to receive a prize or sweepstake.

Victim Location 01501
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I keep receiving mail from a 'Publishers Clearing House' claiming that I have been selected as a winner in the '100 Million Dollars Super Cash Giveaway Promotion'. The letter came with a check written in my name to the amount of $7,897.00 They instruct you to call a number on the letter before depositing the check. This is a scam!

Victim Location 78108
Type of a scam Phishing

Told me i won 5.5 million dollars from Publishers Clearing House, but i had to pay a $999 fee to receive the money

Victim Location 28269
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

PCH is calling asking for $299 for S&H + taxes for $2.5MM (a certified check she can expect to receive). The $299 was to be paid with a Walmart money gram sent to Ozella McCuin. When she purchased the money gram she was to stay on the phone and give William Johnson (on phone), ID# 0755710PCH the details and then he would tell her where/how to send it. They would then deliver the check to the house and "did she want it private or on tv"? She hung up and nothing happened after the phone call.

Victim Location 01036
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Today, I received a call from a man who stated that I won $3 million from Publishers Clearing House. The call was from Kingston, Jamaica and the phone number was from (876)-522-6607. He said that I won this large sum of money, but I needed to send $106 to them for taxes in order to receive this amount of money from them. I knew that it was a scam and I hung up the phone.

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