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Publishers Clearing House Reports & Reviews (1320)

Victim Location 37385
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a phone call today from a man with a foreign accent, that claimed I had won the Publishers Clearing House prize of 6 million dollars and a new 2018 Ford Explorer – but, to collect my prize, I needed to first send 1% of the prizes 'tax fee' (which he claimed was $599.00) before I could collect my Winnings.

I knew it was a Scam, but played along and told him to call back later so I could discuss it with my husband.

I did not give him any personal info except my name, nor did I send him any money.

Please stop these people before they scam money from unsuspecting good people.

Victim Location 60041
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A man named Mr Dave Sawyer called said he was executive director for publishers clearing house telling me I won $500,000.00 cash and $10,000,000.00 check. He told me I had to pay a 15% state to state clearance fee and I needed to pay the IRS $1500.00 by cashiers check or cash only. He gave me a “claimers” number of (800)494-3187 ext. 39. The man on phone then said to bring a sheet of paper and pen when I got to my bank and to call him when I arrived in the parking lot. He also said they would be arriving at my house On Thursday October 25, 2018 at 3:30pm as long as I paid the interest first.

Victim Location 54638
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Called and advised that I had won a prize. Won $3,000,000 and $3,000 every Friday. Company said that they needed a claim fee of $487.15 and send it to Joanne Davis in Nashua New Hampshire. Phone number is Jamaica!

Victim Location 76020
Type of a scam Government Grant

I received a private Face book message from a friend telling me she was contacted by text for a Monetary grant donated to random selected Face book active users by Publishers Clearing House and Mega Millions Association to help people financially. Said it was an ongoing program. Said she had several amounts to select from, that it all depended on how much she could send them for taxes handling fee. Said she sent them $2,000 & received $100,000 in cash (said she asked for cash) by UPS withing 24 hrs. Said my name was on the list she saw when she signed for her money. Told me to text Bryan Kieth @ 812-316-5171 & see if I was still eligible. I finally contacted Publisher Clearinghouse fraud dept & was told my friend's friends list was hacked. I didn't fall for the scam. I tried to talk my friend out of it. Said she spent part of it for her stage 1 throat cancer & put the rest in the bank. Said everything was okay.

Victim Location 65274
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I got a call on my cell phone. A guy asked if I had heard of Publishers clearing house. He had an odd way of talking so I hung up. He called back 2 more times but I didn't answer. I didn't give him a chance to tell me what he wanted. When I got home and tried to search the number it appeared to be from Jamaica.

Victim Location 65781
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call saying I was a winner with the Publishers Clearing House. They said I had won 2.5 million dollars and a new Chevy Malibu. They said I would have to pay a 1% tax on these and I needed to send them money through Wal-mart. As soon as I hung up with them, they contacted my wife.

Victim Location 67213
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Said they were Publishers Clearing House and they had won. Call Mr. John Higgins.

Victim Location 67216
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Said they were Publishers Clearing House and the consumer hung up.

Victim Location 28226
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

Mr. Lowe called, said he was attorney with PCH. His number is 202-996'2843. Received another call from Mark Stephens at 806-478-7940. In order to receive money from PCH, I was instructed to buy 2 Amazon gift cards at $500 each. Also received call from David Parker 516-591-0243.

Victim Location 30909
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

today 10-05-2018 I received a call on my cell phone, caller # *** said I had won 5 million dollars and a new car but i needed to leave my house go to post office and get a gold seal, that would be my identification when they delivered my prize. I was to call them when I returned so they could deliver my prizes. The number I am suppose to call is 1-876-817-2384. I thought they would probably come in and rob my home when I left. I pray they will not come anyhow i am home alone and seventy four years old.

Victim Location 79036
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received 3 calls from people claiming to be from Publisher's Clearinghouse-September 9th, September 22nd, and October 4th. The callers were John Church and John Benjamin. They said I won $1.9 million and they were paying $68,000 in income taxes so I just had to pay a $2,800 registration fee. They asked me if I had a checking account and how much was in it. I told them yes and gave them a fake amount that was in it. I've been scammed before so I called the BBB who told me it was a scam and advised me to not send any money.

Victim Location 83686
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Consumer's Son called:

My elderly mother received a call from a Jimmy Kingston from Publisher's Clearing House stating she won $5 million dollars. He gave my mother a phone number to call and a winning code. She supposedly won a Mercedes too.

Victim Location 33823
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

This is about the third or fourth call I received saying they are from the Publishers Clearing House I spoke with a David Green he gave me a phone number of 954-376-4326 claiming that I have won a 3 million dollars and also a Mercedes Benz he then told me that I need to go and purchase an Amazon gift card for $500 once I do that I'm supposed to call back this number 954-376-4326 and follow the instructions which he says people will meet me and follow me to a bank of my choice where the money will be deposited can somebody please stop this man I'm I know it's has to be a scam it sounds too good to be true

Victim Location 32119
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was contacted by Peter Goodman was claimed that I won 2.8 million dollars and would need to send $500 to receive the winning. It sounds to good to be turn and like a scam.

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 to report them. He told me they are with the and provided me a phone number for the (1-876-421-1583). I told him that is not the'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.

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