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

I received a call on my cell phone from a Jamaican number. My caller ID showed phone number 876-348-0671.The caller stated it was Publishers Clearing House. Callers name was Mike Lester with badge number 9374. I had entered a contest twice online for PCH Dream Home. Win $5000 a week for the rest of you life. He said I won fourth place. $350,000 . I also won a 2019 Lincoln Navigator. He wanted me to send $270 to receive my prize. Registration fee and cover taxes. They would cover most of the taxes. He said I had to be at home today by 1:00 so they could present me with their check. He gave his name Mike Lester with badge number 9374.He did not say how he wanted the money. I started to ask a lot questions. I knew it was a scam especially when they asked for money.

Victim Location 74728
Total money lost $900
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was contacted by someone impersonating my friend. The impersonator gave me the contact information for the scammers. The scammers were relentless in calling me and contacting me. The impersonator still contacts me through messengers as frequently as last week...Jan 20, 2019.

My friend, who was impersonated, has confirmed she did not write or contact me through Facebook messenger. She has cancelled her Facebook account and no longer communicates through Facebook or Facebook Messenger.

Victim Location 43213
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I got a call today from 202-350-9032 Ryan Myers. He said he was an officer. He said his badge number A1855701. he said I had won Publisher's Clearinghouse for $505,000. He said my claim number is RA10221964. He said I would get 2 checks: one for $565 which I could use to pay the taxes. He told me to contact a lawyer named Peter Miller who is with the Treasury Dept 202-866-7115. He asked me what I would do with the money. I said pay my bills and move out of Ohio. He said President Trump said we have to pay taxes on the money, specifically $1300 so they can do a background check on me. I asked why do I need a background check? He said why, are you worried what it will say? I said no, I dont have the money. He put me on hold. I could hear music in the background. And I hung up.

Victim Location 87420
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Person called my mom and claimed she had won a vehicle of her choice, that was all paid for and $995, 000,000.00, tax free. From publishers clearing house. They asked for address, phone and asked for her to only pay for the shipping price of $495.00. They wanted to send her pictures of her truck. They hung up to send the pictures and i called the number they provided and someone named john answered and said the same thing to me that i had won. He stated that they had called me earlie

Victim Location 44021
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

We received a call on our home phone today. The caller stated they were with Publishers Clearing House. He said I won 2.5 Million. $5000 a week and a Mercedes Benz. My wife spoke with a lady named Danielle Williams. Another representative was John Garth. We were to go to Wal Mart and send the $890 . We were to get a receipt. They did not say specifically how to send the money It is a requirement by IRS. We would get a refund when they brought us the money. They would personally deliver the prize money with their personal attorneys to make sure the paperwork was correct. The caller gave me two phone numbers 1-815-491-6716 and 1-876-868-7713. He said the US Marshall would be here when the prize was delivered. I knew it was a scam. I was skeptical. I'm not that lucky. When they asked for money I knew it was a scam. They also asked if we were seniors and if my wife was over 65. That tipped me off too.

Victim Location 51046
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Told me I had won the Publisher's Clearinghouse grand prize. All I had to do to claim the prize, was send them $840. When I told him I couldn't afford the $840, he asked how much I could afford. Wanted me to write a bad check.

Victim Location 62966
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A man who said was David Diamond from the publishers clearing house. I won second prize. 2.6 million dollars 5000 for life. GMC Danali and 5000 cash. But I had to open a new bank account so they could wire the $5000. I asked like I opened an account. Then they wanted to know how much I had to deposit to open the account. And my account number. I didn't give them this information. So they said do you forfiet the money. I said yes and they hang up. The number of one guy he said was Anvy Goldburg 707-406-9026 from Elk CA. Another guy said he was David Diamond showed no caller ID when he called. I live in Illinios.

Victim Location 43146
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I'm 74 yrs old. I got a call yesterday from Publisher's Clearinghouse that I won 5 million dollars. He called me four times. He said his name was John Baker. He asked me a lot of questions, including my social security number and debit card number which I gave him. He asked for my credit card number because he wanted to pay it off. He asked if I was married or single. He asked if I wanted to keep it private or published. He said they would come out to my house and give me the check. He was very nice. He told me he was a family man and that he understood. He had an accent. He kept telling me he had to get paperwork done and that I would have to talk to another lady as well. I thought it was real because I see it on TV all the time. Then he wanted me to pay $1000 so they could pay their people. That's when I thought something was up. I've always subscribed to Publisher's Clearinghouse. So, I called PCH this morning and told them about the call. They said they get a lot of calls like mine. I called the bank and canceled my debit card. I'm on a fixed income and that money was like a dream come true.

Victim Location 67401
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Caller told consumer they had won the Publishers Clearing House. The consumer hung up before the caller could say anything else.

Victim Location 38122
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call first from Fake Publisher Clearing House over a couple of weeks stating that I have just won 2.5 million dollars but I would need to pay $999 to the truck driver when he delivers my check. They called back but the next time it was supposedly the ScamPulse.com a James Thomas (1-876-592-0391) that stated the Publisher Clearing House was waiting on me to claim my prize and I needed to call 1-702-508-2880 and speak to Mr Kennedy.

Victim Location 32440
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a call indicating that I had won a monthly prize, needed to call Dave Sayer, but in order to claim prize would have to pay a processing fee. Did not call back, contacted Publishers Clearing House Directly which they confirmed it was a scam.

Victim Location 15220
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Victim was contacted by Richard Greene from Publishers Clearing House say she won $2.5 million, $5000 a week for life and 2019 GMC SUV. 2.5 million, 5 thousand weekly. Scammer instructed her to go to Walmart and purchase $650 in gift cards. Victim went to her neighbor's house to find out if its a scam, the neighbor said yes so victim hung up.

Victim Location 79109
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call today saying I won 4.8 million dollars. The man said his name was Mr. Goldberg and said he was from Jamaica. I searched for his # and said it came from Ohio (216-452-2038). The man told me to get all the money in my bank account and mail it to him in a magazine.

Victim Location 85711
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

Fake check offered.

Victim Location 44240
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received multiple calls from this number while away from my phone. I returned the call and a person calling themselves Jessica answered and stated they were from Publishers Clearing house and I had won their top prize for the day a certified cashier's check and a new car. They asked if I was home and stated my prize was to be delivered today. They asked if I had received a brown envelope in the mail notifying me of the prize. I responded no. The person went on to state that i needed to call a separate 800 number and speak to a manger named David Malone. The number given to me to call back was 876 793 9892 and they asked me to repeat it back. They also gave me a parcel # for my prize. Which was PCH 222 7002. They then offered me congratulations and asked that I keep my business private until the details of the prize were revealed at the next call.

Victim Location 51001
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Left message they had won the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes and a car. In order to get it they needed to send $599.00 for processing.

Consumer didn't send any money.

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

I was contacted by Diane Vercher (hacked account) on facebook stating that i had won $100,000 and that i needed to contact Janice Clark at 3158881392 to have my money delivered today. Obvious scam!!!

Victim Location 44103
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I rec'd a voicemail from a missed number listed as skype saying to call Publishing Clearing House back at 850-604-0470 with no additional information and that seemed very strange to me.

Victim Location 80909
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Publisher's Clearing House, called snd said I won 1.5 Million Dollars. On top of that a $25 gift card and a car from my state lottery. Asked for cash advance from Walmart in order to pay the %1 IRS requires upon winning ($500.99).

Victim Location 38118
Type of a scam Phishing

I received another fake call form the PCH telling me that i won money but needed to go get a google play card to pay the "processing fee" they keep harassing me. I tried to call the FTC but it has been affected by the government shutdown It seems like i am getting more of these calls since the shutdown began as they know the gov agencies are not funky staffed

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