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Victim Location 46725
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A gentleman called and said his name is Andrew Gold and I had won. 1,728,000. And a Mercedes. All I had to pay was 250.00 to get it. And they wanted Picture ID from me also.

Victim Location 37801
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

JM Kingston called claiming to a representive from Publisher's Clearing House, said that i won 2.5 million dollars and a new car. Catch was i would have to sent in $500.00 to get the prize. Said the phone is a satellite phone from new york, jamaica. This person has called my number over 20 times in the last two days. so i cursed this guy out and said not to call this number again.

Victim Location 43302
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I have received two call on my cell phone claiming to be with Publishers Clearing House. Two different men. They both had accents. The first callers name was David Peterson. He said he was in the car that I won. He was driving it to my house. The second callers name was John Lopez. I could hardly understand either one of them. My caller Id showed restricted. The fist caller stated I won the Publishers Clearing House$ 2.5 million and a Mercedes Benz. Free auto insurance for a year from Geico. Also won a gas card. Free gas up to a year. I would receive $5000 a week for life. I could give $5000 a week to someone else. They asked me for $480 upfront fee. To receive the cashiers check. Wanted by to send the money by Walmart money gram. He tried to get my bank account number. I did not give it out. I knew the entire time it was a scam. When he asked for money I knew right then and there it was a scam. I thought it was strange that they had American names with foreign accents. David Peterson gave me their phone number 562-317-1508 X05. I called the number. He answered the phone. Said I could check with the An FBI agent was with him and a Treasury Agent. I gave the phone to my husband, They hung up. I had said I don't have that kind of money . $480. Caller told me to borrow it from friends and family an I would get it back within twenty five minutes.

Victim Location 44104
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I have been receiving calls on my cell phone. Quite a few calls. It has been going on for a while. I wanted to report the calls. Caller gives the name Publishers Clearing House. Callers name is Scott Myers. He gave me a number to call 360-295-6462. I did not call the number. He states I won $7 million and an Audi car. He asked at first for $250. A fee I had to pay to receive my prizes. It was not for taxes. He asked if I had the money. He said I am going to get you a sponsor and send me the money. I then send it to them. I played along. I knew it was a scam. He told me he called the and the Treasury to confirm the prizes. He gave me password ginger. I do not recall what appeared in my caller ID. I did not send money or give any personal information.

Victim Location 43211
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Publishers Clearing House said I won 2.5 million dollars but needed to go to Walmart to get a gift certificate and mail it to him. 918300084 Ohio Dave Bradley was persons name making phone call.

Victim Location 67217
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Said that they won the Publishers Clearing House. When the consumer told them it was a scam they hung up.

Victim Location 29621
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A man named Mark Golden called from Publishers Clearing House and stated that we had won $2.5 million. I was instructed to go to Walmart and to call him back to receive further instructions. I would need to send $285 to him and then a truck would show up at my home in the afternoon to provide me with my winnings.

Victim Location 27041
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Irando Brown called and said I had won 1.3 million and I was to pay 1% of the taxes, which was $1288. I was to send CASH, wrapped in a magazine, overnight to the address of 208 Woliss Lane, Gaitlenburg, TN 37738 and once I got the receipt from USPS for the delivery I can call back with that information and they Prize Patrol would come to my house and deliver my winnings. I told the gentleman I would call back, and never returned call.

Victim Location 73090
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a phone call from a Jeffrey Douglas saying he had my unclaimed prize from the Publisher's Clearing House. But to receive it he said that I need to register for accreditation with the and that the cost for that was $900.

Victim Location 27455
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a phone call saying I had won publishers clearing house give a way and they were trying to deliver a package. Was given another number to call to verify my address. Then was told to go to walmart and pick up a IRS government approval recipt. When I told him I was researching it, he hung up.

Victim Location 79107
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I got a call from someone named Betty Parker who said she was with Publisher's Clearinghouse. She said I won $500,000 and they would come to my house and deliver it with a certified check. She said the code would be 1123 VP and I wouldn't owe them any money. Betty said she would call me back within the hour. About 2 hours later I called her because I hadn't received a call. The line said it was a text line so anything I said would show up as a text message. I figured it was probably a scam then but called my bank who said to call BBB. confirmed that it was a scam.

Victim Location 44146
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I have been receiving calls on my landline. The caller claims to be with Publishers Clearing House. The phone number in my caller ID is 876-585-8766. It shows on my TV. He states I won a Publishers Clearing House Prize of $25,000. He wanted me pay $100 to collect the prize. He did not say how he wanted the money. I realized it was a scam when he wanted the $100. I should not have to pay a fee to win a prize. The prize should be mine. I sent no money. I have had calls from Publishers Clearing House before. I know better. I am not going to fall for it.

Victim Location 38012
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call stating that I just won the grand prize and all I had to do is pay $399 to get my money. After I told the man that I did not have that money he started to curse me out. The package #0000006320, ID#3297059US.

Victim Location 79118
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A man named Robert Anderson called me and said I won 8.3 million dollars and $50,000 a month for life. He asked me if I had ever won a prize and I said no and started laughing. He got irritated with me when I laughed and said he wasn't a scam. I hung up afterwards. He called me back and asked why I hung up on him and sounded very mad. I figured a man who's giving away winnings wouldn't sound like that so I hung up on him again. He called me back but this time I just let my machine get it and called the BBB.

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.

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