Sign in

Publishers Clearing House

Sharing is caring! Having problems with Publishers Clearing House? Use ScamPulse to make a complaint

Publishers Clearing House Reports & Reviews (683)

Victim Location 74119
Type of a scam Phishing

A PERSON CALLED FROM 918-215-9996 SAYING HE WAS CALLING FROM pch & I HAD WON A $100 GIFT CARD. SAID I HAD TO PAY THE $1.95 fED-EX SHIPPING FEE TO RECEIVE IT AND I HAD TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD OR DEBIT CARD. TOLD ME HE WAS THE "BOSS" OF THE DEPARTMENT HE WAS CALLING FROM. ASSURED ME THAT WOULD NOT RETAIN THE CARD ACCT NUMBER AFTER THEY USED IT TO CHARGE SHIPPING FEE. I TOLD HIM I KNEW A SCAM WHEN I HEARD IT AND THAT I NEVER GAVE MY ACCT NUMBER OUT OVER THE PHONE UNLESS I HAD CALLED HIM. THEN I HUNG UP.

Victim Location 28670
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from 876 331 7369 claiming I won $755,000 and a GMC truck from a Publishers Clearing House lottery ticket. The call was coming from Kingston Jamaica. I was told that I had to pay .01% of the IRS tax which was $187.14. I was then asked if I had that money in my possession or if I had to go to an ATM Machine to get it. I said ATM. He then asked How long it would take me to get there. I said 20 minutes. He then asked if I was dressed where I was able to get it now saying he will have to be on the phone with me when I fill out the form to pay. I told him this was smelling like a scam and that I didn't want to participate. He hung up on me.

Victim Location 29649
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Called and stated won $800,000.00 from Publishers Clearing. Will deliver a package to me today. Told caller this was a scam. and hung up. State he was calling from Anderson, SC.

Victim Location 16673
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a call from Publishers Clearing House saying I won $2,000,000. I hadn't entered PCH sweepstakes, but he said I won by shopping at WalMart. (Who doesn't) All I need to do is open a new bank account. But I would have to pay the taxes first. I tried to get some logical details and the caller got irritated and said they will just give the money to charity or give it to someone else. I told him I would check it out and I would call him back. He gave me a "toll free" number of 630-206-4574. He had a thick Southeast Asian accent and his name was Craig Anderson.

Victim Location 29601
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Won 1.5 million, in a second place in drawing.

Victim Location 49770
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A caller claimed to be from Publisher's Clearing House. He had an accent. He wanted me to go to Western Union and send money to his "IRS contact" before the prize team showed up at my door in 45 minutes. I won 1.2 million dollars and a Mercedes! I only needed an ID and a check to cover part of the taxes. When I told him I didn't have 255 dollars, he said "how much do you have?" When I questioned why his phone number was blocked, he had an answer and gave me a number it started with 775. He called me "Sweetheart." He said, "No one is trying to grab you between the legs or pull your leg." He was very persistent and had an answer for everything. I fear that an elderly or compromised person would absolutely fall for this scam. I was on the phone for 17 minutes before I hung up. He was not going to stop trying to convince me. I wish I could tell you who it was. He name checked the CEO of Publisher's Clearing house. He claimed he would give me a better deal even if it got him fired. I hope you shut these ruthless liars down.

Victim Location 78645
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Have won 1.5 M and a 2016 Mercades

Victim Location 88012
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a call from Dave Sayer saying I won $1,000,000 to be awarded same day with tv camera crew to document the presentation. All I needed to do was go to Walmart, Walgreens or CVS and purchase a Pay pal scratch card (cost$5) and put $325 on card to cover transportation. Asked what bank I would be using to deposit my winnings.

Victim Location 35579
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Called and wanted to know if I could meet them at Walmart in Jasper , al today to fill out 21 documents because I had won 2,000,000.00. I told them I wasn't coming d that it didn't sound right and they hung up. Called back number and same person answered publishers clearing house and I hung up and started reporting it to you. They reached me on. Private cell. Thanks.

Victim Location 96737
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

David Sawyer called stating that I won 2.6 million dollars plus a Chrysler red convertible. He asked me to pay $699.00 for shipping and handling, and that Mary Wilson will come by and deliver the check to me. He provided me a confirmation number and asked me to pay either by a money gram or take money directly from my checking account. I could tell it wasn't really PCH because I could hear a kid in the background. I asked him about it and he said that no, that someone is working on a machine.

Victim Location 66058
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Told consumer won money and car. Wanted $225.00 didn't give

Victim Location 80917
Total money lost $199
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

They said they are the Publishers Clearing House and that I won $755,000.00 and all I needed to do was pay $199.00 for the taxes. They sent me a package code and a conformation code, then they told me the check didn't have the Golden Eagle seal and I needed to send them $1,800.00 to have the seal put on the check. I paid the $199.00 but then I realized it was a scam when they asked me for more money. They told me to send the 1,800.00 to Westmoreland, Jamaica to a lady named Paulette Brown.

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

Daughter Nora James for Winnie & Albert Graves, 806-383-5156; $1.5 Mil to Walmart closet to house and send $700 to Garnet Walters @ 3539 Piemann Ave. Bronx, NY 10469. Person who called was Debra Holland. Did not pay a dime.

Victim Location 79110
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I got a call from David Rogers 815-692-9808 who told me I had won 475,000.00 and a 2016 Mercedes from Publishers Clearing House. The car was currently in Waco but could be delivered to Amarillo within the hour. I was to go to Walmart or CVS while staying on the phone with David so he could tell me where to send 495.32 for tax so I could get my prizes this afternoon. I decided to check with the ScamPulse.com and found that this was a scam because PCH does not ask for money before awarding prizes. I will have no further contact with these scammers.

Victim Location 47613
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

called from Jamacia. hard to understand. said I won 2 million dollars and a car. told me to transfer 399.99 to betsy waller in Richmond Virginia, 23224. He was going to stay on phone with me until completed transaction was done. I hung up and called 911. she said to tell them I called 911 and they would leave me alone. I answered phone told him it was a scam and I called 911. He called me a name and said he would be here at 1:00. I called ScamPulse.com and now I'm writing this report as I watch out the window. they called from 876-431-5307 from Jamacia and 1-617-963-8334 from Massachusetts. Advice: don't answer if you don't know the number. If someone needs to get a hold of you they will leave a message.

Victim Location 46747
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

email saying am a $1,000,000.00 winner and they have documents I must sign. all papers coming through a courier called SAS Express Courier Company, contact person Mr. Solomon Newman. Supposed to email him at InfoAsas-courier.com. Gave a winning number, batch #, email reference #. When contacting them am supposed to give them full name, full delivery address, age, occupation, tel/mobile #, country, parcel i.d. number which was in email. BUT not supposed to tell anyone about this until courier company delivers your winning prize. HMMMMM! I have copy of email with all the relevant numbers

Victim Location 53562
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received mail from Publishers Clearing House. the letter is a scam and I know this because i saw it on-line posted as a scam. Included with the letter was a check that I was supposed to cash. This is a scam.

Victim Location 71105
Total money lost $600
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

John Miller informed me I had won $500,000 and bonus prize (new car). Sent $200.00 to a Joyce Sanders. She is suppose to be in Monroe, LA. She is suppose to be a lawyer handling this transaction. Sent by Money Gram. Also Sent $400.00 to a Ozella McGuin in Jacksonville, TX. She was to meet me, never did. On 7-11-16 I was instructed to go to my bank and withdraw $500.00. John Miller told me in order to receive check I would have to pay $1450.00 of $8500.00 for state-to-state stamp the IRS had to put on check. I did not pay amount requested. 7/12/16, Miller continues to call me, I do not answer calls.

Victim Location 43228
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received call on 7.22.2016 from Mike Collins claiming I won a car and 2 million dollars. He asked how would I want to be contacted publicly or non-publicly. The money would be delivered by USPS and I was to follow USPS to my bank. I asked Mike why would I have to go to my bank. Mike asked if I was a senior citizen and asked if I had $399,00. I said I don't have that kind of money in the bank. Mike asked where I banked and I said Chase but would not provide my banking information. USPS would have to follow me to the bank. Mike asked if I had received anything in the mail indicating I won money and I said no I have not. I said that I could not come up with $399.00. I said I would call him back. Keep me on the telephone and he asked if I could come up with some of the money. I told Mike to have a nice day and if I could come up with the money I would call him back. Mike then said the prizes were coming from Publishers Clearing House.

Victim Location 53404
Total money lost $10
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Ricardo Gordon contacted me stating that I had won $10M in the publishers sweepstakes give away and that they were accredited and supported by the CFO of the ScamPulse.com Stephen McCurry. All I needed to do was go to any Bank of America location and deposit $1700 into account number #223021135443. I did pay $10 for some documents regarding this.

Check fields!

Report Publishers Clearing House


Upload here Increase visibility and credibility of your review by adding a photo

Publishers Clearing House Contacts

If you know any contact information for Publishers Clearing House, help other victims by adding it!

| A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | New