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Victim Location 53215
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from Publishers Clearing House saying that I had won 5 million dollars and a Mercedes. Payments would be $7000 per month. I was to go to Western Union, pick up a sending form and send the money to: Frank Jackson, S. Ernestine Rover, N. Augusta Edgewood Dr. It was late when they called, so I told them I would do it today. I called the BBB. This morning they have called 3 times. The person I spoke to had an accent.

Victim Location 36022
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I and three members of my family received phone calls from "Publishers Clearing House" this morning. My father was instructed to wire money to get his check. Fortunately, I've warned them not to give out info over the phone and never wire money. I was called from 1.876.528.0579.

Victim Location 45692
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

My mother received a letter in an envelope with no return address. It was mailed from new York. In the letter it had a Publishers Clearing House letterhead. It stated that she was a second place winner of the 100 Million Dollars Super Cash Giveaway Promotion sponsored by Readers Digest, Mega Millions and Multi-state Lottery Association. Her prize was $550.000.00. In the envelope was a check for the $7,897.00. It was to cover insurance and attorney fees. It was written from The National Bank of Indianapolis. It was from Custom Cast Stone Inc. 734 East 169th Street, Westfield, Indiana 46074. The letter included a phone number and security code. It stated that my mother was precluded from discussing this win with third parties because this increased the risks of unauthorized access to claims information. When I called this number and inquired about the prize, I was told to deposit the money in my mother's checking account and then call back. This party thought he was talking to my mother. On my phone the call went to Ontario, Canada. I immediately called the I figure if I called back and reported the check deposited, they would request money in some manner.

Victim Location 79423
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a phone call from someone saying they were with the Publishers Clearing House and I had won a lot of money and a 2016 Mercedes and I needed to send $599 to collect my prize.

Victim Location 28164
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a phone call stating won 2 million dollars with PCH. Had to call to register for taxes, and winnings.

Confirmation number: 413559; after registering had to call James Morgan back; had to meet someone at a CVS Pharmacy near home. Caller was not clear on what information had to be given or what else needed to be done.

Victim Location 79336
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from 876-399-4487 saying that I had won $6.5 million and $5,000 per week for the rest of my life as well as a 2016 Mercedes. James Cooper wanted all kinds of information that I would not give him and said I just needed to send Publishers Clearing House $2,500 to receive my prizes.

Victim Location 74820
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a call from a man named David Roberson saying that he was with Publishers Clearing House and that he'd won and would be receiving $5000 per month and a 2016 Mercedes Benz. To verify was given name and number of caller's lawyer, Mary Lee 567-423-6464. Called that number and a man answered with children making noise in the background. Caller asked for Mary Lee and when she spoke with him she would not tell him where she had gone to school, and informed him that if he wanted his prize he would need to pay $3500 through Walmart.

Caller ended his call.

Victim Location 66002
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Person with Indian accent kept repeating "mamm" as he was telling me I wone $750 and that it was a random win by number not associated with any name and that I won because I'd paid my phone bills on time. He could not tell me which phone company it was or the name associated with my name. I kept telling him I dont believe him and I will check on line and if its legit, I will call back at the number on my caller iD. He immediately asks me if I want him to give me the hq number and tells me that HE is the representative for Publisher's Clearing house that will be in charge of my prize and he needs the correct spelling of my first and last name. Finally he let me go but said to call back soon!!

Victim Location 29681
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Won 5 million dollars. Everything had verified by phone before receiving winnings. Hung up on them

Victim Location 79363
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call yesterday while I was on the golf course from John Day with Publishers Clearing House and he called me back an hour and a half later and told me that I had won $2,000,000 and an additional $7,000 per week for the rest of my life. He gave me a claim number and everything and told me Lyndon Davis would be calling me back from the legal department and I would need to send them $437 for the taxes.

Victim Location 31204
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from a man with a foreign accent who told me that I had won the Publisher's Clearing House sweepstakes and they were delivering $1.5 million and a brand new Mercedes. It was 3pm and i would have it sitting in my driveway before 5pm. I only needed to go to Walmart and send him $99. I told him that I knew it was a scam and hung up. He called back so I had to hang up on him again.

Victim Location 53545
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a call from James Williams claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House. He said I won "millions of dollars and a brand new Mercedes Benz convertible". He said I needed to send him $7000 to pay for the fees so they could deliver my check on Friday morning at 10:30. He said to be ready because I would be on tv.

I told him that I didn't have $7000 and he suggested I go to the bank and take out a loan so I'd be able to get my money on Friday.

I asked to speak to his supervisor and he then came back on the line and tried to disguise his voice as a supervisor, but I knew it was him. I also know this is a SCAM!

Victim Location 80918
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A man called and said I won money from the Publishers clearing house and I just needed to pay them $350.00 for them to transport the money across state lines. He also said that it was 100% legit because the was on the line recording our conversation. When I said I wasn't going to give him money he got very rude with me.

Victim Location 54466
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was contacted by David Hill and told that I won 5.5 million in the PCH, plus a Mercedes. I was to wire $885 to account number 959344946 to Khoalid Douglas using routing number 022300173.

Victim Location 27405
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Consumer received phone call from Mike West pretended to be Publishers Clearing House --stating she won but first need to make some type of payment to obtain the prize.

Victim Location 23221
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A person called and said I had won a prize and had a cashiers check waiting. When I asked if it was a scam, he said several impolite things about my engaging in intercourse with my brother and that I was a piece of excrement.

Victim Location 45171
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I just received a call from Publishers Clearing House...Dave Salyers (sounded like Sawyers but I pinned down the name) saying I won $2.5 million dollars and a 2016 Mer Benz. I played along. He asked about banks and age and employed or retired. He said that even if I didn't except the prizes, I would owe $75,000 in taxes at the end of the year. I was told by this man a United States Marshal would be along to deliver the the money and help me take it to the bank for safety sake.

Said i would owe taxes, title and delivery in the amount of $975. Wanted to know how wanted to pay....named several methods. I replied that I would NOT pay anything until I checked with the BBB. He offered to give me the number and I said I had it. I got off the phone to call my brother and this high fale voice ansered . He had not gotten off the phone and assumed I was dialing the BBB. When I asked who it was, voice (which I am sure was this Salyers fellow) said ", How can help you? " I told him he could nothelp me and hung up. He called 2 times while I was on the line with a friend. Has not called back.

This call came between 5:30- and 6:00

This mam had my phone number and my brother's P>O> box.

Victim Location 01602
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from a 'Mr. Williams' today claiming that I had won 1 million dollers in a Publisher's Clearing House sweepstake. Knowing it was a scam, I quickly hung up the phone before he could give the number to supposedly "claim my winnings". Beware of these calls! A free resource to avoid these scams is available to the public at!!!

Victim Location 53179
Total money lost $7,500
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from Dave Sawyer saying I had won 25 Million in the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes. I was asked to wire $700 from Walmart to another Walmart. It did not go through, so Walmart gave me my money back. Next I was told to go to my bank and wire $3500 to Mamie Martin Ross and if the bank questioned it to tell them that I was having work done on my house. Then I was told to mail $4000 to Peggy Fischer, 497 Main Street, Walford, SC 29385, I sent the check on 6/6/16. Today I was called again and told that they needed $20,000. I decided to call the and was told that it was a scam and to go to the bank and try to stop payment on the check.

Victim Location 79119
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

The caller gave us a name of David Freeman, and said that we had won 18.5 million dollars plus a new GMC Dinali Truck from Publishers Clearing House. He agreed to meet us at Walmart parking lot to deliver the truck for a small fee of $300.00 dollars to pay for taxes and shipping and handling. He said he was in Lubbock, TX, and had the truck loaded onto a flatbed trailer in order to deliver it to us. He did not ask for our address but instead he stated that he could only deliver the money to our home. We knew this was a scam and kept him on the phone as long as possible in order to get as much info about him as possible. There was no phone number that showed up from his call to us. Please be aware that this is a SCAM. Publishers Clearing House does NOT call ahead, and there are definitely NO CHARGES INVOLVED.

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