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Victim Location 32218
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

The scammer pretended to be an agent of Publishers Clearing House. A fake letter was sent along with a request to send $2,000 to receive the prize. The person followed up with an email and several phone calls

Victim Location 65438
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call on my cellphone from a guy claiming to be with the Publisher's Clearinghouse. He said I had entered with my telephone number and that I was 1 of 149 people selected to win. I was told I had won 1.5 Million dollars and a 2018 Mercedes convertible. I was asked to stay on the phone with him and go to Walmart to pay the $400 processing fee. When I asked the guy where he was calling from he told me New York, New York but his number show's as Jamaica and he had a thick Jamaican accent. I explained to him that I never entered the sweepstakes and hung up. A few minutes later he called my husband's cellphone with the same offer except this time he wanted $500 as the processing fee. He is very convincing. When I said I would need to confer with my daughter he tried to urge me to just surprise her with my winnings and new car and that I should be independent and self reliant.

Victim Location 65803
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

Publishers Clearing House is please to officially announce you as a second place winner in the 100 million dollars super cash giveaway promotion sponsored by Readers Digest, Mega Millions and Multi-State Lottery Association. Enclosed in this letter is a check of $7,800. which is part of your winning. Please contact your claim manager without any delay before depositing this check at your financial institution and for further information on this prize. As required by federal and state laws, your security code and prize information must be Kept strictly confidential which means you are precluded from discussing your win with third parties. This is to reduce risks of unauthorized access to your claims information.

Victim Location 63090
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Caller said to go to Wal-Mart and send $485 to claim sweepstakes prize of 5.5 million dollars and a free car. Asked the caller to call back at 6 p.m. when daughter would be home from work and they called numerous times prior to 6 but did not call at 6 p.m. Around 9 pm Central time they called repeatedly for about 15 minutes but have not called back since and no money was sent. Names mentioned were *** *** ***?), and *** ***

Victim Location 44125
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from someone claiming to be with Publishers Clearing House. Stated I won $2.5 million. They pay 99% of taxes through the gaming commission. Requested $399 upfront payment to pay 1% taxes. I would receive my check. Wanted me to send the money by credit card debit card or money order. Their phone number is 888-260-6811. My caller ID showed Publishers Clearing House. Phone number 800-542-9453. I did not send any money. I did not think it was right to send money to win a prize. Want to warn the elderly people.

Victim Location 38016
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I recd a call at 1:10 PM today from Mary Sider who stated I had won the lst prize of 2 1/2 million dollars. She gave me check claim no. 850077PC and pkg code no. US10000. She wanted me to pay a fee of $345.38. I questioned her about the fee and requested she send me information that prove they were legitimate. Mary wanted to send me info on my cell phone or computer or fax but I did not have any of those.

So she wanted to meet me at the bank that use and she would meet me there in an hour. She had accent and I could hardly understand her.

I decided to call the and found out the 876 area code was in Jamaica.

Victim Location 94608
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I got a call from a Man, saying I won $750000 from a sweepstakes. But I had to send $7500 to get the money. Lloyd of London needed to insure the money while in transit to me, and I needed to send blank money orders.

Victim Location 70811
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Name given (Christine White- not sure if male or female) initially called on June 24, 2018 claiming I won $500,000, $7,000/week for life, and a 2018 Mercedes Benz. At that time, they said didn’t need ss#, d.o.b., or anything else, but would call back tomorrow to claim prize. They called back on June 25, 2018 and said I needed to pay $120.00 at Walmart to customer service for claim fee & Walmart would give me $7,000 cash. They also said the representatives at Walmart would not know anything.

Also, claimed their Headquarters was located in Port Washington New York & mentioned something about US Customs.

Victim Location 63031
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I got a call from "Publisher's Clearing House" saying that I had won millions. I was to send a check for $872.25. He gave me a code word or phrase that was to be used when someone would call me "Holy Bible 101." I was supposed to send the check to Brenda Brice. He also put me online with the lawyer for Publisher's Clearing House.

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

A man named Joseph M. Revimeck Jr. called me and told me that I won $500,000 with Publisher's Clearing House. He said I just had to send them $500 as a cashier's check and call him when I sent it. I acted gullible and got his information because I knew it was a scam. It just didn't sound right.

Victim Location 27265
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was called twice on June 19 by "Todd Sloan". He said that I won $1.5 million and new Mercedes-Benz in the Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes.

Victim Location 54651
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was contacted on my cell phone by Mr. David Sawyers, badge # DS445, from Publisher Clearing House telling me that I had won 3.5 million dollars and a 2018 sky blue Mercedes. He said that Mary Lee would be the accountant and that my prize # is 48398632. The confirmation #09331457E5M and asked if I would like private or public delivery. He told me I would need to go to the nearest Wal-mart to get a refundable $510 money order and send it to them. They said they would fill out a T19 form. I questioned them and asked if they could confirm that they were truly from Publishers Clearing House and they gave me the number 1-803-486-2385 to speak with their manager Stanley Goldberg. I called that number and talked to him and he insisted I send the $510 so I just hung up.

Victim Location 99501
Total money lost $450
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a phone call after 12:00pm on 6/12/18 and was told I won the Publisher Clearing House prize of $4.5 million and a new Mercedes car. I was asked to send $450.00 cash right away in order to get the award. I sent it through Western Union. Later that day I received another phone call and I was asked to send additional $1,250.00 cash. When I refused to send the balance of the cash until the vehicle was in my driveway. He agreed that by sending $600.00, the balance could be paid for after delivery at 10:00am on 6/13/18. I accused him of being a scam as I was not anxious to send more money. The person I spoke with called me on both my house phone and my mobile. We spoke several times throughout the afternoon, as the person was checking the process of sending the money and then asking for more.

Victim Location 43138
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A man calling himself Peter Anderson, quoting scriptures, told me I had won the Publisher's Clearinghouse.He said I just needed to pay 1% of my winnings, $1299.63. He swore on his mother's grave that he was telling the truth, and no way he would lie to me. He said he had sponsors who would meet me in public to give me a receipt for the 1%. He said if I didn't have the money for the 1% he could send it to me. I said "Lord convict this man". He asked my age and if I had a spouse. When I said no, he said how much he would love to meet a nice woman. He asked if I would like to be notified in public or secretly. He told me not to tell anyone so it would be a secret. He said I could make my sister my beneficiary. He was foreign. He gave me a package number 89950US. I do believe in praying for miracles, but this isn't it.

Victim Location 63368
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

*** *** badge number 811616-DG called to tell me I had won 2.5 million dollars. I also won a car. They would be here at 3 PM to award my prize and all I needed to pay was the 1% of the taxes. They were paying 99% of the taxes. I just needed to call *** to get the remaining paperwork finished and pay the $1012.62.

Victim Location 27263
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Consumer received a phone call (865-833-2219,202-956-4221) from Donald Washington who transferred call to John Williams, Manager. She need to purchase 350.00 State Stamp in order to bring the check to NC so she can cashed here. She won 2.8 million dollars plus a Mercedes Benz vehicle.



Victim Location 38301
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I recd a call from PCH this afternoon at 2:10 PM from a claim agent, Michael Anderson, who said congratulations you won 8 million dollars from PCH. He gave me some numbers for the tax form and all I was responsible for was $350. I was to go to Walmart and get a money transfer & I was to send it to Richard Villaran at 1115 Twilight St, Placentia, CA 92870. I knew it was a scam.

Victim Location 35217
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

It was two together. Told me I won the PTCH Publishers Clearing House give me the amount and told me I won a Mercedes Benz candy red, 2.9 million US dollars and a Bonus Card 5000.00 a week through Walmart gave me the pk# and ch# told me a 1099 Tax form and they need to get the tax money first. No I want a public appearance or for everybody to see or do it private

Victim Location 71129
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes


Victim Location 44850
Total money lost $1,885
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

We have had a few calls from Publishers Clearing House Prize Committee. They also sent me a 15 fax. Mentioned commending them. Stated I won over $6 Million. Also $10,000 a week for live. I also won a Malibu truck. I never heard of a Malibu truck. I initially did not know it was a scam. I spoke with my husband. He new it was a scam. They requested $50,000 upfront for taxes. They wanted a certified check. We sent it and stopped payment on the check. We were hopeful. We sent two checks for $24,000 and $24,115. I questioned why I was not sending the money to the IRS. 20 percent, I mailed the check and made it out to Vernita Lewis 459 Clay Rd. Searcy Arkansas 72143. Her phone number 541-620-5940. I cancelled the check and did not lose money. I have been receiving calls from David. My caller Id shows Jamaica 876-429-1844. We also wired $ 1885 May 16. The money was wired to Avalina Wygle Pueblo CO to TD Bank. We filed a police report with in Highland County Sheriffs Office. This happened when we were in Florida.

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