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Victim Location 74051
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Called claiming they were PCH and gave me a whole bunch of numbers, and told me they would meet me at a Walmart for private delivery of money. Asked me to go in and tell Clark I need a person to person send . I didn't buy it.

Victim Location 75933
Total money lost $9.95
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

On April 22, 2018 I filed the below scam complaint. When I received my May 2018 phone bill there were two international charges on it.

4/22 11:44A 876-554-0466 Kingston JM - $1.99

4/22 11:53A 876-554-0466 Kingston JM - $7.96

I called Verizon and they gave me a credit on my next bill. That was very nice of Verizon. These charges were due to the below scam.

I received a phone call from a man. Caller ID was unknown number. He said that his name was James Bailey badge #1962. He stated that I was 1 or 200 Texans that had been chosen to receive an $800,000.00 check from the Publishing Clearing House. He asked me how I felt to win the money. I told him that I believed this was a scam. He told me that they were an "A" rated business with the He gave me a conformation number. Then told me to call John Williams ph# 1-876-554-0466 to claim my money. I called the number and looked up scams on the website. As I started talking to John Williams he wanted my name and want me to spell it to him. I didn't give my name to him. I told him that it he was who he was saying he was, he would already have all my info. I also told him that I was logged into the website and there are complains about this scam. At that time he hung up on me.

Victim Location 60098
Total money lost $2,000
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

The person was so very convincing, and called me from the following numbers 876-471-8553, primary, 217-727-6361, 909-487-0742. I asked for an itimized list of where the fees were applied, his employee information, and transcript of our call, since he said it was recorded. He claimed to have given me his personal bank account information to build my trust. When I questioned some of his contradictions he shut down, and told me they would then select another "winner". The names on the WU transfers were "Monkay Crewe, Boston, MA", and "Andrew Louizaire, Broklyn, NY". $500 each, and 2 amazon gift cards for $500, but was told they only used one, but both were redeemed.

Victim Location 32568
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

They’ve called at least 15 times trying to get my award to me telling me I have to go to Bank of America then they changed to western union. Then they wanted my bank account info and $1300 to transfer the $25 millions of sweepstakes winnings.

Victim Location 71105
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Won 2.5 million dollars and a car I explained it was a scam and hung up.

Victim Location 66616
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A scammer using my friend’s Messenger account contacted me through Facebook Messenger and told me to call ?+1 (213) 534-8758? to get in contact with an agent at the Publishers Clearing House and wire them $750.00. They promised I would then win $80,000.00

Victim Location 99645
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A Mr. George Kennedy called and told me he was with PCH prize patrol and that I had won 5.8 million, a Mercedes Benz and 300 thousand plus in cash. He said that a TV crew, an IRS agent and the prize patrol would be out to my house this afternoon to deliver the prize. Then he tells me that the company had taken care of 99% of the taxes but I would need to register and pay $499, before they could deliver. I tried to get him to take the money out of the cash he would be delivering but he gave me a song and dance about needing to register by wire and pay at that time before they could deliver.. at this point I was positive this was a scam and didn’t need to do the research on line that I did. PCH will never ask for money and you won’t know you have won until the real prize patrol shows up on your doorstep!

Victim Location 44123
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

i received a call on my landline today. The phone number in my caller ID is 404-400-3688. The caller stated it was Publishers Clearing. She asked me if I was sitting down. We have some news for you. Stated I won $500,000. Said they would deliver the prize to my home on ?May 23. They would be at my house between 9:00 - 11:00 A. M. I did not know for sure if it was a scam at this point. The more I thought about it I became suspicious. I did call the phone number but the line was busy.

Victim Location 65202
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Called and asked if I was home and told me to go home and enroute to go by Walmart with $800 to register to receive a grand prize of $3.2 million.

Victim Location 63123
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from this number saying it was the Publishers Clearing House and that I had won a major prize. They said a few million dollars and a car. The people who had left me a message and spoke to me were a Michael Anderson and a Jim Kingston. I believe that these names were fake. I called PCH to verify that I had not won any prizes, and they confirmed to me that this was a scam. The message they had left me was asking me to call for further instructions about my winnings.

Victim Location 29745
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Called consumer and stated she won money and a car, she would need to pay taxes upfront. Joseph Vender states was his name, Steven Michael was the delivery truck driver, Becky Jones, Frank Mirror (FTC).

Victim Location 31201
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A Consumer received a phone call (the caller id said 876-392-6054 Kingston, Jamaica). The caller was a male and claimed to be from Publishers Clearing House and the consumer had won. All the consumer had to do was go to Wal-Mart, get a gift card and they would meet her at Wal-Mart and escort her to Bank of America in Macon, GA. The caller stated yes the caller id was from Jamaica but he was visiting and in Macon right now! He instructed the consumer not to tell anyone because they would be jealous and want the consumers money. He assured the consumer this was real. The caller gave her the names of 3 agents that would meet her and their badge numbers.

Jeff Robinson - Badge number 7470RJ

Sara White - Badge number 080SW

Tom Dixon - Badge number 0028TD

He also told the consumer she could call Publishers Clearing House herself the number is 876-559-4417 (this is another Jamaican phone number that has been reported being connected to scams).

The caller was supposed to call her back in 45 mins to verify that she made the gift card purchase.

Victim Location 44135
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

My elderly mother has received several calls from phone number 876-469-5303. The caller ID shows the number and cell phone JM. I answered the phone today. The caller sounded foreign. I called the Police and reported the call. The police advised I call the The caller stated congratulations you have won a prize from Publishers Clearing House. The Cleveland OH police told me they have had many calls regarding this scam. The caller knew my mothers full name. Stated she won 1 million dollars & a car. Then the caller stated I won. I said you do not even know who I am. Wanted me to get a Green Dot card for $800 I believe. It was for taxes before they could bring the prize here. I knew it was a scam. I did not pay any money. I know it is a scam.

Victim Location 63055
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Someone called this morning and told me I had won a contest with a car. Then I got another call, virtually the same in the afternoon.

Victim Location 63128
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

*** *** was the apparent name of the person who works for Publishers Clearing House. They called me to tell me I had won $2.5 million dollars. They made it sound like a legitimate winning until they told me I had to pay a fee to get my money. The fee was for $475.32. This is where the red flag got raised with me. They gave me a routing number and account number. I know you shouldn't have to pay to receive your winnings.

Victim Location 73139
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a letter by a Publishers Clearing House stating that I had won some money. It said all I needed to do was call the phone number 404-400-3622 to retrieve it, but when I call nobody answers. The business is supposedly located somewhere in Georgia.

Victim Location 68801
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

said he was John Peterson wanted to give 5-5 Million, Lincoln Town Car, $7000 a week for life was to call him back at 337-340-8545 at Head Ocf

Victim Location 45690
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a phone call from Charles Davis Publisher's Clearing House Proctor Gamble stating my late husband won 525,000.00 and they were going to send me a check for this amount per courier. I then was directed to Frank Nelson verifying the amount I was to be awarded then sent to Title4 Transaction to verify the amount per Tom Maclain Iwas to send the money to Miami Fla. PO 802205 zip 33280-2251 cashiers check of

$5250.00 and over night it.

Victim Location 55018
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A person calls saying he is the prize director for Publishers Clearing House. Gives you his badge number and your winning number for a 2.5 million win and a new Mercedes. Asks you to repeat back all numbers. Gives the phone number of 612 213 5638 which looks local (he says Minneapolis), but when you call it it is long distance. Says the prize truck is in Mpls today and they want to deliver prize today. Gets address wrong (but city close) and asks you to clear it up with correct address. Asks if you want to have a private or public prize award ceremony. Then comes the must be licensed and registered with the IRS. You can take care of that immediately at any Wells Fargo or Post office.

Victim Location 44118
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call to my cell phone. The woman stated she was with Publishers Clearing House. She had a check for me $1.5 million and a new car. I would receive payments for life. I was instructed to call 876-594-6396 speak to Mr. Goldstone. . She was calling from 876-520-8130 in my caller ID. I called 876-594-6396 on the outside chance it was true. A man answered. I asked for Mr. Goldstone. The same man that answered got back on the phone. He asked if I had the ability to get a bank check for about $800 to register with the Government. He also mentioned wiring money and something about Walmart. I did not send any money. I started question him. He said I can see we cannot go through with this and hung up on me.

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