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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.

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!

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