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Publishers Clearing House Reports & Reviews (1320)

Victim Location 72034
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a phone call saying I was second place winner of sweepstakes. Caller knew my ex-husband's name, son and step son's name along with the old land line phone number at time of marriage. Caller took me through several steps of writing down serial numbers etc., they asked no personal questions and sent me an email from what looked like the company at my being skeptical. The caller stated his name as James Fisher. They almost had me and then said I needed to pay a processing fee of $999.00 before delivery of prize by money gram.

Victim Location 86301
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Scammer stated he was from PCH, told consumer she won a car and money. Scammer asked if she would like to accept or decline prizes, consumer declined. Scammer told her to #$%^& herself and hung up.

Victim Location 30720
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Stated he was Dale Washington from Publishers Clearing House, saying I won a Yukon Denali and a cash prize weekly for the rest of my life. Ask me to write down a bunch of numbers and repeat them all back to him at once to claim my prize. When I didn't he got mad, accusing me of trying to take him for a fool. Saying derogatory things, playing recordings with perverse language in them. When I told him i was hanging up, he urged to keep me talking by telling me I was behind on my credit cards and my land lord was gonna kick me out.

Victim Location 79102
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A man named David Anderson called to tell me I had won money with Publisher's Clearing House. All I had to do was pay $385.99, to get my money and car. He wanted me to go to Walmart, and then call him. I did not fall for it.

Victim Location 99508
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

They called my wife and told her she was a brand BMW and $2.5 million. They said we needed to go to Walmart money gram and we had to pay $380.50 to get a check for $5,000.

Victim Location 44103
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call on my home phone today. He gave me his name. Peter King. The caller said I was very lucky. I won a million dollars and a Mercedes from PCH. I asked what is PCH. He gave me the name Peter King. He said we are not asking for any money. He asked me a few questions. Do I want this to be public and go on TV. I played along with the caller. He asked my marital status and if I had credit cards. He asked if I live close to my bank. He said they will mail the check to me today. Caller stated it has to be on a new account. I asked why does it have to be on a new account. He replied it is easier if it on a new account. He instructed me to open a new account with a small amount. He said I could take a taxi to the bank. I said I will see if I can find someone to take me to the bank and I can call you back. He gave me phone number 516-331-2819. When I call back I should ask for office manager Deborah Holland. I understood the entire time it was a scam. I know PCH does not call. I wanted their phone number so I could give it to the

Victim Location 33133
Total money lost $350
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

They Lied to make send money. When I asked them why they said thats the only way they could get me to send money. They said $350.00 when i sent it was a regerteration fee the total sum was $1500.00 Dollars or 1.5 million. if I new this I would not have sent it. The $350.00

I let it go. I said iTwas ny falut. But They won't stop calling me i aked them to stop. Im sending some Phone numb wht they call, they use a different name.

I was to send the money to

Nicoler fisher Salmouth TrelawNY Jamaica Wi

Shared Exchange 11-8-2012 876-770-0176

Cell Phone 11-8-2012 876-435-5703

Shared Exchange11-13-2012 876-339-1993

cell phone 11-13-2012 876-557-1499

Adrin Williams 3-20-2013 425-440-9123

Cell phone 5-10-2013 876-476-0747

cell phone 11-10-2012 876-448-8609

cell phone 11-12-2012 876-437-8752

cell phone 11-13-2013 876-285-9514

if I can't get any thing back maybee you can stop the phone calls

cell phone JM 12-01-2017 876-503-6338

cell phone JM 12-4-2017 876-856-6912

cell phone JM 12-6-2017 876-384-3437 - 1876-584-3437

cell phone JM 12-6-2017 876-503-6338

The Calls Keep Comming

Help Please

Victim Location 43054
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

publisher's clearing house

Victim Location 76360
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

They called and said I had won the PCH sweepstakes and they trying arrange a time to bring your winnings and take pictures and will show up in a UPS truck and PCH vehicle. They wanted me to go to walmart and send money to the above address, they were going to call me back to find out how much money I could send them since I did not have all they were asking me for. They said that they could take the rest out of the check when it was delivered and they would ex court me to the bank to get it. The money was supposed to be 1% of the winnings for a registration fee

Victim Location 44107
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

My 70 year old friend is receiving many calls from Publishers Clearing House. The number in my caller ID 876-773-5090. It is an unclaimed prize. He has to claim it. Did not request money. The call did not get that far. I picked up one call from them. call. Caller was aggressive and used profanity. I am reporting this scam.

Victim Location 89423
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A gentleman by the name of Chris Cooper, badge #0021 called me and said he was calling from Publishers Clearing House and said that I won $18.5 million dollars and a Mercedes Sedan. He gave me a winning reference number 45308961 and that he had a certified check for $3500.08 and the Mercedes Sedan and would like to give it to me if I could meet him at a Wal-Mart. He asked me for my credit card and I told him I didn't have one, that I only had a debit card. He told me that he would call me back the following day and I never heard back from him.

Victim Location 63039
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Dave Washington called this morning telling me I had won the Publisher's Clearing House

Victim Location 65619
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I got a call saying I won the sweepstakes but I have to go to Walmart and send them $900 to collect my $1.5 million dollars and a 2018 BMW.

Victim Location 43206
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

John Goldwater called from publisher's clearinghouse. He said i won second place which was $750,000. I asked him how I had won since i didn't enter and he fed me some story about a random drawing. I saw the phone call was from Jamaica. i asked him if this was a scam and he hung up. I called back he gave me some bull*** about how publisher's clearing house wasn't obligated to give me the money if I wasn't willing to cooperate. He made me write down the name of he company, the amount I won, a ticket number and some sort of claim number. He wanted to know my citizenship status, age, address, name, whether I was a member of aarp or triple a.

Victim Location 63103
Type of a scam Other

I was told that I won the sweepstakes along with a Mercedes Benz. They wanted me to go to the bank, to pay a fee to get the check. They gave me a checking account number and a routing fee for US Bank.

Victim Location 75201
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I got a call around noon 12.4.17 from some guy talking about I won $950,000 from Publishers clearing house and am I excited about it. I hummed uh-huh. Then I stated since when does publishers clearing house call from Jamaica and that individual hung up immeditlately.

Victim Location 83670
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Said they're PCH and I won 2 million dollars. Wanted to discuss money for paying taxes first. Sounded very legitimate, but I was wary.

Victim Location 31088
Total money lost $2,050
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received phone call saying I had won $2,500,000 and a Mercedes in the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes. Lady instructed me to send $1,000 by moneygram to cover fees and taxes. Called back later and asked that I go to Walmart and sent and additional $1,000 by direct transfer. I sent money to a ms Lawrence in New Mexico and to a Edward Romeo in Fla. They said they would call me back to arrange delivery of prizes. I decided to call BBB to see if this was true and found out it was a scam.

Victim Location 30814
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

They called saying we won $800,000 and if we could go to Wal-Mart and send them a check or wire transfer they would process the check and send it to us.

Victim Location 76234
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

This person named Robert Hall called me on 11/29/17 stating that I had won $850,000 from Publishing clearing house. He said it would be a check from Bank of America and her name was Lisa Moore the rep. He also gave me the attorneys name of Mary Miller. The ups drivers name of Michael Sayer. Also he gave me a check number that the $850,000 would be on. He put me on hold for a hot second to supposedly call the IRS. He said I had to pay $158 for registration and insurance fees. He wanted me to go to a walmart, but he never called back to tell me where to send the money which I wasn't going to do anyway. Publishing clearing house don't call and tell u that u won money and u have to send them money. He could barely speak ENGLISH and was calling from Jamaica.

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