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Victim Location 35613
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Go to WalMart and get a card, put $55.00 on it. They stated they were Publishing Clearing House. I knew it was a scam. Call came from Jamaica.

Victim Location 62040
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a letter with a check enclosed saying that I had won the Publisher's Clearing House sweepstakes. That the check was good - $6384.00; that it was a partial payment of $2 million. They gave a number to call and a security code.

Victim Location 43219
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I got a call from John Cooper who said I won $158,000 and a Mercedez Benz from Publisher's Clearinghouse. He said my ticket number was 079400, my receiving number was Reverence # 265401. His routing number is B2990. He asked me to mail $399 to Sandra Hobbit PO box 502, Carvallis, OR 97339. 876-823-0846. I told him I called Publisher's Clearinghouse, and he got really upset, he said not to tell him I talked to Publisher's Clearinghouse because he was Publisher's Clearinghouse.

Victim Location 44149
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call today on my home phone from Publishers Clearing House. The caller stated I won $230,000. They said an attorney would contact me. A short time later a man called and said congratulations. I won $230,000. He said to call 202-991-2819 and ask for Andy Goldberg. I did not call the phone number. I am reporting the call.

Victim Location 63116
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a phone call from the Publisher Clearing House telling me I had won a million dollars, and wanting to asking me some questions. Then they wanted me to go to either Walgreens or Walmart to make a money order for $250.00. They then wanted me to call them when I was doing that so I could get the address to send them my money. The person who contacted me said his name was John Phillips.

Victim Location 29607
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

called and said I had won a car and 1.2 million dollars. I would have to pay $575.00 to receive prizes. Did not give any money. Jonathan from ScamPulse.com called from 876-378-2514 number. 876-458-4679 stated that the call will be delivered, Beck Jones will be delivering keys to car and money.

Victim Location 65584
Type of a scam Business Email Compromise

Electronic banking barbie. Price fixing accounts stealing and prohibiting online earrings and prizes rerouting benefits and prizes bankers box company electronic chex system and card domination case worked online 5yrs never.collected anything but 20.from one source earnnings blocks.paypal intentional to mule i need possesionof fair money more than anything in the world

Victim Location 44145
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Not sure if this is legitimate or not. I received a phone call today saying I had won the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes and by 5 p.m. they would be at my home in Westlake OH. They tied up my phone number and had me write down several names and NY badge numbers and was supposed to meet them at a local Chase Bank. They said they were going to pay 1% of my IRS taxes and wanted me to come up with money for the rest of the tax money started at $1,400. but then it was $5,000. I kept saying I didn't think this was legitimate and they supposedly had me talk to Robert Swan Mueller (FBI) who supposedly assured me it was all legitimate. All individual men I talked had significant dialect accents.

I said I could not come up with any money, I'm a widow, senior, on a fixed income. I did not give my SS #, bank account #s or any pertinent information. So they are supposed to call me back on Wednesday 1/03/18 to figure out how I can come up with the remainder IRS tax money. Plus they want a list of my CC bills to pay them off. They called me several times today with instructions (12/30/17) and then said the 5 p.m. deadline expired today due to the fact I did not have the money. They claimed they were supported by the ScamPulse.com and Homeland Security. This is why I am contacting you to see if this could be a scam or legitimate. I am very leary of this whole thing as I was scammed several years ago through my own fault on-line and lost about $700 to Nigeria. I want to be prepared when they call me back on 1/03/18. I do have names and badge numbers that they gave me which I can give to you. I have no idea how PCH contacts you if you are a winner and if all this is necessary. Why would you have to come up with tax money to win money? Thank you.

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 ScamPulse.com.

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

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