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Publishers Clearing House Reports & Reviews (1400)

Victim Location 83709
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Says I won lots of money through the Mega Millions. They wanted me to send money $885 via Western Union. Make the check to Bobbi Tobe.

Victim Location 65656
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A man contacted me today and stated he was from Publisher's Clearinghouse. He said that I won $2.5 million and a new Mercedes Benz. He told me to go to Walmart or a near place to send him $400. He told me it would pay the Missouri state tax. I told him I didn't believe him and it was a scam. He told me I was stupid for refusing all of that money and I hung up.

Victim Location 78055
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Elderly mother called this morning stating she had won $1 million Publishers Clearing HOuse prize. She was told to call this man back with the specific address of the "Kerrville, TX" where she was to go and give them a $185 personal check. This money would "seal" the prize money for her and she could then get "$1000 per week" for life deposited into her bank account. The caller which was male left the following telephone number for her to call back for address of the "BBB" office : 210-319-6093. My mother called me and I immediately told her not to call this man back. And not to follow any of his instructions nor answer any more calls from that number.

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

The caller identified themselves as being from Publisher's Clearing house. They told me I had won $10 million and a fully loaded Mercedes Benz. They wanted me to give them $500 to cover taxes and delivery fees. They told me it was monitored and investigated by the FBI, they said it was licensed and insured by Geico, one year insurance, road service, and gas. The person calling said his name was David Jackson, the manager of Publisher's Clearing House.

Victim Location 62626
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Man called my 81 year old mother and told her she had won money and a car from Publisher's Clearing House. He gave her a number to call to verify. I called the number myself and caller id came up as Jamaica. The man called back and asked if I had called the verification number. I told him it had come up as Jamaica. He said that was incorrect and they were out of Las Vegas and proceeded to give me another number to call. I started looking up scams on the and found similar things had happened to other people. I had questioned him when he called back the second time and he seemed a little flustered. He didn't bother to call back and see if I had tried the second number he had given me. The phone numbers he had given me were 876-572-1759 and 876-572-1869.

Victim Location 48157
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A man who gave the name of Michael Cyler called my 86 year old mother and told her she won the Publisher's Clearing House prize of money and a car. She first needed to get a money gram to 4074 Cyler SP Detroit MI 48238.

The caller asked how much she could send and stated he would call back later.

Victim Location 49418
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

First name I got message from a friend I thought it was. Had her name and pic. After brief chat she said she had won money from PCH. She gave a link where I could contact them. I went to that link and they said I was a winner of 150,000 they gave me a bunch of info that I would need to present when they delivered my winnings but first I would have to send 1500 to secure my winnings. The second time I won a larger amount but the amount I had to send was less. Now today I get one from FedEx saying they have my package just waiting on payment 3500 dollars

Victim Location 43081
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I got a phone call from a man telling me I won $20 million and a Mercedes Benz from Publishers Clearinghouse. He gave me a number to call back "Bank of America", and told me not to give the number to anybody. I'm going to call them to see what this is all about. 805-310-4642

Victim Location 28705
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

He called twice and wanted to know if I had entered the sweepstakes and if I had received notifications of my winnings. I hung up and he called back and my son answered and asked to speak with me and my son said scam and he hung up. Each time it said unknown or private caller.

Victim Location 43515
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

We have received a phone call four days in a row saying we have won from Publishers Clearing. When we say this is a scam they hang up but keep calling back. we are always careful not to say yes to any question. Today they left this phone number 917 900 9230. If you see it do not answer.

Victim Location 34233
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Said I had wond money and wanted me to go to bank and open an account and they would call me back.

Victim Location 76305
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was called by this number and informed that I won the publishers sweepstakes , and he wanted my information, the person was drunk or impaired , had a bad accent, and a dog was barking in the background ... I did not give any information, he got rude with me and I hung up...

Victim Location 63114
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A guy who said his name was Peter Moore (Badge# 0141) called me on 11/10/17. He told me that he was from Publisher's Clearinghouse and I had won 3.5 million and they had a cashier's check made from Bank of America ready for me. He said I also won a 2018 Mercedes C-Class. He said I would receive $10,000/month and I needed to give a co-beneficiary and I would have to have a release number of 0107109930 to get the money. He said that Jennifer White from JP Law Firm would come as a representative from the law firm. Ashley Robinson would be delivering the check. They claimed that they were in my area. I would needed to give them $299.99. I told them that I thought it was a scam and I didn't believe them and they hung up.

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

My Mother, living in St. Thomas, Ontario, received a call that made her believe that she had won a new Mercedes and 1.5 Million from Publisher's Clearing House. She had been speaking with them on the phone. She called me to tell about her win. I told her to have this man call me. It was an 876 area code. He called me right away, and actually tried to convince me that she really had won. I asked him why someone needed to take her to the bank to pay a small fee. He said because he and a lawyer would take her there with paperwork to show the bank that it wasn't a fraud. I asked him why he was calling from Jamaica.. He gave some excuse that made no sense. I told him to call me back, and then told him to never call my Mother again, very forcefully, and that I was reporting him and his phone number.

Victim Location 46556
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a call from Dave at Publishers Clearing House and he informed me that I won $850.000,000. He asked when I could be home to accept the prize. Informed me I needed to pay the Publisher Clearing House Board a registration fee of $495. Dave then asked where was the closest Walmart. Dave asked when I could be at Walmart, after I gave him a time, he said to call the office once I got there. The called ID on the phone listed the name JM Kingston.

Victim Location 84107
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

so just had a call sub informed me i won 3.9 million dollars and i need to purchase my ticket at walmart money gram center and send them 199.00 us cash to a robert in jamaica and he will come to my house at a later date with my check and refund . the purpose of needing the intial pyt to send money gram was to purchase my winner certificate. total scam

Victim Location 46219
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from James Kingston (but sounded like a woman) with Publishers Clearing House yesterday around 5:00 p.m. I was told I had won 2.5 million dollars and that they would also pay off my credit card debt. I was then told I needed to pay $2,500 for taxes and shipping. That's when I knew it was a scam.

Victim Location 63038
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I got a call saying I'd won the PCH Sweepstakes, $5 million and a car. He asked how much money he had in my bank account, I said $5000, then they asked that I pay $3800 in taxes+fees. He said he knew I thought it was a scam but that they'd been vetted by the

Victim Location 16201
Total money lost $700
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Victim received call from "Publishers Clearing House" that she won $4 Million dollars and that she needed to pay a $500 & $200 fee to receive it.  Later, the money was still held up, and scammers told her that she needed to pay $35,000 for an Anti-Terrorist Fee to get money from Canada to US.  Victim knew it was a scam by then and did not send the $35,000.

Victim Location 14411
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I have recieved two phone call this morning stating that I have won 6,5 million dollars and a 2017 Mercedes Benz. They want aa 725.00 fee for handling the transaction!

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