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Victim Location 99623
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Just received a phone call at my home saying I won 3.5 million dollars from Publishers Clearing House. The caller said is name is Billy Jones from Publishers Clearing House. Gave me his badge number: #476321BJ. Told me that my call was being recorded by the and also by Homeland Security. Mr. Jones' gave he his phone number : 1-876-457-9380. Extension # 601. He said that he was getting ready to fly in a heliocopter from Fairbanks this evening to my address to deliver the 3.5 Million dollar check! But first, he stated, that the International Gaming Commission needed 1 percent of the winning amount as their share of the winnings before the money could be handed over to me. The amount was $699.99.

I explained that I cannot come up with $699.99 at the moment. Mr Jones then responded that he has a group of 'sponsors' that would cover any amount that I could not gather this evening to insure that I get my prize promptly.

I told him that my husband is at work and I could not come up with any amount at all UNTIL I talk with my spouse.

My husband is now home from work and we've decided to contact first and foremost before getting back with this 'supposed' P.C.H. representative. We are not giving this Billy Jones ANY money. Cannot afford to. (Hopefully, this is actually a scam and I'm not refusing an actual cash prize!)...

Victim Location 65265
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

We got a call from someone saying that I'd 2 million dollars and 2017 Mercedes Convertible. He had me on the phone for 1.5 hours before he said to send him a check for $799 for the taxes. He said you can check this out through your local BBB. I needed a postcard to go online and verify that I'd won. I had already received this in the mail.

Victim Location 56542
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call on my cell phone in which the number came up "unrestricted number." The male caller said he was a UPS driver and that he had a package to deliver from Publisher's Clearing House. He wanted to know if I was going to be home. He then asked if I had ordered anything from Publisher's Clearing House. I replied, "No." He asked if I wanted the package sent back. I responded, "Yes." He said no more and quickly hung up.

Victim Location 76133
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

My grandmother received a voice mails stating that She had won $7,000 weekly for life and a new car. They asked her to call back to claim my winnings. She did not return the call or answer the call when it came in. I did research and found other complaints on the number 337-245-2945.

Victim Location 65714
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I got a call from someone at "Publisher's Clearing House" saying I'd won 54.8 million, a car, and a washer & dryer. He said he'd already checked with Homeland Security and the BBB. I asked if I had to pay anything, he said nothing comes free. He told me I'd have to pay $4000. I asked if he minded if I shared this information with the BBB. He said he doesn't give a "***."

Victim Location 37931
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Today I received a call from a Dave Sawyers, 865-264-2372, representing Publishers Clearing House. He told me I had won $25 million dollars and a new Mercedes Benz. I asked how do I know this real? He gave me a #805-262-6034, claiming to be the Bank of America. I called the # and it was answered Bank of America and I pressed 3 as directed by Dave and was told $20 million was transferred to them for me. They gave me a transfer #20560772. The number also said that my telephone no was verified! Dave wanted me to call him back after the BOA call. I did and he wanted to stay on the phone while I went to the bank and then to Krogers for a Western Union transfer. I was advised by BOA recording that I had to pay 1% of winnings, which was $2000 or $850 or make pmt plan. Money would transfer after money paid! I almost fell for it. He even claimed to be a godly man!!! Please don't fall for this very elaborate and thought out scam!!!!

Victim Location 61611
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

The scammer called my WI cell phone to inform me that I had won the PCH sweepstakes and would be receiving 1.9 million dollars. I asked him twice how I was chosen as a winner when I have never signed up for a lottery. The first time he repeated that I had won $1.9M. The second time he hung up on me. The phone call was from a restricted number.

Victim Location 60302
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Caller said I had won $850,000 and a Mercedes-Benz. Asked if I had a pen and paper; I said “yes” and caller hung up. I assume this is the “yes” scam.

Victim Location 37356
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

called numerous times , finally answered he said he was from publishered clearing house and informed me that I had won a check for 9000.00 dollars plus a 2018 Mercedes ,ask if I had a credit card , I said no. ASKED IF I had bank card, checking acc. savings acc. I said no. Asked if I could get 750.00 dollars so they could deliver the car & check today, I said no, he asked why not, I said I don't have 750.00 dollars, he asked can you get it from your husband, I said no, he said why not, I said its none of your business. scarey stuff here, don't know how he got my cell phone number it is a fairly new number

Victim Location 45628
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

My son answered the phone, and gave it to me. I just had a long conversation from a guy who said he was Publisher's Clearinghouse, and I won 2.2 million dollars. He said I know your legit because I just talked to your son. He said the winnings would be from JP Morgan Chase. He said I would have to secure $900 for taxes. He was bringing me 1 million today. He wanted me to go to the bank and call him. He said Todd Sloan would be coming to hand me the check. He sounded so legit. He rattled off a lot of security numbers. He asked the name of my bank. I told him I couldn't go to the bank, the Hospice nurse was here for my husband. he asked how far I lived from Cleveland, and how far I lived from the airport. He said three people would be coming to my house today.

Victim Location 48801
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A man named John Green called me from this number claiming he was with Publishers Clearing House. Said I had won 10 million dollars and a new Mercedes which was on its way from New York to my house. He was quite convincing saying that all I had to do was pay $500 to cover the expenses of the getting the car here and that was it. He instructed me to go to Walmart which I'm guessing he was trying to get me to Western Union him the money. Sadly so many people fall for these scams but I'm not one of them.

Victim Location 65020
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

They called from a private number, said I won the sweepstakes and millions of dollars even though I've never entered this sweepstakes.

Victim Location 66614
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes


Victim Location 27330
Type of a scam Phishing

He said he was from Publisher's Clearing House. He only wants you to reply "yes".

Victim Location 79107
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

These people keep calling from Jamaica telling me I won money. They will not take no for an answer, and I am fed up with their tactics. They claim I won $8.5 million dollars and a Mercedes Benz. All I have to do is pay $595.00. I told them I do not have that kind of money, and he asked me to put it on a credit card.

Some different people I talked to were: James Kingston, David Leach, and Roy Jackson.

Victim Location 96815
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Called using a Jamaican telephone number posing as Publishers Clearing House. Asked to verify personal information to because I won a prize. Hung up after that. Call was from 876-371-2484.

Victim Location 50312
Total money lost $250,000
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

My parents have lost over $250,000 due to Jamaican Sweepstakes Scammers.

Victim Location 65559
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

*** *** called to say that we'd won $2.6 million and two new Mercedes, that the good Lord had blessed us, then he said we had to send them $390 for UPS to send out our winnings. He had an accent and use the

Victim Location 45601
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Called and left message on my answering machine. His name is John Henderson and he is from Publishers Clearing House. I have won money and prizes and that I needed to call him immediately or lose my winnings. I checked his info on and found a complaint from another person. I never called him back. 516-323-5651

Victim Location 68142
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received phone call today from Publishers Clearinghouse. They informed me that I had won the $15million plus $1000/day for lifetime sweepstakes. They said the phone call was being taped and gave phone number to call back on if needed. I also received a number to give to them along with picture ID when they delivered the check to me. They then transferred me to the manager and he requested that I was to get a state to state stamp to put on check and that it would cost $858.90 I was to stay on the line and drive to a Bank of America near me and when I got there to tell him I had arrived at the bank. I then hung up on them.

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