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Victim Location 60634
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Unknown call to my cell phone and left message stating they are David Web the general Manager from Publishers Clearing House and to contact them at 989-220-4596 to claim a $250,000 prize.

Victim Location 58795
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

1-876-806-2713 (scam call) telling me I'm a winner to publish clearing drawing. Yada yada. Went along with it cuz ya just never know. He then tells me my prize can be delivered in 45min to 1 hour. I knew from that point it was fraud cuz you can't delivery ANYTHING from a larger town to me in 45min!! He says he's located in Tioga at a temp office and that's where the prize of money will be coming from. I said "so you're in Tioga right now!?" "Yes ma'am" Even though the phone number came up Jamaica. He claimed he was on a satilite phone and the main office is in Queens Jamaica, New York. (You mean Queens, NY and you're calling from Jamaica...[censored]!) So I said to him "where are you located at in Tioga" he said "give me a min to give you an exact address" I interrupted him and said "no, I don't want an address, what other buildings/stores are next to yours?" First answer...."CVS". Got'cha sucker. I told him "there's no CVS in Tioga." He said, "ma'am I'm looking right at CVS". I proceeded to tell him there's no CVS in Tioga and asked for another business near. He said "a trucking company". I asked he name and he hung up on me.

Beware people of this phone number. Although if you wanna go along with it and get him in the end...do it! ?? Dummy!

Victim Location 99501
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

James Meyers called from Publisher's Clearing House, supposedly, stating that I had won 9550 dollars and a car and needed to pay 375.99 to claim it. Sounded very officially, told me to dress nice for when they came to take pictures, etc., but then they said to go to Fred Meyer to get them the money. When I asked them to bring the money first they hung up.

Victim Location 68106
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

My friend received a letter informing him he has won $850,000 US dollars in cash credited to a file reference number 2017-_____. In the next paragraph it says to contact agent Simon turner at 1-604-832-2581 and give reference number 2016-_____ between 9am and 5pm PST. The last paragraph tells him he is required to keep all information strictly confidential and that failure to do so would disqualify his win.

We live in the US and I dialed the number from my cell phone. When British Columbia showed was displayed on my screen, I hung up to avoid international call charges. Attached is the letter which clearly indicates to me that it's a scam. No money has been lost, but I just wanted to check this out for him.

Victim Location 71291
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was contacted via phone from what registered as a number from "Jamaica". The representative stated his company is in Shelbyville TN. (I recently moved away from Tennessee).

He claimed that I had won "a super prize of $935,000.00 and a gift basket from Wal-Mart.

He wanted me to remain on the phone as well as go to my nearest Wal-Mart's 'money gram' location. Then states that I have to pay $199 to receive the check..... He asked what church I attend. He repeatedly stated that this gift was from our Lord Jesus Christ. He also referred to me as sweetie and sweetie-pie.

He gave me his name, badge number, the 'check' number, package number, and a ticket number. He reported that his name was David Parker badge 369DP. His speech was a very thick ethnic dialect, possibly Indian, if I were to guess.

Victim Location 43160
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from Readers Digest Publisher's Clearinghouse saying somebody would come to my home tomorrow. He said there would be a security guy with them, Mike Henry. After taxes I would have $900,000. The names he gave me were: Anthony Cooper, GM, Lisa Smith, Financial Advisor, Marcia Davis, Readers Digest Representative.. The calls traced back to Las Vegas, NV. He wanted to know if we had an insurance policy. He said he would call me back in an hour.

Victim Location 77075
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

He claimed to be Agent Mr. James Peterson from Publisher's Clearinghouse. He said I was 2nd place in winning $3.5 million. He gave me a confirmation control number, 805358009us,tn/tx He said the processing and registration by IRS is $499.99 paid by either Walmart Transfer, Money Gram, Western Union, or Certified Mail. He said the location of the main office is Port Washington, NY. He asked for me to repeat everything back to him. He never asked my name nor address.

Victim Location 83651
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a weird phone call from a guy who sounded either drunk or like he was eating or foreign, but he kept saying I won 2.5 million dollars out of 200 people in a Publisher's Clearing House lottery that I never entered, so I hung up.

Victim Location 19973
Total money lost $2,800
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

First contact by mail with official looking documents, then by phone (numerous times) Cashiers check for $2800 made out and mailed to Eileen Okane at 50th Northern Ave, North Hampton, MA 01060. Other names mentioned during phone calls were: Shirley Baker, Mary Clark, and a Dale and Frank no last names given. Original mailing had 15 pages of info. My 84 father was the target. We were fortunate enough to stop payment on the second cashiers check for $8500. This person continues to call several times per day with verbal abuse and threats. The man by the name of Frank was the name given most often by the person calling. This same man also called about making home improvements and we recognized his voice.

Victim Location 65746
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

This number called my grandmother and said she was second place winner of 1.2 million and needed to prove her identity by drivers license number and paying taxes on the money to claim it up front. They talked for quite a while and when he, whom said his name was David *** could not provide my grandmothers name yet said he was in her town with her money, he rudely said "f--- you" a few times and hung up.

Victim Location 83858
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from Jonathan Anderson stating that they were the Publishers Clearing House and that I had won $2.5 million dollars and a Mercedes Benz. They asked if I wanted this to be a private delivery or if I wanted flowers and balloons. They asked me if I was a citizen, if i was married, and also advised me to go get makeup on while they had me on hold. 

I hung up and called back, they stated i needed to go to a Western Union and send a total of $456 to pay for taxes of the money and the car. 

Victim Location 91910
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I'M REPORTING THIS ON BEHALF OF MY 82 YEAR OLD MOTHER WHO RECEIVED NOTIFICATION VIA U.S. POSTAL SERVICE, THAT SHE WAS THE WINNER OF $2.5 MILLION. I AM ATTACHING A COPY OF THE PRIZE NOTIFICATION, ALONG WITH A CHECK THAT WAS INCLUDED IN THE MAILING. I AM ALSO INCLUDING A COPY OF THE FRONT OF THE ENVELOPE IN WHICH THE NOTICE CAME IN.

Victim Location 68355
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

They called me on Monday. The man sounded like he was from India or someplace like that. He mispronounced my first name, so I hung up on him. I knew if it was someone important, they would know how to pronounce a common first name. He called me right back and wanted to know why I hung up on him. I told him I didn't want to talk to him. He told me he was from Publisher's Clearing House and that I had won over $150,000.00 plus a brand new Toyota. I told him it was a scam because I had not entered any sweepstakes or anything like that. He said it was because I had purchased a magazine from them 7 years ago. I told him I did not remember ordering any magazines 7 years ago. He wanted to know why I was lying to him. I hung up on him again. Wednesday, a different man called and said they had tried to call me Monday, and that I had not answered the phone. He wanted to know where I was on Monday since I had not answered the phone. I told him it as none of his business where I was on Monday. He swent on to tell me the same story about winning the money and the Toyota because I had purchased the magazine 7 years ago. He did not know the name of the magazine I had purchased. He confirmed my name and address. He said I could make a choice of having the prizes given to me on TV, or I could get them privately. so nobody would know I won the money and not ask for money from me. He went on giving me a password to use. He said write it down and repeat it to him. He said if anybody called me about the prize and did not givde me the password, I should not talk to them. He asked me if I wanted the money, and I told him no because I still thought it was a scam He wanted to know the name of a charity I would like to give the money to. I told him I still thought it as a scam and not to bother me anymore. He never did ask me for any money or social security numbers. I called the local police dept. and they said if the call had gone on much longer, they would have asked me to send them a Cashiers Check to geet the paperwork started. I would not have fallen for that, but thought I should report this scam to someone who would let other people know about it.

Victim Location 27864
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a call, showing on my cell phone as unavailable, have received numerous calls showing unavailable. Decided to answer. The gentleman on the other end claims he was from Publishers Clearing House with $4.5 million I had won. I told him not to call again. He called again, I got phone number (843)488-4804, name John Schafer and badge number of 1979. Second calling he said I could bet $500,000 right then.

Victim Location 41255
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was contacted by phone a man saying I won 1.5 m from publishing clearing house this was 2nd place he gave a claims #596-284-5600 and a phone #876-520-6353 to call I called the # no answer and then this # showed on cid his name was Jeffery and he said he was from pch was wanting to get the check to for 1.5m He told me the fdic was needing 1% to get the check bank America in lex. To my house told him I didn't have that much money he ask how much cash I could get I said $100.00 he then started telling me how he would get a mound lowered to 100.00 an go to Walmart to do a wire transfer. I ask the place to send it he said Anthen Ohio to a lady name Carolyn Kennedy that she was merchant banker. He then wanted me to go to Walmart and keep him on line I told him I live in the country and there no cell in server place going to Walmart he then said ok but to call him when I get to Walmart and don't tell anyone about the money 1.5m this was for my safety he has call me and ask if I was Walmart I told him was late leaving he said he would call back in 10-15 mins

Victim Location 15204
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Consumer received one check in mail for $1454.72 Citi Bank. Payment in the amount of $75,000 has been approved. Must speak to agent before cashing check. 1-778-848-8459. When consumer called the agent said to deposit check in order to verify his identity because the law of information act will not allow him to ask for his information. He claimed to be from the Publishing Clearing house. Said after two days to call back. Steven Gold is on the letter.

Victim Location 21222
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Richard Wilbourn

You're friends on Facebook

Claim Agent at Facebook

Lives in California City, California

SAT 4:46PM

Richard Wilbourn

HELLO HOW CAN I HELP YOU?

SAT 6:46PM

*** Well I was talking to Shelly Rae Wahl and she told me about you. Is my name on the winner's list

Richard Wilbourn

PLE[censored]D ON AND LET US CHECK IF YOUR PROFILE NAME STILL AVAILABLE ON THE WINNERS LIST.

Richard Wilbourn

CONGRATULATION !!!!THIS IS AGENT RICHARD WILBOURN FROM PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MONEY SUPPORT PROGRAM IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICE AND FACEBOOK CO-OPERATION. THIS IS TO LET YOU KNOW THAT WE ARE HAVING A LOTTERY PROMOTION DRAWN FROM A COLLABORATION OF FACEBOOK USER'S FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. YOU ARE ONE OF THE CATEGORY LUCKY WINNER'S.YOUR MONEY (***) IS AVALIABLE FOR YOU TO CLAIM ON THIS ON-GOING EDITION.PLEASE GET BACK TO ME IF YOU ARE READY TO CLAIM YOUR MONEY?

*** Ok I am ready

What do I have to do?

Richard Wilbourn

YOU WILL HAVE TO FILL A FORM TO LOCATE THE DESTINATION WHERE THE MONEY WILL BE DELIVER TO

NAME........

FULL ADDRESS....

AGE.....

MARITAL STATUS.....

TEXT NUMBER.....

OCCUPATION.....

E-MAIL......

MALE OR FEMALE....

CASH OR CHECK.....

FILL IT HERE AND GET BACK TO ME NOW

Victoria

Check would be what I would need

Richard Wilbourn

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THIS IS PART OF OUR SECURITY PROTOCOL TO AVOID DOUBLE CLAIMING AND UNWARRANTED TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THIS PROGRAM BY NON-PARTICIPANT OR UNOFFICIAL PERSONNEL. YOUR INFORMATION HAVE BEEN SAVE ON OUR DATA BASE.

*** ok thank you bery much

very much

Richard Wilbourn

OKAY.CONFIRMED, YOUR INFORMATION DETAILS HAVE BEEN REGISTERED YOU ARE TO KEEP YOUR MONEY SECRETLY ONLY WITH YOU, NEVER TO SHARE ANY VITAL INFORMATION YET TO ANYONE UNTIL YOU GET YOUR WIN MONEY DELIVERED AND HANDLED TO YOU. YOUR REFF No: and BATCH No: WILL BE SENT TO YOU SOON.DO YOU UNDERSTAND THAT?

Victoria

yes

thank you very much Richard

Richard Wilbourn

LISTEN WE WANT YOU TO KNOW THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OR FACEBOOK ARE NOT HERE TO SCAM YOU OR TRYING TO MAKE MONEY FROM YOU. THIS IS REAL AND 100 % LEGIT

*** Ok

Richard Wilbourn

HERE IS YOUR Ref NoE 102/85428 Batch No: 281020001 PRD. MAKE SURE YOU WRITE IT DOWN SOMEWHERE AND KEEP IT SAVE FROM PUBLIC NOTICE. SO WHEN THE FedEX ASK FOR IT YOU CAN ABLE TO SHOW THEM OKAY.

*** Ok thank you

Richard Wilbourn

THE FedEX MEN WILL ARRIVE AT EXACTLY 5:30PM TOMORROW.HOPE YOU ARE GOING TO BE AT HOME THEN TO RECEIVE YOUR PACKAGE FROM THEM ?

*** Yes I will be

Richard Wilbourn

In other for your money to be delivered to you right at your doorstep, you will have to take care of the Charges Requested from the courier company which is Mandatory, and it will not be taken out of your *** winning Funds because we have no right over it according to the terms and conditions of the programme. The courier company only charged you *** for the delivery Bill and the Clearance Fee, which is the only payment you'll have to make.Your delivery charges will be sent to the delivery desk officer for your prize money to be STAMP/APPROVED for delivery to the home address you made available during the claiming process. Then we will be on the highway to your residence after your clearance fee is being made, as we surely hope to get to you tomorrow for the delivery of your grant money

Richard Wilbourn

are you ready to go and make the payment now? so i can give you the delivery accountant information you are to make the payment to via WesternUnion transfer.

*** I am not going to have that money until Monday

Richard Wilbourn

SO IF YOU CANT AFFORD THE CHARGE FEE HOW MUCH ARE YOU ABLE TO DEPOSIT AS ADVANCE FEE AND YOU BALANCED UP ON DELIVERY ?

*** 200.00

Richard Wilbourn

DID YOU PROMISE US THAT YOU WILL BALANCE UP WHEN YOU GET YOUR WINNING MONEY?

TOMMOROW

*** yes

and the winnings are coming in the form of cash

Richard Wilbourn

YES '

ARE YOU READY FOR THE PAYMNET NOW?

Victoria

yes

Richard Wilbourn

I JUST GOT AN INFORMATION THAT THE AVAILABLE FedEX CASHIER ARE ON A DELIVERY MISSION IN AFRICA TO DELIVER PRIZE TO SOME WINNERS THERE ALSO, SO YOU WILL HAVE TO SEND THE MONEY TO HIM THERE AND HE WILL SIGN AND APPROVE YOUR PAYMENT THEN THE DELIVERY TEAM WILL BE ORDER TO DELIVER YOUR

WINNING TO YOU IN HAND..

Name.......KAYODE WILLIAMS

country.....Nigeria

City.......lagos

Zip Code...12340

Write down the payment information down and let me know when you are done

*** How do I send the money

Richard Wilbourn

ARE YOU READY TO MAKE THE PAYMNET ONLINE?

OR YOU HAVE THE CASH WITH YOU?

*** yes

online payment

Richard Wilbourn

https://secure.moneygram.com/send/receiverInfo

CLICK ON THE LINK AND MAKE THE PAYMNET ONLINE

ARE YOU MAKING THE PAYMNET ONLINE NOW?

Victoria

yes

Richard Wilbourn

OKAY GET BACK TO ME WITH THE REFERENCE NUMBER GIVING TO YOU WHEN YOU ARE DONE WITH THE PAYMNET

*** authorization number is 50424210

Richard Wilbourn

you have not complete the paymnet

you need to complete the paymnet and get back to me here madam

*** it is processing now...sorry

Richard Wilbourn

have you complete the paymnet?

you have cancell the transcation

*** it says processing

Richard Wilbourn

send us the reference number again

*** its says processing still

Richard Wilbourn

the money has been declined

ARE YOU WITH ME MADAM LET US KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON

*** it says processing

*** Estimate Fees Track Find a Location Learn More

Your transaction is processing!

Check your email for a confirmation and the Reference Number.

Return to My Account

Your transaction details:

Recipient:Kayode Williams

Their country:Nigeria

Send amount:200.00 USD

Receive amount:70,645.00 NGN

Exchange rate:1 USD = 353.2250 NGN

Receive option:Cash Pickup

Authorization #:50425264

We've emailed you a receipt of this transaction.

Richard Wilbourn

ITS HAS BEEN CANCELLD GO AND RESEND IT AGAIN MADAM

ARE YOU RESENDING THE MONEY NOW?

Victoria

yes

i am calling them

Richard Wilbourn

GOOD TELL THEM TO PROCESS THE MONEY FOR PICK UP

*** got it

Richard Wilbourn

HAVE THEY PROCESS IT YET?

Victoria

working on it

Richard Wilbourn

OKAY MADAM LET ME KNOW WHEN THEY ARE DONE

Victoria

ok

Victoria

I was just informed that you are FRAUD...PLEASE SEND NO MORE CORRESPONDENCE TO ME

i HAVE TURNED OVER THIS WHOLE CONVERSATION TO THE AUTHORITIES

Richard Wilbourn

FRAUD?

WHAT DID YOU MEAN BY THAT?

Richard Wilbourn

This real and Legitimate and we assure you once you make the payment your win money will be deliver to you at your door step without any delay . Like i said earlier, this is a new promotion imposed by Facebook founder. You have to be calm dear winner to understand me and kindly have your trust in me.

Victoria

WELL THEN IF THIS IS REAL MAKE THE DELIVERY WITHOUT PAYMENT FIRST

Richard Wilbourn

THERE IS NO WAY YOU CAN GET YOUR MONEY IF YOU DONT PAY OUT OF YOUR DELIVERY FEE

Victoria

IF THIS IS LEGIT THEN YOU WILL SEND ME MY WINNINGS FIRST THEN I WILL SEND PAYMENT

Richard Wilbourn

I have been a claiming agent for 9 years and i have helped many winners claimed their money respectively. Your information has been sent to the fedEX OFFICER in charge of your delivery and your name has been added to our winners list who are going to get their money delivered to them tommorow

Victoria

THEN I AM NOT INTERESTED....NOT TO MENTION YOU CAN NOT TYPE WITH ANY ACCURACY ...SPELLING IS ALL OVER THE PLACE AND YOUR ENGLISH IS ALL OFF

I AM NOT PAYING FOR ANYTHING UP FRONT

Richard Wilbourn

We are going to bring your winnings and you will have to promise us that you will make the payment after you got the winning money.

*** ABSOLUTELY

Richard Wilbourn

Good now do you have an ID card or a driver license ??

*** YES

Richard Wilbourn

Good.. You will have to snap it and send it to us here now because we need to attach it to your winnings document.. Is that clear?

*** YES

Richard Wilbourn

do that now asap

*** 

DONE

Richard Wilbourn

OFF THE CAMERA LIGHT AND RESEND IT AGAIN

***  no that is as clear as it gets

Richard Wilbourn

WE CANT SEE YOUR DOB CLEARLY

*** you already have my date of birth...I am really struggling with this i=since I was told that this is a fraudulent activity

Richard Wilbourn

i want you to know this promo is for real and legitimate and FBI is fully aware of what we are doing here you dont need to be skeptical all you have to do is to follow instructions giving to you so that you can get your winning money

***  ok I will take another pick shortly I am going to dinner right now

SAT 9:44PM

Richard Wilbourn

Okay

Also there is more correspondence through my personal cell phone number in which there is basically arguing between myself and him...in all of his correspondence he has run on sentences, misspellings, and major grammar and punctuation....and this is suppose to be a business type correspondence. He sends me pics of fed-ex package that is unclear, online fed-ex info stating package is in transit, and an affidavit of claim from Facebook Lottery Promotion and on the vice president signature line it looks like 2 people signed it

Tried to attache 3 pics but only one is allowed

Victim Location 51041
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Caller said I'd won $2.5MM and a car from Publisher's Clearing House. Said to make sure I'm home to receive the delivery. In order to get the delivery, I would need a printed registration receipt. I should go to Walmart and get a MoneyGram for the .1% fee of $985.22. I asked for a callback number and he gave me 909-256-0232 which was different than the caller ID he called on. I mentioned this sounded like a scam and he asked why and tried to continue. I told him I wasn't picking up a MoneyGram or sending money anywhere.

Victim Location 98901
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

The guy said we had won 2.7 million only to then ask for a check/money order to be sent to a non exisitant bank in a town nearby for $450.

Victim Location 27262
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Caller claimed to be from the Federal Trade Commission, calling on behalf of Publishers Clearing House. Claimed that I had won $450k, which was being held in a bank in Miami, FL. Said I needed to call him back in order to claim the money, and that he would take my information and give it to the right authorities so that I could claim that money. I did call back.

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