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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.

Victim Location 80910
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a call from an individual claiming to be from Publisher's Clearing House stating that they were out of California but had a person in Denver that can come meet me with my $10,000 a week for life and my new Mercedes but I had to send $950.00 for them to deliver.

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

Just got a call that would give me 3.5 million and a new Mercedes Benz. They only wanted me to bring a 300.00 check to Walmart and send it to them. SCAM?

Victim Location 95118
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Two packages were sent from this company with a bill attached demanding the items be payed for.

Victim Location 99591
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Scammer gave his name as Mike Collins. Said I won Publisher Clearing House sweepstakes. I think he said I won $750,000 and a 52" TV. He wanted to meet at Walmart. I believe that would have been where he would have asked for money, if I had agreed to meet. He spoke very fast.

Victim Location 93536
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Today, 2 Aug 2017, at about 9:43 a.m. PCT, I received a call. I didn't recognize the number so allowed the answering machine to pick-up. The male identified himself as Dave Sawyer and indicated that I had won a Publishers Clearing House prize of 2.5 million dollars or $10,000 a week for life. He informed me to contact the Claims Department to receive my money. Prior to hanging up, he again reminded me to call the Claims Department at 518-299-8565, the same number listed on my phone ID. I did not return the call.

Victim Location 85705
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was called today by someone saying they were calling me from Publishers Clearing House and I had won 2.5 million dollars and a new car (I think it was a Mercedes) All they had was a first name, Mary. That is not my name, but it is the name of one of my best friends and we tend to share everything, so it wouldn't be too surprising that she would put my phone number down on something in case of an emergency or as a back up contact phone number. And she does order magazines once a year for my niece. At first they said all the right things, "Are you dressed?" We will be coming with a van and is there room to park your new car where you are? You need to be a United States Citizen and have a bank account. Your contact persons name is James Anderson, you will be meeting with Betty (or Debbie) Right." But then they started talking about all winnings being tax free and I started to get suspicious. They didn't have a last name and they kept asking me to verify who I was. I kept asking them who had signed up for the sweepstakes and they kept saying they couldn't tell me if I couldn't verify who I was. They kept me on speaker phone while I got dressed (I tend to mostly work from home in my PJs) and then transferred me to a "manager." The managers "secretary" sounded a lot like the person I had already been talking to. The "secretary" asked my name if I wanted to be transferred. I said, "You all called me. Please transfer me to your manager." He talked to me for quite a while, threw in some "Trust in God" lines, which made me even more suspicious and then asked me to go to Walmart and get a money transfer from Walmart to Walmart in the amount of $285 as some sort of shipping fee or something like that, and to make sure I kept my receipt so that I could give it to the driver when they brought me my check and new car. They asked me to make the payment out to: Flora Johnson, Garland City, Arkansas, 71839. They also wanted me to stay on the line while I went to Walmart. They also asked me if I wanted to keep my winnings private or if I wanted a public display. Once they asked me for my address, but didn't ask again. They encouraged me to keep my winnings private, I said if this is legit I want all of this public, the TV cameras, the News media, everything. Finally they let me off the phone and said they would call me back in an hour after I got the receipt for the money transfer from Walmart to Walmart. They were calling me from a phone number in Jamaica. I immediately called the ScamPulse.com, where I was transferred to a Royal Seas Cruse's hot line trying to get me to pay a bunch of fees for a free cruse. Wow what a day!!! The phone number for the ScamPulse.com came up as 1800-696-2827 and came up with an address to an old Tucson Location from about 10 years ago. I know this because I dialed the other ScamPulse.com local number 1-520-888-6161 and talked to a real person. I talked to her about the warning signs of this phone call and she confirmed my fears that this was indeed a scam. Thank you BBB.

Victim Location 68111
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Publisher Clearing House letter received in the mail congratulating individual on winning $600K.

Next day a check came in amount of $9K.

Took to tax/financial advisor who called all the phone numbers listed in the letter. They worked one time.

Check issued from Focus Design Interiors - indicated this was a sponsor used to pay fees. Called the company and the referred immediately to their bank, Bank of Georgia to a specific person who confirmed the scam.

Bank account had already been closed.

Tried calling original numbers back and all had been disconnected.

Mail address from NY, postage mark was from Indianapolis, IN.

Individuals over the phone were difficult to understand.

Recipient of the "winnings" was 90 years old.

Victim Location 31525
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was contacted by a David Anderson about a 1.5 million dollar prize winning from PHC. He gave me a check number, ticket number, bar code number, and a check security number. The call dropped and later in the day I received a voice mail to contact his manger Michael Cooper well when you call the number it goes straight to voice mail. They claim the check would be from Bank of America and that I would also have to speak with and sign paperwork for their attorney John Brown. Asked if I would like the check in private or with the media. And some of the crew would have to accompany me to my bank.

Victim Location 83686
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A man called my cell claiming to be David from Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes. He said, I had won $3.5 Million Dollars in the sweepstakes, however, he didn't know where I lived except Idaho and he was trying to disguise his voice. The Jamaican Accent is hard to miss. He didn't get far enough to con me out of money and got a little testy when I called his bluff.

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

It's 7.20.17, and I got 6 calls from a Jamaican phone number 876-476-5037 telling me I won The Publisher's Clearinghouse. He told me I needed to pay $500 for a fee to release the funds from Ohio. He said go to your nearest Western Union. He said I could call your bank and deposit $500 into your account so you can pull the fee from that. He said he would deliver the $5,800,000 by 3:30 pm today. He said I wouldn't get the whole thing because of Trump and taxes.

Victim Location 44120
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

the person called saying they're on behave of pubish clearing house so i can receive my prize and that that have been out to my house to attemp to get in contact with me to collect my winnings and that i was not at home so now they calling so i can receive 2.5 million in cash and awhite mecedes bez and in order for me to receive it they need to fill out the form over the phone with infor. about me the caller said that he is calling from washington but when i look up the number 1-575-936-5856 the info give me Demi, NM

Victim Location 83404
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

The person on the phone said I won Publishers clearing house 2nd prize. 2 million dollars and a new car. He gave me information that I would need to give to the people that came to the door and then said I would have to go to the bank and get money from an account that he gave me the number for and get money in 50's and 100's to pay for the taxes.

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