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Victim Location 31414
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a phone call from Charles claiming to be with this company. Asked me if I've heard about the sweepstakes, when I said "No" he began to curse me out and hung up.

Victim Location 79403
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from someone saying they were with UPS and wanted to know if I would be home this afternoon so they could deliver a $500,000 check to me from PCH. I told them I did not enter any sweepstakes and he said it was for being a loyal customer. I asked whose name was on it and he said he did not have it, he only had my phone number. I hung up on him. Caller ID said private caller.

Victim Location 43113
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I'm 80 yrs old, and today, 3.13.17, I got a phone call from Dave Sayres saying I won Publishers' Clearinghouse. I said I didn't get a letter, he said he didn't know why I didn't get my letter. He kept saying Congratulations, you're a winner, $5000 a week for life. He told me to go to Walmart and get a Walmart transfer for $99.99, and put it in Maddie Bradley's name. He said he needed the fee to pay the taxes to the city, state and IRS. His numbers are: 740-421-2403 and 876-421-2403. He said my number registration number was EG1198us10. I said I don't believe it, and he responded "Don't you believe in God". He kept asking where is your husband, who is there that can drive you to Walmart? The name on the caller ID was Richard Bauer and the number was 614-746-7455.

Victim Location 44135
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call on my cell phone today. The caller stated he was James Peterson with Publishers Clearing House. He had an accent.Said I won $3.5 million & Lincoln Navigator. Wanted me to send approximately $600 claim fee. Instructed me to go to WalMart and send thru MoneyGram. Wanted me to call them right before I left at. 870-277-2994. They would give further instructions once I got to Walmart. I told them I did not have $600. I told them all I had was $50. They asked me if I had a checking or savings account. He told me they are not one of those places that try to trick you out of money. I thought this was a scam from the beginning. Reporting the call. I did not send any money or give any personal information.

Victim Location 24127
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Called to tell me that I had won $1.7 million and a 2017 GMC Pick-up Truck. Wanted me to meet someone at my bank to deposit money. He spoke of me having to pay taxes on my winnings. I started asking questions and he hung up.

Victim Location 44105
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received an E mail from Publishers Clearing House. I won $10,000 a month. They keep sending E mails to Claim Your Funds. I have received over 100 E mails. They waned me to get an Automatic Bank card. Electronic Banking I downloaded the bank card. They said they would come to my house. They are supposed to put the money on the card. I have sent no money. I did not give my account number. The E mails say they are a part of the ScamPulse.com. I have saved the E mails and text messages.

Victim Location 76501
Total money lost $150
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was called by "pch" and was told to get the 7000 a week and a blue Mercedes with peanut butter interior I need to first send 150 via money gram to Roshane tennant.

Victim Location 49506
Total money lost $7
Type of a scam Online Purchase

I WENT TO THE WEBSITE I SAW ADVERTISED ON TELEVISION, WWW.PCH.COM PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE SWEEPSTAKES, I HEARD ON THE NEWS THAT THEY GOT IN TROUBLE AND NOW IT WAS A REAL SWEEPSTAKES. WELL, I WENT TO THE WEBSITE AND TRIED TO JUST ENTER SWEEPSTAKES AND THEY ASKED ME WHAT THINGS I WAS INTERESTED IN, WHAT MAGAZINES I HAD INTEREST IN BUT NOT TO BUY JUST THE ONES I MIGHT HAVE INTEREST I NEVER GAVE THEM ANY CREDIT CARD INFO OR SAID I WANTED TO PURCHASE JUST CHECKED BOXES OF INTERSEST, THEY KEPT GOING TO DIFFERENT PAGES ON THE SITE SAYING YOU CAN ENTER THIS TOO, AND ENTER TO WIN THIS CAR. I AM 78 YRS OLD AND I HAVE BEEN HEARING ABOUT THIS SWEEPSTAKES MY WHOLE LIFE OR HALF AND I THOUGHT IT HAS TO BE LEGITIMATE BUT, THEY STARTED TO SEND ME MAGAZINES THAT I NEVER ORDERED AND THEN A BILL FOR 7.89 AND FINAL NOTICE OR THEY WILL RUIN MY CREDIT, IF THEY GET 7 OR 8 DOLLARS FROM 500,000 PEOPLE BY SCARING THEM OR TRICKING THEM LIKE THEY DID ME IT ADDS UP AND MAKES THEM RICH OFF THE ELDERLY WHICH I CALL A DEPLORABLE SCAM TRICKING THE ELDERLY TO MAKE THEMSELVES RICH, I WANT THOSE JERKS, I FEEL LIKE SAYING A LOT WORSE BUT I WON'T LOWER MY SELF I WANT THOSE CRIMINALS IN JAIL, THEY ARE BECOMING MILLIONAIRES OFF THE ELDERLY BY TRICKING THEM, WHEN YOU CHECK THE BOX SHOWING INTEREST THEY AUTOMATICALY SAY YOU BOUGHT IT AND SEND THE MAGAZINE WETHER YOU WANT IT OR NOT I HAVE 2 MAGAZINES THAT I WANT TO GIVE THEM BACK I TRIED TO CONTACT SOMEONE AT THE PCH.COM AND YOU CAN'T , SO THAT RIGHT THERE SHOWS IT IS A SCAM ICAN'T COMPLAIN TO THEM YOU CAN JUST SIGN UP FOR THE CONTEST .

Victim Location 66434
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Phone call saying I had won a Publishers clearing house prize.

The thing I am worried about is answering yes to can you hear me.

Not sure which scam it was. They hung up on me.

Victim Location 36605
Type of a scam Other

He asked if I was familiar with publisher clearing house. I replied yes. He than asked if I remember completing and sending in the sweepstakes last year. I replied no. He asked the question again and again I replied no. He then hung up. I called his back and asked if this was legal why did he hang up. He ask again about PCH and I asked again why did he hang up. He cursed and hung up the phone.

Victim Location 36420
Type of a scam Other

They want me to go to wal-mart store and do a wal-mart to wal-mart transfer.

Victim Location 97034
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Caller talked slowly and clearly and called after 10pm at night. Asked my name and then said this was publishers clearing house.

Victim Location 44287
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call to my cell phone. The caller stated they were with Publishers Clearing House Lottery company. address 101 Winners Circle. Fort Washington Drive. New York. Callers name is Mr. Johnson. He stated I won $ 1.5 million. Two marshals would be at my house today at 4:00 PM to deliver the check. Wanted me to go to nearest Wal Mart. The registration fee is $399. He said there would be additional fees. So I would not be busted for money laundering. Something stupid like that. He had a winning ticket number. I knew right from the beginning it was a scam. He gave me the phone number 585-360-1631 to call them back. My caller ID showed Jamaica. I am not able to pull the number up. I asked him why he was calling from Jamaica when they are located in New York. He said that's because our numbers are routed for safety purposes He asked me if I wanted winnings to be public or private.

Victim Location 47714
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

"Michael Anderson" from the "Publishers Clearing House" called to tell me I'd won $10,000 cash, $950,000 in a check, and a blue 2016 BMW. He told me to call 812-470-4743 with confirmation # 7604-7461-04. He asked for a list of my beneficiaries. When I asked him if he knew where I lived, he responded, "Of course". He lost interest when I told him I wasn't home. The call then ended.

Victim Location 31312
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Their give away was supposed to be Oct 24, then Dec 24, then Feb 24. Now it's April 28. I have followed them and they are not giving away anything.

Victim Location 71467
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I HAD WON 500 MILLION AND MERCEDES BENZ BUT I NEEDED TO PAY THE PROCESSING FEE OF 390.00 BEFORE THEY WOULD RELEASE.

Victim Location 79109
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I got a call from a Rick Miller stating that I won $2.5 million and a car from Publisher Clearing House. He said I had to go get PayPal cards from walmart to pay for the delivery fee. I didn't contact him anymore and asked the ScamPulse.com if this was a scam, which it was.

Victim Location 79706
Type of a scam Phishing

I received a call this morning from a gentleman asking if I was home? Had I checked my mail this morning for notification of winning the Publishers Clearing House $2.5Million prize? I foolishly told him I wasn't home (however I have neighbors watching the house for me) The caller informed me I needed to contact -- Joe Carter at 1-876-0653 to arrange delivery of the registration for me to receive the $2.5Million check. I would then need to go to the local WalMart and confirm the registration, along with the men who will be delivering the check, and they would receive 2% of the $2.5Million once we take the registration slip & the $2.5Million check to my bank.

I told him I've never heard of the winnings being handled this way. He said it was because of the "new government" that they had to take the 2.5% once I put the check in my bank.

I gave them no personal information, no bank name or account number. I did however, give the man on the phone an alternative address so the Publishers Clearing House people could deliver the check to my work address. He said they would go with me to my bank, after we go to WalMart.

I believe this was a scam.

Victim Location 47601
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

My friend's Facebook had had messaged me that she'd won $100,000 and more from Publishers Clearing House (PCH). The phone # 802-368-1312 was listed for me to call Agent David Lawrence of the PCH and Dept. of Health Human Services to claim my winnings of $100,000. When I called that number, Mr. Lawrence told me that I had to pay $1350 and give him all my personal identity information, in order for me to claim my prize. I told him I didn't have any money and I wouldn't give him my identity information. He told me I should ask people to loan me the $1350, so I could collect my great winnings. I told him no one would loan me that kind of money. He hung up. I messaged my friend on Facebook who had the big winnings and asked if she could loan me the money. She told me she couldn't, but that she hoped I could find it somewhere. I think my friend's Facebook account got hacked and this is all a scam.

Victim Location 70453
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was called and told I had won publishing clearing house. 5.5 million dollars. He told me his name was Frank Wilson from publishing clearing house. He gave me a packet code of 848958028734 and a ticket code that was my phone number. Stated they could show up at my house or bank. He asked questions that he wanted me to answer yes to. He wanted to know a benifiiciary. He wanted to know what type of vehicle i would be driving to meet them at my bank. He told me the check would be delivered today. He told me he worked for Mary White and Mr. Bob Stone. He wanted me to write down all the information and the read it back to him. He told me the phone call was being monitored and recorded. I did tell him what truck I would meet them in. He then wanted me to repeat everything back to him i had just written down. Though out the phone call i kept telling him this was a scam. He assured me it wasnt. I think this was a fishing phone call. I didnt give bank or personnel information. When he asked me to repeat everything I had written down and I refused, he stated a was disqualified and hung up.

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