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Victim Location 79106
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Said I had won big but needed to pay $380 then negotiated down to $50 for them to deliver my money. Said they had me on their GPS and had someone in the area ready to bring my millions. Called BBB instead to be sure it was a scam.

Victim Location 65633
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

They call say they are from publishers clearing house are coming to your door and then ask you to get a moneygram for 255.00 to give to them... They lie you when you tell them you are calling publishers clearing house to verify they hang up

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I got a phone call from "Mark Anderson" saying that I had won a sweepstakes in the amount of $3.5 million dollars from Publishers Clearing House, requesting that I call him back Monday am because he had some paperwork to do. Then he would show up at my door with a certified check for $3.5 million, plus a 2017 Mercedes Benz. What threw me off was the fact that he did not ask for any personal information, but I told him that I was working Monday am, but I would call him back on Wednesday am. I am going to assume that the call-back is when he would attempt to get my personal information. Well, he's going to be disappointed, because I'm mot calling him back Wed, or any other day.

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

Person called a said congratulations you won 2.5 million dollars. Then went to ask several questions. Then at the end asked for a $500.00 processing fee. I then told them I couldn't and they hung up.

Victim Location 65548
Type of a scam Charity

They called saying they were the delivery driver for pch. They wanted me to pay for the shipping of prizes.

Victim Location 83646
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

This person calling me and told me he was from Publishers Clearing House. The number was from Jamaica. $250,000 and another $350,000. And Mercedes. He then asked me to call him back to verify.

Victim Location 31210
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Was informed that I won over three hundred thousand dollars and they were dealing with seniors who had played sweepstakes in the past with PCH and never won. Within twenty four hours I needed to send him five thousand dollars to cover taxes. When I told him I did not have it he hung up on me.

Victim Location 29803
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Called to say I won 2.5 million us dollars. But I had to go to Walmart to get a claimers receipt. Gave me a ticket number 0149333541usa and package number 33549005usa said I needed that to claim my prize. I said sure but didn't go, he called back I said I didn't have a ride and googled claimers receipt and I shouldn't have to pay for a prize. He got angry stated he had gotten money from many elderly and he's in Jamaica there's nothing I can do about it.

Victim Location 27295
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Told me I won 855,000 and 5,000 a week for life. Then got the IRS man on line his name used Bill Jenkins man that called first was Barry Allen. When they got the IRS on line I told them they had to talk to my husband. They said I would have to meet them at the nearest food lion grocery store. He told them I would be there and accompanied by the sheriff. They hung up and didn't call me back like they said they would.

Victim Location 62275
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from a David Sawyer saying he was with Publisher's Clearinghouse. He told me my wife had won 3.5 Million dollars and a Mercedes Benz. He gave a 800# and claim # but I realized this was a scam because I could hear kids and a rooster in the background. This David Sawyer offered to meet me at the bank to give me a cashier's check. He said 9% in taxes would be taken from the check. He asked how late our bank was open. When I told him I believed it was a scam he told me he was a man of God.

Victim Location 79424
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Caller claimed me and my husband were the winners of 2.5 million dollars, said something $1,500 to get a w2 claimed this was for the IRS.

Victim Location 97603
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Caller said we needed to go Walmart and send $100 to receive a Mercedes Benz and $550,000 (the dollar amount changed in the same call). When we started questioning the caller said that they would kill everyone in our home with C4 explosives as soon as the call was disconnected.

Victim Location 79762
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

was called from 432-897-4953 told had won 90,000.00 given a verification number and told to contact 775-465-4269 for further information did a check on the number which comes up as a home number in Nevada

Victim Location 60609
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Scammer, Michael Turner, said that I had won over $2 million from Publishers Clearing House and that I would need to get a Western Union money gram or other means of getting $50 to Norma Barnhart in Ashtabula, OH. I did not participate in the scam, but was tempted. I do not believe that you have to pay money to receive money in a contest.

Victim Location 75503
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received an call from John Freeman claiming to be with Publishers Clearing House. He said I won 1.5 million dollars and a car. He said I must pay 249.00 to be registered to win today. He called me 3 times trying to see if I had the money yet. He had an accent from overseas.

Victim Location 89503
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

They said they were from PCH and said I won 2.5 million and a 2017 Mercedes but needed $185.00 for a disclaimer? Or some kind of governmential thing before receiving anything

Victim Location 62376
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

We were contacted by a man with a foreign accent named James Green, saying we had won a million dollars from Publisher's Clearing House. He told us he needed us to pay the taxes first, and it was $356. We told him that sounded funny and that we'd have to check it out. He kept calling, demanding we go to Walmart or CVS to get gift cards to pay the taxes. Said he was coming by the house on two different occasions, but never showed up. He started getting very angry with me and my husband. He said his badge number was 75608 and our claim ID was #4810. I called the local police and the BBB. He answers the phone with "Publisher's Clearing House, this is James Green". He continued to call for several days, but we told him we were not going to give him any money for taxes. We just hang up now when he calls, but he's getting very mad on the phone. His number is 876-465-1629 and he says he is in Northern Alabama.

Victim Location 99701
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was told that I had won "x" million dollars and a Cadillac. I have not entered the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes.

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

I got a call from PCH, I won $4.5 mil/a car and need to pay $2500 to Money Gram. The person was Rober Anderson I spoke to. He said he is located in Seabring, Florida. I could pay the other half when I receive the prize and the car.

Victim Location 62376
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A guy named James Green is calling saying they won one million dollars, and wants to know how they are going to pay the taxes. He said his badge number is 75608 and the prize number is 4810. He has made two appointments to deliver the check so far but has not shown up.

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