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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.

Victim Location 71303
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I had won million dollars asked for social security number to look up account I hung up.

Victim Location 71101
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Marc Anthony called and said I had won 1 million dollars but need me to send him 400.00 to pay for processing fee. I am aware this is a scam and explained i did not have that kind of money he said he would take 200.00 I told him I would not give him the money I only pay my bills thru the bank or cash.

Victim Location 27882
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

caller says they represent Publishers Clearing House and you have won a Million dollar prize but they need to collect $190.00 in taxes.

Victim Location 84340
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A person calling himself Dave Sayers said I had won Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes amount of $10,000,000 plus $5,000 a month and a 2016 Mercedes car. I needed to send $2,500 registration fee in CASH. I was to call the above number when I got the cash to get the address to send the money by FedEx, overnight early delivery registered. I was told that the $2,500 would be returned a day or so after getting my winnings, which would be delivered overnight after receiving my registration fee.

Victim Location 27876
Total money lost $2,000
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was contacted by phone and was told I had won the second prize in the Publisher's Clearing House. My prize was supposed to be a cashier's check in the amount of $950,000 and a Mercedes automobile. However, I was told there were certain taxes and fees that needed to be paid up front before I could receive my delivery. I discovered the phone number I was called from was in Jamaica. Over several months, I sent them various amounts using various methods such as MoneyGram, Western Union and money orders. On occasion, they would set up a time and place they said I would receive my delivery, but if I showed up there, there was always some excuse why it could not be made at that time. I have asked them to stop calling me, but the calls continue.

Victim Location 27265
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Consumer received phone call from someone pretended to be Publisher Clearing House --stating he won but first need to make some type of payment to obtain the prize.

Victim Location 53012
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Caller stating he was from Publishers Clearing House and that I won the sweepstakes. I then hung up on him. Called again the next day. I then called the to report this scam.

Victim Location 83338
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from a male stating he was with publishers clearing house and he stated i had won 2 million dollars and a car. All i had to do was go to Walgreens and get something like a money order with $505 for shipping and handling and they also needed my drivers license and bank account number. They claimed it was for the IRS.

Victim Location 31320
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Consumer states she was called by a Bobby Miller and she needed to go get a money order and send to him at Publisher's Clearing House as she had won thousands and a Mercedez-Benz.

Victim Location 99205
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

was contacted by a Robert Green (rep) and Andrew Goldberg (super), telling me i won 1.6 mill and a new Mercedes E-Class car from publisher Clearing House. the following is exactly what they told me to write down-

Company giving me the money -Publisher Clearing House

Representative- Robert Greene

Amount of the winnings- 1.6 million and a Mercedes E-Class car

Claim #- 8615907

Robert's badge- 6361915543US

Check #- 933145PHC

Delivered by- UPS

Call back #- 1876-570-3018

They told me that the money and the Mercedes were tax free, but i would need to pay a registration fee of $1999.99. That UPS was driving over from Walla Walla, Washington, and that I need to register at a Walgreens before they arrived at my house.

The voices were computerized/digital sounding, I could hear background noise of other people making calls

They would not accept the fact that I did not have the money or a way to get it. It kept looping with "there is noway you can get the money today?" and "hello publishers clearing house, who am I talking to?"

At one point, the call dropped and I called them back.

Kept trying to reassure me that this was not a scam, the phone call was legit.

Victim Location 29945
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Caller with accent going by the name of Spencer, claims that you have won a 2017 Mercedes and $4.55 million from a coupon you filled out with Publisher's Clearing House. Wants you to go to the nearest Western Union and send $300 to cover taxes. He will call incessantly over and over and even get very nasty using the "F" word on the phone when you doubt him. He will continue calling until you block him if possible.

Victim Location 76903
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a phone call from a person named David War who said I had won PCH and needed to be at home in one hour to receive my award but first I must go to Western Union and send $400 to Sylvester Bass in Bunnlezel, North Carolina. He said my claim number was DL3845710US. I told him I would use my card to send the money and he said, no it must be cash. I told him I would just pay them when they deliver but he said he had to have a receipt that I had paid before they could deliver. I told him I thought this was a scam and I was calling the and he hung up.

Victim Location 71044
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

John Greene, ID Badge #7202192, called. Said I won 1.6 million dollars. Had to pay $500.00 government registration. He wanted me to stay on the phone the whole time & UPS would deliver my check, #0488257185093, on Wells Fargo Bank. Bob Lee - Company Attorney.

Victim Location 71112
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

1st call at 3:16 PM on 11/11/16. He said he was with Publisher's Clearing House and I won 1.5 million dollars. The caller number was from Kingston, Jamaica. He said I would need to send a "processing fee." I told him Publisher's Clearing House would not be contacting anyone by phone and told him this call was not legitimate and this was a fraud call. i told him I was going to hang up. He said I won 2.5 million dollars. I told him not to call back. I hung up. He called again at 3:22 PM. I answered the call. He persisted on the fact this call was from Publisher's Clearing House. I told him this was a scam and not to call back. He said he was coming to my house and asked if I would be home tomorrow evening, 11/23/16. I told him I would not be at home. I told him I was going to hang up and don't call back. The call was made again at 3:23, 3:24, 3:25, 3:31. I did not answer.

Victim Location 63109
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call the afternoon of December 12, 2016 from a man who announced that I was a Publishers Clearing House winner of $550,000 plus a luxury car (Mercedes Benz, I think). He was not well spoken and was slightly difficult to understand. I could occasionally hear what sounded like a female voice in the background, perhaps like in a call center. However, it sounded more like irregular conversation in a home than the rhythmic voices in a call center. He identified himself as John Tavares with badge number 0774581. I listened to him to see if I could figure out what scam he might be trying to work on me.

He gave me some numbers to write down. They were PCH0093541 plus US2823004. He asked me if I had a driver's license. He said this was being sponsored by GEICO who would provide 24 months of insurance for free. He asked me for a time to call me tomorrow for delivery. Those were the only two questions he asked.

To see what would happen, I requested a telephone number where I could call him. He gave me 1-876-4823-3176. That number matched what was displayed on my caller ID, but the name on the caller ID was Kingston, JM.

Is this an attempted scam I should report to legal authorities?

Victim Location 71409
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Christine *** called said I won 200,000 dollars in a leather silver case and also a 2016 Mercedes. They told me that they would arrive at my home @ 11am. Then she tells me she will be driving a yellow humve and the car would be on a big truck with security guards and police. She wanted me to go to Walmart and draw out 400.00 for the credit card machine. She also ask me what I would be wearing and told me what she would be wearing and I have forgotten. Also I needed my drivers license. She also said it was package number EK01003399.

Victim Location 54981
Total money lost $325
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Caller claimed to be from PCH stating I won $3.5 million. I was instructed to send them $325 for S&H charges via Moneygram from my Walmart in Plover, WI, to Walmart in San Antonio, TX, for a Beatrice Martinez. They called again today stating they need an add'l. $900 via Moneygram for "accountant fees". I refused to do so and contacted the and my local Sheriff's Dept.

Victim Location 32541
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received call from John Henderson, Publisher Clearing House, 1-876-358-5946, located in Kingston, Jamaica per my cell phone, said I won $950,000, gave me all kinds of info, told me to go to Walmart and send moneygram for $199 to pay for IRS taxes on this money, send to Beatta Kostur, Portland Oregon, then get receipt and give to him for money to be delivered to me, was on phone with him 45 minutes until I reached a Walmart, I went in to customer service but decided it was a scam, hung up on him, he called back several times, then I called him and advised was turning in as a scam, he used nasty language, his [censored] needs to be in jail. Took up my whole morning while driving to work. He said it was a December special drawing. I knew better but he was very convincing, did not send any money thank God.

Victim Location 99019
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

They called me and said i just won a 2.5 million dollars and a car; james anderson from pch; have i gotten a mail from them; i question him about the contest and got defensive. he asked me to send $499 to them by western union. then went on about prize details. Says the call was being recorded.

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