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Victim Location 78412
Type of a scam Other

They said I won 2.5 Million Dollars, but I have to pay 499.95 for the package, code and receipt to get the money. When looking up the number I found that the number was from Jamaica. The name I got was Bob Chase, or something like that.

Victim Location 32119
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was called and told that I had been randomly selected as the second place winner by my phone number for the amount of $955,000.000 all I had to do was pay a certification fee of $205.00 so the certified cashiers check could be put in my name. The man who called me add a thick middle eastern accent he said his name was Joseph Webster he said his badge number was J157 and he said his CEO Manager's name was Robert Coley. He just kept insisting that I pay this $205.00

Victim Location 54140
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a letter and check saying that I had won 2.5 million in the Publisher's Clearing House. The check was written on an account from Gardenia Enterprise in Tampa, FL in the amount of $5940 to pay for attorney and insurance fees. This came in a plain white envelope from NY, not a certified or express letter. I was told to keep this confidential and not share the information with others. The phone number came out of Toronto, CN - 905-616-5541 and I was told to call the number before depositing the check.

Victim Location 64738
Type of a scam Counterfeit Product

We just received a phone call from someone claiming they are from the Publishers’ Clearing House and we won this month’s drawing. It turned out to be a scam. First, they ask for your name and address, then they send you to a local Western Union where you have to pay $499 to claim the prize of $5,000 a week for life plus a 2016 Cadillac. They will also ask for the name of your bank and what city it is located in. When I refused to give them this information, he asked me how long it takes to get to our bank. This gives them time to do a search of all the banks within that radius and narrow down the location of your bank.

First one man, calling himself David Richard will call you to tell you that you won, give you a confirmation # and tells you to call George Lopez at 1-876-510-6605 in the next 5 minutes to claim your prize. The “George Lopez” you call claims to be the manager of PCH.

This is a scam. So glad we didn’t give them any of our information.

Please pass this along to our viewers so no one else gets scammed

Victim Location 47613
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

called from Jamacia. hard to understand. said I won 2 million dollars and a car. told me to transfer 399.99 to betsy waller in Richmond Virginia, 23224. He was going to stay on phone with me until completed transaction was done. I hung up and called 911. she said to tell them I called 911 and they would leave me alone. I answered phone told him it was a scam and I called 911. He called me a name and said he would be here at 1:00. I called and now I'm writing this report as I watch out the window. they called from 876-431-5307 from Jamacia and 1-617-963-8334 from Massachusetts. Advice: don't answer if you don't know the number. If someone needs to get a hold of you they will leave a message.

Victim Location 46747
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

email saying am a $1,000,000.00 winner and they have documents I must sign. all papers coming through a courier called SAS Express Courier Company, contact person Mr. Solomon Newman. Supposed to email him at Gave a winning number, batch #, email reference #. When contacting them am supposed to give them full name, full delivery address, age, occupation, tel/mobile #, country, parcel i.d. number which was in email. BUT not supposed to tell anyone about this until courier company delivers your winning prize. HMMMMM! I have copy of email with all the relevant numbers

Victim Location 53562
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received mail from Publishers Clearing House. the letter is a scam and I know this because i saw it on-line posted as a scam. Included with the letter was a check that I was supposed to cash. This is a scam.

Victim Location 71105
Total money lost $600
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

John Miller informed me I had won $500,000 and bonus prize (new car). Sent $200.00 to a Joyce Sanders. She is suppose to be in Monroe, LA. She is suppose to be a lawyer handling this transaction. Sent by Money Gram. Also Sent $400.00 to a Ozella McGuin in Jacksonville, TX. She was to meet me, never did. On 7-11-16 I was instructed to go to my bank and withdraw $500.00. John Miller told me in order to receive check I would have to pay $1450.00 of $8500.00 for state-to-state stamp the IRS had to put on check. I did not pay amount requested. 7/12/16, Miller continues to call me, I do not answer calls.

Victim Location 43228
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received call on 7.22.2016 from Mike Collins claiming I won a car and 2 million dollars. He asked how would I want to be contacted publicly or non-publicly. The money would be delivered by USPS and I was to follow USPS to my bank. I asked Mike why would I have to go to my bank. Mike asked if I was a senior citizen and asked if I had $399,00. I said I don't have that kind of money in the bank. Mike asked where I banked and I said Chase but would not provide my banking information. USPS would have to follow me to the bank. Mike asked if I had received anything in the mail indicating I won money and I said no I have not. I said that I could not come up with $399.00. I said I would call him back. Keep me on the telephone and he asked if I could come up with some of the money. I told Mike to have a nice day and if I could come up with the money I would call him back. Mike then said the prizes were coming from Publishers Clearing House.

Victim Location 53404
Total money lost $10
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Ricardo Gordon contacted me stating that I had won $10M in the publishers sweepstakes give away and that they were accredited and supported by the CFO of the Stephen McCurry. All I needed to do was go to any Bank of America location and deposit $1700 into account number #223021135443. I did pay $10 for some documents regarding this.

Victim Location 63043
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a phone call telling me they were Publisher's Clearing House and that I won $3.2 million dollars. They demanded my bank information and to pay them $350 to redeem my winnings. They gave me a 876 number and said they were from Jamaica. I did not give them any information or payment.

Victim Location 53215
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from Publishers Clearing House saying that I had won 5 million dollars and a Mercedes. Payments would be $7000 per month. I was to go to Western Union, pick up a sending form and send the money to: Frank Jackson, S. Ernestine Rover, N. Augusta Edgewood Dr. It was late when they called, so I told them I would do it today. I called the BBB. This morning they have called 3 times. The person I spoke to had an accent.

Victim Location 36022
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I and three members of my family received phone calls from "Publishers Clearing House" this morning. My father was instructed to wire money to get his check. Fortunately, I've warned them not to give out info over the phone and never wire money. I was called from 1.876.528.0579.

Victim Location 45692
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

My mother received a letter in an envelope with no return address. It was mailed from new York. In the letter it had a Publishers Clearing House letterhead. It stated that she was a second place winner of the 100 Million Dollars Super Cash Giveaway Promotion sponsored by Readers Digest, Mega Millions and Multi-state Lottery Association. Her prize was $550.000.00. In the envelope was a check for the $7,897.00. It was to cover insurance and attorney fees. It was written from The National Bank of Indianapolis. It was from Custom Cast Stone Inc. 734 East 169th Street, Westfield, Indiana 46074. The letter included a phone number and security code. It stated that my mother was precluded from discussing this win with third parties because this increased the risks of unauthorized access to claims information. When I called this number and inquired about the prize, I was told to deposit the money in my mother's checking account and then call back. This party thought he was talking to my mother. On my phone the call went to Ontario, Canada. I immediately called the I figure if I called back and reported the check deposited, they would request money in some manner.

Victim Location 37040
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Called, left message that I won 2.6 million dollars and a car and to call back. Had thick foreign accent.

Victim Location 79423
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a phone call from someone saying they were with the Publishers Clearing House and I had won a lot of money and a 2016 Mercedes and I needed to send $599 to collect my prize.

Victim Location 28164
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a phone call stating won 2 million dollars with PCH. Had to call to register for taxes, and winnings.

Confirmation number: 413559; after registering had to call James Morgan back; had to meet someone at a CVS Pharmacy near home. Caller was not clear on what information had to be given or what else needed to be done.

Victim Location 79336
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from 876-399-4487 saying that I had won $6.5 million and $5,000 per week for the rest of my life as well as a 2016 Mercedes. James Cooper wanted all kinds of information that I would not give him and said I just needed to send Publishers Clearing House $2,500 to receive my prizes.

Victim Location 74820
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a call from a man named David Roberson saying that he was with Publishers Clearing House and that he'd won and would be receiving $5000 per month and a 2016 Mercedes Benz. To verify was given name and number of caller's lawyer, Mary Lee 567-423-6464. Called that number and a man answered with children making noise in the background. Caller asked for Mary Lee and when she spoke with him she would not tell him where she had gone to school, and informed him that if he wanted his prize he would need to pay $3500 through Walmart.

Caller ended his call.

Victim Location 76135
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

The number identified as being from Jamaica though the person never said so. I was called 3 times and answered on the third time. I was told that I had won second place in a random sweepstakes and had won $200,000. The man asked for my address to deliver the check tomorrow. I received this call after 8pm central standard time.

I was given the number 18764349420 to verify the claim and to give the name James Johnson along with my phone number. They called back after I hung up.

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