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Publishers Clearing House Reports & Reviews (1366)

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 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.

Victim Location 66002
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Person with Indian accent kept repeating "mamm" as he was telling me I wone $750 and that it was a random win by number not associated with any name and that I won because I'd paid my phone bills on time. He could not tell me which phone company it was or the name associated with my name. I kept telling him I dont believe him and I will check on line and if its legit, I will call back at the number on my caller iD. He immediately asks me if I want him to give me the hq number and tells me that HE is the representative for Publisher's Clearing house that will be in charge of my prize and he needs the correct spelling of my first and last name. Finally he let me go but said to call back soon!!

Victim Location 63638
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Calls for my daughter said they have a cashier check for her she just needs to send them $99.00 then when hang up they call right back from 2064978442 say he from publisher clearing house it the same guy this time when told not to call again he cussed me out

Victim Location 43740
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Over the last three weeks a gentleman, Thomas Miller, has called stating that we won $5,500,000 plus a Mercedes Benz. The caller asked that we send $2000.00 from the bank and they would go to the bank to get the money. Went to Chase Bank in Zanesville that they could not issue a credit card in the amount of $2,000.00 for Thomas Miller. Thomas Miller called and asked if we had the money and when he found out we didn't have the money, Mr. Miller got really mad. Then Mr. Miller stated to go to Western Union to wire the money but we did not do it.

Victim Location 29681
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Won 5 million dollars. Everything had verified by phone before receiving winnings. Hung up on them

Victim Location 79363
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call yesterday while I was on the golf course from John Day with Publishers Clearing House and he called me back an hour and a half later and told me that I had won $2,000,000 and an additional $7,000 per week for the rest of my life. He gave me a claim number and everything and told me Lyndon Davis would be calling me back from the legal department and I would need to send them $437 for the taxes.

Victim Location 44052
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Someone called asking if I remembered entering the sweepstakes a year or two ago then gave me three names and another name with a phone number and told me to call then they asked for money don't bother with this it is just a scam

Victim Location 40475
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Joe Johnson told me I win2.5 million and a Chrysler300 cherry red( lol). I was tho call him back at the876 number to get my info. He called me back. I had to send him money to receive my car and money. 2 million in a check 500,000 in a duffle bag. I laughed at him and told him he was a scam not tho call. He called me madness befor I hung up. Had an accent.

Victim Location 31204
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from a man with a foreign accent who told me that I had won the Publisher's Clearing House sweepstakes and they were delivering $1.5 million and a brand new Mercedes. It was 3pm and i would have it sitting in my driveway before 5pm. I only needed to go to Walmart and send him $99. I told him that I knew it was a scam and hung up. He called back so I had to hang up on him again.

Victim Location 80210
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received toll free call from 8185314530 stating I had won 10 million dollars from publishers clearing house. "Joe Smith" then asked me to enter a package could followed by an option code followed by a pin code. At this point he then wanted me to call a second number-1-877-496-9053 where I would be transferred to "Leon" in "Indiana" who wanted me to send $999 for processing.

Victim Location 53545
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a call from James Williams claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House. He said I won "millions of dollars and a brand new Mercedes Benz convertible". He said I needed to send him $7000 to pay for the fees so they could deliver my check on Friday morning at 10:30. He said to be ready because I would be on tv.

I told him that I didn't have $7000 and he suggested I go to the bank and take out a loan so I'd be able to get my money on Friday.

I asked to speak to his supervisor and he then came back on the line and tried to disguise his voice as a supervisor, but I knew it was him. I also know this is a SCAM!

Victim Location 80918
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A man called and said I won money from the Publishers clearing house and I just needed to pay them $350.00 for them to transport the money across state lines. He also said that it was 100% legit because the was on the line recording our conversation. When I said I wasn't going to give him money he got very rude with me.

Victim Location 73533
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

A guy keeps repeatedly calling me. Asking me to send 250 through Walmart teams Union and they will mail me a prize of 950,000 today

Victim Location 54466
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was contacted by David Hill and told that I won 5.5 million in the PCH, plus a Mercedes. I was to wire $885 to account number 959344946 to Khoalid Douglas using routing number 022300173.

Victim Location 78254
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Mr. William said they would be at my house at 4:00 with a check, Package number. EG4044114-US. He claimed to be with USPS out of Marshall, Texas and that PCH was bringing a check for over $850,000. The phone number was from Jamaica and nothing added up when I spoke to him.

Victim Location 27405
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Consumer received phone call from Mike West pretended to be Publishers Clearing House --stating she won but first need to make some type of payment to obtain the prize.

Victim Location 23221
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A person called and said I had won a prize and had a cashiers check waiting. When I asked if it was a scam, he said several impolite things about my engaging in intercourse with my brother and that I was a piece of excrement.

Victim Location 45171
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I just received a call from Publishers Clearing House...Dave Salyers (sounded like Sawyers but I pinned down the name) saying I won $2.5 million dollars and a 2016 Mer Benz. I played along. He asked about banks and age and employed or retired. He said that even if I didn't except the prizes, I would owe $75,000 in taxes at the end of the year. I was told by this man a United States Marshal would be along to deliver the the money and help me take it to the bank for safety sake.

Said i would owe taxes, title and delivery in the amount of $975. Wanted to know how wanted to pay....named several methods. I replied that I would NOT pay anything until I checked with the BBB. He offered to give me the number and I said I had it. I got off the phone to call my brother and this high fale voice ansered . He had not gotten off the phone and assumed I was dialing the BBB. When I asked who it was, voice (which I am sure was this Salyers fellow) said ", How can help you? " I told him he could nothelp me and hung up. He called 2 times while I was on the line with a friend. Has not called back.

This call came between 5:30- and 6:00

This mam had my phone number and my brother's P>O> box.

Victim Location 28697
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Carl Samuda from Publisher's Clearing House called informing that the number on cell phone won 3.5 million dollars and a 2016 Mercedes-Benz. The asked for $500 for taxes on the vehicle. After I challenged them, the scammer hung up.

Victim Location 01602
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from a 'Mr. Williams' today claiming that I had won 1 million dollers in a Publisher's Clearing House sweepstake. Knowing it was a scam, I quickly hung up the phone before he could give the number to supposedly "claim my winnings". Beware of these calls! A free resource to avoid these scams is available to the public at!!!

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