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Victim Location 45402
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Peter Duntin called from Publishing Clearing House and said we won $250,000 dollars and silver 2015 BMW. He told us to call Federal Reserve Bank 404-458-0905 and give them the account number 4398732878 option 2. The call came from 256-275-8133.

Victim Location 35175
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A Publisher's Clearing House rep called me and told me I had won $1,000,000 and a new car, Had me call a Frank Malone ext #5 at 1-876-817-2384. Mr. Malone asked if I wanted a public dispersal with TV coverage or private. I chose private. He asked me to confirm my name and address. He added more information, it was a cashiers check for $955,000 and $45,00 cash and a Mercedes Benz C class with Geico insurance for a year. Plus two State Troopers for my protection. He wanted me to go to Western Union and pick up my receipt, at that point he said I needed a $1,000 and a cell phone for him to work me through the paperwork. I was fairly sure this was a scam from the beginning but this was the definer. I hung up as i told him it was a scam.

Victim Location 36203
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Person received a phone call from someone claiming to be from Publisher's Clearing House. In order to claim the prize and car, the person would have to wire the caller money.

Victim Location 36610
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a call saying she had won $800,000.00. Caller claimed she had been to Walmart and spent $20.00 and it was showing on her credit card statement. Started asking him questions about how he knew about her spending money at Walmart and was going to let Walmart know of this and he started cussing and she hung up on him.

Victim Location 02368
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a phone call stating caller represented Publisher's Clearing House. Notified consumer that she had won $2.5 million dollars. All she needed to do was send a western union money order in the amount of $695.00 (she had the address where to mail, but through it out).

Victim Location 70583
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I, *** ***, got a phone call on my, what's suppose to be private government, phone from two different numbers. The first is (876)2599167 and the second (239)3494983 from a guy claiming to be Tom Tavares the head dog of PCH (Publishers Clearing House) stating I won 7.5 million dollars. He then wanted me to go to the nearest Western Union and get a government receipt of $175. Then, call him back and they would come to my house and give me my check and escort me back to the Western Union place to get the $175 back. I asked why the area code was from Jamaica. He then stated it was Jamaica New York and he was a God abiding man who wouldn't scam anyone. When he told me I had to trust him and not the scam sites, I told him I was always told to trust my gut. In which I did. He got upset and told me so you don't want the money. I said it's a scam and he hung up. He gave me an ID number to use at the Western Union store; the ID # is TT9698US

Victim Location 27559
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Consumer reported that she received a call from someone claiming to be with Publishers Clearing House. She said he had a foreign accent. He told her that she had won a 2016 Lexus and $1.8 million. All she needed to do was get a money card from WalMart. Consumer told her that she couldn't drive to WalMart. They asked her if she could phone a friend for a ride and she told them that she could call the police and maybe they would give her a ride. They said good! After she got the moneycard (no amount given) she needed to call 876-505-2804. Once they got the money, they would meet her at the airport with her car and prize money.

Victim Location 71433
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was contacted by a man from a Jamaican number. The man gave me his name, David Johnson and his phone number and extension. He told me that I had won the 3rd place prize for this state. He told me the amount of the prize, the bonus prize (range rover), he even gave me a confirmation number for the check and the car. He then gave me the name of the company accountant, lawyer, and ups delivery person who would be delivering my prize. Everything sounded too good to be true until he said that I would need to pay a 1% tax on the amount of money that I would receive, which was $299, but said that the lawyer who would deliver my check would also have an envelope with a cash reimbursement for the 1% tax that I would have to pay. After he gave me all of this information, and I told him I couldn't pay that tax, he kept pushing and asking when I would be able to pay it and if I couldn't pay it then they would donate my prize to a company of my choice (that's on the list). He also mentioned that the phone call was being recorded by the BBB. So I finally got him off of the phone and was able to check around. Well I made my way to the PCH official website which has multiple tips on avoiding scams. 1 of those tips said that PCH NEVER calls ahead of delivery, and if you win a PCH prize, you win and that's it. There is no fee or tax. Winning is free. So please be aware. This man almost convinced me and would have gotten my money had I not looked at the PCH website. He was very convincing and all of those names and numbers makes it even more convincing. Who wouldn't want to win $2.8 million and a range rover. That's a weekly dream for me so of course I got excited but I'm glad I check my resources.

Victim Location 90888
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

Reviewed a letter from Publishing Clearing House that my father won a prize of $2,500.000.00. Included with the letter was a check for $7291.30. The maker of the check is Draco Services Inc. it also states to contact the claim manager before cashing the check. The claim manager is Andy Jones. The check looks real bit after doing some online research, I believe it's fake.

Victim Location 33852
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received call from Bryan Cooper from Publishers Clearing House, (PCH) 361-226-4856, stating I won 2.5 million U.S. Directed to call Bank of America in Washington D.C. 800-793-6770 spoke to Jessica Lambert (Chief Accountant) (direct line 202-239-0373). Instructed to pay $5000.00 U.S. for FDIC insurance policy for guarantee of $2.5 million check to bank of my choice. I called PCH and was told it is a scam, Called Bank of America in D.C. , no Jessica Lambert on staff., Called FDIC, no such rule or policy exists.

Prosecute by law and keep them from further scams

Victim Location 63160
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a phone call today from a man claiming to be with PCH saying I won 2.5 million dollars and have to pay a $1500 processing fee broken into two checks.

Victim Location 70560
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

CALLER TOLD ME I WON THE PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE GIVEAWAY FOR $2,8000,000 PLUS A NEW RANGE ROVER (CAR) ALL I HAD TO DO WAS GO TO WALMART AND PURCHASE SOME GOLD SEAL TO PLACE ON THE CHECK WHEN THEY DELIVERED MY CHECK IN PERSON, IN 45 MINUTES. HIS NAME IS DAVID JOHNSON PHONE # 876-378-9040 EXT. 7071. EVEN GAVE ME CONFIRMATION NUMBERS AND THE NAMES OF THE PEOPLE DELIVERING HE CHECK

Victim Location 54912
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

My 90 year old Mother has been getting calls from publishing clearing house. They where sending her a package and she needed 200 dollar for taxes. Been having these phone calls off and on for the last week. We tell her to not take to them, but she still does.

Victim Location 38610
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

They are calling saying they are with publishers clearing house. And you've won x amount of money but you need to pay legal fees before you can receive the money. According to publishers clearing house official website, they never ask you to send money. This last call came from Jamaica. They got upset when I told them what I knew.

Victim Location 36525
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

contacted per Michael Anderson per home phone claiming to represent Publishers clearing house and that i had won a prize but that i would have to pay 1% for shipping and handling in the amount of $450, he asked if I had and checking acct, credit card and where i go to wire the money. I told him that I did not have that much only $100, he then made a counter offer of $200. i told him to call be back in (2) hours. his call back # 864/304-3093. says he is coming from texas.

Victim Location 18834
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a phone call from a gentleman informing me that I won 3.5 million dollars, after a lengthy conversation, he instructed me on how to send $118 for a registration fee, he also advised me that the Coca-Cola company and red bull will pay 95% of the taxes, people like this make me sick.

Victim Location 18834
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a phone call from a gentleman informing me that I won 3.5 million dollars, after a lengthy conversation, he instructed me on how to send $118 for a registration fee, he also advised me that the Coca-Cola company and red bull will pay 95% of the taxes, people like this make me sick.

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

Received a call from some guy who had an accent. He said I had won $2.5 million and a Cheverlet Silverado pickup truck from publisher's clearing house. He wanted me to go to WalMart and purchase a $350 moneygram. I know it was all as scam.

Victim Location 92026
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

876-450-1430, consumer looked up the # to be from Jamaica. Company requested consumer send $200, claiming it to be for taxes to claim their million dollar plus prize winnings. Caller said name given by company was David Moore allegedly representing Publishers Clearing House.

Victim Location 40351
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A man by the name of David Bentley called me stating that he was a Publisher Clearing

House manager and I had won a second place prize of 750,000.00 dollars.He tryed to scam me out of 400.00 dollars saying it was for lawyer fees.I told him he was a scam artist and hung up,but he is still calling.I just wanted to report this so know one will fall for it.I live in Sharpsburg Ky. I hope you will make people aware of this going on in my area.

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