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Victim Location 96737
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

David Sawyer called stating that I won 2.6 million dollars plus a Chrysler red convertible. He asked me to pay $699.00 for shipping and handling, and that Mary Wilson will come by and deliver the check to me. He provided me a confirmation number and asked me to pay either by a money gram or take money directly from my checking account. I could tell it wasn't really PCH because I could hear a kid in the background. I asked him about it and he said that no, that someone is working on a machine.

Victim Location 66058
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Told consumer won money and car. Wanted $225.00 didn't give

Victim Location 68104
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Craig Anderson from Publishers Clearing house called 002-425-0201 , 876-293-2257 saying she won $2 million & BMW. Was to send $810.92 US Dept of treasury. *** *** *** *** ** *** **.

Victim Location 80917
Total money lost $199
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

They said they are the Publishers Clearing House and that I won $755,000.00 and all I needed to do was pay $199.00 for the taxes. They sent me a package code and a conformation code, then they told me the check didn't have the Golden Eagle seal and I needed to send them $1,800.00 to have the seal put on the check. I paid the $199.00 but then I realized it was a scam when they asked me for more money. They told me to send the 1,800.00 to Westmoreland, Jamaica to a lady named Paulette Brown.

Victim Location 36251
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

The man claiming to be David A. Clarke, (with a very foreign accent), stated that he was from publisher's clearing house and that I was a second place winner, of $5,000,000 plus a new Mercedes. I was very skeptical and gave them, actually two different men passing the phone back and forth, a really hard time about scamming people. They both claimed to be Christians, one a deacon, and would not do a horrible thing like that. They asked personal questions, and started in on their bit about how you have to pay the government taxes up front. I didn't believe them from the beginning. So I went to the PCH website. They described this very scam in detail. I did not give a bank account #, or any information that they could use to hack my account. Do I need to worry?

Victim Location 29341
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Publisher's Clearing house called said I won 950,000.00 dollars. Told them to bring it to me right now and gave them my work address. They said they could not deliver the money right now They hung up.

Victim Location 79109
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Daughter Nora James for Winnie & Albert Graves, 806-383-5156; $1.5 Mil to Walmart closet to house and send $700 to Garnet Walters @ 3539 Piemann Ave. Bronx, NY 10469. Person who called was Debra Holland. Did not pay a dime.

Victim Location 79110
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I got a call from David Rogers 815-692-9808 who told me I had won 475,000.00 and a 2016 Mercedes from Publishers Clearing House. The car was currently in Waco but could be delivered to Amarillo within the hour. I was to go to Walmart or CVS while staying on the phone with David so he could tell me where to send 495.32 for tax so I could get my prizes this afternoon. I decided to check with the and found that this was a scam because PCH does not ask for money before awarding prizes. I will have no further contact with these scammers.

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.

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