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Victim Location 61601
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received phone call stating I had won $850,000. Now all I need to do is send $850 to claim my winnings.

Victim Location 39465
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a phone call from an "Unknown" number at 11:09 am claiming to be from Publisher's Clearing House. The caller informed me that I had won a 3rd place price which included $250,000 lump sum of money plus $5000 a week for the rest of my life and a 2016 Jaguar. He said the prize patrol was 1 hour and 15 min away from my home in Mississippi. Asked how I was feeling to which I replied "unsure." He explained that 2 vans labeled prize patrol along along with a flat bed trailer with the Jaguar would be arriving at my home. He asked if I had seen the prize patrol commercials before to which I replied yes. He claimed that is what I could expect. He asked if I would allow media to be present or prefer to keep it confidential. I responded confidential and was immediately hung up on. A second call was received again from "unknown" at 11:20 a.m. The same man apologized for the disconnection. He said that I needed to go to a local union to fill out a claimers receipt which I would need along with a photo id when the prize patrol arrived at my door. He located the nearest Union at Walmart and asked if I would be able to get this done and be back at my house within 1 hour and 15 min. He said that I would receive a 10 digit reference # on the claimers receipt which I would give to the prize patrol. He then asked if he could send a ping to my cell phone to identify my location. I told him I was not comfortable with that. He asked why and I told him I was unsure if this was legitimate. Told him that I read online that it was a scam if a call was made notifying me of my prize. He asked what website I was looking at and I told him He responded with you asked to remain confidential and said that is why he was required to call but if I did not need the money he understood. I then asked for his name and he responded with "I am about to give you all this money and you don't remember my name? Have you listened to anything I have said to you?" I responded with if you were a legitimate prize company about to give me money then you would not be this rude. He responded with "Oh so now you are calling me rude?" I said give me your name please because no, I did not catch it at the beginning of the call. He said his name was Michael Carter. I asked for a phone number so that I could call him back and he said it should be on your caller id. I told him it said unknown and was not. He gave me the number 876-339-2918. I told him that I would give him a call back shortly. He asked if I would call back once I got to the union. I said sure. He then said and don't forget about the fee I told you about. I said I did not hear him say anything about a fee. He said the fee pending paid for the claimer's receipt and said he believed it was $492. I told him thank you and hung up.

Victim Location 64080
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Publishers Clearing House had 3.5 million dollars for me. Instructed to go to Western Union and give them my information

Victim Location 02176
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a letter from Publishers Clearing House telling me that I am a "pending" winner of their sweepstakes. I just need to send them in them final paperwork along with $31.00 to enter. The address on the envelop is 61-43 Springfield Blvd. # 640370, Oakland Garden NY 11364

Victim Location 31088
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

For the past few days I have been contacted by phone number 876-466-8921 claiming to be Publishers Clearing House informing me I have won $750,000 and a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Classic. The only catch is I have to pay $500 in taxes and fees via MoneyGram to obtain my winnings.

Victim Location 70433
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A man named David Green called from (876) 569-4132 and said he was a delivery guy from Publishers Clearing House. Confirmed my name and address, and then asked me to call his supervisor - supposed General Manager John Wilson ((876) 895-0597 x 5. This sounded VERY believable. Mr. "Wilson" told me there would be a "Betty Clark" from Publishers there at my house wtih a Lawyer named Mary Miller, and 3 local police officers to deliver my prize money along with a brand new 2016 Mercedes Benz.

He asked me to head straight home and he would stay on the telephone with me. After I got in my car to travel home - it was then he advised I would have to stop at a Western Union to send the tax owed on my winnings ($185.25) to some Indian woman's name.

I certainly then questioned as to why I would be paying taxes on a check I have never received and why wouldn't the check be made payable to the IRS directly or a bank. That's when he started with the run around.

I am very disappointed that I fell for this. Luckily no money was taken from me only time and emotions going up and down.



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

My wife was called a few minutes ago from a man (David Collis @ 1-876-422-5629, Kingston, Jamaica) with Publishers Clearing House, to tell her that she had won $2.5 million. In order to claim this prize, she needed to wait for him to call her back this evening around 7:00 to 7:30 pm, and answer some questions. I think the whole thing is a scam but we hope it is true. (She has been entering the PCH contest)

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

Someone called me and said I had won $3.5 million and a Mercedes Benz. They want me to send $199. All the information was left on my voicemail.

Victim Location 49022
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Called saying I won PCH and needed to send money to claim my prize.

Victim Location 61602
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a phone call, where they stated I had won $850,000 from Publishers Clearing House. They asked me to get a money order of $700 to pay fees associated with winning and go home and wait for them to deliver me the winnings. 

Victim Location 27302
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Consumer received a call (876-358-1793) from David King ID # 4547DK pretending to be with Publisher's Clearing House. He calling her telling her she was a winner in order to received the money she need to send $799.00 dollars.

Victim Location 49038
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was called by a man named Frank Walter saying he was with Publishers Clearing House. he told me that i won a sweepstakes worth $2,000,000 and that he can bring the money to her door but i would have to send $299.99 through moneygram to a Mr. Jason Thompson at 512 Gordon St. Hartford CT, 06112.

Victim Location 37027
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Man stated he was with Publishers Clearing House and I had won over 2 million dollars; all I needed was pay the taxes owed of $1500. When I told him that I did not have that amount he continued to tell me that I had to pay taxes in order to receive the money. He finally said that if I could pay $1200, I could receive the money. I told him that I had that amount and he said for me to call him first thing in the morning. He gave me his name Jack Taylor and number 516-515-4732 and we disconnected the call.

Victim Location 72833
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

On Wednesday, March 16, 2016 7:06 AM, David Williamso wrote:



"Contact Western Union"

When Wednesday, 16 March 2016

07:30 AM to 08:30 AM

(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time - Dublin / Edinburgh / Lisbon / London

Message Attention. Good day, Please we need your current home address and telephone number to enable us start sending your $2.5mUSD to you as we were instructed by IMF to be sending you $5000.00 each day till the whole amount $2.5mUSD,Now we need your full name....... Home Address..... Telephone number......... Forward the ([email protected]) Or call with this telephone number +229-99 -13- 92-66 Thanks Regard mr williams peter

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Victim Location 37055
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Person call my phone said I won 650000 dollars to claim prize money wanted me to go to Walmart in do a Walmart to Walmart money transfer for $150 to a mr. Ruby Ochoa jr. 405 Treeline Drive Brandon Mississippi 39042 said his name was James Kingston his number was 702 722 9021 he called from 876 436 3992wanted me to say on the phone till I went to Walmart and then transfer so I could claim my prize

Victim Location 84129
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

called me and said was with publishers clearing house said he was the handler and said I could not receive my winnings with out paying money to get money proceeded to call multiple times despite the facet that I told him I could not get any money to give him so he clamed to have set up an account for me to get funded to get money and all I would have to do is pay an access fee his number is (876) 575-1038 I told him I would have to contact my lawyer and my accountant and to send documentation to me that this is not a fraud and he just kept on saying this is legal and not a fraud you have to spend money to get money this is government regulated etc etc on and on several phone calls now and same thing

Victim Location 61602
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received call that we had won the Publisher's Clearing House award. To claim our winnings we need to send $500 to receive our winnings. 

Victim Location 44230
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received phone call at 7:50 AM and it was someone with an accent stating that I had won 18.5 Million dollars and a new Audi car. They wanted me to wire them $302 to cover shipping and handling.They stated that they were on their way to my house now, and would be there within the hour. They said they were from Cincinnati. I spoke with three different people who all had the same accent. David Sawyer is the person who called originally. He gave me the number 1-876-585-0766. I was transferred to Travis Arvey and transfererd again to Michael Koons. They all sounded like the same person.

Victim Location 16201
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from publishers Clearing house, they told me that I have won 1 million dollars and needed to send them 1,000 for fees and taxes. He was a very smooth talker and I almost fell for it. I took down the number and my girlfriend called it and told me it didn't sound right and she thought it was a scam. She called the number, was a supposed Law Office of Richard Haze.

Victim Location 28734
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

If I would go to Wal-Mart and deposit this money below and get a receipt the Publisher's Clearing House would come to my door with 2.5 million and a 2016 Mercedes Benz. Man on phone was named David King. Said that Attorney General Mary Lee would also accompany one state marshal. David's number was 876-358-1793 said he was in Port Washington, Jamaica, NY. Said a team was coming from Hickory, NC to deliver money and car. Gave me lots of numbers : package code , package state serial, etc. Said this message was being recorded and was ok with Homeland Security and Asked if I wanted the delivery private or made public. Said I would also be hearing from Pat McCleary, our NC governor. The # for Mary Lee: 876-467-8526, I called this number to speak to her and the guy that answered sounded like the David. I hung up. I was asked my age, what i did for a living and my e-mail address to see the information. Said my husband would also get $100,000 every year. Asked how many lived in our home and if we owned it. Also if I was American by birth and if I drove my own car.

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