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Victim Location 35757
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from a person named David Parker. He claims that he was calling from Publishers Clearing House and that I had won the grand price of 2.5 million dollars and a new car. That the call was not a joke, he was for real and kept asking me how I felt about being a winner. He said that my price would be delivered today between 9-10. He gave me a bogus check number 001100582 and said that I was chosen out of 150 people to win the grand prize. He said that it was part of an American Cash Award. He proceeded to explain what an American cash award was, saying that they got my name from where I shopped like Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Target, Win Dixie and a few other places. Then he asked of I were close to a Winn Dixie or Wal-Mart, he ask how far away was I from them. I asked why he said that I needed to go secure my registration process with $235 dollars. I ask him why do I have to pay money to get money that I have won. I told him that did not make since and he said that is how it is. Once I secure my registration process with the $235 then they will deliver my 2.5 million and car. I told him that I was going to contact the BBB to report this scam and her proceeded to curse me out and call me other names.

Victim Location 63108
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from Publishers Clearing House stating I won $5000 every week plus a new car. They called from 678-782-8270 and asked that I call them back at 876-897-7362. They did not ask me to send them any money.

Victim Location 63628
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I have received many calls indicating I have won $1 million and a new car. They ask that I send them $495 to claim my prizes. They have told me they are from Publisher's Clearing House and National Sweepstakes Clearing House. They have called me from 202-239-8934, 434-373-4486 and 239-676-4136. They say there names are James and Frank White.

Victim Location 29307
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A person named Bobby who claimed to be from the Publisher's Clearinghouse Sweepstakes said that I won a check worth $1.5 million dollars. I told him that I'm not interested in his offer and hung up the phone. I would like for the ScamPulse.com to investigate this scam and prevent others from becoming victims.

Victim Location 31031
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received phone call from 876-509-4478 identifying as Publisher's Clearing House and that I had won $900,000 jackpot...

Victim Location 38127
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

On January 27, 2016 at 2:30 PM I recd a call from Publishing Clearing House (PCH) and his name was Richard Nelson the manager; he had a bad accent. He said I won 3.2 million dollars and a Cadillac. He asked how far I was to Western Union & said I should go to Western Union to send $400 to Noleja Smalling in Chester, PA. I did not send to the money.

Victim Location 20706
Total money lost $450
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I got a cell phone call from 876-284-1107. It came up Jamaica on my caller id. They claimed to be publishers clearing house and said I won 1.5 million dollars and a new Mercedes Benz. I just needed to send them 450 usd so they can release my winnings. They tried to get me to drive to Walmart and send them a wire transfer for the money. They said they needed the 450 for the vehicle and kept telling me that this wasn't a prank. They sounded convincing and someone might fall for this.

Victim Location 38401
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Robert Nelson called me saying that I won $2.5 million dollars! All I had to pay upfront was $799.99 and the way he wanted me to pay it was through Western Union. I knew it was a scam as he didn't want me to tell anyone. I just jived him.

Victim Location 63044
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

JM Kinston called me on Saturday around 3 and told me I won $67,500,000 from a number: 18765210476 from Publisher's Clearing House. I had to pay 2500 first.

Victim Location 01583
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a phone call from: 1-876-823-8087. Caller identified himself as the Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes. His name was Bob Chase. He told me that I was the monthly winner and that I won 2.5 Million dollars and a Mercedes car. All I have to do is send him a Western Union money gram for $199.99 to claim my prize.

Victim Location 79924
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I got a call on my cell phone yesterday afternoon 01-23-2016. He introduced himself as John Peterson agent #3 his contact number is 876-809-4094. He wanted me to put my name under that. He then announced that I had won 3.5 million for a drawing having something to do with Publisher's Clearing House. I would be expect a parcel that would be delivered via USPS #2 bar code 10205 and in bold letters it would read "USD". the package could would be the last six digits of my phone number in which he had dialed. To confirm my prize I was to call 1-866-996-5997. He asked me to repeat everything back to him including my name, He asked for my address to ensure that the package will be delivered to me. That he was somewhere in Liberty Texas and the money would be coming to me by check cut from a Bank of America. I had to hurry so that I could deposit the check in my bank by that night . He asked if I was over the age of 18, if I had a valid ID, my martial status and if I wanted to announce my winning Privately or by some public Grand manor. He wondered what I would do with the money? I told him I had no idea. He told me that "His company would pay 99.5% of the tax on the sweepstakes winning but they required that I Pay 500.00 at which time they would put a gold stamp eagle on the check. I told him I can't sent the 500.00 and I'll just pay the tax via bank. He said that he had to collect the 500.00 from me that it's not taxed the same way and wanted to know how much could I raise. I told him none. He asked if I had any one I could borrow money from? I told him no. he told me I will forfeit my prize to the next in line. I told him to then give it to someone else. He went on to say that it's not a scam.

Victim Location 63935
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Pertending to be Publishers clearing house. wanting $850.00 for the 1 million 1 hundred thousand.igot the number off caller id 8765610249 jamica he said his name is James Goodman and a woman named Betty Wight would come with the check and collect the 850.00 from me I hung up smelled like a scam after he wanted money for money.Please stop them older folks probably fall for somthing like this

Victim Location 27020
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was called and told that I had won $1.5 dollars. I was asked for my full name, I told him and I spelled it for him. I did not give any personal information, I was also told the time time and date of the delivery of the cashiers check. I was also asked if I lived alone or if others lived with me.

Victim Location 35452
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received phone call 1/21/2016 around 12:15pm central time. The caller ID said Kingston, JM (876) 365-5829. He stated he was with Publisher's Clearing House and asked if I was the owner of this phone number. I didn't answer but asked how could I help him. He said ma'am if you're the owner of the phone you've won $100,000. I asked him to prove that, then he hung up. I called the number back and he answered Publisher's Clearing House, this is Mr. Johnson, how can I help you? I hung up, then I called back and got an automatic voicemail service. The man had just a little bit of an accent but not too strong.

Thanks.

Victim Location 66605
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Caller said I had won money, but first time called, I hung up on them, second time they called told them to quit calling. I didn't think I would receive a call from them and I have not done anything with Publishers Clearing House.

Victim Location 75701
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from someone with a Jamaican (I think) accent saying his name was Ray Young. He said he was from Publisher's Clearing House and I had won 2nd prize ($850,000) and gave me the claim number of 260199. He had my name, address and phone number and seemed very charming. I was not sure so I called ScamPulse.com and they told me it was a scam.

Victim Location 75766
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I got a phone call from someone claiming to be from Publisher's Clearing House. They said I had won a cash prize and I just had to pay $500 for shipping and handling of the "large check" that they would deliver to my house. I told them that I was going to report to the BBB and forfeit my prize. I do not have the name or the number of the caller.

Victim Location 29909
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Caller said I had won the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes in the amount of 2.5 million dollars. Said to call another number which was a recording 99.9% of your taxes have already been paid all you need to do is pay 1% to cover the balance of taxes.

Victim Location 77859
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a phone call from Gary stating that we won the Publisher's Clearing House sweepstakes and won a check and an automobile.  They stated we should have received a letter a few days ago.  He said they were in the Bryan/College Station area now.  I was instructed to call the GM, Albert Johnson at 876-485-9935.  I reached voice mail when calling this number.  The phone connection was not all that good but they did sound American.

Victim Location 72076
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Claim to be Publishers Clearing House. Wanted money via western union. Called from 1-876-355-3955. I did not go along when they wanted money for the claim ticket via the receipt from western union. The only information I believe them to have is cell phone number name and address.

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