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Victim Location 79376
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a phone call that I had won 3.5 million dollars and $10,000 per week for life and a voucher for a new car. They gave me a phone number to call in New York, 516-690-6303.  I called that number and they answered the phone as Publishers Clearing House Headquarters and gave me the address of 101 Winners Circle, zip code 20765.  That person gave me a verification code and claim # and told me to send $5,875.00 to Sid Shaheen at 4325 Park Stone Court in Abilene, Texas 79606. Then Mr. Shaheen would come with Publishers Clearing House to my home to deliver the prize and bring me all of the paperwork I needed to sign and a check to endorse FG for Federal Government.  I decided to check them out before I sent any money.

Victim Location 36330
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Wants you to send them 280.00 dollars to win 1.5 million and a car from publishers clearing house

Victim Location 34450
Total money lost $750
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Was called and told that Publisher's Clearing House had a special drawing for senior citizens and the recipient has won $2,000,000. They were told to send $200 to cover fees then an additional $550 in money orders and now they are asking for $15,000 to pay taxes on the winnings.

Victim Location 37091
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

the voice said you won a million dallors and a new car

Victim Location 28052
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

They say they are from PCH and I have won, To call another # 876-466-9006 and talk to Peter Peterson and he will tell me to go to xxxxx an buy a 14 diget per pay card with 300.87 get back and call them back so they can come to my house with camera crew to award me the money. David Anderson is the one who called first.

Victim Location 38109
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I recd a call today from Publisher's Clearing House that I won $950,000 and a brand new Mercedes Benz. All I had to do was go to Walmart and purchase a moneygram for $1700 to pay for taxes (which is 1% of the prize). When the driver shows up at my house, all I had to do was give them the receipt for the moneygram in order to receive my prize. The man (with an accent) told me he was a Christian but I knew it was a scam.

Victim Location 43113
Type of a scam Other

Caller said I won 850,00.00 and a new car. Wants me to call back in 5 mins Said I would b getting certified check

Victim Location 83402
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a call from Publishers Clearing House asking me to meet at the WalMart in Idaho Falls. I said no then they asked me to meet them at Western Union. Promised me I had won a $900,000 prize. Mentioned a money order I would need to obtain.

Victim Location 24589
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

David Diamond was the name he used, says you won money and a car and he uses profanity

Victim Location 72301
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I recd a call this morning at 10:00 AM and I spoke to Wayne Jefferson. He said he was w/Publisher's Clearing House and I won 5 million dollars but I had to send $159. Wayne had an accent and I couldn't fully understand why I had to send $159. He tried to explain but I still couldn't understand him. We both hung up. I'm sure this was a scam.

876 area code is in Jamaica.

Victim Location 37206
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

The caller identified himself by James Holmes. He requested for $299 to be sent via Western Union and then I would receive $2 million dollars.

Victim Location 31406
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Caller said I won 1.5 million us dollars tax free & 2016 white mercedes. All I had to do was go to walmart and get a money gram card in the amount of $120 and someone would be out to deliver the check in about 20 minutes. They wanted my husband to stay home and they had my husband on the home phone while I was going to the store. Also had me on my cell phone while I was gone to the store saying that when I get the card that his boss would speak with me & would give me further instructions. Also told me that my husband would be the beneficiary while I was gone. I became more suspicious and went back home.

Victim Location 80903
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from this number on 5-14-16 at 10:42 am. He said he was with Publishers Clearing House and that I had won 8.4 million plus $7000 a week for the rest of my life . He said he had to fill out a form before we could proceed. I didn't give him any personal info, but he did ask how old I was and I told him. He told me they were going to send someone over to my house with the big check, so I asked him what address they were going to and he gave me a previous address. I told him I didn't live there anymore. He said we would update that in a minute. I told him that I needed some proof that this wasn't a scam and he got defensive and called me a liar. I told him I was going to report the number to the ScamPulse.com and he hung up. Although I didn't give him any PI, they seemed to have enough info that maybe just giving them my age is enough to steal my identity??

Victim Location 37172
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

5.5 Million Dollars by certified check would deliver today at 5pm. also 2016 Mercedes Benz. Send certified check to them for the IRS by overnight. Said his name was Jason White and he was from Port Washington NY.

Victim Location 38109
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

That I had won a large amount of money and a mercedes benz and that they was one hour away from me to deliver the money and car. They also said that the IRS was coming with them with the 1090 or 1099 form and that I had to pay the one percent of 750 dollars that I had to take it to the nearest western union that he would stay on tthe phone till I got there to pay the money.

Victim Location 35630
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Someone called to say I won money in Publishers clearing House.

Victim Location 22032
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

He claimed to be a representative of Publisher Clearing House, he told me I had won a million dollar prize.

He claimed to be from there but the caller id showed a phone number

JAMAICA 1-876-378-4877

Victim Location 18235
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I live in Lehighton, PA. Two days ago I got a call claiming to be Publishers Clearing House. I could hear someone in the background coaxing the speaker. When I questioned their validity, the man told me I was chosend because I pay my electric bill on time. Then he questioned me: You do pay your bill on time don't you? Again I could hear someone coaching the speaker who had a very heavy accent. I said, " If you chose me you must know the answer to that question." Then they tell me I won a large amount of money, 1.5 million. I told them to prove their validity again because the PCH usually surprises people at their door. They said they wanted to come to my house tomorrow at 1:30. They asked if I would be home at that time. I paused as they asked the same question about being home. At this time I had had enough and hung up. I didn't want to continue this scam. I don't know what they would have asked for next. They tried to call immediately agaim, but I did not answer. I could not trace the number because it read private caller. Why was I so cautious? Because my sister from Kunkletown, Pa just told me a very similar story just weeks earlier. She received a call and had won a car and , I beleive, 5 million. She too questioned the caller in depth. They actually asked for her address etc. Finally, she hung up, too.

Victim Location 45248
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A man whose name sounded like he was ssaying Mark Renfro called to say that my mother had won the Publisher's Clearinghouse Sweepstakes for 2 and 1/2 million dollars and a 2016 Mercedes Benz. She asked how much money she had to give him, and he responded "$3000.00. She stated "this is a scam" and hung up.

Victim Location 08854
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

I received a letter in the mail and it says its from Publishers Clearing House addressed to me with a check from the bank HSBC in my name for $7,697. It looked real and I was still leary about this so I called the phone # on the sheet and a security code#. When I called he told me that my name was picked randomly and to go and deposit this check in my checking account and then call him back. I hesitated about this but me and my wife do send in to the Publishers Clearing House so we thought well maybe it is true. So I went to Chase Bank and decided I would open a separate checking account with this check, just in case. So I did. The manager at the bank said it was a good check so I opened it up and he said it would clear in three days. So I called back the phone # on the sheet and informed them I put it in. A couple of days later I checked back at Chase bank (they were very nice to me) and he said the check cleared. So I thought wow could this be true. I called the # back on the sheet and he said that in a couple of days they would be at my door with the balance of the winnings. When I called him back he said for me to take $4,000 from the check because it was for a lawyer and keep it in my pocket and when the come to bring me the balance I will already have that amount out for a lawyer. But I did not. Well on that next day the bank called and said the check was no good and is a fraud. So I am attaching the front and back of what they sent me because this needs to be reported. They used a reputable name that does give out winnings and someone is going to get hurt. However, I did not attach my bank receipt because its in my name. If I would have taken the money out of the bank and believed when they came to the door I would have been out $4,000 . I don't want anyone else to think this is a good thing. It might get to someone that is really in need and they take them for what they have.

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