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Victim Location 74940
Type of a scam Counterfeit Product

Publishing Clearing House call Robert Brown by way of Jamaica info'd my 92 yr old day he had won 1.7M dlrs. I called him back to advise I knew it was a scam and he stated oh no it isn't will info. He has called twice since. The number is 876.340.4044.

Victim Location 37034
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Called wife on cell phone. Knew her name, first and last name. They also knew where she was. Told her that she had won the publisher clearing house sweepstake. 2.5 million dollars, and a 2015 Mercedes. But in order to collect they needed her to wisteria union them $899.99. This was some percentage of the taxes owed. They also had a voice that was disguised. Like a Computor voice. She told them that she was going to call Bbb. At that time they said to go ahead but give them a return call! They also asked her age? Hope you can do something with these guys.

Victim Location 71201
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received an unsolicited phone call from a man with a heavy foreign accent. He identified himself as "David Johnson with Publisher's Clearing House (PCH) ~ you know, the one ma'am, that gives prizes to elder citizens." He called to tell me that I had won $1.8 million dollars! During the course of the conversation, he advised that the call was being monitored by the, the IRS, and Homeland Security. He stated that the cash prize was being held, since PCH could not locate the winner ~ namely, me. In order to cover the "storage fee" and release the funds for "immediate delivery", a Money Gram or Western Union wire transfer in the amount of $150 must be sent. When I confronted him over his attempts to scam, he stated, "Ma'am, you need to flush your brain." I advised that the phone number he called is on the National Do Not Call Registry and requested that he place the number on his "do not call list", and promptly ended the call.

Victim Location 01524
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a phone call from a man today stating that I had won the Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes and that he was going to send me a check. I said "No you're not" and he hung up on me!

Victim Location 67578
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Says it's publisher clearing house but I haven't registered. Got my number for a random drawing. Wants *** to refister to claim *** *** dollars and a car.

Victim Location 15216
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a letter in the mail, written on Publishers Clearing House letterhead. The envelope had a Canadian stamp on it and the return address was the logo for The Hartford. the letter itself had replicas of many legitimate company logos with company names - Reader's Digest, Allstate, Liberty Mutual, AIA. Included in the letter was a very legitimate looking check, made out to me - *** *** - for $7,500.00 to"cover insurance and attorney fees." I was to call the claim manager, Michelle Ryan at 1-289-923-1762 BEFORE depositing the check. She would talk me through the necessary steps to claim my second place prize of two million five hundred thousand dollars! the letter stated that as required by Federal and State laws, my security code (PCH4QTR1083) and prize information must be kept strictly confidential.

Check is made out on a Union Bank check, Fremont #118, 39305 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538, 16-49/1220. Account owner is FOLIO, Inc., 4633 Old Ironsides Drive, Suite 326, Santa Clara, CA 95054.

I fear that there are gullible people receiving this who will fall for it and lose a good deal of money.  

Victim Location 38024
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

They said they were publishers clearing house and I was this month's winner but I knew right away it was a scam. He tried acting like a woman as well and when I said I knew it was the same person he called me a mother [censored] and said "One day I will shake your money tree, it may not be your money tree, it could be your grandkids money tree but I will shake your money tree.

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

A man named David Sawyer called saying he was from Publisher's Clearing House and that I had won a large sum of money and a Mercede's. All I had to do was send him a money order or moneygram from Walmart in the amount of $800 to retrieve my prize. Scam!!

Victim Location 23139
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Said I won $8million dollars and a new 2016 SUV. Asked if I had a credit line. I would not give them any information. They wanted $24,000. to pay IRS. I told them I would have IRS agent, my lawyer and banker here when they delivered the check and I would pay IRS. So far they have not emailed me on my email that I don;t use very much or called back. They said they were Publishing Clearing House Phone number that came up on my caller ID: 876-252-5217. *** ***

Victim Location 61614
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a phone call telling me I had won 85 million dollars and a car. I needed to pay the fees for the car and the money. They wanted me to send them $1,000 to cover all of their costs, but I would get it back in my winnings. 

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. 

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