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Victim Location 41822
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A man named Peter Hendrix called and said he was from publishers clearing house. He said I had won $885,000. He said I had to pay some kind of fee that came to a total of $200. I didnt have $200 so he told me to pay what I could and he would get me a sponsor for the rest. I was able to pay $100. He told me to go straight to walmart to a western union center and send them the money. I went to Wal-Mart but they only had money gram so I used that. He tried to get a taking number from my receipt but it didn't have one. We figured it it was because it wasn't from western union. He made me go back in and get a refund and find somewhere nearby that had a western union center. So I went to the local rite aid. I used the phone they had connected to western union and on the recording it said if you are sending money to someone you don't know then report it because it was probably a scam. So I talked to another man from western union and he told me not to go through with the transaction because it was a scam. So I went back to my vehicle and I hung up my phone because the man wouldn't let me disconnect our call while I done all this. So as I was on my way home this man called around 25 to 30 times. When I got home the man called again and I let my boyfriend answer it. My boyfriend told the man if he didn't stop calling, we would report him to the police. The man very quickly hung up. No layer than an hour or two the same man called my boyfriends phone and tried to get him with the same scam. If you have any questions please call.

Victim Location 41822
Type of a scam Other

I as well as my girlfriend was contacted by a gentleman saying that he was part of Publishers Clearing House. He said his name was Peter Hendrix. He called us both on our cell phones and the phone number was blocked so we couldn't see it. He told us both that we had won 885,000 dollars but in order to receive the money we would first have to send 110 dollars via Western Union. My girlfriend almost fell for the scam when I immediately did not. Needless to say he said we had to send that money to Jamaca.

Victim Location 49024
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Michael Collins 876-467-1176 claiming to be from Publishers clearing house attempts to get an account $ to send the prize to elderly people.

Victim Location 59401
Total money lost $1,460
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Said I won a large amount of money and a new car from publishers clearing House but said I needed to send money through western union they need to convert the funds from Australian currency to US currency

Victim Location 99501
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I answered the phone & he goes "good morning, how are you" I didn't recognize him & asked who he was. He immediately went into a dialogue about FedEx delivering my prize to me. I asked what prize & he asked if I remembered ever signing up for Publisher's Clearing House. I told him I'm sure I had at some point, but not any time recent. That made him happy, he responded "Very good, very good, I have good information for you. You have won I have a check for you for $900,000 USD and a brand new Mercedes." He continued that it came with $5,000/wk for life & he wanted to be the 1st to congratulate me. He asked if I would be home for delivery today, I said yes. He asked that I call a # to claim my prize. I was to call John Malone at 1-876-580-7681 EXT 5. He gave me a prize claim number MT899MCH. At no point did he bring up money or delivery fees, I kept waiting for him to give himself away. He strongly urged me to call so I could take delivery today & congratulated me but still did not know my name. I thanked him for "making my day" & ended the call.

Victim Location 76310
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Publishers clearing house said I won 975,00 dollars and new car. Wanted us to pay the taxes and pay at Bank of America

Victim Location 39564
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was contacted today, 2/2/2016, by a person declaring I had won $500K in a "publisher's clearing house" drawing. The person told me I had been selected No. 2 in a drawing. He confirmed my home address and said that a representative would come to my home this Thursday, 2/4/2016, to deliver the check. I was not asked for personal information regarding my credit or bank account nos. or that I was required to pay any money up front.

My question is: Do they contact you ahead to tell you that you won an amount of money? Also, have you heard of any home invasion attempts by this apparent "scam"?

Victim Location 31030
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Publishers clearinghouse called.

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

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