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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.

Victim Location 30102
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was told that someone from Publishers Clearing House was calling for me to claim a prize of 3.5 million dollars and a 2015 Mercedes Benz.

I was told I would have to go to a Walmart to claim the prize and then asked some questions:

What state do I live?

Who is the beneficiary if I were to die?

Have I heard of the lawyer Miss Mary Lee in the United States?

I was asked to write down the following information:

The representatives name which was Durline A. Pears.

PCH and 3.5 million 2015 Mercedes Benz

The name of Miss Mary Lee lawyer.

I told them I was not get willing to give them any information I was not going to continue to do anything to claim a prize and she did give me a number to call publisher clearing house to get more information if you would like.

It was at that point that she hung up on me.

The call came from Jamaica in the phone number was 876 - 538 - 1545

Victim Location 29585
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A man named Jeffery Douglas contacted me by phone, said he was with Publishers Clearing House and I had won the second place prize of 2.5 million dollars and a pearl white Mercedes Benz convertible S class. He told me to call the confirmation center at 1-876-545-6398 and ask for Bill Diamond and ext. 4. I did and mr. Diamond went over the same information then told me I needed to go get a register receipt at Walmart or moneygram in the amount of $195.00 to cover the 1% fees. He asked me did I want delivery to be private or public with cameras. I already knew this was a scam, but played along and said public. ( I heard roosters in the background, lol). I kept him on the phone arguing with him because I said I would give or get him the money upon delivery. He told me he would give itthe the 3rd place winner and I told him he couldn't, that was not how it worked. Then he put a Bradley Shaw on the phone. He was supposingly from the Pentegon Company (lol). He tried to tell me they could seize my prize if I didn't get the register fee. I put him in his place also, told him they were not for real. they even used my Lord's name as a promise and I told them do not do that when they were lying. eventually they figured out that they could not out argue or scare me and hung up.

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

Someone call saying their name was Bobby brown and that we had won 3.5 million dollars which 500,000.00 was in cash and a new Mercedes. Man gave his badge number it was 1129 he also gave the win number 357009UF. His instructions were to go to WAL-Mart and get a MoneyGram in the amount of $299.00 to pay for delivery and send it to this address Jermaine Forester Westmoreland Jamaica WI. account number 85058500109. The money will be coming UPS at 10 a.m. this morning. I told him to meet me at Wal-Mart and I will send the money at that time . The phone number that showed up on my caller ID is 1-876-335-2176. Could you please look at this and tell me if this is a scam. Thanks

Victim Location 70807
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call today 3/3/2016 from 876-340-0706 at 11:26 am a John Miller 678-340-0706 at 11:26 am from Publishers Clearing House stating that I had won 2.5 million U.S. dollars check #015167016990007 form the Bank of America and a 2016 Hybrid E-class Mercedes Benz. He asked was at home now to claim my prize and I told him I was at work. He then asked what time would I be home to claim my prize and I told him about 4:30 so he said my prize would be delivered by 5pm today. He then went on to say that when the prize was delivered I was suppose to show him a receipt showing that I had gone to Wal-Mart and paid $699 for shipping, but he said that $699 was actually going the IRS to pay taxes on the prizes that I had won. When I explained to him that I wasn't going to pay any money for prizes that he claimed I had won he then told me to call him when I got of work so that I could still claim my prizes. he called again at 12:34 saying that is name was John Davis and I told him that he had just told me his name was John Miller so he said Davis was his middle name. I told him yet again that I was not going to pay any money for prizes and that this called sounded like a scam he ended the call

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