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Victim Location 27559
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Consumer reported that she received a call from someone claiming to be with Publishers Clearing House. She said he had a foreign accent. He told her that she had won a 2016 Lexus and $1.8 million. All she needed to do was get a money card from WalMart. Consumer told her that she couldn't drive to WalMart. They asked her if she could phone a friend for a ride and she told them that she could call the police and maybe they would give her a ride. They said good! After she got the moneycard (no amount given) she needed to call 876-505-2804. Once they got the money, they would meet her at the airport with her car and prize money.

Victim Location 71433
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was contacted by a man from a Jamaican number. The man gave me his name, David Johnson and his phone number and extension. He told me that I had won the 3rd place prize for this state. He told me the amount of the prize, the bonus prize (range rover), he even gave me a confirmation number for the check and the car. He then gave me the name of the company accountant, lawyer, and ups delivery person who would be delivering my prize. Everything sounded too good to be true until he said that I would need to pay a 1% tax on the amount of money that I would receive, which was $299, but said that the lawyer who would deliver my check would also have an envelope with a cash reimbursement for the 1% tax that I would have to pay. After he gave me all of this information, and I told him I couldn't pay that tax, he kept pushing and asking when I would be able to pay it and if I couldn't pay it then they would donate my prize to a company of my choice (that's on the list). He also mentioned that the phone call was being recorded by the BBB. So I finally got him off of the phone and was able to check around. Well I made my way to the PCH official website which has multiple tips on avoiding scams. 1 of those tips said that PCH NEVER calls ahead of delivery, and if you win a PCH prize, you win and that's it. There is no fee or tax. Winning is free. So please be aware. This man almost convinced me and would have gotten my money had I not looked at the PCH website. He was very convincing and all of those names and numbers makes it even more convincing. Who wouldn't want to win $2.8 million and a range rover. That's a weekly dream for me so of course I got excited but I'm glad I check my resources.

Victim Location 90888
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

Reviewed a letter from Publishing Clearing House that my father won a prize of $2,500.000.00. Included with the letter was a check for $7291.30. The maker of the check is Draco Services Inc. it also states to contact the claim manager before cashing the check. The claim manager is Andy Jones. The check looks real bit after doing some online research, I believe it's fake.

Victim Location 33852
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received call from Bryan Cooper from Publishers Clearing House, (PCH) 361-226-4856, stating I won 2.5 million U.S. Directed to call Bank of America in Washington D.C. 800-793-6770 spoke to Jessica Lambert (Chief Accountant) (direct line 202-239-0373). Instructed to pay $5000.00 U.S. for FDIC insurance policy for guarantee of $2.5 million check to bank of my choice. I called PCH and was told it is a scam, Called Bank of America in D.C. , no Jessica Lambert on staff., Called FDIC, no such rule or policy exists.

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Victim Location 63160
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a phone call today from a man claiming to be with PCH saying I won 2.5 million dollars and have to pay a $1500 processing fee broken into two checks.

Victim Location 70560
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

CALLER TOLD ME I WON THE PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE GIVEAWAY FOR $2,8000,000 PLUS A NEW RANGE ROVER (CAR) ALL I HAD TO DO WAS GO TO WALMART AND PURCHASE SOME GOLD SEAL TO PLACE ON THE CHECK WHEN THEY DELIVERED MY CHECK IN PERSON, IN 45 MINUTES. HIS NAME IS DAVID JOHNSON PHONE # 876-378-9040 EXT. 7071. EVEN GAVE ME CONFIRMATION NUMBERS AND THE NAMES OF THE PEOPLE DELIVERING HE CHECK

Victim Location 54912
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

My 90 year old Mother has been getting calls from publishing clearing house. They where sending her a package and she needed 200 dollar for taxes. Been having these phone calls off and on for the last week. We tell her to not take to them, but she still does.

Victim Location 38610
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

They are calling saying they are with publishers clearing house. And you've won x amount of money but you need to pay legal fees before you can receive the money. According to publishers clearing house official website, they never ask you to send money. This last call came from Jamaica. They got upset when I told them what I knew.

Victim Location 36525
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

contacted per Michael Anderson per home phone claiming to represent Publishers clearing house and that i had won a prize but that i would have to pay 1% for shipping and handling in the amount of $450, he asked if I had and checking acct, credit card and where i go to wire the money. I told him that I did not have that much only $100, he then made a counter offer of $200. i told him to call be back in (2) hours. his call back # 864/304-3093. says he is coming from texas.

Victim Location 18834
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a phone call from a gentleman informing me that I won 3.5 million dollars, after a lengthy conversation, he instructed me on how to send $118 for a registration fee, he also advised me that the Coca-Cola company and red bull will pay 95% of the taxes, people like this make me sick.

Victim Location 18834
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a phone call from a gentleman informing me that I won 3.5 million dollars, after a lengthy conversation, he instructed me on how to send $118 for a registration fee, he also advised me that the Coca-Cola company and red bull will pay 95% of the taxes, people like this make me sick.

Victim Location 31210
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a call from some guy who had an accent. He said I had won $2.5 million and a Cheverlet Silverado pickup truck from publisher's clearing house. He wanted me to go to WalMart and purchase a $350 moneygram. I know it was all as scam.

Victim Location 92026
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

876-450-1430, consumer looked up the # to be from Jamaica. Company requested consumer send $200, claiming it to be for taxes to claim their million dollar plus prize winnings. Caller said name given by company was David Moore allegedly representing Publishers Clearing House.

Victim Location 40351
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A man by the name of David Bentley called me stating that he was a Publisher Clearing

House manager and I had won a second place prize of 750,000.00 dollars.He tryed to scam me out of 400.00 dollars saying it was for lawyer fees.I told him he was a scam artist and hung up,but he is still calling.I just wanted to report this so know one will fall for it.I live in Sharpsburg Ky. I hope you will make people aware of this going on in my area.

Victim Location 37544
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Someone with an accent using the name Mark Pressman called claiming to be with Publisher's Clearing house and that I had won 2nd prize of $955,000 and a 2016 GMC truck. The prize would be delivered today provided I went to Walmart and wired 1% of my winnings in order to cover taxes and shipping and handling. I told him this is bull[censored] and don't call my damn phone again. He called from this number

876-837-8912. Jamaica. 5 minutes later the same guy answered the phone and I hung up.

Victim Location 75792
Type of a scam Other

I keep getting calls every single day saying I have won 3.5 million dollars and a new car.  They are wanting us to send money.  Now they are threatening us (my Mom and me) that they are sending a bomb if we do not send them some money.  Their phone number is 876-325-2126.  They are cussing at us using the F U word.  They have an accent from another country.  Not sure where.  But they are definitely not American.  They said they were with Publishers Clearing House.

Victim Location 99654
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

on 11/12/15 received phone call from 1-876-840-3621 from man claiming to be James Cooper. He stated I won 1.5 dollars from Publishers Clearing House. He gave me prize claim # (6 digits plus P C H at the end) and his bosses name; John Ford. He told me to call 1-876-840-3621 (which is the same number he called me from) ask for John Ford, reference prize claim number and his name to claim my prize. I believe when i called and spoke with John he was the same person who called initially. He told me to go to Safeway $498. which they required before I'd publicly be rewarded the Grand Prize!

Victim Location 28676
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Publishers clearing House called my cell number. I won 1.5 million per Michael Anderson . they asked me if I lived in NC, supported the family and married or single they said all I needed was the invitation and picture id to claim money. also need to pay 449.00 to get invitation. said it was for taxes. Mary Smith would deliver in 1 hour and 35 minutes. gave me a 6 digit number and said to call another 866 number to reserve prize. I will be glad to help any way I can as I know these people have are probably taking advantage of others.

Victim Location 28683
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Michael Anderson of Publishers Clearing house called and said I won 1.5 million. he said the certified check id was 0018576604. gave me a 6 digit number and said call 1-866-996-5997. I called and put in 6 digit number and it said my prize was reserved. called Michael Anderson back at 1-876-595-3426 . he said prize would be deliver to my home in 1 hour and 35 minutes. Mary Smith would deliver. However, I needed the invitation and pictured id to get the check. I would need to pay $499. to get the invitation....that this was required to cover taxes. I told them they were crazy. My guess is they got my phone number from ***.com or ***.com as I have been job searching. Makes sense guess they are going after desperate people. I logged this earlier today but I don't think I put the phone numbers in the case.

Victim Location 35282
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was told I won 350 thousand dollars and a car, I needed to be home to collect my prize wanted to know if I was at home. I called him back and he told me the same thing but gave me a confirmation #542364 and a number to call

1-609-318-5611 his name was Mr. Butterfield. Then he called me back to see if I had called that number and why had I not called him back, I told him I had called the BBB(because he said that was so) and then he hung up on me.

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