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Publishers Clearing House Reports & Reviews (1320)

Victim Location 15330
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Consumer was contacted by someone claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House. They said he has won $1 million and to collect the prize, he needs to cash the enclosed $1500 check sent to him. The phone numbers listed in the mailer were 323-455-3441 and 228-207-8993. He said the letter contained no return information.

Victim Location 28677
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call today stating I have won millions of dollars with publisher's clearing house. They are requesting I send $100.00 to them.

Victim Location 44198
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call today on my cell phone. The caller stated they were with Publishers Clearing House. Stated I won $5.5 Million. Also won a Mercedes Benz car. Wanted me to go to Western Union to send $450 upfront fee. I asked them for their phone number. They gave me 876-457-3073. Contact is Bob James. Caller read my home address to me. I did not send any money or give any personal information.

Victim Location 80435
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

Got a check in the mail that says it is from Publishers Clearinghouse but the check is from Mega Corp Logistics Llc in Wrightsville Beach,

NC...check is part of winnings..wants us to call a number before cashing check..of course I won't do that. (call or cash)

Victim Location 99037
Total money lost $4,500
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Jeffery Washington said he worked for the BBB. Was told I won Publishers Clearing House. $16.5 million 2016 GMC Truck. Badge #51212 with Publishers Clearing House. To get this money I had to pay a fee. To pay it I sold my coin collection. Borrowed against the house. All of my current SS check and everything in bank account. The payments were Annebelle Thompson got $319.00. Don L. Davis for $1,211.00. Stephan Diaz got $1846.00. Annebelle Thompson also got $698.00. All sent through Western Union. I am supposed to send $7,090 cash, packed in a box, through UPS today to CJ Clarke at 25208 Chimney House Ct Damsacus Maryland 20872. He said he was going to be together with me from now on.

Victim Location 45506
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

Consumer received a check from Publishers Clearing House with check for $8,980.30 to cover insurance and attorney fees. Business name on check is FKI Acquisition Corp dba Fisher Klosterman Inc. in Louseville, KY 40223. Consumer was to contact James Dickinson, Claims Manager @ 647-667-4811 before depositing check.

Victim Location 11855
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

My Mother in Law received a phone call ,stating she had won 2.5 million dollars, the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes, and go to the nearest Western Union office and pick up her check.

She stated she could not do that the caller then stated they would come to her home,when she questioned that they normaly surprise the winners, the caller stated, we want to make sure the winner is home.

Upon further investigation , Publishers Clearing House does not call the winners, they come to their home and surprise them, with the prize.

Victim Location 27455
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Consumer reported receiving a phone call from Publishers Clearing House. The caller had a thick accent and claimed that the consumer had won $1.5 million. The consumer hung up before the caller could continue. Call was from Jamaica, 876-847-6334

Victim Location 79493
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A person has called several times over the weekend and again today saying he is with the Publishers Clearing House and we have won a large amount of money but need to send money in order to collect it. I believe this is a scam.

Victim Location 62223
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a phone call today from someone claiming to be with Publisher's Clearing House. They said I won a Red Jeep Denali and 3.5 million dollars and $10,000 cash that would be delivered to me today. They told me I had to pay $400 to the IRS through a MoneyGram to get the prize.

Victim Location 32236
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Representative supposedly from Publishers Clearing House called and said that he was looking at a check for me for 2.5 million dollars but in order to collect my winnings I would have to pay $700 for taxes and fees. The US government was supposedly paying the rest. The caller had a very strong foreign accent. He said the sweepstakes was for seniors only.

Victim Location 47727
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received phone call from Publishers Clearing house (David Clark) stating I was a winner of 350,000, a Mercedez, and $5,000.00 a month "Go to Wal-Mart, I'll go with ya. Get a card and put $680.00 on it. Since you're on Medicare, just pay $340.00." "David" said they are accredited with the ScamPulse.com, "they know about this phone call. BBB records this phone call so you're safe." I told him I didn't have a cell phone and my cord wasn't long enough to reach all the way to Wal-Mart. He told me I could write a check instead. He was constantly putting me on hold for minutes at a time. He never supplied me with an address to mail the check to. He also asked me banking info (which I didn't give to him) and questions about needing a loan. "Why would I need a loan if I just won all this?!

Knew it was a scam from the beginning. Called BBB to inform them on this situation.

Victim Location 54002
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a phone call from Publishers Clearing House saying I won $950,000 and a Mercedes. Was told to go to a Super Walmart & get a prepaid debit card receipt for $195.25. Return home and your prize will arrive 10 minutes after that. Did not go to Walmart. You should not have to pay money to get a prize. A half an hour later my husband got the same call winning $950,000 & Jeep. And both our confirmation numbers were the same.

Victim Location 63628
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a phone call today from someone claiming to be from PCH telling me I won a 1.750 million dollar prize. He told me I need to pay $495 for delivery of the check by UPS and my new Mercedes convertible.

Victim Location 62294
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from Publisher's Clearinghouse saying I have been chosen to receive a prize of $500,000. They made it sound very legitimate giving all kinds of numbers for taxes, etc. They gave me a winning claim number and a US Lottery and Gaming phone number that I could call and verify that I was actually a winner. They said I would have to pay them $1,500 today and if I don't, I would forfeit the prize and someone else would win it. He said we would get a cashier's check and stated that he was with some law firm. He said his name was Christopher Glenn.

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

Was told I had won $950,000 and a new Mercedes car. I was told that the call was being recorded by the ScamPulse.com and was also told multiple times that this was a legitimate winner notification. I was asked to have my identification, the prize number that was given to me by the first caller (Mark Meyers) which was 357159-US, and that I needed a "shipping and handling receipt" to have in hand before the prize patrol showed up Friday 10/30/15 at 9am. The shipping and handling receipt could be gotten from Safeway or Walmart by asking for a Western Union moneygram for $950.00 or if I didn't have the full amount, I could get a sponsorship for $450 or $500. I was told several times that I sounded skeptical about the prize & if I wanted to end the call, I would forfeit the prize or I could transfer the prize money to charity. Mr. Mason ended the call by saying that when the prize people showed up, I could call him & apologize.

Victim Location 47617
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a call from someone saying I had won the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes. They said i won 4.1 million dollars. They stated they were 25 minutes from house and they would need me to give them $499.79. Needed to send this thru western Union. Woman I was talking to was Miss Julian White. Asked me if I would want my picture taken. I hung up on them and they continued to call 4 more times. The phone numbers were 876-336-2058 Miss White 876-633-6205 Miss Kingston

Victim Location 62893
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Man, who refers to himself as Dave Sawyer, called consumer and told me I had won $850. In order to get the money I had to drive to my bank and call him back once I was in the parking lot. The number he told me to call was 8-776-787-2318 but the number that showed up on my cellphone was 8-766-777-2318. He said once I was at the bank I should go through the drive through and ask for cash. I would receive a check in my name for $850 and use the account number 09566162 to receive the money. He doesn't want to take no for an answer.

Victim Location 01535
Total money lost $239.95
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

won a $400 voucher towards a computer

Victim Location 80970
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Person by the name of Shavane Watson said I would claim prize of $750,000 if I sent in money order for $300. Not trusting this, I hung up and tried to call the number I was given right back. The number was not a working number.

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