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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

Victim Location 27020
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was called and told that I had won $1.5 dollars. I was asked for my full name, I told him and I spelled it for him. I did not give any personal information, I was also told the time time and date of the delivery of the cashiers check. I was also asked if I lived alone or if others lived with me.

Victim Location 35452
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received phone call 1/21/2016 around 12:15pm central time. The caller ID said Kingston, JM (876) 365-5829. He stated he was with Publisher's Clearing House and asked if I was the owner of this phone number. I didn't answer but asked how could I help him. He said ma'am if you're the owner of the phone you've won $100,000. I asked him to prove that, then he hung up. I called the number back and he answered Publisher's Clearing House, this is Mr. Johnson, how can I help you? I hung up, then I called back and got an automatic voicemail service. The man had just a little bit of an accent but not too strong.

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Victim Location 66605
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Caller said I had won money, but first time called, I hung up on them, second time they called told them to quit calling. I didn't think I would receive a call from them and I have not done anything with Publishers Clearing House.

Victim Location 75701
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from someone with a Jamaican (I think) accent saying his name was Ray Young. He said he was from Publisher's Clearing House and I had won 2nd prize ($850,000) and gave me the claim number of 260199. He had my name, address and phone number and seemed very charming. I was not sure so I called ScamPulse.com and they told me it was a scam.

Victim Location 75766
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I got a phone call from someone claiming to be from Publisher's Clearing House. They said I had won a cash prize and I just had to pay $500 for shipping and handling of the "large check" that they would deliver to my house. I told them that I was going to report to the BBB and forfeit my prize. I do not have the name or the number of the caller.

Victim Location 29909
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Caller said I had won the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes in the amount of 2.5 million dollars. Said to call another number which was a recording 99.9% of your taxes have already been paid all you need to do is pay 1% to cover the balance of taxes.

Victim Location 77859
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a phone call from Gary stating that we won the Publisher's Clearing House sweepstakes and won a check and an automobile.  They stated we should have received a letter a few days ago.  He said they were in the Bryan/College Station area now.  I was instructed to call the GM, Albert Johnson at 876-485-9935.  I reached voice mail when calling this number.  The phone connection was not all that good but they did sound American.

Victim Location 72076
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Claim to be Publishers Clearing House. Wanted money via western union. Called from 1-876-355-3955. I did not go along when they wanted money for the claim ticket via the receipt from western union. The only information I believe them to have is cell phone number name and address.

Victim Location 28021
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

publishers clearing house

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Victim Location 01027
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a phone call from : 1-876-517-7096 from Jim Kinston stating that I had won the Publisher's Clearing House sweepstakes. I was told to send $25.00 to William Hands at: 123 Bailey St., Florida. through a RiteAid. I was told that once the money was sent to contact: Stacy Walker at: 1-876-382-2133 and she would come to my home to present me with a check for: $1,667,000.00.

Victim Location 77086
Type of a scam Other

Male called and told me that I had 2.5 million and a car. I was given this number to call and a pin number. Then he told me once I called that number and entered my pin I would receive my money and car. The number that he called me from was from Kingston, Jamaica. The number is 1-876-576-4639. He told me to call this number and enter my pin. That number is 1-866-996-5997. I called it and entered my pin number and they told me to go to my nearest prize facility with a photo ID and my pin number to receive my money and car. The only thing is when you call the 866-996-5997 number they do not tell you who you are calling or where the nearest prize facility is at. This man has called me 4 times within the last 45 minutes. The second time he called my phone cut off in another important call to the doctor's office that I am trying to call back. The last 2 times he has called I had my mom pretend to be my lawyer and she talked to him and told him that she was turning him into the cops and he hung up. As of 2:21 p.m. he has not called back. I would like for y'all to put a stop to this scam before someone gets hurt or they loose a lot of money. Thank you in advance.

Victim Location 44057
Type of a scam Other

I received a call from Publishers Clearing House today. He told me I was a grand prize winner of $10,199. Would receive one time certified check. Also won a 2016 Chrysler car. I asked the value of the car. He could not tell me the value. It was a silver car with a purple muffler. Told me we sent you a mailing and you did not respond. Car would be delivered by UPS on a flat bed truck. Delivered by Mrs. Ellen Linder. Check would be from Bank of South America. Caller stated the FBI was monitoring the call. I asked if I could call him back and he gave me two phone numbers. 202-241-7953 and 876-257-4042. I did not call back. He had stated my husband entered contest which he never did. Asked me for the name of my bank several times. I did not give the name of my bank. Caller knew my name and address. I stated I would call him back and the call ended.

Victim Location 79366
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call stating that I had a very large amount of money and a new car. I was told I would need to send money to Cheryl Stuart, 886 Fairway, Brighton, Michigan 48116.

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