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Victim Location 31036
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

We keep receiving calls from someone saying they are with the Publisher's Clearing House. The foreign speaking man says that we have won so many millions of dollars. I just hang up the phone.

Victim Location 63016
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from Publisher's Clearinghouse from a Paul Anderson. He said I won a large prize, but would need to send $900 to them in order to receive it. I know this is a scam, because you would not need to send money to receive a prize.

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

This person called twice before on my cell phone with caller ID shows the number is from Kingston, Jamaica. I finally answered and listened to a man stating he's from the Publisher Clearing House and I won $850, 000 and a brand new Mercedes car so I asked how did I win if I haven't enter the drawing so he says I was randomly selected by one of my receipts like Walmart so I listened to find out what the catch was and he says all they needed was a copy of my photo ID and I would have to pay 1 percent of my winnings and $360 for processing fees so they could automatically take care of my withholdings to the IRS. I asked the guy again what company he was calling from and again he said Publisher Clearing House from Queens, NY! I corrected him by telling him he was calling from Kingston, Jamaica and he denied it and said he's calling from Queens. I then told him I was going to report him and this number. The guy then later said "do you want a Jamaica guy?" "Do you want a Jamaica guy?" I hung up.

He never said his name and he has an accent like he was really from Jamaica but he was trying real hard to speak

without it. Beware of this scammer!!!$3

Victim Location 55305
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a phone call on my cell phone. The phone number that came up indicated that it was coming from Jamaica. The person on the line indicated that he was calling from Publisher's Clearing House in New York and that I had won $900,000. To claim my prize, I was told to go to the nearest Walgreens where they had a money gram and to send more than $500 to the IRS before I could be given my winnings.

Victim Location 79606
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

They wanted me to get $850.00 dollars in cash to pay for a 1% of the income tax of an $850,500.00 lottery I had won. I was also to receive a new Mercedes E-Series car. I was to go to Western Union and send the money by wire. As soon as they got the money as proof that I could pay the 1% I would receive my winnings.

Victim Location 36602
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a call from Robert Jones saying I had won the Publisher's Clearing House prize of $128 million. All I need to do was go to Safeway, get a prepaid card and pay the 1% which amounted to $128.00. Then my prize money and my new Chevy Malibu would be delivered to my house in Saraland. But I live in Semmes.

Victim Location 30815
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Publishers clearing house sent me a check for $7000, wanted me to wire $80 via moneygram and you would get 750,000

Package 36980cd

George Williams was rep

Victim Location 38118
Total money lost $30,000
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

My mom being scammed out of her money they TLD her they were pch she sends all her money to Jamaica one of the scammers got a Memphis number so my mom can call him

Victim Location 27410
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Consumer reported that he received a call from Publishers Clearing house that he had won $100 million and a new Mercedes. The caller said he needed to send $20 for processing fees in order to send the prize. Consumer was unsure so he hung up.

Victim Location 72106
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Caller informed us that we had won a prize & asked if we wanted to receive it at our Arkansas address.When I told him no, He became very vulgar and told me "then get the f--k off my phone b---h".I called the number back, He answered "Michael Anderson with Publishers House". However the name on the caller I D was J.M.Kingston. I believe that he was going to ask for money for us to receive "our prize".

Victim Location 49088
Type of a scam Other

you'll receive a call a woman will tell you. you've won 250.00 in gift cards. and to receive this promotion. you must sign up for 6 magazines. of your choice for 60 months= 5 years. she will answer your questions and if you listen to her close she contradicts herself. it s only 3.98 a week, or 23.98 a month. its up to you how you want to pay it. she will say i need to transfer me to your supervisor to make sure I done my job right. she says put a good word in for me. this man comes on, and ask how long have you lived at your address. what is your birthday. where do you work how long have you worked at your job. then he said what charge card do you use most. and he needed the number to setup automatic billing. I ask If he could send me a invoice and I would call them back, he said no we ave to do it over the phone. I said I am sorry i don't want to be involved in any scam. he said I could look at my phone and see that there is a number there. and they don't sell the code on the back of the charge card. and he said I will be giving you a tracking number. I said said well anyone can come up with a phone number, and I could make up a tracking number and it has to be 16 digits long. So no. your getting my card information. I said I didn't want to be involved in any scam. he does have other personal information. and i hope nothing comes of it. if your a legit deal you will mail me a invoice, he said mam you have a good day and hung up.(caller i.d.269-462-8088), (when my husband heard was going on. he told me ITS A SCAM!) also he said up the in Michigan alot. but the number on my caller id is a Michigan number, I wished i would looked at the before i kept giving him and her information.

Victim Location 68118
Type of a scam Other

Call from 876-810-9956 request GM *** *** #5 with Confirmation #660322/DB.

Mercedes Benz on the way to the driveway with check for 3.5million.

Please take your mother to the bank for the taxes 1% $3,500 by 2:00 p.m today to claim the prize and car.

Phone answered as cleared by Homeland Security and and ends with "God Bless".

Victim Location 38310
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

The caller told me that I had won 9.5 million dollars in the Publishers Clearinghouse Sweepstakes. I know this was a scam because I got scammed a year or so ago and sent money for taxes and other fees to collect another bogus award. He said his name was Mr. Simms and he was calling from 702-347-2255

Victim Location 35904
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

"won" 2.5 million dollar publishers clearing house prize.

Victim Location 74557
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I had a person claiming to be Dave Sayer from PCH contact me on Facebook and then supposedly switch me to someone via text who claims that I need to send money through western union or money gram to Sharon Bradley from West Virginia.

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

My daughter was phoned by people who said they were from Publisher's Clearing House. They told her to open a bank account, and then she would deposit a cheque they gave her. With that she would pay insurance fees to get the winnings. The phone number they used was 876-802-1186. The number showed up as being from Jamaica. 

Victim Location 02740
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I got a check for 7204.55 in the mail claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House. The check had the name of an insurance company. Said I need to call to activate the check. I called because this is a scam. security code PHC-WE9-DD7 *** *** is the name of the person who supposedly sent the check to me. I did not call because I knew this was fake.

Victim Location 35007
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Cold call at 8:30 in the morning. Said he was from Publisher's Clearing House but did not give his name. Asked pointed questions and agreed with the answers given. However, he never offered specific info that only a legitimate representative would know. My wife took the call but recognized the scam appearance and ended the call.

Victim Location 35903
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A man claiming to be a James Nelson, from publishers clearing house, contacted me and told me I won 650000 and a new Mercedes. Long story short he needed a 1% fee to cover a money transfer. The phone number is 1876 842 8730. When I hung up on him he left a vey vulgar message. He was obviously a non native English speaker so I don't expect him to be caught, just thought you should know

Victim Location 30909
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Caller informed that we won 2.5 million dollars and a mercedes Benz. They wanted us to send them money in order to receive the prize. Caller was Debra Holland. 8765440343. Send 108 Irwinton road, Toomsburough GA 31090

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