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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.

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, "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.

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