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Victim Location 36759
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Told me I had won $1.6 million. They wanted me to go to walmart and get a government claimant receipt for $205 to cover shipping and handling. Asked if I wanted public delivery or private delivery.

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Victim Location 75703
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Consumer stated a caller from Jamaica claimed he was with Publisher Clearing House. Before he could say anything else, she told him it was a scam and asked who he worked for and where he was located. The caller became belligerent with the consumer and then hung up on her. The consumer called the number back, and the same person answered and was immediately belligerent, until finally hanging up.

Victim Location 60561
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I got a call on my cell and told I won 3.5 million, 5 thousand a month for life and a luxury. but had a pay 1%  of 3500 which he said was 1,750 dollars the number was 876-394-1261

Victim Location 44644
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Publisher's clearing house sent a notice stating I have won the Super Cash Getaway . They sent a check for $6,950.30 to cover attorney fees and insurance fees. The claims President is Bob Crawford and states a security code number for claiming prize. Check is from PRA HealthSciences.

Victim Location 23106
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a phone call saying I had won a cash prize, but had to send them money in order to receive it.

Victim Location 96749
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I had this person David Anderson call my cell phone. His number is 876-824-2841. I called my local police they said they would call me back. I get this person call me back to tell me he's the police. Tell me want to get the FBI involved?

Well, He called me up to tell me that I have won 2.5 million dollars from The Publish Clearing House. but! I have to send him $294.00 first. Than I knew it was a scam.

Another phone number David Anderson gave me was 876-455-4592.

I want people to know he had asked me if I was older than 65? I gave him no other personal information.

Catch this scammer. I wonder how many people over 65 had sent him the money.

My phone number is *** I live in Keaau, Hawaii.

Victim Location 99502
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a call from someone claiming to be Philip Robinson stating I won 2.8 million dollars. They said all I needed to do was go to Western Union and send them 150.00 and keep my receipt to show the representative from Publishers Clearing House that I had paid the fees. The number that called was 876-328-5424

Victim Location 75791
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Consumer received a call claiming (caller ID Mandiville JM 876-781-8623) to be with Publishers Clearing House and that she won BMW and a large amount of money. The caller told the consumer she needed to pay 0.01% of the amount in taxes, a total of over $900.00 through a GreenDot Money Card in order to receive the prize. The consumer did not provide the information and proceeded to hang up the phone. A few weeks later, the consumer received her phone bill and noticed she was charged for the long distance call. After speaking with her phone company, the consumer did not have to pay the long distance call.

Victim Location 47720
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

"Publishers Clearing House" called to tell him he has won an undisclosed amount of money needs to claim his prize by entering in a number. Once the number was entered in it told him congratulations and that he needs to contact John Roberts @ 516-468-6304. Consumer hung up and called immediately.

Victim Location 47537
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

"Publishers Clearing House" called to tell them they won $550,000 and a new 2015 Mercedez Benz. Told them to send 376.92 by MoneyGram and wanted to stay on the phone with them as they drove to WalMart to purchase the MoneyGram. They provided the name Patricia Miller as the attorney and they would be doing business with Jeffrey Thomas. They told them they would be coming to their house as soon as the MoneyGram was received. The couple then hung up on the them.

Victim Location 77986
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A man called my husband stating his name was Michael White with Publishers Clearinghouse, that my husband had one 7.5 million, a Mercedes, and other things, that they would deliver at 4pm, but that we would have to pay 750.00 to pay the taxes. When researching this found that publishers clearing house does not notify people they have won, that this would ruin the surprise, and warned of scams were people call and want you to pay taxes on money you are to receive. The next morning the man called me with the same story, I told him no thank you, you called my husband yesterday and hung up, the phone number used to call us was 876-879-9290

Victim Location 63338
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from Publishers Clearinghouse $960,000 and a Mercedes limo that would be arriving in an hour. They asked for $9,600. The caller ID said it was from Jamaica. I know this is a scam.

Victim Location 44130
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

My elderly mother has received mailing from Publishers Clearing House. Phone numbers 647-708-1844 and 613-712-0669 Post marked NY NY. Received check for $7890 Instructs to call before depositing check. Alaska Airlines and Bank of America is on the check. Mega Millions is also on the mailing. Has Publishers Clearing House Logo. Called Publishers Clearing House and told they did not send the mailing.

Victim Location 98936
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

Saying that I won 250,000.00 from

Victim Location 23324
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a call from Bobby Carter who said he was with the Publisher's Clearing House, from a 876-384-4257 number. He said I won $2.5 million dollars, but needed to send a $192.16 money order to Natalie Ryan in Norfolk, VA 23513 to be able to receive winnings.

Victim Location 83431
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A letter came from "Publishers Clearing House" with a check for $4,822.03 as an advanced payment for winning $75,000. Supposedly it is to pay the taxes on my winnings. They want me to deposit the check and then they will come with my $75,000. I'm not sure how it works but the check says it is coming from Southwest Electric Co. in Oklahoma. I called them and they said someone stole numbers from them and they did not authorize the check.

Victim Location 44052
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Got several phone calls from  Michael Anderson with Publishers Clearing House at Phone number 876-250-4771. Caller had full address and asked my marital status. Asked if wanted it advertised.   Stated he was a minister, with the company 30 years. Told me I won second prize, $5.5 million. Wanted to send $ 585 which is refundable. They would come today and deliver my winnings if I pay the $585. Did not specify what the $ 585 was for. 

Victim Location 86406
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Caller said name was Kyle W*** and consumer was picked at random to win; she was advised she didn't win the $10 Million or $5 Million prize, but he had a certified check being held at Bank of America; he would bring two US marshalls and this was coordinated with UPS. All he needed was consumer's 1040 and her 1099 form and then they would set up a meeting to give her the money.

Victim Location 85335
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes received a call from a customer who complained that her household receives multiple telemarketing calls and she can't get them to stop.  She starts receiving them at 6:30 in the morning.  One she mentioned was from a fake Publishers Clearing House.

Victim Location 78355
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from this cell number 876-505-5990 stating that I had won the publishers clearing house for the amount of 1.5 million dollars. He said his name was David Cooper and another time he said his name was David John Cooper. He said they were in Corpus Christi, Tx. right now. He said he had to ask me a few questions. He asked 1. Do I have a valid ID or DL #, 2. Do you want us to give you the check privately or publicly, 3. Are you married or divorced, 4. What was your occupation before you retired, 5. How is your name listed on your ID so when we go deliver the check we will know it is you. He asked how are you feeling right now are you excited that you won and I told him no because I did not think it was true. He kept saying yes its true. He said you just need to pay the 1% tax fee which would come out to $599.00. I asked him if I had to pay that or they could just get it out of the check before they gave it to me. He then just hung up the phone.

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