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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.

Victim Location 28216
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Won $4million from *** *** ***. Asked for no information till you called back to verify it was you or something to that effect. To collect you needed to pay the 1% tax. At that point we hung up.

Victim Location 23233
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A Brinks truck would be coming today between 4:15 & 4:25 today to deliver a check for $475,000. I would need to pay $380 to receive. From Publishers Clearing House. I have been receiving phone calls. Also received recent mailing from Publishers Clearing House with a check for $6735. I haven't sent them any money or given any personal information. 

Victim Location 03874
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from *** *** ***. They said I had won 25 Million dollars, but I had to send them $5,000.00 in fees. I said there was no way I was sending them $5,000, that they could take it out of the 25 million, he hung up on me.

Victim Location 99503
Total money lost $3,280
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Victim was contacted by company calling itself Publisher's Clearing House. He was told he had won  the sweepstakes and a Mercedes (what color car did he want?). 

Victim sent a total of $3,280 in 7 increments by wire to places including Paris, Michigan and Anchorage, AK. 

The scam started 4/8/15 and the last call was 4/20/15 when the victim told them he had no more money to send and no money to pay his bills.

Victim lives in Fairbanks but has an Anchorage mailing address.

Victim Location 79504
Total money lost $400
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Pch wanting $$$ before they can give your "prize " $ to you...just got ripped off 400$ today and here is there phone # there calling from...876-585-7543...had me on the phone all day saying the prize patrol is coming and they need 1000$ cause the IRS needs to clear the check ....its crap!

Victim Location 02770
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from a person who said i won a mercedes and money 850k, but they needed $430.32 processing fees. They cannot drop the car until they receive the processing fees. His name is *** ***. I told him I had to go to the doctor and he was in a panic. He needed me to send him the processing fee now

Victim Location 15954
Total money lost $4.99
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I recently made a purchase at publishers clearing house and they stated I would receive a free gift.  However, when I received my purchase, I noticed they charged me shipping on my free gift, which I didn't want in the first place.  

Victim Location 99503
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received call on my cell phone. "James Stanguard" stated I won $985,000 and a 2015 Mercedes Benz. He said that two U.S. Marshalls and an attorney with a driver (named "Miller") would be at my house in 3 hours.

He advised me to call a number with an 876 area code. This number connected me to manager named "Albert Lopez." He asked how close I was to a grocery store in order to obtain a registration card. He said 99% of all the taxes were already paid, and I just needed to pay the rest.

I told "Albert Lopez" I might call the police and report this as a scam. He said he was already taking money out of my account as we spoke.

I called information to get the phone number for Publishers Clearing House. When I relayed the area code to the operator, she indicated that area code is for Jamaica.

Nothing has come out of my bank account.

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