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Winners International Reports & Reviews (31)

• Jun 20, 2020

Victim Location 35094
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Caller said I was selected as the second place winner of $8.5 million dollars because I pay my bills timely. He gave me my "check number" and "password" for the winnings. When I asked for a website, he said it was the Better Business Bureau's website. When I asked for a location, he said it was the ********, LA location. When I asked for a local number, he said I could only call him at the winners roaming number that he had called me from. Before I started asking questions, he mentioned a fee but not the amount and went on to attempt to verify bank institutions I actively use. By all appearances, he was looking at my credit report. I answered that I did not bank with the institutions he asked about. When he asked which bank institution I used, I gave one that I have absolutely no relationship with. He said I would need to provide two forms of government issued identification. When I told him that I could not find a ********, LA site location for BBB, he said it wouldn't be listed because it was the money department. Whatever his intent was, it was to be handled in more than one call. He wanted someone else to call me back on Monday or for me to contact them via the number provided. I told him I would contact them after I contacted the Louisiana BBB. At that point, he seemed to know that I wasn't going to be a victim. I knew from the moment he said I won that it was a scam. I played along only to get a much information as possible to report it to the BBB.

• Mar 09, 2020

Victim Location 71118
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Man called said I had won a check from Publisher sweepsteaks plus a 2020 Veicle but had to pay transport fees to deliver it to my house. Go to Post Office get overnight delevery for 25-00 in a MO for the $500-00. mail it to Las Vegas .Gave me a passage code to identify by , said receipt is the overnight express payment slip,he has called back 4-5 times , I haven't answered. I am 75 years old and not falling for this, do not want someone to get caught up in it.

Victim Location 63031
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was called, and told that I had just won $750,000 and a new car in the "Winners International Sweepstakes"

They then transferred me to a manager, who preceded to give me all kinds of tracking numbers and such.

Then came the scam; he claimed that before he could release the money to me, I had to pay 1% of the income tax on it, and they had an easy payment system set up just so I could do that.

I informed him that I was a retired federal investigator, and I knew the tax codes..... about then is when he hung up.

Victim Location 08844
Total money lost $1,000
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

His name is tony Parker he will say that he loves you and try to make you believe that he has money for you he keeps raising the price and every time I sent money to him there was always a problem please do not respond to him he is a scammer and a liar

Victim Location 44691
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a call from a person identifying himself as John Miller from Winners International. Said I was a 2nd place winner in a sweepstakes and won a 2018 Mercedes Benz Car and $850,000.00 Said it's not a scam and the call was being recorded. I suspected a scam and told him I had someone at my door. Said give me your phone number. He said it was 876-397-3299. Apparently that's a Jamacia area code. I did not call back but 10 minutes later he called me back and said, "Were you trying to call me back?" I then said no I was not and I am not interested in the prize. I said give it to someone else and don't call me again. I said I am reporting you to the police so I don't want to hear from you again. I googled the company name and found years of complaints about this very company name and even personal name the person gave. He spoke English but had a very strong accent. These people need to be stopped from these scams. Older people are so vulnerable to these things and this person tried to sound so convincing. I didn't believe it from the start but I am a little concerned that he had my address, name and phone number which he quoted throughout the conversation. I didn't talk to the person long enough but I see in the complaints filed that the routine is they ask for money in order to claim the prize. I expect that is where this was headed.

Victim Location 49519
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from "Omar" who said I had won a sweepstakes prize of $3.5 million and a Cadillac. I said I had food on the stove and asked for a call back number. He provided (919) 429-7815 He also said my id # was 6004, my prize # was tk id 2229 with serial # 3525. I said let me check my food, I will call back which I did. Omar answered and said his supervisor would call me back, which a different voice named Cim Martin did call me and said he was the manager. I asked for his ph # which was (516) 430-2324 but I did not call it to verify. They had me create a passcode which is taco 115. They both tried to get me to say yes several times. when asked if I wanted my prize, I said perhaps. Cim kept trying to get me to say yes but I did not. I guess he got frustrated with my perhaps and maybe answers and questions what do I need to do? and when do I get my check and car? and he cussed and hung up. My what to do question was meant to learn if it was a Walmart to Walmart money transfer as I have been asked to do that earlier this year but did not. This was an attempted scam which did not work.

Victim Location 46750
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

a private number called me and told me i won at the publishers clearing house his name was Mark Green. for $5.5 million and a 2018 GMC 1500. they wanted me to go to wallmart and transfer $2,500 to jackson mississippi to a person called Dora Mclaurin the call back number was 210-955-9017 my caller ID said it was from Jamaica... he repetively told me this is for real then started getting mad at me for asking more Questions i felt like it was a scam so i played along with them not giving any info out. Please if you get a call like this the Publishers Clearing House will not ask to send you money if you win i called to ask if they do i hope someone looks in on this i hope no one has been taken advantage of from this scam Thank you for time and stay safe.

Victim Location 99205
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received call at home regarding Winners International American Award. Said my name and asked if this is Mrs. Powers. I said, go on, not yes or no. He said my name was selected from grocery stores because I spend $25 a week or more. He said I won a high dollar amount award, like $100,000 or something ridiculous. I said what is this big award going to cost me. And he said your fee is only $99 and he repeated that a couple of times and said it had to be sent via Western Union, Wal-Mart, or MoneyGram. I hung up on him one time and he called me right back and said we got disconnected. Then he gave me his name, Mr. James Engrahm andsaid that the money was to go to Mr. Dwight Martin in Tampa, Florida. James Engrahm said he was calling me from Las Vegas, Nevada. He asked me how long it would take me to send money and I said you are calling at 645am in the morning and it will take me awhile to get out and send the money and he said okay, okay, just do it as soon as you can. Then I ended the call.

Victim Location 77459
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

They call everyday for over 6 months. Claiming that I won sweepstakes. I need to pay filing fees, before receiving, I will not!

Victim Location 32311
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

the man goes by the name of Freddrick Larson, called me an told me I have won 1.000.000.000 million dollars, a Mercedes, 6 months free gas, a year insurance with All State. an he wanted 3500.00 for fees, said the bank would pay off 5,000.00 that I owe on a credit card, when they deposit my money in the bank, I could pay them back the 3500.00 an I would put no money up front. the Bank is J.P .Morgan Chase the account# 426926189 Routing# 021000021, call it a Sponsorship Courtesy of Winners International. I have not give him any info or money at this time, I suspect its a fraud, so I am not believing this. Also said he would bring the check to my address at home, within the next five days. I am wondering if the banks know of them using their names to make it look good, they mentioned Bank of America, JPMorgan, Samsung, Wells Fargo. I hope you catch these crooks, an stop

Victim Location 94122
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A man calling himself "Mr. David" said my mother had won $2M from Winners International, but that she needed to pay $1500 to cover the fee. He then began to ask personal questions re: her finances and personal information. When confronted that this sounded like a scam, "David Goodman" began to curse and threaten my mother, telling her to shut up and that he would do unspecified "things" and that what he was doing wasn't illegal. He then hung up.

Victim Location 39767
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I got a call from a man that stated his name as john smith from winners international. He wanted my information and when I didn't comply he became very aggressive with obscene language.

Victim Location 76258
Total money lost $20,000
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Initially contacted by phone 2 years ago by a Peter Cooper.  Now being contacted by several different people.  Was told I had won $5.5 million and a Mercedes Benz. Never received any of the prizes.  Was told to send $500 dollars or more on several occasions to  different people.  Total $20,000 has been sent over a two year period.  Credit is ruined. 

 

Victim Location 46107
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I've been called around 10 times or so the past several weeks saying I have won 3.5 million dollars. When I questioned them a bit, I was told I could verify their business with the ScamPulse.com at 703.359.1146. When I asked if I would have to send them money to get this money I was told yes I would and that it was Donald Trump's fault because he passed a law that said I would have to pay 1% of the taxes up front. I called BBB and they called the 703.359.1146 that was supposed to be for the BBB. BBB told me that when they called that number and told them who they were, the person on the phone hung up on them.

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Somebody by the name of John Jackson called me and gave me a phone number to call back. He said I won a 2017 Mercedes Benz and 2.5 million dollars. He proceeded to tell me that I had to go to a western union and send 999.00 in cash to Oneil Campbell in Kingston, Jamaica. I knew this was a scam and then he proceeded to call me 10 times.

Victim Location 29605
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Won a car and $7.5 million. Have to pay $175.00. Mr. Mark Anderson keeps calling me wanting me to pay the money to get the prize. I have to go to WalMart and get a card and call him back with number.

Victim Location 54130
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was called by Robin Kelly, who had an accent. I was told that I had won 4 Million and needed to pay 1% to receive $1000 weekly.

Victim Location 44120
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from Winners International. The phone number in my caller ID 702-516-1987 The message on my answering machine stated I won I won $2.5 million. They wanted me to call the phone number back. I did not call the number back. I did not send any money. Wanted to call the ScamPulse.com.

Victim Location 94928
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

This male person, with an accent, called several times and told me my husband had won 8.5 million dollars, that the day he called was the last day we could claim it That he got our name and phone number off a coupon submitted to a local grocery store. That we had put this information on the coupon we turned in. He wouldn't tell me what the coupon was for. He gave his name as "John Brown",

He told me, after I asked many questions, that the taxes would be completely paid for this money but we would have to pay $400 for some kind of transfer. I asked him a lot of questions and questioned the validity of this call and his response was " I can't make you take this". After we hung up, he called back , apparently accidentally, and I saw on my cell phone that the call was from Jamaica. He said this money would be delivered by someone accompanied by "an our own FBI man. an accountant, and someone else.

Victim Location 15003
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Mario Gonzales said send check for 300 for her winnings and when the brinks man will come with the money

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