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  • Publishers Clearing House scam

    $90,000.00Unresolved

    Promised $18 million, VW van, and Walmart certificate. Failed to deliver as promised three times. John even said he loved me and wanted to marry me.

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    • My demands: Want refund of taxes, guard, and delivery fees.
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $90,000.00
    • Agents: John Carter
    • Phone: 876-560-1342
    susanahall
    Aug 23, 2015
    Complaint #: 289
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  • People trying to take my money

    $1,000.00Unresolved

    Dearly Beloved

    Calvary greetings in the name of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ Amen! With a heart heavy laden I write this email to you. I am Mrs. Tumelo Tebogo, (Widow) from South Africa. I was brought up from a motherless babies home, was married to Mr. Masego Tebogo (A Rich Business Man). Before his sudden death in a fatal motor accident we were married for twenty years without a child. Besides, we were both true Christians before died and base on my love, care and compassion for him, I decided not to remarry. Hence I sold all my inherited belongings and deposited the sum of US$10,200,000.00 in the bank to start a charity organization.

    Thereafter, I was diagnosed cancer of the lungs which also affected my brain, from all indication my conditions is really deteriorating. My doctors told me that I may not live for the next two months because the cancer has gotten to a very bad stage. Presently I'm with my laptop in a hospital in Israel where I am undergoing treatment. Just few days ago, my bank management wrote me to come and break the deposit or rather issue a letter of authorization to somebody to receive it on my behalf if I cannot come over because of my illness, otherwise they will confiscate it. I tried contacting my lawyer to handle it and was informed he is dead.

    Hence, I contacted you as God fearing person to accomplish my dying wish by claiming the money from the bank and use it to open a charity organization that will propagate the gospel of Christ, help the poor, the orphanages /less privileged people and widows. Consequently, you are requested to furnish me with the following information to enable me writing an authorization letter to the bank asking them to release the funds to you as my next of kin. YOUR FULL NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, SEX, AGE, MARITAL STATUS AND OCCUPATION.


    As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the bank officer in charge of the funds and also issue them a letter of authorization to release the funds to you as my next of kin.


    Yours in Christ Jesus,
    Mrs. Tumelo Tebogo.

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    • My demands: Compensation for my pain and suffering
    • User Recommendation: Use with caution
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $1,000.00
    • Agents: Tumelo Tebogo
    • URL: [email protected]
    Deaconm
    Aug 20, 2015
    Complaint #: 269
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  • Facebook international lottery

    $0.00Unresolved

    Contacted me through Facebook . was told i won the lottery and had many choices i pick 20,000 for a winning of 2,000,000. He took my address phone number and also included that i was very pretty. He gave me a bank # to deposit my 20,000 ( Kevin Brown #446034041741) I backed out and now he is calling me. Very broken english

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    • My demands: catch him
    • User Recommendation: Use with caution
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $0.00
    • Agents: David McScott
    • Managers: Kevin Brown
    • Phone: 240-750-6308
    • URL: https://www.facebook.comm/david.mcscott.9
    sap
    Aug 18, 2015
    Complaint #: 263
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  • I was told that I had won the lottery

    $0.00Unresolved

    He sent me a check for $6,850 and told me to deposit it in the bank which I did and the bank posted it to my account. Mr Brown wanted me to call him as soon as I deposit the check to call and tell that I had deposited it . I did and than he told me to withdraw cash for $6,200 and take it to a Wells Fargo bank and deposit the money or than he told me if I"d rather put into an envelope and mail the money to a Cindy Williams at 14629 Rockway blvb., Jamaica New York 11436. I chose to deposit the money in Wells Fargo bank, acc# 1392817985 (Mr Latunde). Mr Brown was very concerned that I did it immediately. This is when I realized he wanted to withdraw the money from the bank before his $6850 check bounced. Two days after I deposited his check the bank notified me that it had bounced. That was a close call, I almost lost $6200!!!

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    • My demands: Uncover this obvious scam
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $0.00
    • Agents: Gary Brown
    • Managers: Marshall F Moor
    • Phone: 647-769-8108
    jlyster123
    Aug 14, 2015
    Complaint #: 246
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    Additional information

    Internatioal Mega Lottery

  • Fake check

    $6,580.74Unresolved

    Mailed to me and was told to go to bank and deposit to my banking account, but was red-flagged. Police was called and they took a report down.....At Bank. I was told to go ahead and cash check.AND PAY TAXES FOR NEXT CHECK of the amount of $ 2,500.

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    • My demands: Wish I was not scamed...
    • User Recommendation: Recommended
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $6,580.74
    • Agents: Jarvis Paulson
    • Managers: Bob Crawford, Eric D. Burns
    • Phone: 336-233-3121
    Stephanie
    Aug 14, 2015
    Complaint #: 241
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  • Prize winner for the national endowment fund

    $0.00Unresolved

    National endowment fund winner, asking for money up front to get your prize. Representing a foundation agent ( Facebook department foundation).

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    • My demands: Investigate this scheme for others will not fall for it, I'm 67 years old and I am in the impression that they are targeting the age group.
    • User Recommendation: Recommended
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $0.00
    • Agents: Agent Micheal Own
    • Phone: 205-900-6150
    Gonzo
    Aug 11, 2015
    Complaint #: 224
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Comments:

Mimivpqn

Dec 20, 2017 4:30 AM

Dont believe none of those sweepstakes!- its all a scam!- especially the more popular one!- publishers clearing house!!! Its nothing but a fraud! Their scratchouts are bogus! I scratched off 30,00.00 $ just to be told- u didn't win yet!- only if we pick your number! If not u get nothing!- that's fake! If it was the real one or the lottery I would have gotten my money! Shame on them for wasting my time! But never again! Pch.com avoid it!!!!