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  • Telephone scammers fraud

    $3,600.00Unresolved

    I received a phone call saying i won 9.5 million dollars from a computer gernerated draw.i wasent aware of phone scams not haveing internet i didnt of know or even think to check.The man told me to take a little time yo let it absorb and he would call back or he left his number for me to call when i calm down.He called back a short time later and we chatted abit and then he yold me i would have yo pay tax fees for the check yo be released.He got me good over 3000.oo he has played thia very good i fell for it all over the last month he took every cent i have.im so ashamed i didnt tell anyone i wanted to surprize my family im a single mom and i finally caught on to uow stupid i had been.

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    • My demands: My money back
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $3,600.00
    • Agents: Oshane Wilson
    • Managers: Oshane Wilson
    • Phone: 323-521-6388
    Loser
    Sep 25, 2016
    Complaint #: 2034
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  • My name was randomly selected on their database without knowing my name was on this data.

    $1,500.00Unresolved

    MY name was randomly picked and I had a man contact me on Facebook that I had $200,000 waiting for me from the government that is to compensate the old and disabled. His name is Jim Carey from the Federal Government Empowerment Board, he said he lives in Manning, SC. I thought very hard about this but he was very persistent about this. He told me that I had to pay $1500 for processing and delivery. I told him I wasn't interested in this because I wasn't interested. He kept sending me messages on my Facebook about this money.he told me not to tell anyone that this would be our secret until I received. I finally decided to go c if I could get the money. I DID and I sent it by money gram from Walmart . They gave me a receipt , which I still have. Jim gave me the address as to where to send it. I have the receipt . I texted Jim and told him that I sent it, he asked me the reference # and told me to go bak to my house and wait for UPS truck, that they would b there today, which it was yesterday. I went home waited and then he sent me a note, saying That the IRS.GOV had stopped the UPS truck and he could not send me the money until I paid $5000 for the taxes on that money. I asked him before I went and bored the money if I had to pay taxes on it. He never answered me. I am a senior citizen and I feel like crape because I believed him. I really could not afford to borrow this money, so the UPS man emailed me today and said I had to pay this $5000. or the IRS.GOV would come to my house and make me pay it.
    Please tell me what to do. I'm so upset and scared they will show up. The phone # from the UPS is 660-473-7349, I don't know his name. He was nice to me, but this is fraud and it needs to b stopped. I would like to have my $1500.00 back. Please stop these scammers. I Still have the conversation from Mr. CAREY. I don't know how to send it to you. PLEASE HELP ME TO PUT A STOP TO THIS. Thank u

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    • My demands: Seeing he started this I would like to have the 200,000 thousand .
    • User Recommendation: Use with caution
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $1,500.00
    • Agents: Jim Caney
    • Phone: 660-473-7349
    • URL: [email protected]
    Ruthie
    Sep 20, 2016
    Complaint #: 2000
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    On Line Agent @Federal Government Empowerment Board
  • Scamming my mother calling her daily

    $90,000.00Unresolved

    David is trying to get my mom to send him 9 hundred dollars so he can send her winnings to her.

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    • My demands: Want him to stop calling
    • User Recommendation: Use with caution
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $90,000.00
    • Agents: David Hamilton
    • Phone: 434-333-7185
    Djkeno222
    Sep 15, 2016
    Complaint #: 1970
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  • Phone scam telling me I won Publishers sweepstakes 1 Million dollars and Mercedes

    $0.00Unresolved

    The caller told me I won one million dollars and a new Mercedes car. All I needed to do to collect was give him 1% of the money up front for taxes. I hung up on him.

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    • My demands: Stop scam artist from scamming people. Fine him, put him in jail for fraud.
    • User Recommendation: Use with caution
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $0.00
    • Agents: J.M. Kingston
    • Phone: 876-545-9568
    NanaKay
    Sep 12, 2016
    Complaint #: 1960
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  • MICHELLE OBAMA FOUNDATION

    $150,000.00Unresolved

    MELVIN Boccc said Michelle Obama is giving out $1m, $2m, $3m, $4m and $5m for deaf scam victims who lost their money to the scammers in the past.

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    • My demands: FULL MONEY BACK
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $150,000.00
    • Agents: Melvin Boccc
    • Managers: Melvin Boccc
    • Phone: 803-875-0609
    • URL: [email protected]
    Hawaiilover
    Sep 08, 2016
    Complaint #: 1939
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  • Publisher clearing house fraud, scam

    $90,000.00Unresolved

    They called me and told me I won the publisher clearing house and took me for a large amount of money. They had me send several money grams, western union to several different people to get the money and when I could not come up with money they threatened me that I was going to go to jail. They had me so scared I would not leave my home. I ended up calling the police.

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    • My demands: That these people get arrested and this give away be stopped.
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $90,000.00
    • Agents: John Baxter, Carl Smith, Lars Anderson, Paul Ricketts
    • Phone: 678-890-5117, 876-486-7998, 874-437-4733
    Scared
    Sep 05, 2016
    Complaint #: 1919
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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!!!!