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  • Scammers by phonme or e-mail

    $0.00Unresolved

    Was told I won $1,500,000.00 but I ned to go to Walmart and make a Walmart to walmart payment to Deborah Fibbs. for $385.65. As soon as that is done she and David will arrive at my house to give me a check for the winnings and will return the $385.65 to me.

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    • My demands: I hope you can shut down this operation
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $0.00
    • Agents: David Moore
    • Phone: 876-475-8039
    • URL: [email protected]
    Courthouse
    Aug 26, 2016
    Complaint #: 1888
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  • Facebook lottery scam

    $12,740.00Unresolved

    They said they were working on behalf of the Facebook lottery and I had won $600,000.00 and to pay them $350 to get it released then said it had and IRS hold would have to send them another $950 to get it released.

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    • My demands: Partial money back
    • User Recommendation: Use with caution
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $12,740.00
    • Managers: Joseph Lee Kinnaird
    • Phone: 831-290-0054
    mrfixit
    Aug 20, 2016
    Complaint #: 1861
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    Diplomatic Courier Company
  • Not from publishers clearing house

    $0.00Unresolved

    I received a call from a man that is going by the name of charles thompson claiming to be from publishers clearing house. He said I won 2.5 million dollars and a mercades but I didn't believe him. he then said in order for me to claim my prizes I had to pay a thousand dollars through western union and then I could get my check. I told him I wasn't interested and hung up. He then proceeded to keep calling me. My 7 year old grand daughter answered the phone and told him I didn't want to talk to him and he cussed her out. I told him if he called again I would have the call traced and charges brought against him. The name he is using is Charles thompson and his phone number is 407-633-3779

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    • My demands: to run him out of business
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $0.00
    • Agents: Charles Thompson
    • Phone: 407-633-3779
    pamwoolfy
    Jul 22, 2016
    Complaint #: 1753
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  • I was notified that I was the winner.

    $0.00Unresolved

    Saturday afternoon I was notified that I was a winner. They proceeded to ask me to verify my full name address and telephone number. They asked me what color of roses I liked what color balloons I liked . They also asked if I was going to be home that day to claim my prize. I foolishly answered their questions and then at last response when I asked for confirmation as to how to claim my prize I was blocked from responding. This all took place through my phone using the messenger app through Facebook.

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    • My demands: A full public apology local paper and Facebook With assurances that my information will not be used for any fraudulent activity !
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $0.00
    • Agents: Cindy Samuel
    Tlandrews
    Jul 12, 2016
    Complaint #: 1698
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    Prize Grab / Facebook
  • Want something done about this

    $350.00Unresolved

    Well it all started when amber klinge a facebook agent told me guess what u won 6,000 dollars because she said i was the winner of the prize winnings lotto of facebook they picked me out to be the winner and she told me it was no lie and it was all real and i would be getting a check of 6,000 by fed ex and it will be at my door then she gose and turns around sayin the only way i can get my winnings was if i pay 350 to have it delivered i go why dose anyone have to pay anything if they won she goes u need to pay a deliver fee of 350 to get ur winnings so it can be deliverd to me i go ok ill give u the money on the 1st so i did i sent 350 to victor emmanuel usein western union and everything was good and the money went through now all of a sudden amber the agent told me we got ur money but theres a promblem we want more money of 1,200 i go i dont have that kind of money im only on ssi and i can barley make it on my own she goes u want ur check of 6,000 dollars then u have to pay 1,200 i go are u kidding me this is a scam and i want my money back now or im reporting this she goes no we cant give u ur money back i lost 350 becase of her i have no money and i have a child to suport i go ur nothing but a scam arrist i want my money refunded back to me this isnt right its not fair im broke they scammed me and im very upset how can someone just say that and want more money after they said i won 6,000 dolllars its not fair i lost 350 when i really needed it i have no money now becase of them and victor is the one who has my money i dont know what to do i need it back it was a scam plez what do i got to do please email me back at [email protected] thank u melinda willet

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    • My demands: 350.00
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $350.00
    • Phone: 917-727-2148
    • URL: [email protected]
    mindygurl23
    Jul 02, 2016
    Complaint #: 1653
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    Amber Lynn Klinge & Victor Emmanuel
  • Caller said,"I won Grant Money, of 9,700"

    $9,700.00Unresolved

    Mr. Max Johnson ID 101 # 206-400-6989,-202-020-8954 claims I won 9,700. I need to purchase an ITune card for 250.00 and go to western union to pick up my money!

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    • My demands: will receive all my money back!
    • User Recommendation: Recommended
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $9,700.00
    • Agents: Edith S. Moton
    • Managers: Max Johnson
    • Phone: 206-400-6989, 202-020-8954
    • URL: [email protected]
    sarahsmile1
    Jun 21, 2016
    Complaint #: 1584
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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!!!!