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  • Pretending to get your sweepstake money out of bank in costa ric

    $600,000.00Unresolved

    My husband was first told by phone by Brian Lee that he had won 5 mil. In las vegas sweepstakes just send fees and taxes, since then it has been 9 different men calling last one is Lawrence Miller says he's a private detective, they have wiped our retirement out over 500,000 dollars now being sent to costa rica.I have called everyone I know to call but no help this started 15 months ago.

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    • My demands: yes I would love to get half of the money back.
    • User Recommendation: Recommended
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $600,000.00
    • Agents: Lawrence Miller
    • Phone: 506-223-1470, 506-899-6793
    charlotte
    Apr 29, 2016
    Complaint #: 1241
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  • Darrell Lawrence Melchor

    $0.00Unresolved

    Phone number suppose to have won $450,000 from Super Lotto Plus. From the email address above. I'm suppose to send them money via Money Gram in order to receive a winnings check.

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    • My demands: Expose the perpetrators
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $0.00
    • Agents: William Mills, Steven Ward
    • Phone: 347-641-9239
    • URL: [email protected]
    MellyMel
    Apr 26, 2016
    Complaint #: 1225
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  • You are a contest winner these people keep calling my fiance

    $500.00Unresolved

    These people keep calling my fiancée telling her she's won three and a half million dollars. She's sending money Western Union to another country Nigeria I believe. She's $500 in the hole at the bank and won't listen to reason.

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    • My demands: To quit calling
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $500.00
    • Phone: 310-310-2900
    Carole
    Apr 20, 2016
    Complaint #: 1201
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  • PCH scam on the elderly

    $0.00Unresolved

    Received a call stating that I was a 2nd place winner in the Publisher Clearing House Sweepstakes for 3.5 million. Was given a track # 150662, a package Code # 359216-USA, was speaking to a James Anderson who said I need to go to Walmart to pay a total of $200.00 to receive a claim receipt in order to get the 3.5 million dollars delivered to my home, and that I would have to take a picture with the check. That it will be posted in Jet, on the news, and in the paper. I don't believe it because I had my niece call the number and pretend that she had a call from them which she didn't, and he feed her the same story he gave me without even checking to see if they called her. The call came from Jamaica. They also told her she was a second place winner.

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    • My demands: I want you to catch these scam artist and lock them away! If I can sue them for making me think I won I want it done. Thank God for my niece
    • User Recommendation: Use with caution
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $0.00
    • Agents: James Anderson
    • Managers: Mary Smiea
    • Phone: 876-354-7030
    678baby
    Apr 11, 2016
    Complaint #: 1149
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  • Facebook lottery money scam

    $150.00Unresolved

    This guy name Harvey M. Smith Sr. Claim I have won 50,000,000.00 and the only thing I had to do was to send off some money for the truck to deliver it to me within 24hrs. He also made a fake account using one of my aunts profile picture acting like he was her and that she received her money and for me to do the same thing she did and that it was legit. How I found out it wasn't her was because she posted on Facebook for people not to except a friend request that's claiming to be her because it's not. But before I seen all that I had already sent him $150. And the next day around 8am he inbox me insist that I send more money in order for me to receive my package by 9am. He kept on insisting that he was a legitimate company and for me to send more money.

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    • My demands: I will like to receive my money back
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $150.00
    • Agents: Havery M. Smith Sr
    • Phone: 775-909-4570
    Maddblackwoman28
    Apr 06, 2016
    Complaint #: 1138
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  • Frank Perelman "Fraud"

    $0.00Unresolved

    I get a message that he has 6 million dollars and 48kg of gold he and his combat buddies found on the battle field in afganastan. Kit is in a small vault and he wants me to hide it for him. I hope you catch this bastard

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    • My demands: Catch this SOB
    • User Recommendation: Use with caution
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $0.00
    • Agents: Frank Perelman
    Slim
    Mar 30, 2016
    Complaint #: 1108
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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!!!!