I got a call and was told that I won the Publish Clearence House and why I haven't claimed my money? I asked them why they are not at my front door if I won? They told me that they had to make sure that I was the right person and home before they would come. they also wanted me to pay $500 for the taxes first. They wanted me to give them my name and address (REFUSE IF ANYONE ASKS YOU THIS QUESTION) I told them to give me the name of the person that you are calling and they gave me all kind of excuses why they would not tell me. I told them if I had won, then why did I not get the information in the mail or why are you not knocking on my door. They would not answer these question...so I hung up and called the police (not 911, just the local number) to report the scam.
wizphotogirl, Welcome to BellaOnline There are far to many scams out there Good for you for not falling for it I have been entering sweeps for many years and have and sill am winning All of my prizes have showed up at my door with a congratulation letter inclosed There have been a couple where i have to get a notarized letter to claim my prize including for the laptop I'm using I have had friends call me and say they have won a thousand dollar gift card And i say did you enter it And they get sad and say no If you didn't enter it you didn't win it I have passed up prizes I've won because i couldn't afford the taxes NEVER pay for a sweepstakes Stay safe
Thanks for sharing this warning. I did read about these fraudsters using the good name of the Publisher's Clearing House in perpetrating a scam.
Do you still have the phone number? Can you, like, share it so maybe we know which phone number to watch out for? :wall:
I did a little research online and found a complaint posted at this consumer complaint website called Callercenter and there was the phone number used by a scammer who claimed was using the name PCH in his scams.
Could that possible be the same guy?
Hi all, I think the number is 876-393-5136, but this number can change many times and be out of the country too.
I have never won prizes from entering contests. I have won 1 from doing on-line surveys but there is only a couple companies that I will do. There is one that I have been doing for years...many years before computers where in homes.