Scam Type

Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes Scam

Business Name Used

Publisher Clearing House

Date Reported

Aug 23, 2022

Victim Postal Code


Total Dollars Lost


Scam Description

I received a phone call, which I taped, and told him I was taping. He said I had won a prize from Publisher Clearing House. He gave me a lot of details, his name J**** *****, Badge # PCH585019, Clearance Code 6619, winning ticket #104509. Assured me this was legit and I was a winner. Had to get a Gift Card made out to VanillaVisa for $599. I won money for life and a car. Obviously, I felt it was a scam and checked with BBB who referred me to contact PCH which I did and verified it was as expected a scam. Hope me posting this information saves others from falling for this scam. Too good to be true, verify it!

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