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Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes July 05, 2023

Scam Type

Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes Scam

Business Name Used

Publisher Clearing House Imposter – Prize Winner Scam

Date Reported

July 05, 2023

Postal Code

60050

Total Dollars Lost

$ 0

Scam Description

Messages on Facebook Messenger – 1st message – ** ***** kindly send me a message when you see this, we have been trying to contact you.
2nd Message from her: I asked why they were trying to contact me –
Hi there, I’m Danielle Lam, an online claim Agent of Publisher Clearing House (PCH) We have been trying to contact you earlier. The only reason why you are now being contacted is to have you properly notified that out of people entries in our Publishers Clearing House Bonus Prize Giveaways you are randomly selected as this month 1st place winner of ($20,000) monthly for life, We would all like to say a big congratulations to you
3rd Message from her: Response after I asked if this was legitamate?
PCH isn’t a scam, but in fact a real and legitimate sweepstakes company that has already given away millions of dollars in prizes. It’s really important to remember that all of our winners are chosen completely at random and each entry received has the same chances of winning.
4th message: To claim your winning prize, you’re required to complete the winner’s identity verification. Let us know if you’re ready to claim your winning prize so we can proceed
5th message: PCH Danielle Lam
Okay what’s your contact number? I provided phone number and email – I shouldn’t have but I did. When I got home – I looked this up and here I am.
6th and final message from her –
I just send you message on google chat for fast response.
PCH Danielle Lam
Alright that will be fine. Thanks and keep me posted
At that point I stopped with the Facebook Messenger – told her i was busy for 45 minutes – have fun waiting for me to respond to you.

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