Lottery Scams

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Facebook messenger scam

  • by: tomhaws
  • #60869
  • Jul 11, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I received a message from shirley pendergrast saying she received a $400000 award from arra and my name was on the list and i should pick up my reward also. She gave me a facebook connection, catherine winston. This woman asked for some identifying information and said there would be a charge of $8750 clearance and delivery fee. This is all on fb messenger and theywill probably delete everything when this is done
Names reported:
Shirley Pendergrast, Catherine Winston

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  • by: 071710dsmith
  • #61055
  • Jul 16, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $200
Claims I won money but kept asking for gift cards to deliver payments
Also reported:
Names reported:
Frank Amtione
Phones reported:

Publishers clearing house

  • by: JoeD
  • #61064
  • Jul 16, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I received a call saying they were publishers clearing house and that I was a prize winner.He gave me the name of Mike Gibson and his ID # was xxx. He went on to say that I had won $ 3.500.000.00 and a bonus prize of a new 2020 e-class Mercedes Benz. He then gave me the check # of xxx. A State bar code # 588319720 and a Pkg code # of xxx.
He started asking if I were familiar with Federal tax laws which I told him I assume the taxes will be taken out before hand. He went on to say that that was not the way publishers clearing house does it, and that there is a filing fee of 1/10 of 1% which I must pay with a bank check. I give them the check in advance.
I recognized this as a scam right away and played along with him by asking a few questions such as where he personally was located. He said I he was in Lowell Massachusetts. I then told him that he and his friends really did a great job until they asked for the money. I told him I knew it was a scam all along and that all the information I-gave him was phony. I then hung up.