Lottery Scams

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Unresolved

Claimed PCH

  • by: Wardreyn
  • #534
  • Jan 20, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I received a call from Berthoud Co. They claimed to be with PCH and wanted me to purchase magazines and wanted my credit card information which I did not give. When I said that I only had 83 cents they hung up.
Phones reported:
970-670-6187
Unresolved

Attempted scam by PCH

  • by: tbonner1
  • #565
  • Jan 21, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I was called on 01/18/2016 on my cell phone at my home. She gave me her name and Badge Number (#0025), and informed me that out of 755 names in Texas, I had won $955,000.00 (check #US865862003174), confirmation #157934. I should go to the nearest Walmart store where I would execute the documents to ensure that I had the check personally delivered to my front door. I would be required to pay a fee of $559.00 to cover my part of the IRS required taxes. When I objected she put her Manager on the line, who tried to convince me that it was a small price to pay to get such a large sum. I informed him that I could not pay them until I had received their check and it had cleared payment. Then I informed him that I actually have $559 that I could risk, and he hung up!
Names reported:
Norma Wedster
Phones reported:
866-996-5997
Unresolved

I have been scamed by someone that says they are a sweepstakes winner

  • by: russell
  • #579
  • Jan 21, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $850
My cousin texted me and said my name was on a list to get a hold of this person who's name I put up in the top bar they said call or text him and claimed your check I did then they said I had to pay tax 850 and then they said on the day I was to get my check I had to pay another 1000 for irs fees to deliver my check I have a picture of 250 and the pictures of the paper with my name on it.
Names reported:
Sena Dennis, Michael Louis
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Unresolved

Fraud phone call

  • by: Ckliewer
  • #587
  • Jan 21, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I was called saying I won $800,000 he said he was From Washington, N Y. Said I had to send $1,182.00 approval fee from state of from Minnesota. He wanted to deliver it to Minnesota but I told him I was on vacation in Arizona and would like it delivered here. I was suppose to send money in 24 hours and text him my email address for instructions. His number is(876) 421-6705. I looked up your website finding it was a fraud call.
Names reported:
Michael collins
Phones reported:
876-421-6705
Unresolved

I was scammed by Mr. Prso Jones and paid to Hidelisa Sanchez.

  • by: alcatkin
  • #588
  • Jan 21, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $2,200
I saw my email about winning and I input the info about my name home address, email address, occupation, more, cell ph text only because I am deaf then I send email to Prso. Mr. Prso Jones texted me for $320 for insurance charge to get the winning Hydrogen BMW car 2015 and $500k with the address 5070 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles 90036 and email address [email protected] He said that I will be in the picture with the items coming for our 15th lottery editions of winners list. I told them about mg warning me about scam that I have not meet that person, he said they may be right it's just a precaution for those imposters but here he is telling me that this is 100% legit, he said I can guarantee you that once you settle this fee no one will tell you different. he said without any further complications. that payment is be out to Mrs. Hidelisa Sanchez address St. Peter, Missouri 63376. She is our sales Representative in Missouri. He told me no more twist again. I paid $320 at mg to Hidelisa Sanchez last week Thursday. He told me that I will get it by deliver to my doorstep last Monday. He texted me on Monday to check email that he sent me email that they foreign stop and need to pay $1.890 more that they will deliver it to me today. I paid $1k for ofac clean report certificate last Tuesday and I paid $890 for stamp duty. But I got call Mr. Prso and he sent the last email is conigment clearance but I need to pay an attorney fee in Washington, D.C. for $5k to sign it then they will deliver the winning. But he said that he will pay at $2.5k and I pay at $2.5k. then he told me that they will delivery to me tomorrow. I told him that I prefer to see BMW car first then I will pay him but he said its not possible. then I decide to stop pay $5k because I saw the email different name of signature and print below. He told me that I will lose it and cant send my money back. I have some emails and lock text from Mr. Prso Jones. I can email u from Prso He could be Hidelisa Sanchez.

Added by alcatkin on Jan 21, 2016 19:08 EST

I gave Prso my ss # and home address at begin. at the end he asked me to scan my driver's license but I told I don't have to scan copy my driver's license. what will they use my ss#? will they come to hurt me at my home address? can I change my ss# to protect my future?

Also reported:
BMW Lottery Department
Names reported:
Hidelisa Sanchez, Mr. Prso Jones
Phones reported:
850-353-4002
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Unresolved

I have been scammed by Tim Householder working with Helena Simpson, and Christina L. Olberding and the funds receiver

  • by: NA
  • #591
  • Jan 21, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $1250.00
Tim notified me that he just won $100,000.00 as of Jan. 15th , 2016, and as he was receiving the CASH from the UPS driver, he saw my name as one of the winners. He told me to pay $1250 for the insurance and delivery, then in 3 hrs. I would see a truck drive up and deliver me the money. Then he put me in contact with Helena Simpson through 'friend' at Facebook. She guided me to the form at Wal Mart and then to go home and wait for further instructions. When I returned, she then said it would take 15 min. to see that the money would transfer in. Then she notified me that they would need another $5,000 and that this was the last of the money I would need to pay out to receive the $100,000.00. She gave me 3 hours to 'decide', but hoped I wouldn't pass up this wonderful opportunity. Talking with Tim, saying he had his money in the bank and they were totally on the up and up.
I called the FBI who then Greg told me from the Honolulu office, to go on line and put in a formal complaint which I hope this is doing for me.
I'm educated and usually skeptical, but because this was a classmate I knew, I was unsuspecting. All the typical phrases went through my mind--there's a sucker born every day, 'Bernie Madeoff wanna be for Tim, many more.
FBI told me that if enough people complained, they would do something about it. I hope he doesn't get away with this. He recently underwent brain surgery so somehow you think that he wouldn't be involved in a scam to steal money, but he is. The money is gone, but the tracking no. 37603158 From Wal Mart money gram from Millie Evans, 2266 Auhuhu St., Pearl City, HI 96782
I was scammed by a sweetheart swindler he was called where I worked with the FBI to get him jailed and because of my testimony, he spent jail time for his white collar crime done to me. Here I am again, showing my stupidity, but this time, I am certainly not afraid to turn in these crooks as I did a lot of years back. His name was Richard Tan, and because of that, he was denied to enter our country.
Why do I say this? To let you guys know I SO appreciate you going after the bad guys.
Names reported:
Tim Householder, Helena Simpson, Christina Lynn Olberding
Phones reported:
256-392-9828, 440-241-2130