I just got a call from a Tony Washington. He said I won $2.5 million and a 2014 Mercedes Benz w/ leather int. and fully loaded including free auto insurance and gasoline for 1 year provided by Geico insurance. I told him I would borrow the $485 and put on a Green Dot MoneyPak scratch off card as instructed. When I asked why I needed to pay for something that I WON, Tony got defensive and said he was a Christian and family man and could be trusted. This was obviously a scam from the get-go because the number was RESTRICTED and he would not provide a number for me to call him back. He is supposed to call me at 3pm to get the card number so he can send people to my home to deliver the cashier's check and new car. I am going to provide a false Green Dot card number and insist that they deliver the prize to my doorstep in the next 30 minutes and that I will just give them the card personally when they hand me my prize money and keys to my "brand new Mercedes Benz," which has no particular model or series number on the back of the car from the factory like every other Mercedes Benz has. Probably because he didn't know of any particular model off the top of his head when I started asking questions. Thanks for all the posts about this scam because they do sound believable and I'm sure a lot of people have fallen victim. He had an answer for just about every question I had. Oh, he also said he was calling from Las Vegas, NV but couldn't pronounce the word Vegas. He even offered to put me on a private jet to fly me to Vegas to get he prize if I couldn't give him a card number today for the $485.
Karen M , have you got the money ?
Have you got the money ?
Said they was publishers clearing house... I got a green dot card for 365. 00 which was immediately taken off of card ...what can I do
eword up i was kinda excited even tho i knew it was a scam so i got up on line n seen these coments people work very hard to scam n sceem they may as well get a dam ol joby job thanks"
I also received multiple calls today from Frank Tomczewski, from UPS Claiming Department saying I have an unclaimed check that UPS needs to drop off. Apparently, I won 2.5 million dollars! Lol... I wish! He told me I had to purchase a Money Pack reload scratch card for $200+ and take the receipt to Western Union to collect the money! Apparently I needed to go to Western union to pick up my initial $30K. Lol Oh, did I mention the gentlemen is calling from Jamaica? Well anyways don't let yourself get scammed by Frank at 876.425.8459.
This gentleman is blowing up my phone and said I won 3.5 million dollars on Publishers clearing house and a mercedes. All I have tho do is buy a greendot card money pak scratch off and that's where my money will be sent.........NO CAMERA CREW....NO BIG CHECK???? Yeah, right!!!
The weed is Jamaica s weapon.
I got this call said he will be here at 830am . From #876-840-1420. We dwamp folks have loaded guns. Comon in my private land phone scamers
The same thing happen to us yesterday. What a scam!!! Beware!!!
Got a call from John Foster
watch out for 876-407-9024....
Has anyone reported this BS to authorities?
this man called me like 15 min ago by the name of Tim Morgan he said he was from the U.S Treasury Department #8764674872 and I won 2.5 million and it would be delievered tomorrow if I buy a green dot card and put 835 $ for delivery fee but I naturally knew it was a scam I checked the internet for more stories .
876-454-6595 IF YOU GET A CALL FROM THIS NUMBER ITS A SCAM. THERE NAMES ARE MARY RACHEAL AND MICHAEL ANDERSON!!!
I had this same caller Peter Brown and the same number and amount....How can we both win $11.5Mil?
I just go off the phone with someone , he told me he was from Publisher's Clearing and that I should go to the store to buy a Green Dot scratch card for $500.00 and they'd call me back. They are planning to deliver $4.5 million and a mercedes to me at 11:30 today. Sure!!!! The number they called from was 876-407-8451.
mine as David Peterson as well his # 87635-818. One very persistent individual.
Call blocker might be your best bet.
Ugh! Both my family and my grandmother are receiving calls from these idiots claiming we won $5K a week for life. Before recently, we could hang up on them. But no, now they're somehow evading our hang-ups! They called my family today, with their same BS and so I pressed the 'end call' button and put the phone back on its stand. When I heard "You can't hang up on me! I'm still here!" I jumped. I tried hanging up again. I heard some laughing and "You can't hang up on me!" I unplugged the phone for a second and that got rid of them. Now, even if I don't answer, I hear "Why didn't you answer?" emitting from the phone. This is ridiculous bullcrap.
Omg I got a called this same people telling me the government is giving money to people who pay their taxes on time and people that do not have any criminal records so my number was chosen and I have won the sum of nine thousands two hundred dollars but I should go to any store and buy the green dot money park this is the number 2026210786 and they called me always
They call me back and give me his cell fone: 876 345 3984 JOHN HAMESTER, blach male.
Someone called me today and ask me to go to wallmart and by $ 150 green maney pack scratch card, I give these number to them I was selected for 1.000.000, 00 dollar. I don't have the card but they Will call me back in one hora to get the card number and send me my money. I knew those is con artist!
This guy is constantly calling me since yesterday, but I wanted to believe so much that it was real I gave 150 yesterday ans today he started calling this morning asking for more and I am glad to see these comments, now I know that it is a scam.
That sure sounds like a scam to me! Putting money on one of those pre-paid cards to pay for an award is called an "advance fee" scam, and it's illegal.
As you said that "...its not about that number [this 876-278-4101 thread] I just had a 202-684-6652 call my phone...," why don't you repeat your post at:
so that other potential victims of THAT scammer can find your information?
Hi its not about that number I just had a 202-684-6652 call my phone saying the government grant department has picked me to receive $7800 and that I would have to go get one of them cards and put 200 on it so they can put the money on it but so say they would not take any money off of it they even gave me a wed site and a address but I think its a scams
Guy called w/ thick accent told me I won 3.5mil and a custom built beemer. Ups guy and sheriff would escort me to a bank to collect my winnings. I had to buy 250 green dot scratch card from walgreens to pay for insurance and taxes.
I was contacted by a man named Peter Brown with a Jamaican accent telling me that I had won an 11.5 million$ raffle and all I needed to do was to go to Walmart or Target and purchase a $200:00 card in order to claim my win. Hi number was a Jamaican number (876-999-0505) although he told me that he was calling from Las Vegas. He was quite persuasive and insisted that I go to the store immediately to purchase the card.
Too bad Peter Brown my Jamaican scammer, I've got your number and will be calling the police/FBI.
I am sad they only offered me $9,876.00 us dollars. Yeah but same deal...heavy accent said they worked for government and that I was chosen to receive this as grant money. I was informed to purchase the green dot card from walgreens or walmart and to call them back with the 14 digit # on back, even after he had already told me they would never ask for the card #, "Then how you going to transfer money to that account" I asked. He gave me name of Russell Williams. I asked for a phone # to call to check to see if it was ligit. and he gave me 202# which then I spoke to a guy named Kevin Williams. My feeling is some people might be naïve enough to put the $200 to $400 on this card and they drain it by using that back#. So if they get several thousand people to conform, that's a lot of cash in their pockets. My guess is they change their numbers and call centers quite frequently. Good question is if we won money, why do we need to pay to receive it????
the phone number they called me from was 876-574-7284
Just received a call from "Mr.Anderson" and he was rude and insulting... Got on google to google his number he gave me and all this cane up so I called to report him to the FBI and the FTC... Hope they catch this guy....
Number called from was 876-346-1058, location Jamaica. The person identified himself as Patrick Wilkins and had a very heavy Jamaican accent. He said he was calling from Jamaica, New York (yeah right) but I said the number showing on my phone was from outside the country (specifically Jamaica) and why was that? He told me to call another number "events headquarters" to prove that I was a winner. Just to see, I called and got an automated message confirming that I was. I then got a call back from "Patrick" who explained to me that I was a Mega Million winner and had won a million dollars because "I paid my bills on time". I replied that I hadn't entered any sweepstakes and he said that my number had been chosen randomly. I asked where the money originated, he said Las Vegas, Nevada via the BBB. (Really??) He then went on to explain what I had to do...go to Walmart and purchase a Green Dot Money Pak card and load it with $150 and that I must purchase the card with 14 digits code. The card itself would cost $4.99 but he reassured me that this money would be reimbursed to me once I got to a bank and the card loaded with (presumably) the million dollars. I figured this was a scam but I wanted to know how they were going to get my money when I pointed out to him all my objections, such as; real sweepstakes will never ask you to pay for anything up front, why do I have to buy a Green Dot card when they can just present me with a check? He assured me that I would not have to give anyone any of the numbers off the card, but that 4 representatives would show up; an attorney, a bank manager and 2 reps and escort me to the bank (which scared the heck out of me) and once the account was established I would get reimbursed for the $150 and $4.99. He also told me not to mention what I was doing to the Walmart staff. And then said that they were experiencing phone problems so could I call them back on a cell phone once the card was purchased. He kept reassuring me that I would not have to pay for anything - being that I would be reimbursed - so I don't know how the scam is supposed to work. If they don't really have the money, and I go to a bank of my choosing to open the account, how then do they rip me off? Then he says things like "don't mention that you've won this money to anyone because you can't count your chickens before they hatch" which pretty much confirmed to me that this was all BS. But now he won't stop calling, even though I refuse to answer. These guys are terrible terrible con artists and he has the gall to swear to God it is for real! Not just that but he's a pretty smooth operator...he has an answer for EVERYTHING. They must be trained to get around ANY objections. Why on earth would these people spend so much time and energy chasing down one person who obviously asks way too many questions? Like I said, I don't know how this particular con is supposed to work (given that I wasn't asked to send money or pay taxes etc) but I'm pretty sure it's a scam. Made even scarier by the fact they say they will come meet me at any place of my choosing, residence or work place. Of course I did not give out that information nor any other info. Be careful folks, these guys are predators.