Got a call today from number 876-581-4613 saying they were calling from publishers clearance house. Said I had won $450,000. Needed to meet representative at Wal Mart, Krogers or Rite Aid. Told them I didn't believe this and I hung up.
It's pretty sad when you get "scam" calls like this. One is left wondering how in the hell your number (and name) fell into the hands of these criminals in the first place. A good rule of thumb in the digital age is, if you don't recognize the caller, don't answer. Instead, Google the number and get the real lowdown. Is anyone really gullible enough to fall for these things anymore?
dont scam me
They told me they were with UPS and were wanting to deliver a certified check. The caller ID showed Jamaica. I refused delivery.
Megan, your handling of this useless rodent was superb. Well done!
After a declining trend over the past two months, there has been a marked increase in the number of scam calls made by these woolly headed, foul smelling, black stained Jamaican rodents.
Yesterday, a worthless chigger called my house at 10pm - TEN PM - claiming he was with "UPS." Seriously? Even the most mentally challenged readers of this forum are saying, "WTF?" I used the same tactics I have been recommending to everyone: prolong the call, frustrate this vile creature and get him to "dun luze his kool, mon."
One last note, this was NOT a random call to area code 619, as this disgusting little beast had my name. Not good.
This number just called, same thing... I quickly googled the number and then played along with it knowing that this was a COMPLETE SCAM for about 9 minutes. Could tell the person on the other end of the phone I was going to do it... Then I said with a completely abrupt attitude.. "I know this is a F****** scam and you are a crazy to think that I would believe this obsurd story.. Have a good day as*****!"
Just got the call yesterday. When he said I won a PC sweepstakes I hung up and added the number to my call blocker. You think they could use a better story.
THIS IS A SCAM!!!
Just got a call from "Mark" informing me that I had won $850,000.00 in Publishers' Clearing House Sweepstakes. When I told him that I had not entered, he assured me that my cell phone company had entered me as a special surprise. Riiiiiight. All I had to do to collect was go to Walgreens', Walmart, et cetera (any other place I can wire money from, basically) and "activate a green dot card" (wire money) to cover the one percent of $850,000.00 I owed in taxes, my generous and loving cell service provider having agreed to cover all other taxes and expenses for me. (It really is the least they could do, really, since they entered me without my knowledge or permission.) Then all I have to do is sit back and happily wait for the UPS truck which is certainly coming within 30 minutes of my having "paid my remaining taxes". At the risk of repeating myself, Riiiiiiiiiight. When I told him I had googled his number, he told me the scam reports I was reading here were the actual scam. So when I said next, "You are telling me that instead of just waiting for the UPS truck to come, I first have to pay out 1% of $850,000, then wait on my doorstep?" He answered by hanging up. C'mon, say it with me everybody: Riiiiiiiiight.
Just got a call from these people. I hung up and he's called back twice.
just go a call now. total scam. trys to get you going because they know what state you live in and thats it.
They just tried to do the same thing to me. I told them I am reporting this to US Postal Inspector and Arizona Attorney General. As soon as he started talking I knew it eas a scam!
This is a scam number. The person "Mark" tells you that you won a Publishers Clearing House prize. He instructs you to go to your local store and pick up a green dot card, let him know which store you chose and call him back when it is active and they will be on there way. I have heard the same scam from the same caller but using Western Union instead. Nice!