Got a call yesterday from this number, connection was not good, but requested they not call my number again. They called again this morning, said his name was Michael White with Publishers Clearing House. He asked if I was sleeping, told him none of his business and requested that my number be removed from their calling list. He stated that Americans were so illiterate to believe that the numbers could be erased. I told him he was very ignorant and arrogant and I ended the call.
cut off tongue
Yep the old fart still at it...u won PCH...950,000 dollars and a mercedes....duh you and I know thats not true and wasted my time...from las vegas....and every thing he said ended in OK....gave prize #s...serial #s....pin#s...and asked if was home.....yep...he ask for my age ...no I'm not giving u my age...he hungup... The U S phone company's should work on stopping calls from coming to the us if you can't call back...theWall....scanners should all shot...or cut off the tongues
Some guy called and said I had won the publishers clearing house and a Mercedes. This is the 2nd time I have gotten a call like this. Except the first time was on my husbands phone. When I said we weren't familiar with what he was calling about, he began to curse using very ugly words. Guess you shouldn't second guess them!!! Lol! I recommend if you see this area code on your phone, don't answer!
L in Maryland
Received a call from this phone number tonight, recognized the Jamaica area code as I have friends there. That is the only reason I answered, but quickly realized it was a stranger. He said "Hellooooo, how are you?" as if we were intimate friends. I demanded "who is this?!" and he disconnected. No idea who this creep is, but be warned.
Noisy connection, started spiel; I then hung up. Thought 876 AC was similar to 877 (toll free) but then realized 876 is Jamaica!
Prize Offers: You Don?t Have to Pay to Play!
excerpt from FTC CONSUMER ALERT
A Dozen Ways to Protect Yourself
The next time you get a "personal" letter or telephone call telling you "it?s your lucky day," the Federal Trade Commission encourages you to remember that:
1.Legitimate sweepstakes don?t require you to pay or buy something to enter or improve your chances of winning, or to pay "taxes" or "shipping and handling charges" to get your prize.
If you have to pay to receive your "prize," it?s not a prize at all.
He said his name was Michael Anderson. Added to Charlotte's post.
A man called me with an accent and said that I had won $950.000 and a Mercedes. He wanted me to give him $350.00 by Western Union to get the money & a package sent to my home. He eventually told me to send him $150.00 to get the package sent to my home.
Some guy with a Caribbean accent called to tell me I had won several hundred thousand dollars and a Benz. Hew was not very effective at the scam, as he could not articulate what he wanted me to do.