• Report: #379938

Complaint Review: Publishing Clearing House, Canada: Mrs Katherine Hill, Mr Harvey Armstorng, Jonathan Brown,Cathy

  • Submitted: Thu, October 09, 2008
  • Updated: Fri, October 10, 2008

  • Reported By:Bozeman Montana
Publishing Clearing House, Canada: Mrs Katherine Hill, Mr Harvey Armstorng, Jonathan Brown,Cathy
PCH. Adelaid St. Toronto, ON, Ontario Canada

Publishing Clearing House, Canada: Mrs Katherine Hill, Mr Harvey Armstorng, Mr Jonathan Brown, D., Cathy PCH, International Scam, I was taken for $3,600. by a prize drawing - Martha Steward Living Mag. Toronto, ON, Calgary AB, St John, NL Ontario

*Author of original report: Publishers Clearing House

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Publishers Clearing House, Canada notified me as a third place winner in a draw sponsored by Marth Stewart Living Magazine. There was a check enclosed for $5,340. drawn on a West Virginia bank. I was asked to phone Mrs Katherine Hill (attorney for PCH) for instructions. I was to wire $3,000.to
Mr. Jonathan Brown in Calgary or to Attorney Dorothy Freeman in St John's, NL I wondered if either person was real so I checked them out on the internet. They had addresses in Calgary and Newfoundland, so I felt it safe to wire the money and then phoned attorney Jonathan Brown in Calgary. He said he knew nothing about the $3,000. Apparently, PCH had only used his name to fraud me!

Cathy Stewart had signed the PCH notification. We were unable to reach her.
So, I phoned the American Internal Revenue agent who's name was also on the PCH notification. His name is Harvey Armstrong and he had a phone number. It was a Qubec cell phone which was not answered. I phoned the IRS about agent Armstrong. I was told to submit form 3949A to report this fraud, which I did.

The $5,340. check has not cleared my bank. But, I know already I've been taken by a Canadian international fraud team. I'm contacting the office of consumer protection in our state and will follow-up with law-enfourcement.

Katherine Hill introduced herself as an attorney for PCH, Dorothy Freeman was the attorney in St.John's, Jonathan Brown the attorney in Calgary. Does that say anything?

Jim
Bozeman, Montana
U.S.A.

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AUTHOR: Jim - (U.S.A.)

When I contacted Montana Consumer Protection they gave me two phone numbers to help nail these guys. Fraud investigation in Toronto at 888-495-8501. They completed a report to be shared with our local police. Then Project Cult Program in Montreal 514-939-8304. I spoke to Corporal Tim Caron a fraud investigator who was helpful. I hope he nails these guys. They deserve a very long time in prison!
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