• Report: #451067

Complaint Review: Publisher's Clearing House

  • Submitted: Tue, May 12, 2009
  • Updated: Tue, May 12, 2009

  • Reported By:Grain Valley Missouri
Publisher's Clearing House
820 Valleywoods Dr Grain Valley, Missouri U.S.A.

Publisher's Clearing House , PCH I know this isn't the real Publisher's Clearing House......scam using the name though. Grain Valley Missouri

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I received a call on my cell phone last night. They knew my name and told me I had won a diamond incrusted watch and 2 magazine subscriptions. They asked me if I used Visa or Mastercard for informational purposes only.

The lady said that all I had to do was say yes to a couple of subscriptions to magazines, which were Marie Claire and Rachel Ray. I was skeptical and still I said ok. She told me to hold and her manager needs know if she was kind and to confirm the order. (She made it sound that I would be billed for the magazines.)

The manager came on and asked me if she was kind and answered any questions I may have. He then reviewed what I had won and there was something odd about it. He said the magazines I needed to order were Marie Claire, Rachel Ray and Cosmo. Before I could question the last item, he asked me if I had a middle initial in my name on the credit card.

I said no and he asked me if it was Visa or Mastercard. I told him it was a Visa. He then asked for the number. I lied and said I didn't have it on me. He said that he could stay on the line, even if it took an hour. I then told him that he called me on my cell and that I was a couple of hours from home and then he asked why I would leave my card at home. I told him I only use it for emergencies and that I never carry it. He called me a crackhead and that this was the dumbest thing he had ever heard.

He asked me what I did for money and I told him I use cash. He started yelling obscenities and I hung up on him. I know in my heart of hearts that the real Publisher's Clearing House wouldn't have a manager working for them that would act in this manner. I have been on the PCH website and they do not make phone calls.

If a Publisher's Clearing House calls and says you won....Hang Up.

Grain Valley, Missouri

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 05/12/2009 11:49 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Publishers-Clearing-House/Grain-Valley-Missouri-64029/Publishers-Clearing-House-PCH-I-know-this-isnt-the-real-Publishers-Clearing-House-451067. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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