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1, Report #480947
Aug 17 2009
07:13 AM
Consumer Clearing House Scammer calls elderly Mom Temple, Texas
WE get lots of annoying sales calls every day but this East Indian man called on Monday Morning  August 17 th saying we had won 500,000.oo in a sweepstakes. I know my Mom only enters one sweepstakes and this sounded wrong. They said that we should be home On Wednesday aughst 19th between 7& 11 I have a very bad feeling about this and after knowing that I have watched My family who have struggled every year with debt  My scruff came up. The first thing I did was check out Consumer clearing house on Ripoff report. I found only two reports on them.          
Entity: Temple, Texas
2, Report #1310499
Jun 09 2016
10:28 AM
Consumer Clearing House Tried to Scam me out of $2000.00 Philadelphia Pennsylvania
I received a phone call at 11:00AM telling me i had won $500,000 in the Consumers Clearing House Lottery.  I was skeptical, but I listened.  It sounded legitimate as I listened more.  They had my wife get on the line.   Advertisement: Replay Ad Ads by ZINC   After much conversation, they told us we would have to come up with the taxes on the $500K, which would be about $6,500, but, because he was able to negotiate for us, all we would need to pay was $2000.00.  I was told that the US customs service was holding the check until the taxes were paid. The person on the phone claimed to be the senior attorney hired by the  Consumer CLearing House.  He told me to call the US Lottery & Gaming Commision  at 888-337-0322 to vartify that I wsa the winner. He told me to give them claim # T4389372. He said he would call back in 45 minutes to give me time to varify  the information. I checked the internet for fraud information and found that this was a scam. I did not call the 888 number to varify nor did the attorney call me back.        
Entity: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
3, Report #1051733
May 17 2013
01:31 PM
Consumer Clearing House Scam promised lots of money and then you needed to pay half the taxes from Consumer Clearing House Washington D.C D.C
 I was contacted by to fraudulent people. Donald Leach and Mark Matthews saying that I won $1,000,000 from the Consumer Clearing House. They wanted me to pay taxes.   Yesterday, May 16th, 2013, they contacted me and wanted my home address, but they just had my P.O. Box address. They said someone was going to show up at my home between 9:00 am and 11:00 am with my winnings, but they needed to talk to me about paying the taxes on the winnings. Today, they said I won twice as much as yesterday, and actually gave me numbers to contact them. Yesterdays number:  313-444-1900 Today's number:  202-470-4016 & 202-580-8149
Entity: internet, Select State/Province
4, Report #244194
Apr 16 2007
06:41 AM
First Capital Clearing House Fraud - Consumer Compsenation Giveaway of $70,000.00 ripoff Newark Delaware
I received a letter stating that I was to receive $70,000 from a Consumer Compensation Giveaway due to purchases may at particular vendors. I unfortunately found this information correct due to ppurchasing items at those vendors. I unknowingly became a victim to this fraud by fullfilling the obligations required. I only wish now that this report was made more public so that other like my self would not fall prey to this individual or company. Anita Louisville, KentuckyU.S.A.
Entity: Nationwide
5, Report #274899
Sep 17 2007
09:27 AM
Consumer Clearing House, Readers Digest Clearing House Second Prize $500,000.dollar Winner needs to send retainer of $5,000. for Duty tax. Montreal Other
Howard Goldstein from Goldstein & assoc. called to let me know they had a check in my name for $5000,000. and that I was being contacted in order to pay a retainer fee for Duty Tax in the sum of 5,000. and needed to pay immediately so they could send World Wide Security out to my home within the next 48 hours. Not to tell anyone because I could become a victim of home invasion. They would escort me to the bank for the deposit so they could assure me of my winnings, all I needed was a valid proof of identification. Sure enough they have tried to reach me 10 times after I told them I needed to share my good news with my husband and let him know that I needed to withdrawl the funds for tax. I didn't! I got online and found the phone scam in several different locations and called every tv station and radio station to alert others. Don't get fooled- Never pay Taxes on a prize you haven't won yet. Cici Howell, MichiganU.S.A.
Entity: Montreal, Other
6, Report #260877
Jul 14 2007
02:41 PM
First Nations Clearing House; Fortune 500 Companies Consumers Rewards Program sent a letter notifying me that I had a price on hold Ripoff Newark Delaware
I received a letter in the mail with a Canadian postmark informing me that that I had a price on hold for $70,000 as a winner of the Fortune 500 Consumers Rewards program. There was a required processing fee of $3000. They inclosed a check from Waldenbooks for $3240 to enable me to pay this fee. The funds from this check were on hold until I called David Holmes @ 1-204-887-5834 for further directives. As this is obviously a scam, I have saved the letter to report to the postal service. Kathi Reno, NevadaU.S.A.
Entity: Newark, Delaware
7, Report #51951
Apr 07 2003
05:23 PM
SWEEPSTAKES CLEARING HOUSE DALLAS TEXAS ripoff; mailed coupon $400. sent check for $79.95 for luggage consumer rip-off fraud deceptive company Dallas Texas
I was mailed coupon supposedly valued at $400.00 for 5 pieces of luggage. Instructed to write a check for balance due $79.95, sign back of coupon, and luggage would be mailed to me as consulation winner. I mailed check for $79.95 on 03/11/2003. Check has been honored by banking institution. today I received another mailing for same above promotion. Looked up info on computer & found rip off info. Juster DETROIT, MichiganU.S.A.
Entity: DALLAS, Texas
8, Report #19335
Apr 22 2002
03:24 PM
j johnston sweepstakes clearing house ripoff cash my checks and never sent the merchandise consumer fraud ripoff dallas Texas
I WANT TO KNOW HOW CAN I GET MY MONEY BACK. I WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO EXPOSE THESE PEOPLE SO NO ONE ELSE FEELS LIKE I DO RIGHT NOW. I NEED MY MONEY OR MY MERCHANDISE. I'M A SINGLE MOM WITH CHILDREN AND CANT AFFORD TO BE RIPPED OFF. I WANT TO GET THEM FOR FRAUD. IS IT ANY WAY MY CHECKS CAN BE TRACED TO WHO CASHED THEM? PAM KILLEEN, Texas
Entity: dallas, Texas
9, Report #257043
Jun 26 2007
04:54 PM
Publishers Clearing House Lottery Nationwide
We are please to announce you as one of the 5 lucky winners in the Publishers Clearing House draws held for June 2007.All five winners address were randomly selected from a batch of 10,000,000 international emails. Your email address emerged alongside 4 others as a category 2 winner in this year's weekly Publishers Clearing House Consequently, you have therefore been approved for a total pay out of 560,000.00(Five hundred and Sixty thousand pounds) only. The following particulars are attached to your lotto payment order: (i) winning numbers:xx-xxx-xxx-xxx (ii) email ticket number:xxxxxxxxxx (iii) lotto code number: xxxxxxxxxx (iv) Ref number:xxxxxxxxx Please contact the under listed claims officer as soon as possible for the immediate release of your winnings: Mrs. Jenny Davidson Email: jennydavidson05@yahoo.co.uk or jennydavidson07@yahoo.co.uk Tel: Tel:+447024062908 Note:Please quote your reference number in all correspondence with the claims officer. Winners must send their Data or fill the data's below and send to their claims officer: 1.NAME:........................ 2.ADDRESS:..................... 3.SEX:......................... 4. AGE:....... 5.MARITALSTATUS:............... 6.OCCUPATION:.................. 7.HAVE YOU A PASSPORT OR LICENSE.....(identification on transfer) 8.ANNUAL INCOME..........PASSPORT............ 9.INDICATE PREFERRED MODE OF PRIZE COLLECTION: (A) CHEQUE (B) DRAFT (C) TELEGRAPHIC TRANSFER IF BY TELEGRAPHIC TRANSFER (Details of the account where you want your funds transferred): ................. 10.E-MAIL........................... 11. TELEPHONE NUMBER: ............12.LOTTO NUMBER:...........B. DRAW NUMBER:.......................... 13.TICKET NUMBER:...................... 14.SERIAL NUMBER:................ 5.BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF COMPANY/INDIVIDUAL:........ 16.AMOUNT WON:............................ 17. STATE: 18. COUNTRY..............To avoid unnecessary delays and complications !!!Once Again Congratulations!!! Yours faithfully, Maryann Carter Contest Department for Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes International Program Michael Moore, OklahomaU.S.A.
Entity: Nationwide
10, Report #1281476
Jul 22 2016
02:51 PM
Entity: Nationwide
11, Report #1328953
Sep 19 2016
11:10 AM
Publishers Clearing House Internet
 I received a letter from Publishers Clearing House stating that I was a $10,000.00 dollar prize also included in the letter was a card stating do not lose this card give to the prize patrol when they ask for it 5o get a bonus $5,000.00 dollar bonus. On Saturday I received an email from PCH .which was title we apologize for some inaccurate information, we noticed early this morning that your name was entered inaccurately as a winner and the actual winner is from as San Jose California but they appreciate their VIP customers so they are going to put my name in for 5x entry for a different sweeptake. This needs to be addressed because Publishers Clearing House is getting people's hopes up and then turning around and saying Oops were sorry! This is so unfair to customers that they say they appreciate so much and are very important to them. I will not be buying,playing, or entering anymore sweepstakes with Publishers Clearing House in the future.
Entity: Internet
12, Report #1129745
Mar 10 2014
08:15 PM
Hole in One Clearing House Dennis Chase Hole in One Clearing House Consumer Fraud Complaint Dana Point California
AUTO DEALERS in COLORODO STAY AWAY FROM Hole in One Clearing House from any Promotion dealings. All Car Dealers in every state should stay awayConsumer Protection of Coloradao issues a warning that they do not want this firm to do business in their state nor do they appreciate their nonsense in bad mouthing others 
Entity: Dana Point, California
13, Report #405664
Dec 29 2008
07:26 AM
Royal City Clearing House; North American Consumer Sweepstakes Notified that I was a winner of the North American Consumers Sweepstakes Markham Ontario
I received a notification that I had won the BC Lottery Sweepstakes held on 11/15/2008. The letter included a check on M&T Bank in the amount of US$4,950 which has been deducted automatically to pay off the associated taxes associated to the winning... They require me to send US$3,950 through Money Gram or Western Union and to call the claim's attorney Pami Dukes at 1-416-877-5318 or send an e-mail to financialdeposits@bayern.org to immediately resume the process of acquiring the winning price instead of prize. The check looks authentic and looks like it comes from a legitimate bank. I'm sure this scam would be very successful with some people as they think they can deposit the money, pay back a portion of it, and would therefore not be out any cash. Concerned Floridian West Melbourne, FloridaU.S.A.
Entity: Markham, Ontario
14, Report #1396182
Aug 28 2017
12:02 PM
Consumer Clearing House DeVon Richards, Warner& Richards Atty said I won 500,000 and wanted me to take out loan from HSBC bank to pay taxes. Troy New York
 Atty tried to get me to take out loan with HSBC bank to pay supposed taxes required by IRS to cover. $500,000 win from Consumer Clearing House. Wanted $60,000. I called two days later and was told that they needed 65,000 and otherwise I would forfeit the money and now it was customs I was paying. I couldn't get the claim number or where I was supposed to call so she said she couldn't help me. This was a lady who said she was also an atty. she answered Clair Richards.
Entity: Nationwide
15, Report #1402712
Sep 27 2017
01:16 PM
consumer clearing house Holden Stern of Solomon, Stern & AssocRyan Bishop of Federal gaming authority reported i won sweepstakes, wanted me to send money to south Korea to release money columbus ohio Nationwide
I was called by a tax attorney Holden Stern of Solomon, Stern and assoc. in Columbus Ohio  phone 614 721-0280 to say i won second place in Consumers Publiushing House sweepstakes oif $500,000. He gave me a Ryan Bishop of federal gaming authority  phone 202 315 5593 to confirm my claim number. When Stern called me back he said that HSVC Int'l based in Hong Kong is going to pay the tax money on winnings which i have to repay in 60 dasays. However i have to immediately send $1,500 to Byungjoo Oh in South korea by Western union for them to release money.  I clecked- there is no FGA at this number, called BBB and reported this to Fed trade Comm. 
Entity: columbus ohio, Nationwide
16, Report #47930
Mar 04 2003
03:41 PM
Publish Clearing House rip-off Internet
I had went into this site and to pick the lottery numbers that they advistised. And you know when you fill something out that they have those little box reading if you want email from them and their sponsors. Well I always, I mean always leave them blank. For some odd reason I started getting these Glamour magazine in the mail. I didn't open it up. The next month I received another one and this one came with a bill. I called them and told them I wanted to find out why I was recieving these two magazines. They told me that I had sent them a email stating that I wanted these magazine. I don't like magazine at all. They never have anything in there that is interesting. And another thing I don't own any credit cards everything I come to on the net has CREDIT CARDS INFO. Now I asked the lady if there was a way to get off of this magazine scam and she told me to send back the magazines and she would take off the amount. Now why am I still get the bills and the magazines keep rolling in month after month? Tell me what is wrong with these customer service people these days. I'm a customer service rep and thing don't work like that at my company. If so I would be fired. Help me I very upset and I feel like my credit will be ruined if not paid . one upset lady Newark, OhioU.S.A.
Entity: Internet
17, Report #112448
Oct 11 2004
06:32 PM
Sweepstakes Clearing House RIPOFF Nationwide
I had paid for a RCA stereo unit over 4 years ago when I had lived in CA. I had also paid for a alphanumeric pager at the begining of this year. I haven't received either the stereo or the pager. I have been able to receive other items I have paid for in a timely manner. One item I had to fight for. Now these two are left. It should NOT be such a hassle to receive merchandise paid for! Anita Tacoma, WashingtonU.S.A.
Entity: Nationwide, Nationwide
18, Report #162455
Oct 28 2005
01:32 PM
Sweepstakes Clearing House ripoff Dallas Dallas Texas
In July of 2005, I sent a $25.00 check to Sweepstakes Clearing House for an IBM Laptop Computer. I read everything and thought that once they received my check they would send the merchandise. I received nothing. I saw that my check was cleared so I knew they got the money. Then in September, I received a letter from Sweepstakes Clearing House stating that they did not receive my check and that as soon as I sent it I would have my merchandised mailed to me immediately. I wrote them stating I already sent them a check. Now it's October 2005, still no laptop. I give them a call, and to my surprise, they claim they do have my check but are charging me $4.00 late fee!! Also, I just found out they I don't receive my computer until the $500 is paid in full. At $25/per month, I won't see that computer until 2 years from now! When I realized this, I asked for a refund of my $25 and customer service denied me. I told them I felt I was misled with their payment process and told them I would file a complaint with the Illinois Attorney General's Office. They told me to go ahead and do it but I was basically screwed out of my money. What a RIP-OFF!! They should have refunded my money. I am not getting the computer, I asked them to cancel my order. If anyone can help me get my money back and also help others to not make the same mistake as me. I really hate being cheated. Cathy Bensenville, IllinoisU.S.A.
Entity: Dallas, Texas
19, Report #130786
Feb 09 2005
05:39 PM
Sweepstake Clearing House ripoff Dallas Texas
I recieved a vocher in the mail for $300 which I used towards the purchase of a set of luggage. I set a check in the amount of $49.00 to cover the remaining amount not covered by the voucher. The package is at UPS with a COD bill for 41.67. I called Sweepstake Clearing house about the pending COD billing and was told it was for the cost of shipping. It was not clearly stated in the offering that additional billing for shipping was include unless it was small print. I wanted to cancel the order but was told that the amount would be deducted from the shipping cost. For over $90 I could have puchased the item at the store. This is a big rip off Sweepstake Clearing house clearly stated the amount that was needed to process the order but hide the information about the shipping costs. Chris Aldan, PennsylvaniaU.S.A.
Entity: Dallas, Texas
20, Report #128283
Jan 20 2005
04:05 PM
Publishers clearing house ripoff Chapman kansas
I have been asked to enter sweepstakes, with no purchase necessary. i have tried on several occassion to do so, but evertime i have tried i keep getting to a screen asking me to at least respond to one item, and then when i cancell out of this, the next day my email is full of nothing but junk shit, yesterday i had 48 junk emails and today i had 38.... whats up with this company??????? and why arent you doing any thing about this...?????? Patty chapman, KansasU.S.A.
Entity: Nationwide
21, Report #337480
Jun 05 2008
02:39 PM
SWEEPSTAKES CLEARING HOUSE suckered me Internet
i ordered a sterio. i got a coupon for x amount of $ package came fed x. i live in a duplex. i was not home. it came to the neibour. of course they refused it, because there was a $41.05 cod charge. i did not see this in the information i recieved. i called sweepstake clearing house about this matter. i told them i wanted a refund. seeing they already had my money, they told me i would still be charge the s&h charge of 41.05. what a rip off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the balance of 58.90 would be refunded to me. John huntingtown, MarylandU.S.A.
Entity: Internet
22, Report #98200
Jul 09 2004
06:10 AM
Sweepstakes Clearing House ripoff Dallas Texas
I ordered a Wellington 86 Pc Dinnerware(Item code SFF). They never sent me dinner set. My check got cleared with in few days after I sent them a check with credit voucher. I would never buy any product from the company. It has been over 1 months and still have not recieved any packet or even a letter from the company. Ajeet mahopac, New YorkU.S.A.
Entity: Dallas, Texas
23, Report #91132
May 12 2004
08:00 AM
Sweepstakes Clearing House ripoff Dallas Texas
Sent money and never received stereo that they were supposed to send me. The phone number is no longer working and my letters have gone unanswered. Plus I am still getting their crap in the mail!@! Michele Easton, PennsylvaniaU.S.A.
Entity: Dallas, Texas
24, Report #176485
Feb 16 2006
06:52 AM
Sweepstakes Clearing House ripoff Dallas Texas
Were do I start. After receiving what I thought to be a great deal on a computer and luggage, I come to find out today that I have to pay $136 for shipping and handing of the computer alone, then another $43 for the luggage. I was not aware that I had to pay for shipping and handling at all but apart from that they also say that it will be shipped out promtly. I know where I come from promptly means within a short period of time, not a month after they have taken the money out of my account. Then when I confronted them about the shipping and handling fee, they informed me that I can refuse the package but to before they return my money the shipping and handling will be taken out of my refund, so I have to pay for it whether I take the merchandise or not. And basically there is nothing I can do about it. If they tell you its too good to be true then it really is. Mandy Yonkers, New YorkU.S.A.
Entity: Dallas, Texas
25, Report #163257
Nov 03 2005
06:15 PM
Publisher's Clearing House ripoff Chicago Internet
We ordered a magazine through the Publisher's Clearing House network and never got the magazine. And after a while we contacted the frauds by mail to an address in Washington D.C. We didn't have internet service at the time. Now we do. First thing we did was to contact PCH again and we got an answer right away. But the answer was to tell us that our refund was going to be cut 50%. In other words, if we paid $20 for the subscription, the refund is only $10. So what's up with that? No explanation from PCH. Just take it or leave it and this doesn't square with their return policy on their website. They are totally a bunch of thieves. Who do they think they are? Never again. Angela Chicago, IllinoisU.S.A.
Entity: Internet

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