Victim Location 33647
Type of a scam Other
I received a call from a James Anderson 1-866-231-3424 who said he was calling from Publisher’s Clearing House and that I was the winner of a substantial amount of money. He said that PCH would be at my house on Monday at 12 pm to deliver the prize at which time it would be video taped for viewing on CNN. However before I can collect the prize I must pay a fee of $500 to be deposited in the PCH account at Bank of America no later than 10 AM. When I asked for the PCH account number, he said that I need to call him back from the bank on Monday at which time he would supply the account number to deposit the $500. I said since I was already at the bank that I would wait to make sure the PCH had an account at the bank to cover the prize check and then pay the $500. He said no, that is not the way it works. Well then, I said this is a scam and that I would call the ScamPulse.com. He wished me a pleasant weekend and hung up.
Victim Location 78799
Total money lost $3,000
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan
I was told I will be delivering Amazon and Ebay merchandise for the mother of the man of the name of James Anderson. He mailed me two checks for the total of $8,660.00 and said to deposit it then cash out $3,000.00 and money gram it to different locations, Colorado, the Philippines, and New Mexico. To the names of, Vernetta Chapman, Moheeb Asit, Renee Gay, and George Trotter. The only problem is that the checks that James mailed to me were counterfeit and I cashed out the money before I knew that the checks weren’t legit. I ended losing $3,000.00