in Phone Scams by Scam Alert Editor

First let me be clear, Publisher’s Clearing House was not who called me, but someone claiming to be PCH.

They/he called my cell.

Foreign accent.

Told me I won second place worth $850,000.

I told him I hadn’t entered.

He said, “Do you shop at Walmart or Walgreen’s or Dollar General?”  Yes, I do.
“Do you spend at least $5 when you go there?”  Yes, I do.”Do you pay your bills on time?”  I said, usually.

“Well then, that is how you won!”

Wow.

Next, to build legitimacy I suppose, this person had me call another phone number and input a PIN.

After I completed this, he wanted me to call him back and gave me the number to call, which matched his caller ID.

When I did this, a recording congratulated me and told I was a winner…though I did input the PIN wrong.

When I called back things finally went in the direction I expected.

After he asked me some more questions (distraction) and talked about the taxes, he then went down the road of me needing to go get a money order for just $499.

I grew weary at this point and told him his scam sucked.

He then went into a tirade of cussing, followed by, “don’t you want your money?”

He eventually hung up.

Don’t fall for this scam.

 

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Just a guy trying to help folks out. SPAM is getting trickier every day. Scam calls also get more believable daily. Be careful out there.

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