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PPI / Publishers Clearinghouse Sweepstakes - (954) 724-9490

Posted:    Lisa Behrens

Non stop hang up phone calls

Complaint Rating:  80 % with 25 votes
I have been getting at least 15 calls per day from phone number (954) 724-9490 , and they were hanging up on the first ring. When I call the number back, I get the same thing "mail box is full"! They did just call again (for the 3rd time in less than an hour) and I did finally get some one, it is publishing clearing house! I have been asked to be removed from their list, and not to call again. If they so choose to call, I will be reporting them to the Attorney Generals office, and the BBB. I do believe you can also report them on the www.donotcalllist.com. I do know that their telephone number is listed with South Central Bell, in Florida.
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 19th of May, 2007 by   Ann S. Minter 0 Votes
I am receiving mail almost everyday from this company with things to buy and this gives you a chance to win millions... I know better; however I purchased a couple of things that I needed which were overpriced and unusable. There is no way to call them listed on anything they send and the thought of sending this junk back is really absurd. The straw that broke the camel's back (using a commonly used term) was receiving things that I have not ordered!! Please tell me what I can do?

Thank you, ASM
 24th of May, 2007 by   Jeremy Schmidt 0 Votes
I have been receiving hang up calls from this "company" for a couple of days now. Everytime I answer, they hang up.
 17th of Oct, 2007 by   Dolores Guskind 0 Votes
It took 2 months to receive t he 1st copy of a Word Search Magazine. I have always been under the impression that PCH affords better prices thru the mail than over the counter. However, I've just been proved wrong.. my invoice reads $23.95 for 8 copies. Retail price is $3.00 or less per copy. Where's the savings? I am sending a check for $3.00 to cover the 1st issue received 10/19/07. THIS E-MAIL IS A FORMAL REQUEST TO CANCEL FUTURE MAILINGS OF THE MAGAZINE MENTIONED ABOVE AND RELATES TO CUST ID#00630024354 REFERRING TO ORDER #1032 8327 2544

REMOVE MY NAME AND ADDRESS FROM YOUR MAILING LIST IMMEDIATELY... PLUS ANY OTHER PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU HAVE IN YOUR RECORDS FOR MY NAME, ETC.
 19th of Feb, 2008 by   Margaret L. Annon 0 Votes
2/19/2008

I JUST RECEIVED AN EMAIL STATEING THAT i WAS A WINNER OF fIVE HUNDRED AND SIXTY THOUSAND POUNDS FRONM THE INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING CLEARING HOUSE,AND FEELING THAT THIS IS A FRAUD,i TRIED CONTACTING BOTH EMAIL ADDRESS AND CALLING THIS KELLY EDWARDS AT 954 724 9490 ,NO ANSWER THEN
I TRIED THE EMAIL ADDRESSES ---PCHCLAIMS 1234@GMAIL.COM AND RLUCER.@SATX.IT.COM NO SUCH PLACE. WHAT A VERY CRUEL JOKE TO PLAY ONE PEOPLE WHO ARE DISABLED AND RETIRED ON A VERY SMALL S.S.
INCOME.THINKING THEY ARE GOING TO GET A PIECE OF THE PIE SO TO SPEAK!!!!
 1st of Mar, 2008 by   lori calvert 0 Votes
I have purchased thousands of items from pch and several times recieved items i did not order. Also when entering for the 5,000. a week sweepstakes & not knowing who the winner was on 2-29-2008 I tried finding on the internet. when going into the pch winners it took back into a whole other giveaway list never could find any winners. I beleive that I was led on to make more purchases even sent a credit card type card with winning numbers on it. I still don't know if there was an actual winner. Tey even sent a letter stating the hotel they would stay in, the flower shop the roses would come from, along with a list of my local news stations they would be contacting.

I now have little faith if any that any of this is real. I beleive they stage this and get away with it because there name is so well known to the public & have been around for as many years as i can remember. I should have listened to my late grandfather he would now be saying I told you honey years ago that it was false.

Very dissappointed,
Lori Calvert.
 3rd of Mar, 2008 by   Jay 0 Votes
THIS IS NOT "PUBLISHERS CLEARINGHOUSE SWEEPSTAKES". I HAVE SPOKEN TO THEM TWICE AND BOTH TIMES THEY HAVE IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES TO ME AS "PUBLISHERS SWEEPSTAKES". SOUNDS CLOSE, I ASSUME ON PURPOSE, BUT IT'S NOT THE SAME COMPANY.

I have been receiving two to three calls per day from this company. On several occasions, I answered, but got silence. I'm told this is due to their auto dialer. If it doesn't detect someone on the other end, or thinks it has received an answering machine, it will disconnect. I called the number back and left my number to be removed from their list, but I still continue to get calls.

The other day, I talked to a woman who said she was calling for "Publishers Sweepstakes", not "Publishers ClearingHouse Swepstakes". She wanted to know if I had a preferred credit card and if so, which one it was. I told her I wouldn't give that information over the phone and asked to be removed from their calling list. She hung up on me.

Today I got another call and spoke to a different woman. She gave the same story about "Publishers Sweepstakes". I told her I had already spoke to someone and asked to be removed from their calling list. She hung up on me. I have filed a formal complaint with the Federal Trade Comission. Hopefully they will get the message.
 12th of Apr, 2008 by   Dawana Fant 0 Votes
I have recieved an e-mail from the Pubilshers Clearing House stating that I had won an online drawing from my web address in the amount of 56, 000.00 pounds. I too was asked to notify a Mr. Kelly Edwards by e-mail and phone for my prize. I am devastated to have read that this same person has sent the same e-mail to others for prize notification and to hear that this is a joke. People out here are stuggling to survive and make ends meet. My family and I are in desperate needs for money and to have recieved this e-mail was our sign from God. What a cruel world we live in.
 13th of Apr, 2008 by   youlicia joseph 0 Votes
dear publisherclearing house .my name is youlicia joseph and am a member or customer of your purchase .i have a problem with a purchase that i made.on the 10 of april i got a call to recieve magazines and a womans watch and the cost was 62 40 for the package .i would like to cancel my order with the watch and the magazines .that would alot to me if you would cancel it am sorry for the inconvence i gave so thank u
 27th of Apr, 2008 by   rosemarie hunt 0 Votes
I have also ordered a few items from this company and they are not what I expected. I look for quality when I buy merchandise, but the products are not up to my standards. Don't know at this point if I will purchase anything else.
 27th of Apr, 2008 by   rosemarie hunt 0 Votes
I have also been recieving mail stating that the prize patrol will be visiting my viewing area, and also recieved a card that says to call on a certain day to hear who the winner will be. It even states the time to call, I hope that this company is not a hoax because I believed in it.
 5th of May, 2008 by   Paula Wesley 0 Votes
I recently recieved a final notice bill for T V GUIDE, but I have not ordered or recieved tv guide.
 7th of May, 2008 by   Shannon 0 Votes
I received a letter along with a check stating that I had won 50, 000 dollars from publishers clearing house. Usually I would be like whatever but the check looked legit. So I thought ok I'll deposit in my bank and see if it goes through. It was deposited to my account and so I called the number on the paper and she told me to withdrawal the money and wire it to such and such. I figured that sense it was deposited to my account it must be a valid check. So I did everything she told me and today I got a call from my bank stating the check was fraud. Yeah my bank is apparently really stupid. I asked her why it was issued to my account then and she said that it was put to my account but can take up to ten days to process. Granted after I pay the 4, 450 dollars back to my bank I will be switching banks. I have contacted my local police station to make them aware of this but they dont seem like they want to do much so I'm doing research of my own. The reason I am posting this is because I dont want others to fall victim. So if you receive a letter from L.I.C financial claiming this please contact your local police station so we can get these people put in prison. The main reason I believed it was because a) the money did show up on my account... which is yes my banks fault b) because I had actually tried for the publishers clearing house thing c) because the lady was very believable. I know this makes me look more dumb then anything but I don't find myself that stupid and know there maybe worse then me. Please pass this info along
 11th of May, 2008 by   pj 0 Votes
My letter was from 'Readers Digest, Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes & lotto'. A check for $2850.00 and letter saying I've won $50, 000. Reading the letter is so important. Here's the clue. It states: Please use this check to pay for the processing fee. Now let's see...I deposit this check and 10 days later it will be found to be fraud. By the way, I worked as a fraud officer for a major bank for 15 years and that check would be deposited without any questions asked. As much as we'd all like to win $50K and believe good things like this happen out of the blue, we must be real. Winning means winning. If I really won, take your processing fees out of that and give me the rest. Have you ever seen a Publishers Clearing House commercial where the winner yells, "I just won 10 million dollars minus a processing fee from Publishers Clearing House!" That's right. It doesn't work like that. Be on your toes people. But, keep dreaming because good things DO happen!!!
 12th of May, 2008 by   marlene morales 0 Votes
I also recieved a check today saying they were from readers digest/publishers clearinghouse. The letter along with it said everything just like you said, to deposit the check in my bank and then withdraw the funds the next day and send them in for processing fees and taxes.The check really did look legit, with security watermarks and all.Well, I did go deposit it into my bank and they told me it would not be deposited into my account until it cleared.Thank God they said that, because when i got home I started looking it all up on the internet and found out that there is a bank with that name and routing number.But...no account number to match.Needless to say I have called my bank to hold the check fo me to pick up. Which I will then turn over to the correct law enforcement agency. So everyone beware, these scam artist are getting really good at this and they need to be stopped.
 14th of May, 2008 by   John Q Public 0 Votes
Here is what I've been able to find on the internet about this company and it's owner Melissa Sentz.

Disclaimer:
All of this data was compiled through through Internet searches of public records. No guarantee is made regarding accuracy of completeness of this data. This data is provided for informational purposes only.

Name: Melissa Sentz
Age: 37

Current and Past Business Names:
Personal Periodicals
PPI Magazine
Publisher's Sweepstakes
Community Reading Club of Tamarac

Current and Past Business Phone Numbers:
954-724-9490
954-724-9374
800-924-1399

Current and Past Business Addresses:
6331 West Commerical Blvd Fort Lauderdale FL 33319-2316
P.O. Box 26778. Tamarac FL 33220
7893 Hampton Blvd Pompano Beach FL

Possible Business Associates:
Joan Boner
Victor Fernandez
Joan Fernandez (ne Mroskey)
James Boner
Beanca Fernandez

Current and Past Home Addresses:
256 9TH St Pompano Beach FL 33060
PO BOX 10927 Pompano Beach FL 33061
397 48TH St Fort Lauderdale FL 33307
309 Reber St Wernersville PA 19565
138 Robeson St Reading PA 19601
397 48TH St Fort Lauderdale FL 33309
PO Box 107 Wernersville PA 19565
401 Lancaster Ave Apt B Reading PA 19607
115 College Ave Wernersville PA 19565
1127 Locust St Reading PA 19604
69 Tuckerton Rd Apt C Reading PA 19605
PO BOX 23336 Fort Lauderdale FL 33307

Property Ownership Summary
Address: 256 9TH ST POMPANO BEACH FL 33060
Parcel Number: 49-42-02-13-071
Legal Description: LYONS PARK 33-28 B LOT 3 BLK 4
Land Use: SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL
Sale Price: $144, 000
Sale Date: 2007
Year Built 1963

Possible Neighbours:
Randall Simpson 251 SW 9th St Pompano Beach FL 33060 (954) 946-1937
John Woessner 261 SW 9th St Pompano Beach FL 33060 (954) 785-9619
Elizabeth Humeny 242 SW 9th St Pompano Beach FL 33060 (954) 545-9881
David O'Connell 270 SW 9th St Pompano Beach FL 33060 (954) 782-1514

Criminal Record:
NONE
Except for a speeding ticket in 2004. She was going 83 in a 65 zone.


Possible Relatives:
Carl N Sentz (father) 115 East College Ave Wernersville PA 19565 (610) 678-2380
Karen L. Sentz (step-mother) deceased in Dec. 14 2002
Stacy Jo Gaughan/Stenz (sister) 7501 142nd Ave Lot 729 Largo FL 33771
Joan Boner (ne Sentz) 2197 Northeast 61st Court Fort Lauderdale FL 33308
 21st of May, 2008 by   PAULINE 0 Votes
WHY IS PUBLISHER'S CLEARING HOUSE DOING THIS TO PEOPLE? WHY ARE THEY SCAMMING PEOPLE SAYING THE NEXT WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON NBC ON FEBRUARY 29, 2008 AND NOW IT'S MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND (MAY 24, 2008). WHY ARE THEY USING THE SAME SWEEPSTAKES NUMBER 1170? WHERE IS ED MCMAHON IN THIS? IF THEY ARE GOING TO ANNOUNCE A WINNIER EVERY YEAR LIKE THEY SAY, WHY AREN'T THEY? DO DREAMS REALLY COME TRUE WITH THIS COMPANY OR ARE THEY MAKING THEMSELVES RICH WHILE MAKING OTHERS POOR?
 19th of Jun, 2008 by   pai 0 Votes
I have received a check from new natalie's bridals atlanta ga 30318, on regions bank georgia, for 2, 986 dollars. I thin
it is fake.
 20th of Jun, 2008 by   Sarah 0 Votes
I don't know if anyone has corrected you on this already, but the website is donotcall.gov for the do not call list. I just added my family's number yesterday and am, unfortunately, still receiving calls.
 13th of Aug, 2008 by   Deborah Herrera 0 Votes
I, on several occasions have been notified that I won $1.5 milon and all I have to do is file my identy with them and of course there is a fee. Well I get mail everyday and the fee tends to rise each time. How can I stop this? They're fraudulent, misleading, and whats happend to the law s in the United States?
Nevertheless, I trusted their written statements and at first paid the fees. I looked up this "reporting Division and found no listing through Consumers Affairs. I feel so betrayed !!
The name and PO Box "this time" is
Sam Martin
Actual Issuing Prize Review, Accounting of Prize Issuing Full Amounts
P. O. Box 9214
Old Bethpage, New York 11804-9014
 11th of Nov, 2008 by   Terry Tanner 0 Votes
I just recieved a call saying I was the second place winner from Publishing Clearing House. They request ed me to wirer 199.00 to Mr. Domaine Smith in Jamacia for delivery and want me to wirer this through western union today. When recieved they would have a Attorney & 2 Marshals come to my house and we are to go to my Bank to deposit the 1.5 Million in my account. This sounds fishy. Is this the procedure or is this Fraud. Waiting a reply!!

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