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Mr. Peter Brown / Scam

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A guy named Mr. Peter Brown [protected] has been harassing my mother which is 84 years old now, saying she won a prize from "Publishers Clearing House". I told her it was a scam and if they call to not talk to them and just hang up. They will call continuously. I was home on Saturday and always answered the phone and it got to the point if I answered they would hang up. Unfortunately after telling my mother to hang up she talked to them and they convinced her to send $150 to an address in Steelton, Pa.
I called the police in Steelton and reported this person. I emailed the American Embassy in Jamaica, filed a fraud report with the Post Office, and reported the fraud to "Publishers Clearing House". I called the person in Steelton and left a message on her answering machine advising her to not to even open the envelope and to return the letter.
They called her again the other week and I told her not to even talk to them and just hang-up... I posted this to let everybody know about the scams that has been spreading everywhere... Don't be the next victim... so better beware and be cautious...

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  • Rl
      17th of Mar, 2016
    0 Votes

    My 83 yr old dad received a publishers clearing house award notice with this name and a check to cover expenses of delivering the $2.5 million prize he won. They also told him it was against state and federal law to tell anyone and he MUST keep it secret till he received his prize. The phone harassing sounds just like what he went through 3 years ago. They hijacked his phone and we had to switch carriers and change his phone# to get rid of them.

  • Na
      4th of Apr, 2016
    0 Votes

    A Mr Peter Brown claiming he was from Publishers Clearing House and said that I had won $750, 000. Since I live in California and did not want to fly to New York, I would have to send $199 by Western Union to a Mrs Rita Nix in Birmingham Alabama and since the $750, 000 was won from New York that I needed to pay this amount and when I get my Western Union Receipt I am to call him at his Number 407-624-3666. When looking up the number is it from Kissimmee Florida registered to a Jdye Gdbv. Just another SCAM.

  • Lo
      14th of May, 2016
    +2 Votes

    I received a notice (dated May 2, 2016) from Publishers Clearing House, signed by peter Brown, Chief Financial Officer. The notice also contained a check made out to me for $7, 655.00. The notice said the total amount to be claimed for my win was $2.5 Million. The notice announced me as a second Place winner in the 100 Million Dollars Super Cash Giveaway Promotion, sponsored by Readers Digest, Mega Millions and Multi-State lottery Association. I was informed to contact my Claim Manager without delay BEFORE depositing this check at my financial institution and for further information on this prize. I was given the following phone numbers for the Claims Manager: 1-647-673-2261; 1-647-673-0101 and a security code PCH: 2016/0994. It also stated: "As required by Federal and State laws, your security code and prize information must be kept strictly confidential which means, you are precluded from discussing your win with third parties. This is to reduce risks of unauthorized access to your claims information." I have received several of these notifications in the past and researched with the real Publishers Clearing House and found out they are scams. I wanted to supply one more piece of evidence that this is another scam attempt. (Loren in Nebraska)

  • Ta
      9th of Aug, 2016
    +1 Votes

    I received a letter in the mail from Publishers Clearing House stating that I am the 2nd place winner in the 100 Million Dollars Super Cash Giveaway Promotion from Mr. Peter Brown, whom is the CFO of the company. He told me that I won $2.5 million. He also included a check to me for the amount of $5, 641.00 for attorney fees and insurance. He informed me that I needed to keep this information strictly confidential until I received the last check payment.

    I contacted the HSBC Bank, and was informed that the check payment is FRAUDULENT. When I contacted the 647 number that was provided to me on the letter, I spoke with an African American woman, and she informed me that I can deposit the check payment. When I went to tell her that I contacted the bank, she froze, and hang up as quickly as possible. I tried to contact the phone number back again, and the phone number was disconnected. PEOPLE, PLEASE BE CAREFUL ABOUT THIS MATTER. THIS MR. BROWN GUY IS TRYING TO SCAM PEOPLE FOR THEIR HARD EARN MONEY. Please be aware of this matter.

  • Cr
      10th of Aug, 2016
    0 Votes

    My story is very familiar with the above however I have not had the pleasure to speak with anyone at the claims department or any other department. I received that same letter with a check enclosed for the amount of $5000.00. I was also given a "914" area code # to call and was immediately a recording to leave an SMS # and someone would get to me. Actually two different #'s. Nobody has returned the call, I guess it was a blessing in disguise. Oh get this, the check was Drawn on "Herbalife". Interesting, they don't even come up as a sponsor. So first just for the heck of it my husband and I went to Bank of America (that's the bank the check is drawn on) and at first we were told that the check was good, it was legitimate however there was an extra letter added to the end of the name and because that is not how my id shows on my drivers license so they couldn't cash it. I wasn't going to cash it anyway!!! Didn't want to have it come back and hit me from behind, besides the letter says not to deposit until we have contacted the claims department. I've been playing this PCH Sweepstakes for 30 years and haven't won a dime so I thought maybe this was just to good to be true and sure enough it was. I think I have only ordered one magazine from them, yep it was T.V. Guide before we had cable. :-) Anyway, good luck NEVER EVER give anyone money if they say you won something!!! You won it, you didn't buy it.

    C.R. in So. California

  • Da
      25th of Sep, 2016
    0 Votes

    Rec'd check and letter. My father in law believes he won something. Definitely people who prey on the "retired" status as they know their mark!

  • Da
      30th of Mar, 2017
    0 Votes

    My name is Sarah Reynolds and I am an 80 year old. I received a check in the mail for the amount of $7, 897.00. The letter reads as follows...The team at Publishers Clearing House is pleased to officially announce you, as a second place winner in the 100 Million Dollars Super Cash Giveaway Promotion sponsored by Reader, s Digest, Mega Millions and Multi-State Lottery Association. The amount to be claimed by you is Five Hundred Thousand us ($550, 000) Congratulations!!

    Your prize has been insured to it's total value and will be delivered to you when all requirements have been met. Legal and administrative fees have been calculated in the enclosed check of $7, 897.00 These fees a mandatory and are meant to satisfy official laws and Income Tax Protocols as mandated by the US Government. The Publisher;s Clearing House has made all necessary arrangements in order for you to receive your prize. Please contact your Claim Manager without any delay BEFORE depositing this check at your financial institution and for further information on this prize. Claims Manager: Austin Porter Tel: #1-647-864-3811. Security Code PCH-4284... As required by Federal and State Laws, your security code and prize information must be kept strictly confidential which means, you are precluded from discussing your win with third parties; this is to reduce unauthorized access to your claims information. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 6 pm Eastern Accept our congratulations.
    This document was signed and sealed by a Mr. Peter Brown..(Chief Financial Officer). Upon further investigation the Toronto-based area code phone number but was never available for confirmation of the security code number or the claim number. It should be noted that this Peter Brown (if that's his real name) should be arrested and prosecuted
    discovered that the assigned claim manager a Mr. (Austin Porter). It should be noted that these two individuals should
    be arrested and prosecuted for mis-representation of a Respectable organization..because it sheds a bad light on them. Respectfully Submited.

  • Lu
      29th of Jun, 2017
    0 Votes

    @Dawoo Got the same letter and check Tuesday June 27, 2017. Did not look right. Glad to see I was correct in my thinking. Also, got a phone call today about this on my answering machine. Could barely understand the bozo. Be aware and stay safe.

  • Ro
      17th of Jan, 2018
    0 Votes

    @Dawoo My wife received the exact same letter with different Telephone number and Security Code #. Thank you for saving us the time and energy to run immediately to the bank to make a deposit. I hate that most of these types of scams are sent to elderly citizens who are defrauded out of time or money. Our bank confirmed it was probably a scam and said our account would be dinged for return check fees.

    Why does not our F.B.I. or Attorney's Office or the Postal Mail Officers not arrest and prosecute for criminal mail fraud?

  • Do
      16th of May, 2017
    0 Votes

    They are using a new number now. 1-437-981-1460. Still giving out the same security code of PCH-4284B. I wish these guys would get caught and arrested already. I called PCH to verify if this was linked to them and they assured me it was not. PCH has a toll free number you can call to verify any win that you receive from them. 1-877-379-3377 Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5:30 pm.

  • Lu
      29th of Jun, 2017
    0 Votes

    Hang 'em!

  • Ck
      4th of Jan, 2018
    0 Votes

    @Lujin Ten minutes ago I received a call from Mr. Bob Brown stating he was from PCH and that I won a car and $3, 000, 000. The call came from 909-963-1947, but the reception and poor grammar made it sound like it was from out of country. He had me write down 636697004210US & Package # 1254811PCH. He then asked me my age, marital status and if I had a debit or credit card. He then told me to stay on the line while got his manager. After about one minute he back on the line as his manger; he did not even try to use a different voice. He asked me to send $500 to cover the shipping. I asked him to stay on the line one more minute because we almost have your location traced. He got nervous and defensive and hung up when dogs started barking outside his door. I new it was a scam right from the beginning, but I kept him going as long as possible without disclosing any of my information so that I could share it. I really, really hate scammers.

  • Di
      15th of May, 2018
    0 Votes

    I also received the same letter but with a different number. Enclosed was a check for $6854.oo to cover legal expenses. However, I called PCH and was informed that they do not use the bank listed on the check. Peter Brown was listed as the CFO. Another scam.

  • Jf
      10th of Oct, 2018
    0 Votes

    Received letter with check on 10/10/18 supposedly from publishers clearing house stating I had won $2.5 million and included a check for $5956.00. phone number was 403- 608 -7200 or 365 -228 -3167. A woman named "Rose" answered with no company greeting-just Rose. Told me to deposit the check and then call her back. The letter was basically a copy signed by a Peter Brown CFO of PCH and with a seal included. Letter also had companies: AG Insurance, Wal Mart, JCPenney, Reader's Digest and Mega Millions listed. Talked with my financial agent and we discussed with PCH who indicated it was indeed a fraud. I mailed copies of all to PCH.

  • Lo
      14th of Dec, 2018
    0 Votes

    I have not received a letter but did get a call around 9:30 a.m. this morning 12/14/2018 in which a man who sounded as if his voice was being mechanically altered said I had won money and a new Chevrolet Malibu. The call started by saying they were on their way to my house. Then when I said I had not entered any sweepstakes and he kept insisting this was a random giveaway. He transferred me to Peter Myers who began telling me I needed to register with the post office or Bank of America to receive my prizes. That was the real giveaway for me. What concerned me is they had my correct address and my maiden name. I guess this is a matter of public record both are on my driver's license and voter registration but it did indicate they had researched me some.

  • Se
      12th of Feb, 2019
    0 Votes

    To whom it may concern My Grandparents are being taken advantage of by these people, Mr Peter Brown an office lady named Sarah. they have caused them to go completely bankrupt. These people have caused them to loose their home, no bank will do business with them because they have interacted with fraudulent people. Please help stop these people from doing this again.

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