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Publisher's Clearing House (Impostor)Additional Locations
Phone: (514) 803-3763 View Additional Phone Numbers Unknown, Cleveland, OH 44115 View Additional Email Addresses ! There is an alert on Publisher's Clearing House (Impostor) !
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This company first came to the attention of the Cleveland BBB in August of 2008. At that time a consumer received an advance check for $5,889 as part of a $10,000,000 prize allegedly sponsored by Oprah Winfrey's magazine, "O". The consumer was instructed to call a representative for further instructions. Although allegedly from Publishers Clearing House, the check was from an auto repair company in Englewood, Colorado. At least one other consumer has received a similar mailing but with a check issued from a Charlotte, North Carolina company.
It has been the experience of the BBB that consumers are usually advised to deposit the funds into their personal bank account and to send all, or a portion of, the advance check via Western Union to a fictitious recipient. Soon afterwards the advance check bounces and the consumer remains liable for the monies.
More recently, since August of 2011, several consumers reported being told of winning a sweepstakes and of being instructed to purchase a pre-paid money card at Walmart. Typically, consumers are then instructed to provide the account number to the caller prior to receiving the alleged winnings.
Detailed information about this alleged company is very limited and the physical location is uncertain. We have, however, confirmed phone numbers on the August 2008 mailings have origins in Quebec, Canada, while other phones supplied by consumers since that time originate in Jamaica.
The real Publishers Clearing House website - www.pch.com - provides information about such mailings.
Consumers who believe they are a victim of a scam using the Publishers Clearing House name or logo may either call PCH at 800-645-9242 or fill out a Scam Report online - https://pchscamform.skybridgecs.com/view.php?id=12763.
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BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.
Factors that lowered the rating for Publisher's Clearing House (Impostor) include:
- 11 complaint(s) filed against business
- BBB concerns with the industry in which this business operates
Factors that raised the rating for Publisher's Clearing House (Impostor) include:
- Length of time business has been operating
- Response to 11 complaint(s) filed against business
- Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business
Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details
|Complaint Type||Total Closed Complaints|
|Problems with Product/Service||3|
|Total Closed Complaints||11|
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|Customer Experience||Total Customer Reviews|
|Total Customer Reviews||2|
Business ManagementMs. Cathy Stewart Mr. David Callahan Mr. Michael Collins Mr. Bob Crawford, President / Winners Selection Commission Ms. Reyna Cruz Mr. James Gilbert Mr. Charles Kenwood Mr. Arthur Pierce Mr. Larry Powell Mr. Mark Rosenberg Mr. Paul Wayne Ms. Catherine Wooderson
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Federal Trade Commission (FTC) / Consumer Response Center 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20580 Phone Number: (877) 382-4357 http://www.ftc.gov
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