I have been getting calls from an individual, located in vegas, [who] says I won PCH,and they wanted to give me, $10 million dollars. Upon further investigation, I found out this is not true but he said he needed me to give them $5,000 first… not true.
Then he calls again, saying I won the Washington State Lottery, “not true,” same scenario, I did not fall for this one either.
He calls me two-days later, trying to tell me I won $60 million dollars, and so I played him to find out “where he was calling from and how would I get him the $5,000. He says he needed it upfront and he tells me, “they would send a courier to get this. [And then asked for my address.
I laughed at him and told him, “you just got played, player, for you have called me four times this week and you contacted the wrong person.” I am a PI and I have many attorney’s on speed-dial. Oh, I have called ID-too, so, “have a nice day-kiddo,” talk soon.
I did call PCH and they have filed charges against this company because each time he called me I had four different numbers to give them. I did not let him have my address nor my SS-number either. I felt these characters might break into my home.
I called the phone company and put a block on my phone against any calls coming in with a 1-800 or 1-877, or, etc.. they did. No, I did not play this game but PCH has a lot of people misrepresenting them. There is a bogus letter out there saying we won, too.
If you get anything in the mail that says you won something, and have the letter in hand, take it to your bank and they will check it for you. Do not cash it, like some Priest did, and get swindled. He was told to give them a check for $40,000 and he would get $20 million back.
There are a lot of scams out there, and as a PI, I have notified a lot of news outlets about them. And now AARP has put out a list also. If you look it up on the computer as AARP’s latest scam alerts. Check things out first, make a report to news media and newspapers. Some poor soul that needs money will do what this Priest did if these con artists say, “send money first,” it is a scam.
RM Iverson, Bothell