Mega Millions

Katrina – Aug 18, 2020

Victim Location 29693

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

The mans name James Patrick, said he was with Mega Millions Lottery and I won $3 1/2 million dollars. James wanted me to get a money order for $220.00 and send overnight to Lawyer Willie Jonson 1001 Mohawa Street Clearwater,Fl 33755, the check # BE1200500US–NK. I did not send it. Also told me that Mary Walker badge #93401 was an attorney and she was going to deliver the check to me. Then another man James Walker called Mon. 8/17/2020 and ask me to go get a One Vanilla card and put $220.00 to pay for the sercurity and handling of the check. I did not do that either. I DID give James Walker a false number off and old card that is not any good and He called me this morning. James Walker told me that Attorney Mary Chambers was going to deliver the check. Also said the check # was 854654781US–KC. I have several phone numbers that they call from 1-876-349-1157 Jamaica, 1-401-285-8312 Rhode Island. 1-702-825-5048 is the main # they call from.

Terry – Jul 23, 2020

Victim Location 65616

Total money lost $6,500

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

For four months, I’ve been getting on going calls from people claiming to be part of the MegaMillions. They told me that I won. They told me I won 8.5 million dollars and a Mercedes. They have been making pay them, now we are up to $6500, paid through gift cards. They won’t quit calling me.

Steve – Jul 01, 2020

Victim Location 83642

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

This man “Kurt Ocannor” has called and emailed my elderly father and convinced him that he has won money and a car. I’m not sure what information my father shared with him as he is forgetful and doesn’t understand or remember that these are always scams!

Bonnie – Apr 09, 2020

Victim Location 63755

Total money lost $8,900

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

This man has been calling me for over a year scamming me, They sent me a packet in the mail claiming I have won 3.5 million dollars in a Mega Million Sweepstakes, they are requesting I pay $25,000.00 for processing fees, so far I have sent them $8900.00. I called the and was told this is a scam. I believe this person is running multiple scams and has been targeting me for a long time.

Ann – Mar 26, 2020

Victim Location 95131

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from the listed person, and James Kennedy last Friday Afternoon, telling me that I was a “Lucky Winner”, and in order to receive the prize, all I had to do is to pay $1,500, a “Stamp Tax” so they could bring my winnings across State Lines. Once I told them I would not be able to pay the fee until the 3rd of April, they said that they would send me the information about what account at Wells Fargo Bank to deposit the funds into. Once they were notified that the deposit had been made, the “Reward Squad” would be dispatched to the closest Airport the next day, and that they would come to our home to present us Cash And a New Mercedes!

Kristi – Mar 19, 2020

Victim Location 88061

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Just received a notice by mail that I had won $4,200,000 in a Spanish lottery drawing.All I had to do was notify Dr. William Pinto. Doesn’t sound right, doesn’t feel right, so I’m not responding.

Autumn – Sep 15, 2020

Victim Location 49519

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Got a call from John Sieres who said I won a prize from unclaimed mega millions for 3.5 million and my certified check # 200104US. He also said he was from Las vegas, nevada. his phone # was (775) 964-8447 my lady friend started chiming in telling him to get a real job and quit scamming old folks as the phone was on speaker and he said he could hear her and hung up before I could get more info. He had my name and phone #.

Dale –

Victim Location 77627

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I keep getting all sorts of calls from different numbers all the time.  Its a recording saying first I won then press # and I hang up.

Nicole –

Victim Location 61615

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Stated they were from Mega Millions and that I had unclaimed winnings. Said they would have their contact her to verify legit.

Alex –

Victim Location 43203

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was told I won Mega Millions and I needed to send money through Western Union to get $2 million and a Mercedes Benz to pay the government. He had an accent. he said he was calling from Jamaica. He said his name was Jon Peters.

Michele –

Victim Location 03820

Total money lost $70,000

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I’ve been contacted by telephone and text messages from several people claiming to represent lottery prize winnings I have received. The primary contact has been George Hoffman. But I have also been contacted his assoicates Bill Harrison and a Mr. Mills.They insisted I send them money either by direct deposit into bank accounts they gave me or by sending them Amazon gift cards. They promised to pay off my credit cards that I used to send them money. They gave me many bank account and routing numbers to use to pay off my credit cards. But all the payments I made using them have been withdrawn. I have a record of the bank account and routing numbers they have given me to pay off my credit cards.

Brad –

Ok sir they is a way how you could get back your money if you are a winner iam David foster 16159886454

Cheryl –

Victim Location 80962

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from a man named Larry Ash stating I was the winner of the Mega Millions and the amount of my check was 4.5 Million and they are trying to deliver it to me and want to do so today. First, I need to take $750 to Walmart and make a Walmart to Walmart transaction; send funds to Stephanie Winter (Court Administrator, Brooklyn, NY). He said Walmart will give me a receipt of my $750 transaction and I would then show that receipt number along with 2 forms of ID to the people that are waiting to deliver my $4.5 million check. During the conversation, he did mention a local man named Donald Schneider in Colorado Springs that does the same thing that he does but just at a local level. I ask if I could check the info with the Better Business Bureau and he (to my surprise) encourage me to do so. I confirm his number to call him back after checking with BBB, then said good-bye. I then went to website and did find a similar scam that occurred in November 2019. I did call "Mr. Ash" back and told him of my findings and ask to be removed from their call list. He told me I was making a big mistake and turning down millions of dollars. I told him my choice to do so and said good-bye……….My overall concern is that the caller was very good until he asked for the $750 Walmart transaction. When I questioned having to give any funds to receive a prize, I was told that is necessary for prizes over 2 million dollars.

Amelia –

Victim Location 97756

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Called and said "*** ***, you have one 2.5 million plus a brand new mercedes". It’s been going on for a week and half and I am forgetting some details. They sounded so convincing. They told me they would send me a packet of documents vis postal mail that I needed to pick it up. When I picked it up it was a huge packet with documents from the FBI, BBB, a picture of the car and a check. I took it to a banker and they said it wasn’t real.

Kellie –

Victim Location 43031

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I’m 77 years old. I got a call from David London with Mega Millions. He said I won $3.5 million. He said my claim number was 571US. He asked for my bank name, and if I had a debit or credit card. I asked when I would receive the winnings. He said today, but that I would have to pay a $700 transfer fee. I said forget it and he hung up.

Jaime –

Victim Location 63957

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call stating I had won a free trip, I told him I was not interested in a free vacation, he then he stated I could receive a cash prize instead of the trip, he stated the cash value was 1 million dollars. They wanted me to go to Walmart to send them $300.00.

Daisy –

Victim Location 35206

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

My elderly grandmother has received multiple copies of this “lottery winning to be collected in Madrid, Spain” in the mail. She doesn’t gamble or play any lotteries in any state. Each copy has a different “remittance officer” name.

Nichole –

Victim Location 62526

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received [another] phone call from Mega Millions [fake] from a Victoria Brown , CEO of Mega Millions ,she said they still had my prize and asked why i hadnt received it yet. i told her i didnt have the money for taxes . she told me i shoud get a loan on my car for #15’000 and get a signature loan. and i needed a Clames receit.Ms Victoria Brown CEO told me to send the $15,000 [for my tax on the prize to ;Natasha Whittingham 3926 Crayrich Circle Orlando Flordia 32839 my prize is $12.5 Million dollers and a brand new 2019 Lincoln

Ricky –

Victim Location 43026

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I’m 79 years old. On April 11, 2019, I got a phone call from Mary Anderson of Mega Millions, saying I had won 2.5 million dollars and a car. She wanted me to pay a fee. Her number was 702-687-2955. She wanted me to go to Walmart and spend $700. I told her I wasn’t interested in the car, and she said then I would receive $30,000 more. She gave me a claim number and a package number for when they come. I told her I don’t have that kind of money. She is supposed to call me back next week.

Katie –

Victim Location 77705

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Michael Anderson called me telling me I won $2.5 Million Dollars, all I have to do is open up another account in my name. Call him when I’ve open the account and he’ll put the money in to the account. The feeling I was getting was, this is a scammed. Right now, I’m a dialysis patient, don’t need the trouble. He gave me a pound #: 153601# and a pin number of: 1001. Call him back as soon as I can, once the account is open, he’ll put the money in my account. Sound fishy to me so, i call the BBB.

Ricky –

Victim Location 96706

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A man said he was representing MEGA MILLIONS stated i had won 3.5 million, 10 million a week for life, and a Mercedes Benz. He required $200 payment of front on an Amazon card from Walgrens, and 1% of the IRS Tax $2,500. Needed the monies up front to process the claim and crew would be arriving from the airport to my residence along with a flat bed 2018 Benz. $2,500 needed to be forwarded to "Peggy Hancock *** * *** *** SC 29353, and the $200 payment required over the phone. He provided a number of ID numbers that would be required as proof upon arrival of the Prize Patrol as my identification to receive the prizes, and the names of the representatives from Mega Millions arriving at my door "Bobby Walson will be the rep" and "Mary Goldberg will be the attorney". You will receive $500,000 in cash, and then the team will head over to your bank and deposit $2.5 million into your account.

I contacted the District Attorney and they stated no Prize Lottery would require payments before hand of the prizes, they are fishing for information and money, it’s a scam.

Robert –

Victim Location 37367

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Caller identified himself as John Turner. Said my mother (elderly, widow) had won a lottery prize but had not claimed timely. He instructed her to get a $500 Amazon gift card so she could claim the prize anyway. Instructed her not to tell anyone. The next business day he called backed.

His number showed up on the caller ID as 202 996 4554. Then repeatedly called back after they hung up on him. I tried to return the call from my cell phone but it immediately announced that "call rejected"

Alyssa –

Victim Location 30909

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Won 5 million, wanted me to mail check for registration

Kristina –

Victim Location 30909

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Consumer came in and stated that mega millions sweepstakes called him. Person stated they will bring a suitcase with the money in it, 2.5 million in total. Person must pay a registration fee of $799.25. They will present the check and bring the news with them.

Joanna –

Victim Location 66751

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was contacted by a Michael J Kavinsky I’m really hoping this isn’t a scam

Calvin –

Well there is only one way to know if it isn’t a scam call my number let me put your name on file and see 6159886454

Olivia –

Victim Location 79508

Total money lost $25,000

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a call caller said I won several million dollars. I will pay off your credit card. Over two or three weeks. He gave me a bank account number and I sent over $25,000.

Neil –

If you are a winner there is away of how you could get back your money iam David foster 16159886454

Monica –

Victim Location 57703

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Said they had won. Said to mail to: Claim James MacCarthy 302 Carson Drive Rd Las Vegas, Nv. 54902

Russell –

Victim Location 28001

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Two different men called me on my cell. Don’t know how they got it. One man called around 10 or more times. One was from Jamaica, another from new York, another was Las Vegas. I was sent a check to deposit in my banking account. Which I didn’t, I thought scam. He said I won a lottery, all I had to do is give him $500.00. Then he would send a carrier to my house, to give the rest to me. I would always say when he called I wasn’t going to give him any money. That I heard it was a scam. The last time I talked to him, he was yelling at me, because I wouldn’t. Then I blocked his numbers. Then another man called and said he was from Bank America, Someone was wanting to put 3 million dollars in my account. For me to start an account. I said no they could just give me cash. He said he would talk to them and get back to me. I blocked his number to. Which was 1-954-955-3641.

Walter –

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

contacted via phone that we had won 4.5 millions and a 2018 Mercedes benz. Was asked for my email which I gave them and received the paperwork I need to send them $4500. to cover the fees which I didn’t do. they called me back asking if I had send the money told them I didn’t have the funds to send them so they got a waiver of $1000.00 off the $4500. Now they are going to call me again today to see if I have sent the funds via post office. of course I have to exercise caution and confidentiality with regards to my prize winning information. I have asked them to send this to me via registered mail and of course that isn’t possible as they have sent it to me via email. Don’t get me wrong I would totally enjoy winning a lottery with this amount of money but I will not pay them to send me this money. I can’t remember taking part in this lottery. was also told to check about this lottery winning

Benjamin –

Total money lost $14,500

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

The scammers said I was selected due to my Walmart purchases to win $2,500,000US + $2,000.00/month for life and a 2018 Mercedes.

The scammers name is so called Michael McKay 205 224 8766. People he uses to collect money from western union are Brenton Malcolm, Miami Florida, Krista Smith London Ontario, Arusha Corke Toronto Ontario, Gary Campfall Chetwynd British Columbia.

They asked for money to get the package released in total they wanted $32,500 CA to seal the deal. They kept escalating the amount that they wanted me to send either by WESTERN UNION or MONEY GRAM OR CERTIFIED CHEQUE.

The scammers also used the phone number 604 757 9475

The supposibly border guys name was JAMES JOHNSON I have sent a message to WESTERN UNION not to accept money transfers to the above people.

Joe –

Victim Location 80301

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

The first call came in about 3 or 4 days ago and they told me they were with Mega Millions. Then they told me I won money, they said I won 2.7 million dollars. Then I asked them what company they were with, and they were with Mega Millions. I first talked to John Anthony then he had something else that wanted to get my personal information, it was called a PI4 or PL4 I am unsure exactly. I didn’t give them any information. They said they had sent me a letter, and I let them know I will wait to receive the letter until speaking with them. They called several times since then. Today there was a change John called himself John Reed and I let him know he was John Anthony before. Then I asked him what Micheal’s last name who works with him is, and he said Anderson. The first day he was Micheal Lopez and also called this person an agent. The reason I asked for the name again is because the amount had changed to a 3 million figure from 2 million.This was very confusing.

Michele –

Victim Location 45102

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from 407-216-72947 at 9:20a.m.est on 7-23-18 from Mr. Taylor at Mega Millions. He said I had won 25 million or something like that. I told him that I have been getting all these scam calls of what you are saying. He said oh no, I can guarantee you we are legitimate, he said call the BBB when I said I would need to check the BBB. He said call them and then call me back. He said they would bring the check to my house. Most of them have called had my address.

Clinton –

Victim Location 44035

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

We received a call on our landline yesterday from Mega Millions Lottery Sweepstakes LTD. We received another call from them today. Wanted us to pay $300 upfront fee with a gift card. I don’t remember the name of the card. Stated we won $3 Million. The first delivery from UPS will be a check for $75,000. There would be two envelopes. Caller stated we need to get the details straightened out. They would need to meet with us. They gave me phone number 414-856-7588. I know it is a scam. He is supposed to call back. They had my old house address. I have not lived there for six years. I also reported these calls to the Elyria, OH police department.

Drew –

Victim Location 44118

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

My husband received a fax from Mega Millions. He may have received a phone call at first. The mailing states he won $10,000. They do not say how much he is to send. When he receives the check he will then have to pay taxes and fees. Delivery fees should be done at the nearest money trans outlet location. He does not believe me when I tell him it is a scam.

Calvin –

Victim Location 54880

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I apparently won $2.5 million. I was to call 876-865-5794 for instructions as to sending them $250 for "state taxes due". I did not fall for the scam.

Cristina –

Victim Location 99654

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

First contact was by phone for my ex wife then for me the next day wrong first name. Then email of attached documents and a few text messages. So many flags it was funny and sad. Poor English, couldn’t get my name correct, and hinted around fees. I truly beleave this is a fake all the signs are there be careful people, do your homework.

Katherine –

Victim Location 80863

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from a Bryan Mills saying I had won 3.5 million dollars on a raffle that I was entered in based on my good standing with my utilities companies for making payments on time. I was then told to go to UPS store or Walmart to pay for the shipping cost. I was told to give UPS or Walmart this information in order to receive a tracking number… Elizer Ortiz 21 Truxton St. Brookly New York 11233. Once I received a receipt from UPS or Walmart they would then send out the package which would be delivered by UPS to my home so long as I was able to provide them with the receipt from Walmart or UPS for proof that I had paid the shipping fee of $128.22. Bryan gave me a number of 405-454-7332 which only accepts texts. I asked for his supervisors name and number. He would not give me a number but said his supervisors name was Bobby Spent.

Derek –

Victim Location 27524

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A male caller identifying himself as John Green requested $750 USD be wired through Wells Fargo Bank in exchange for $3.5M and a car won by the victim in a recent Mega Millions drawing.

Caleb –

Victim Location 32533

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Said won 6.9 million dollars and a 2018 car; said wanted to meet

Naomi –

Victim Location 35045

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Scammers name Wayne Harvey. He called my mother and told her she had won $2 million. She told him that this was a scam and he asked her "Why do you think this is a scam?" He proceeded to call her back 11 times during the day. She knew this was a scam and played along with him. He repeatedly told her not to tell anyone anything about what was going on because someone may try to rob her. He tried to get personal with her about her religion and he just happened to be in the same religion she is. He called back again the next day to keep at her and implied to her to keep all of this information confidential. This was a call that originated from Jamaica. He also gave her a New York number to call and no one answered the phone there.

Rose –

Victim Location 32431

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Caller stated prize was at a station in FL and was in the computer that she won $2 million and a vehicle and had to pay 1% to collect winnings

Aaron –

Victim Location 71465

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes


Todd –

Victim Location 43204

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I got a call from John Freeman saying he’s with Mega Millions. He said he’s won 4.5 million and a Mitsubishi. He said a check is coming to me to pay the taxes on the car. He said my sponsor has paid my taxes. He had an accent. He called yesterday, and asked if I had breakfast, and if I was feeling well. He asked if I was a Christian, and I said yes. he asked if I lived alone, I said no.

Dawn –

Victim Location 40272

Type of a scam Other

individual wanted me to go to post office to write a money order for $399.00 in return for $6,000,000 and other prizes, cars and whatnot. The money order was to be made out to maryloo layeni.

The caller phoned me back and I stated that I did not have the money. He then stated to go Verizion and get three phones on contract. He then would not give up on me and said he would call me back again. I was adament that I was not interested in the deal. He then stated that he would talk to his partners, and they would work things out. I"m concerned with the fact that he has my address and that he can" take no for an answer.

Mitchell –

Victim Location 64801

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

"David" called asking if I had received my call or postal notification of my winnings.

Sergio –

Victim Location 35209

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

This company called stating that I won the mega million. In order to receive this money, I was to go to the nearest Western Union, pay $190 and send money to Alice Bridges in South Carolina, get my receipt and call him back. Once I have the receipt and call back, a check and a Mercedes would be delievered to my home by 1pm CST. The phone number does not register in your BBB phone records.

Matthew –

Victim Location 43701

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Scammer claiming to be Steve Rogers compliance manager called saying I won Mega Millions. Said he got her name from utility company of people who pay bill regularly.

Karen –

Victim Location 54241

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call stating I had won the Mega Millions. 18.5 Million and a car. They would pay all but 1% of the taxes and that I would need to wire $350.98. I hung up.

Marissa –

Victim Location 45439

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Offered 3.5 million & new car. Wanted 400.00 in taxes.

Samuel –

Victim Location 54456

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

My husband was targeted yet again with another SCAM saying he won 2.5 million dollars plus a 2017E CLASS 300 Sedan MERCEDES BENZ. We got extra information for you by asking that they send us an email because we thought they were a SCAM. But they were, "oh no sir, why would we scam you we are from Mega Millions out of Las Vegas, NV. BUT we never entered hint #1, plus when we got the email it has everything on there except "Mega Million" such as the following: AMERICAN CASH AWARD SWEEPSTAKES & LOTTERY INC., and AMERICA SENIOR CITIZENS SWEEPSTAKES which we never heard of. No "Mega Million" mentioned in the email at all.

Melissa –

Victim Location 79118

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Rick Williams from Mega Millions, offered a check for 5 million dollars and cash $500,000.00 also a new 2017 s class mercedes. Asked if I wanted the news media informed and I told them no I wanted it to be private. He said they would deliver the check, cash and car to my residence the following day by 11am, all I needed to do is go to Walmart and get a money gram for $100.00 for registration fee and send to them by 9am in the morning and then they would deliver everything by 11am. Also said I would get a ATM card for $1,000.00 a month for gas and insurance on the car would be paid for 10 years through Allstate. Said the car would be delivered on a flat bed trailer and wanted to know if I were an American. The package #0102154215 was given to me and the winning number was 29. Said they would go to the bank with me to deposit the check and cash. Said the winnings were tax free.

Lee –

Victim Location 46563

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Caller gave a name but couldn’t make it out. He said I had won $460,000 and said something about another $2.5 million. The message continued that I should call 312-912-7040(Illinois area code) to claim my prize.

The message was left on my answering machine 3/18/2017.

Taryn –

Victim Location 53705

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Repeatedly called me. I think he was trying to get me to say, "Yes." Claimed I had won a bunch of stuff. I told him that he needed to send me a certified letter if that was the case. Just kept giving me B.S. info like his name and "badge number" and some fake website.

I finally blocked the phone number to keep him from calling back. However, he did manage to read off the phone number that he was using as a fake one and repeatedly called from the same number. I could hear a rooster in the background of the call, so I seriously doubt he was calling from a legitimate business.

Samantha –

Victim Location 96701

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a call twice from the above number (9:07am & 11:27am). First call was from Mega Millions and was told that I won a prize. Told him thank you and hung up. Second call told me that I won a prize for shopping at Macy’s, Walgreens (and other retailers) where I use a credit or debit card. Told me to write down these numbers:

Prize package number: 2017US

Serial Number: 1000680

Then, asked me to repeat the numbers and then I said goodbye (after telling him I know this is a scam).

Marie –

Victim Location 72830

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I got a phone call from a man saying I had won second prize in the Mega Millions. All I needed was my drivers license and to fill out a form since it was over $10,000 to take to the bank to prove I was not "money laundering". " You have to purchase this form for $300 to take to your bank to cash our check". After taking to both him and his supervisor I knew it to be a SCAM so I hung up.

Rose –

Victim Location 62996

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A man with a foreign accent called repeatedly . Said he had 4 million dollars and all you have to do is meet him at your personal home and give him 400.00 daollars. I called the number back and he said he was with Mega Millions and the 400.00 was for handling charges. Told him I was reporting him to the and he said go ahead Im legit.

Katherine –

Victim Location 73160

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

They called me from a number that showed Jamaica on the caller id. They informed me that I had won $950,000 because I had used a credit card which entered me in the contest. They said I would have to call them back. I never did and they called again the next day. This time is was a lady, once again with a Jamaican accent, and she said I had won $9.5 million and I would need to pay the taxes and fees to receive the check. She said If I didn’t pay it they would give it to a charity. I told them that was fine. Once again they called me today and said it was $950,000 and that I would need to pay $800 for a stamp of government approval and a stamp of ownership and told me to call him back at this number 702-789-1619. I told him I didn’t have any money and my credit cards were maxed out. He asked me what my cash advance limit was on my card and that they could pay it off so that I could get a cash advance out. He wanted to call my credit card company and then call him back. He eventually called back and said so I guess you are not interested. I said no not if I have to pay to get the money. He then hung up.

Catherine –

Victim Location 63074

Total money lost $2,000

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

In June 2016 this scam called my mother telling her she won $450,000. She paid insurance money of $600 in August 2016. They claim the award would expire on 08-26-16. She did not receive the money I called them and they said we needed to pay for storage, but I don’t remember this amount, I think it was around $800. On 09-23-16 I paid another $800 to have this money switched to my name. All this money was wire transferred to them. After i paid this amount they said they would deliver the prize that day between the hours of 9AM and 11AM on 09-24-16. I have been talking to Frank Miller who originally told us we needed to pay $2500 and they would get us a sponsor. The insurance money went to a person named Betty who lives in New York.

The ID number, security code is GOV0777.

Grant –

Victim Location 04555

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from a Rep. from *** ** ***. They told me that I had won 2 million from Mega Millions Sweepstakes.

Their equipment was hacked last month and that is why it wasn’t sent to you. They are trying to deposit it into my account today. But before they can do that they need me to send them 2500.00 to process it. He told me to call a *** *** * *** to get the details. I called him and he said it was actually for 2.5 million. Told him I wasn’t interested and ended the call.

Erin –

Victim Location 24105

Total money lost $4,000

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a call a while ago saying won $1 million dollars.  Had to send "insurance" money.  they keep calling and wanting more money.

Andrea –

Victim Location 30188

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

person telephoned my residence informing me that a member of our family has won 2.5 million dollars by shopping at Walmart or Kmart using a credit card asked for home address when we requested a certified letter stating the same they also said 99% of taxes have been paid ? person calling stated that his name is James King and was calling from the state of Nevada

Logan –

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

They called me saying they were from Las Vegas and my name and number had been pulled and I was the lucky winner of seven million dollars. I asked what casino and they said mega millions. They then told me that U.P.S. would show up tomorrow afternoon. I asked what it was I had to do and they told me I would have to pay courier charges of 200.00. I said no thanks and hung up.

Krystle –

Victim Location 15618

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Tom Hendix from Mega Millions called consumer. Consumer’s son spoke with Tom and was told winnings totaled $1.5 million. Tom would need $299 sent by check to claim winning. No address was given to send the check to.

Shawna –

Victim Location 27107

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Won Mega Millions $225 million. Need to go to Western Union and sent 1% of winnings, which was $200 to IRS Banking, Andrea Brown, Mary St, Jamaica, West Indies and to include WJF on the paperwork.

Called from 876-887-6116.

Travis –

Victim Location 53098

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

called my cell and told me I won 3.5 million dollars and a Mercedes bends car in a raffle. Never asked my name or any other information to confirm who I was. Asked if I wanted my prizes delivered today. Said I needed to send them a Walmart store to store transfer or western union $499.00. I told him to text me the information since I was having trouble understanding him. (took him an hour to get the text sent to me. 🙂 ) gave me 2 code numbers to claim my prize. Assume they were made up at the time. 047794 and 287645701. Gave me his name or a name of Mike Anderson with phone # 206.312.8147. The callerid number was 239.400.0550 (FL USA). I was able to call him back on that number. Since he couldn’t get the text to go thru he used a different phone that numbers callerid was 876.826.7788. Where I was to send the $499.00 money order to was Janice Bantin 380 east 55 street Brooklyn ny 11203. (he is going to call me back tomorrow to make sure I sent the money order around noon. 3/30)

Randi –

Victim Location 85711

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was contacted by the Financial Officer of MegaMillions, who told me that I was the first place winner. The prize was $35 million and a luxury automobile. The phone number the call came from was : 1-234-386-2030; Waynesburg, OH The name of this person was given as Davidson Goldberg. When I asked for more information, he stated that a coupon had been submitted into a drawing. I do not remember filling out any type of coupon. I then asked for a web site and I was transferred to another individual – Victoria Simmons who gave me the website address: I did not check the website out as I was afraid they might be able to capture information off of my computer despite me having a firewall and anti-virus software. I did not stay on the phone long enough to hear the full pitch after I received the website address; so I do not know if I was going to be required to send them any money.

Morgan –

Victim Location 78666

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a phone call from a John Mason that I had won millions, and they requested $195 via check to be sent to someone else in Redding. Did not want cashiers check, or money wired. The caller requested personal check.

Samantha –

Victim Location 63044

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Mega Millions, Mid Eastern accent named John Marshall, his phone 646-502-9019 NY, said I was to be contacted by Bank of America Bruce Thompson phone 225-477-4818 (funny this number kept trying to beep- in while I was talking to the first guy) Wanted money to release the money that I had won. I never enter sweepsteaks or buy lottery tickets so I knew this was a scam but I tried to get as much info to report them.

Another clue was Bank of America calling me on a Sunday. He said he was sorry for calling on Sunday even though it was after banking hours. Another clue this was fake.

Another clue, John could not pronounce the name of the street I lived on. He tried to verify it but I would not give him the correct pronounciation of my street because any American would know how to pronounce it.

I am not out any money. Did not fall for this.

Tyler –

Victim Location 33844

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes


Christian –

Victim Location 72601

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a call from a David Washington from Mega Millions clearance dept., work ID# 3399. Mr. Washington said that I had won $2.5 million and a 2016 Ford F-250. Gave me this number to verify: 1-866-996-5997. Said winning number was 232373. Further into the conversation, when I was questioning if it was a scam, he gave me another name and number to call saying it was the head of the dept. John A. Goldberg 876-383-5981.

Corey –

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a phone call from a man named Joel Peterson who said he was from Mega Millions and that I was selected in a raffle. I asked what raffle and he said a group of people who paid their utility bills on time. He told me that I won $7.5 million and a new Mercedes. He gave me a claim number, a pack code no. and a delivery no. He then told me to call a James Bilmoore who said he was in Las Vegas. It looks like both numbers are Jamaican.

I felt this was a scam and played along until he told me to have $1850.00 on hand. also a liquidation fee of $25,000.00 for conversion from US to Canadian funds to be paid after the prize cheque was deposited. At that point I told him not to call me again and hung up. Phone Numbers I was given to call. 1-876-793-8660 and 1-876-315-9336.

Tracy –

Victim Location 99743

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call letting me know that I had won 5.5 million dollars and it was waiting for me at the Edmonton International Airport and they asked if I would be home today to receive the money personally. I was told that the money was being accompanied by FBI Agent Mark Peterson. 

I tried to do *69 on the phone but it did not come up with a phone number that called me so I could not confirm it came from the airport.

I was given a phone number to call 1-876-886-0231 and was told I needed to pay $180 for insurance.

I called the phone number and spoke to Robert Hadams (spoke with a strong accent) who told me he was from Mega Millions in Toronto Ontario. He then asked if I paid the $180. When I asked him what that was for he said CRA so they could deliver my winnings. 

When I told him I did not believe him he pressured me to explain why I did not believe him so he could do better next time. 

Hillary –

Victim Location 96701

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from Mr. Cooper at Publisher’s Clearinghouse. He told me I won $38,000 and needed to pay $380 to get my prize. He said he would email me some forms. I received an email from Kevin Williams, President/CEO of Mega Millions. Attached was a letter from Mega Million, a check for $3,500,000 and paperwork which said I needed to pay $3,800, by Money Gram or Western Union, to get my money.

Aaron –

Victim Location 35150

Total money lost $18,200

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Mega Millions called me and told me I had won $10,175,000.00.  He said I would have to send them 17,000 to cover part of the taxes on the winnings and they would send me the money bank wire transfer to my bank and in turn I would need to send them 11,000 to cover the balance left owed by me to be able to collect the remaining 6 million.  I fell for the first.  Needless to say I didn’t receive the winnings.

Taryn –

Ok we are sorry for what happened to you but there is away how you could receive back your money iam David foster my number is 6159886454

Devon –

Victim Location 63128

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

My aunt was contacted by a person claiming to be from Mega Millions and she had won a Million Dollars and would come Monday and bring a car. I would like to report this activity. The numbers they have called from are :876-598-9716 and 876-588-7189 and 876-356-3518.

Daniel –

Victim Location 36532

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A call telling me I had won Mega Millions sweepstakes and they would deliver it to my home at 2:45 this afternoon.

I ask him (indian sounding man) what it would cost me to get this and he said I would have to pay $850 for tax on the amount and could go to Western Union to send the money. I told him I did not have that kind of money and he hung up. I called him back to get the money and when he answered, sounded like a pet dog in the background and then I hung up. I think it is a scam and I am sure I am not going to get any millions at my door at 2:45 pm, so wanted to report it.

Victor –

Victim Location 44041

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I have received several phone calls from the manager of Mega Millions. The first time I won $6.5 million. He wanted me to send $85 for my cash prize. The last time he called it was down to 2,5 million. Caller also had me speak with his manager. I asked them to donate the money to St. Judes, Boys Town and Make a Wish. The caller became angry when I requested they donate the money. I know it is a scam and wanted to report the call. The three phone numbers they called from are 876-869-5616, 876-581-9302 and 876-292-1281. All numbers were on my caller ID. It sounded like the same person calling each time. JM showed on my caller ID.

Nichole –

Victim Location 59066

Total money lost $6,800.91

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Consumer received a check for$6,800.91 from Mega Millions.  Consumer deposited the check.  The check was bogus.  The person stated the business was located in San Bernardino, CA. When the consumer called the company the mail box was full.

Jason –

Victim Location 62301

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call today from someone claiming to be from Mega Millions and I won 2.5 million and a Mercedes Benz all I had to do was to get a money a gram in the amount of $427 and they would deliver the car and I would have to Drive to Mt Vernon Ill to get the money. He gave me his badge number and his was name is David Williams.

Andre –

Victim Location 73025

Type of a scam Other

We have received at least a dozen calls from an out-of-area number. Each time, the caller says they are from either Mega Millions or something similar. We have won first, second, or third prize, with the prizes ranging from $500,000 to 2 million dollars. For only a small fee, ranging from $100 to $1700, depending on the caller, we can receive the winnings. All we have to do is give them our bank account number. They will wire the money straight to our account. Persistent little pests!

Dylan –

Victim Location 11217

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes





SUN CITY.CA 92586-3165

TELEPHONE 951-923-5203





Jonathon –

Victim Location 15237

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Phone number 8765745809. Caller said he was robin green from mega million lotto. I laughed at him an asked him if his name was robbing green like robbing money. He didn’t understand and spelled his name for me. He explained I needed to send him 1300 dollars to receive a lottery I won of 4.5 million dollars.

Abby –

Victim Location 85257

Total money lost $50

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Someone claiming to be Michael L*** from Mega Millions has been calling my 87-year-old mother in Arizona saying she won a few million dollars in a sweepstakes prize and they want thousands of dollars up front from her so they can pay the IRS taxes on her prize before they will let her have the prize. Last Tuesday they told her they deposited over $18,000 directly into her checking account and they asked her to go to a different bank and write two checks for ‘cash" for $9,500 each. The scammer never deposited any money in to her account. They keep promising day after day they will fly a helicopter from Las Vegas to her house and deliver briefcases of cash but they keep making new excuses why they never show up and they claim the blame is on UPS for not delivering something. They tell her not to tell her family anything. When she calls their number a Magic Jack recording says number is busy.

Cory –

Victim Location 37876

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

one hundred and three million dollars from mega millions and I need to get a two hundred dollar papal card an meet them at the air port in 45 minutes to receive my winnings a viper car and five hundred thousand dollars.

Different caller 4 times a day since 12 9 2015.

Logan –

Victim Location 36675

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a call saying had won $3 million. Wanted to meet at the bank to get $126,000 before getting the money.

Jessica –

Victim Location 90020

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from mega millions

I got a call from several phone numbers (876-442-5325 and 239-400-3725) stating I won the mega millions and I don’t have to pay for anything, but must cover taxes. The first person I talked to was Phillip Sterling. I was then called by another person named Kenneth Foster saying there was a $250 service fee and I had to pay it via MoneyGram or Western Union. Brian Wilson called me from 239-400-3725 and my caller ID indicated it was from Florida. The guy said his name was Anthony Fisher. I didn’t pay any money to them, but thought about why I started receiving these calls. I recently completed an application for and the calls started shortly after that.

Shanna –

Victim Location 80436

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A Mr. Paul Smith called saying I have won 2.5 MM, 500,000 liquid cash and a new Mercedes Benz. He called in Mega Millions, I don’t play it. Phone numbers I was given to call are the following: 866-996-5997, 876-413-4039,

First he gave me a check number of 208406 and had me call the 866-996-5997 and verify my win by giving the check number, of course it verified me as a winner. He asked me some questions, said the phone call was being recorded by the FBI.

He asked that I do a Walmart to Walmart transaction and send $385.00 in cash to a Belinda Thompson in New Orleans, LA then I would get my papers delivered to me today so I could go and claim my prizes. I did not go any further in listening to his message or sending any money away.

Sergio –

Victim Location 45506

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Was told I won the Mega Million and requested personal information. Caller ID showed Kingston, Jamacia.

Megan –

Victim Location 47629

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Man named Peter Mason (however he had a mexican accent) has called me three times telling me i have won 2.5 million dollars in the Mega Millions Sweepstakes. I told him it was a scam and he would not be getting any information from me about myself, my bank account or anything else. He said he did not need any of my personal information. I just needed to go to the bank and open a new account. Mega Millions would put money in the account for me and all I had to do was take out 1% of the 2.5 million and send it to the IRS and he would give me the address where the 1% of 2.5 million dollars would go. I told him I was not going to do is because I know it is a scam and I was calling the

Brian –

Victim Location 76308

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Mega Millions lottery. Pay $500 and get a Mercedes and 4.7 million.

Kara –

Victim Location 36803

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Consumer received a call from someone claiming to be from Mega Millions saying she had won a new car and a check for $3,000,000.00. The caller wanted her to wire them $875.00 for taxes. when she tried to call the number she was given, she could not get through.

Cassandra –

Victim Location 78351

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I have received numerous calls by a man named John Bartels, who is mentioned below, as well as the so called "founder," of this organization. They claim that I was selected as the second winner out of three to have won $5.5 million and a 2015 BMW. Mr. James Anderson has also called me as well. They claim that once you send a check for $185 using a money gram or Western Union to James Taliani at address 4004 Haley St in Oalkley California, area code 14561, that a UPS driver will deliver your check and car. The price changed three different times throughout the phone calls as well. The phone number that I was mostly called on was 1-876-521-8399. They said I had one by shopping at my favorite stores so I asked which stores do I shop at and they were wrong on all accounts. Below is the e-mail I received that show you what you are receiving. The pictures didn’t paste with the email but it was a picture of him, which I looked up and could not find.

600. N 10th Street. Wasington,DC

Tel: 1876-521-8399

August 09,2015


CONGRATULATION!To you as we bring to your notice, the results of the First (2nd) PLACE Prize of the MEGA MILLIONS. We are happy to inform you that you have emerged a winner under the 1st quarter, 2nd quarter and the 3rd quarter category, which is part of our promotional draws. The draws were held on the 3rd of July 2015 and results were officially announced on the 22nd of July 2015. Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 35,000 names of individuals from America, who pay their end of year taxes and utility bills on time, as part of our International Promotions Program.

Your name Benjamin Kocurk was drown for the Multi-Million Dollar Sweepstakes and consequentlywon, in the1st, 3rdPlacePrize in the 1stQuarter Draw.You have therefore been awarded a total sum payout of $5, 500, 000, and 00( Five Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) Cashiers’ Check, which the winning payout is for 1stQuarter winners. This is from the total prize money of US$18,000,000 shared among our Three (3) lucky international winners


Your fund is now deposited with “MEGA MILLIONS COOPERATION” pending to be insured in your name and delivered to your designated address. In your best interest and also to avoid mix up of numbers and names of any kind, we request that you keep the entire details of your award strictly from public notice until the process of transferring your claims has been completed, and your funds remitted to your account. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by participants / non participants of this program.

Kindly remember you must contact your Agent Mr. John Bartels at (1876-521-8399), no later than September 27 2015, as of this date; all funds will be returned as unclaimed. NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference number arising from your Money-pack reloadable card, to expedite this process after processing fee of ($650,00), however our company can assist you in acquiring sponsorship up to 30% of the processing fee from companies that are in association with the Mega Millions Co. Promotions, if you are being approved for this sponsorship; You will only require to open a new checking account with the lowest possible balance and provide the company with the necessary information such as: (Routing numbers, Account numbers and Identification numbers)Furthermore, in the event where there are any change of your address / contact number or name ; please inform your claims agent as soon as possible.

We also wish to bring to your attention our winter high stakes where you stand a chance of winning up to US$60 Million; we hope that with a part of your prize you will participate. Please contact us at anytime for any further questions.


Mega Millions

Five Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars 5500000.00




Mr. John Bartels

Claim Agent.

NB: Your license merchant is —–

4400 Bankers Avenue. Jim falls, Wisconsin 54749

Please exercise caution and confidentiality with regards to your prize winning information; this is important, failure to comply may result in prizes being cancelled. With any questions and comments please contact the claims department Thank You.

This is Protected, Copyright and Trademark under US and international Laws All rights reserved©



Contact: Tel: (1876-521-8399)

Copyrightand Trademark Under US Laws. All rights reserved©


Take a look at your 2015 Mercedes Benz

Car paper’s will be given upon delivery, you have to get Insurance out for your new car before it gets there, the claim agent will inform you on how to go by getting Insurance on your brand new car because your car has to be License in your name before it gets into your state, so contact your claims Agent for informationClaims Agent: Mr. John Bartels

STATE CHARGE: $1000.00

Please exercise caution and confidentiality with regards to your prize winning information; this is important, failure to comply may result in prizes being cancelled. With any questions and comments please contact the claims department Thank You.


If you are in doubt as to the person in charge of your claiming, here is a picture of myself:

Mr. John Bartels

History of the Company

The company was originated in Sydney Australia by JOE MACDONAL in 1974.

Due to the interest that most Americans had towards the company as well as other persons worldwide the

Company decided that as of January 1, 1988, there would be a monthly computerized raffle where there

Would be a rapid giveaway.

Mr. James Anderson

Has been working with the company for over half decade. He has made local as well as many

foreigners worldwide to be lucky winners and carried them through their claiming process and now they

Are successful individuals and most of all, MILLIONAIER’S?

Here is a few Photos’ off some lucky Winner

As yoursel[censored]

This Could Be Yours to Take Home

Please exercise caution and confidentiality with regards to your prize winning information; this is important, failure

To comply may result in prizes being cancelled. With any questions and comments please contact the claims department Thank You.

Nina –

Victim Location 85301

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

BBB received a call from a consumer who had been notified that she won a mega million dollar sweepstakes and that all she had to do was to go to Western Union and send $100. A while later she said that she got a call from someone who said they were from the BBB and would take her and help her send the money.  Consumer is aware of scams and did not fall for this caller’s claims. 

Daniel –

Victim Location 98387

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

From: "*** ***"<***>

Date: March 27, 2015 at 4:48:31 PM GMT-4

To: "*** ***"<***>

Subject: Re:

You been cleared as winner from MegaMillions promo 1Million, Send Name&Phone to [email protected] for claims

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