So I got this phone call one day saying we won 2.5 million dollars from PCH.
And this one time, back in the day, I did fill out some information. I forget why, but so it didn’t seem completely far-fetched. I’ve always wondered how PCH knew the people were home before delivering the money – who knows, right? So while I’m thinking yeah right, I’m also like, but maybe…?
I wanted to quickly look it up to see if I could find information about a scam, but the dude is telling me all this stuff that I need to write down to verify my identity to the people who are going to deliver the money, blah blah. In the slim chance that this could possibly be true you don’t want to screw it up, ya know?
Of course he tells you a time close enough to the time that it currently is, that it makes everything feel very urgent, especially since he says you need to go get a special kind of card and have it in your possession. You have to factor that time in and make sure you’re back in time to become a multi-millionaire. How sad would it be to be late to that?!
And they want to keep you on the phone so that you don’t have a chance to talk to anyone or, like I said, try to look it up online. THEY’RE SELLING YOU HOPE!
As I was talking to the guy I decided it would be interesting to follow through with what he was saying to do and video it, since I figured it was a scam. So what follows is how this Publisher’s Clearing House phone scam went down, including the guy calling back pretending to be someone else…
What kind of scam stories do you have?