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If I won money in Public House Clearing plus a 2017 Mercedes. Do I have I have to pay money upmfront to get rest of my winnings?

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I won $8.500,000.00. Plus a Mercedes to be delivered next week. I am told I will have to pay $850.00 before I get my car and money.?

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Tax Professional: Robin D., Senior Tax Advisor 4 replied 5 months ago

Publishers Clearing House and the FTC have both gotten many reports about scammers using the Publishers Clearing House name to deceive people. Scammers call, claiming you’ve won the sweepstakes – but, to collect your prize, you need to send money to pay for so-called fees and taxes.

Paying to collect a prize is a scam. Every time. And scammers like to ask you to send money by Western Union or MoneyGram, or by getting a prepaid card or gift card. Why? Because it’s nearly impossible to trace that money – and you’ll almost never get your money back.

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