PCH Shares Scam Reports With FTC to Fight Fraud

It’s National Consumer Protection Week – 2010

In continuing recognition of National Consumer Protection Week, Publishers Clearing House would like to remind you to BEWARE of scams posing as legitimate sweepstakes that ask you to send money. Remember, in the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes the winning is always FREE!

Some scam artists may send out real looking checks in an attempt to get you to send money. DO NOT fall for these Fake Check Scams. You may receive an official looking letter that includes what appears to be a real looking check. Using a variety of false promises, the scammers will tell you to wire back a portion of the check. Whatever the set-up, the results are always the same. If you send money back you’ll be out twice. YOU will owe the bank the money you withdrew and the scammer will have the money you sent in his/her pocket!

At PCH we have been attacking scams like these with a number of comprehensive consumer protection programs. From an educational standpoint we have posted consumer alerts on our website at pch.com and in our mail. We have recorded anti-scam messages on our toll-free customer service lines, and ask consumers to provide us details of the scams so we can share information with law enforcement officials including the Federal Trade Commission and State Attorneys General. In many instances we can move quickly after receiving complaints to have phone numbers supporting these scams immediately shut down. PCH is also a proud member of the Consumer Federation of America’s Fake Check Task Force, where both private and regulatory members meet regularly to share efforts to combat these ongoing scams. We continue to partner with law enforcement officials including the FBI, Postal Inspections Service, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and US Attorney’s Office to develop new efforts to target the scammers and bring them to justice.

Be smart. Be safe. Be protected. If you or someone you know believes they have been the victim of a fraudulent contact using the name of Publishers Clearing House, please fill out a Scam Incident Report.

M Crossan PCH


Margaret Crossan

PCH Consumer Affairs Department

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  1. This is the agent link click on it and also message him to know you want to check your name on there winning list and you can also message there cellphone number +1 802-368-1362 to know what to do.

    This is the Facebook contact information that was given to me.

    Address: 406 ALUM ROCK ROAD BIRMINGHAM B8 3DA, United Kingdom (HQ)
    Contact Person: Mr. Danny Grant.
    GENERAL INQUIRIES: +44(189-2800-677) OR (128-2570-098) OR (703-1852-850)
    Email: skwlogistics@qualityservice.com
    Email: skwlogistic@gmail.com

    For verification you are required to contact SKYWAYS LOGISTICS & COURIER SERVICE via email by provide following details below:

    Winning Code: SW/DT2/74832/51US
    PHONE NO.:

    These people contacted me saying that I am the winner of PCH lotto and to send my name address age and ph# I have done that . I then receive an email to send money. I can send a copy of that as well upon your request. I need to know if this is real or a scam
    Sheron Anderson

  3. Hi I have gotten an Email says PCH $850,000.00 Scam wants $800.00
    Email Received 4/01/2017
    Publishers Clearing House 
    Dear Esteemed Winner,

    Thank you for contacting us regarding your claims. The Publishers Clearing House process for claiming your winnings prize has been made very simple so that by the end of one week at most, you are assured of having received your prize of $850,000.00 Dollars and all the legal documents backing your winnings. As you may know a claim file with Ref: PCH/301186281/2017 has been opened in your name to process the delivery of your winning prize to you. This is to further confirm your winning prize of ($850,000 US Dollars) in our recent PCH electronic email ballot lottery draw. My name is Todd Sloane, and I am the Senior Vice President of Creative and Lottery claims for the Publishers Clearing House. I will be your Guide/Instructor on how to claim your winning prize successfully.

    First of all, I would like to officially congratulate you for emerging a lucky winner and also to acknowledge the receipt of your claims requirement regarding the winning prize notification email you received from PCH that informed you of the prize you have won. I wish to inform you that the Publishers Clearing House claims department has approved your payment and a valid cashier’s check has been issued to your name and handed over to our assigned courier/shipping company Skyways Logistics & Courier Service for immediate delivery.

    In case you still have doubts arising from the angle of how you got selected, Publishers Clearing House has awarded over $250 Million in prizes globally and has evolved to greatly expand its offerings to include many ways to win online, through electronic email ballot system, social media, and mobile access. The PCH online game network has more than 10 million unique monthly visitors and someone wins a prize about every 10 minutes. This method of winning process was carried out through electronic email ballot system and this is due to the fact that you alone have access to your email account so have no fear for you have emerged a true winner as far as you are the original proprietor to the email account which you have received the Winning notification letter as distributed by PCH lotto Promotions. Skyways Logistics & Courier Service has been assigned the duty to deliver your winning check and other accompanying documents which are of high importance to you. In line with the information listed above, you are hereby advised to contact the courier company in regards for your winning prize. Kindly contact them via email upon receipt of this mail without wasting time. You are to provide them with the following details below. Please note that you shall be required to pay a light delivery fee to Skyways Logistics & Courier Limited for the delivery services they will be rendering to you on the course of delivery your winning check and other related documents. And the fee will not be more than the normal shipping charges which we feel will not be a problem to you.

    *Full Names:
    *Residential Address:
    *Amount Won:
    *Code Number: SW/PCH/331308751US ( Note: Very Important).

    Please find contact details of Skyways Logistics & Courier Service below and do keep us posted on any development with the Security Company, in relation to your lottery winnings. 
    Yours in service,
    Mr. Steve Ramsey
    Dispatch officer
    24HOURS TELEPHONE LINE: ( +44703-180-1769 )

    Address: Lot 12, Overton Circle Little Walsingham NR22 2ZY, United Kingdom (HQ)
    Branch Office: United Kingdom, Spain, Mexico, Singapore, Canada, France and Australia
    Contact Person: Mr. Steve Ramsey
    Registered: (CRN/81453107/351)
    SUPPORT: +44703-180-1769
    GENERAL ENQUIRIES : +44703-180-1769

    Email: swlogistics@qualityservice.com
    Email: skwlogistics@gmail.com
    Please note that before your winning prize was released to Skyways Logistics & Courier Service, a hard cover insurance policy was placed on your winnings by the publishers Clearing House the reason is to avoid any harm or illegal channeling due to this, deduction of any amount of money from your funds can not be done by a third party so beware of it. The instructions given in line with the rules and regulation of the USA and England gaming board is once the check is been delivered to you, then you are expected to deposit the check in your personal bank account and there is a certain assurance that the entire value of the check you have won will be accredited into your bank account.

    Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your claims have been fully processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid multiple claims and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants.

    Congratulations once again for emerging a lucky winner.

    Best Regards,
    Todd Sloane
    Senior Vice President 
    Publishers Clearing House

    Copyright © 1993-2017. All rights reserved. The logo and the Skyway’s Logistics & Courier Service brand are registered trademarks of Skyway’s Logistics & Courier Service Ltd. Skyway’s Logistics & Courier Service Coverage is a General business Organization company registered in England, whose registered number is 81750810/427, and whose registered office address is Lot 12, Overton Circle Little Walsingham NR22 2ZY, United Kingdom. VAT registered number is 262 602 461. Skyway’s  Logistics & Courier Service is committed to respecting the data which we hold on you. Your details are processed and kept securely in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, DTA registration number is PZ5949020. The content of this E-mail is protected under applicable copyright and trademark laws. Personal use of material is permitted for research and/or information purposes only.

  4. Hi,
    On several occasions I have received e-mails indicating that I won 550,000.00 USD from Publishers Clearing House Lottery, and that I should contact pch claims@qq.com. Please look into this matter, because I do not want to be a victim of fraudulent information. This is definitely a scammer trying to contact me.

  5. I was on Facebook and Arthur James sent me a friend we quest.
    He is a scammer he posing as Dave Sayer and Arthur James.
    He said I won 6.4mil and a new BMW.

    1. Hi Tracy! That is definitely a scammer who contacted you! PCH will never send friend requests, private messages, or winner notifications via Facebook; we also never ask for money to claim a prize. Do not give this person any personal information and certainly do not send them any money!! Instead, report them to PCH by completing a Scam Incident Report. Here’s how: http://bit.ly/Report-Scam-To-PCH. Check out this FAQ for info on how to stop scammers from contacting you on Facebook: http://bit.ly/StopFBScammers. Please be careful everyone; don’t become a scammer’s victim!

  6. I received an email from: Agrawal, Ankit stating I won 1Million dollars – I am aware that this is a scam- am reporting this to you.

  7. So some tried I scam me today they was pretending to be Todd Sloan on Facebook I knew better because PCH prize patrol only deliver so the scammer sent me messages and one of the safety tips are prize patrol do not send private messages you don’t have to spend money and they don’t ads you on Facebook so I took it upon myself and screen shot the safety rules off the real prize patrol pch page and sent it to the scammer. Just have to know your safety tip but beware of the fake page of Todd Sloan

    1. We are so sorry to hear that you were scammed! Did you report it to us? If not, please report as many details as you can remember. Here’s how: http://bit.ly/Report-Scam-To-PCH. The Prize Patrol takes the issue of scams seriously and we strive to educate our fans from becoming victims. Please take a few moments to review these Safety Tips so that you can better protect yourselves from being scammed: http://bit.ly/PCH-Safety-Tips. Stay safe everyone!!

  8. Friday Dec.16th 2016 Last Sat. I got a email saying I won $750.000.000. It had the pch email address and more. Today I had my husband do some research and he discovered it was all fraud! I immediately contacted pch and told the lady there. She asked me a lot of questions. Tomorrow we are contacting the FBI! We know they are from Algeria! This is such a horrible crime! Considering we need the money really bad! I have cancer and other serious medical problems! Talk about feeling let down and being a idiot believing them! We are suppose trust each other!! How can we with these scumbags doing cruel acts to us! I didn’t pay them, that I would NEVER DO!!! I believed them! I play the pch games and sweepstakes every day! So.. what would you think when you get a really authentic email saying you won $750.000.000? Be careful my friends! The real pch lady said that if we win, any game they wont call, email or send you a letter. they just show up at your doorstep with balloons and flowers and cameras. God Bless! Merry Christmas! Susie Onisko

  9. Recieved a phone call from a person claiming to be a Rep with PCH saying I won big. said his name was David Anderson gave me a phone number of 1-876-447-3119. he did not speak english very well so I just listened for a couple min.

  10. At 7:30 tonight I received phone call from a person claiming that they are from PCH. The # came up as1-876-321-3489 from Jamaica. I did not accept this as PCH.