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 contact Publishers Clearing House at 1-800-645-9242. Anyone who believes they have received a suspicious email using the Publishers Clearing House (or PCHLotto.com) name and logo, may forward it to our fraud reporting mailbox, abuse@pch.com.

M Crossan PCH


Margaret Crossan

PCH Consumer Affairs Department

257 thoughts on “PCH Shares Scam Reports With FTC to Fight Fraud”

  1. Qiana Edden says:

    Hey there….just got another fake Friend Request today from : Todd SloanePch. Just wanted to report it. I was online and able to mark his page as spam…couldn’t do it with the other ladies’ page – was on my phone that time. Thx…I hope you catch these punks!

  2. Qiana Edden says:

    I just received a “Friend Request” on Facebook from this person – Danielle Lam Pch-prizpatrol sent you a friend request. When I went to checkout the page, there were no posts and it was just “born” or started this month. Today’s date is December 6, 2014.

  3. I was contacted by Danielle by fried request, later she started chatting with me wanted 399.99 to cover expense of delivering money to me

  4. jmasias305 says:

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  6. Liz pozniak says:

    Was just contacted again by Danielle friend request from pch. Bi have a screen shot of her page and her “friends”

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