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

Sincerely,

Margaret Crossan

PCH Consumer Affairs Department


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James McDonald said...

As I have said before, “Publishers Clearing House is an honest business”.

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gail said...

It is a shame their r people out there looking to make fast money and down and out people r the one’s to go after they r the low scum bags.

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Jeff P said...

It’s nice to know we can Trust you Publishers Clearing House.Thanks for watching out for us.

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Althea G said...

Regardless of how others feel,I am an avid sweepstakes player in the PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE SWEEPSTAKES. I believe that I am going to be a winner. I will welcome the PRIZE PATROL,at my daughters door,and it might be in my night clothes,but how ever I am anxiously awaiting to win very soon. Need a home for my husband and myself. Thank You PCH for everything.

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Deborah Holland said...

We have no record of the comment you’re referring to.

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gail said...

PCH is what dreams r made of. And anyone out there that wants to hurt the people that enter it like i do day in and day out THE LAW WILL GET U!!

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lrwilliams said...

Is this contest year round or only a certain time of the year when you can win?

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Deborah Holland said...

Publishers Clearing House always has various giveaways ongoing which you can enter anytime! The drawing dates for our giveaways can be found by visiting our Sweepstakes Facts at http://prism.pch.com/Rules/Facts.aspx?Cid=MQA1AA==.

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deb said...

Spin to win never hit anything
big! You should change the game!

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Chris @ PCH said...

Hi Deb,
The bonus wheel on PCH Games awards prizes according to specific odds. You can view these odds by clicking on the “Sweepstakes Facts” links above the wheel. You will always receive at least 50 tokens for spinning the wheel.

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Darlene Grein said...

I got a call this evening from a James Peterson, cell #876-875-3451. Telling me I won from PCH $355,000.00. It would be UPS ed to me as soon as I Western Unioned $895.00 to a Sharon Fife in Chilvs,PA 18407
I’m to call him as soon as I wire him the cash. Then they will UPS to me in $100′s and $50′s a total of $355,000.00 cash. SURE THEY WILL, IN MY DREAMS !!!!!!

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Darlene,

    You’re right, that’s definitely a scam. Remember, the winning at PCH is always free and no purchase or fee is ever necessary! We’ve reported the information you provided, but for future reference, you may report any scams by calling us at our toll-free number 1-800-645-9242. If you believe you have received a suspicious email using our name and logo, you may forward it to our fraud reporting mailbox, abuse@pch.com. We also encourage everyone to visit our website at http://www.pch.com, click on the “Info Center” and follow the link to Consumer Affairs Alerts, where there is more valuable information on how to protect yourself and avoid falling victim to sweepstakes scams.

    Regards,
    Rebecca @ PCH

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Pat Sandau said...

My sister received a phone call which sound legit..but there is no way to check on the weekends..we have tried every thing available with no luck…the delivery company says they have a delivery scheduled at 4:30 tomorrow ( Sunday) but we can’t chack on anything else..the call was from National Asset Recovery acting as PCH agent…hohw do we know if thie is a scam..she lives alone and does not want someone showing up tomorrow at her fron dooe that is a scam

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nickie musslewhite said...

hi, i contacted pch regarding a letter that i recieved the customer service agent i spoke to was very helpful, and took down all of the information, I was just wanting to notify everyone that it was a scam. It was an offical looking letter inclosed was a check for 4800 dollars to help with the processing fees. i faxed a copy of them both to pch i don’t belive in scamming anyone and i hope they get caught. i just wanted to say to anyone if the do get something like this always double check.

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Sandra Chase said...

I received a message telling me that I was one of the 211 finalists in the August 31 contest and as such I was to receive $1,000 payment if I did not win the top prize. To date I have not received my money. Why?

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Sandra,

    Publishers Clearing House guarantees to award 21O $1,OOO.OO prizes in a nationwide Giveaway. A prize will be awarded in your local TV viewing area (or “Designated Market Area” as defined by Nielsen Media Research). This award could take place in your city/town since it’s within this Designated Market Area.

    For our latest list of area winners, please visit our website at http://www.pch.com and click on “Winners Circle” at the bottom of our homepage.

    Please be assured, if you are one of our lucky winners you will definitely be notified. If you are picked as a winner of a prize of $10,000 or more, you will be notified in person by the Prize Patrol. Prizes of under $10,000 are notified by certified mail or by courier. These awards are done as soon as all winning entries and prizes are matched. Our most recent winners can be found on the top of our web site on the scrolling bar and under the “Winners Circle” link. You may also view some of our winning moments at: http://www.pchtv.com.

    Our mailings are opportunities for a chance to win, and provide clear information that the recipient has not yet won any prize, must enter by the deadline, and must be chosen to win. In order to win an entry must be selected by random drawing or match the winning number selected. Please remember that while we receive entries from all across the land only one individual can actually win each giveaway.

    While we have promoted our famous sweepstakes for over 40 years as a way to draw attention to our unbeatable magazine deals and value-based merchandise offerings no purchase is ever necessary to enter or win. You may be interested to know that majority of our major prize winners have not ordered with their winning entry!

    Regards,
    Jodi @ PCH

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    Beverly Zebrow said...

    Like Sandra, I also received a letter indcating that I was one of 211 winners for the August 31 sweepstakes drawing. If not the main winner, then I was to receive $1000. Like Sandra, no winner on August 31 ($5,000 per week) and no $1000 payout. Why?

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      PCH Customer Service said...

      Hi Beverly,

      For further assistance, please call our Customer Service at 1-800-645-9242 Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM ET. Any of our customer service representatives will assist you with this concern.

      Regards,
      Addison @ PCH

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Lawrence Kimmel said...

As far as the “calogged” items you post as great values–Many of the items can be purched at such places as Dollar General stores for far less money and in my case better products. The plastic freezer backs were the very same items at a much lower price with no shipping and handling cost. I have checked many items and some “As seen on TV” stores even have your same products CHEAPER.

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Lawrence Kimmel said...

cataloged items was mispelled but you get the general idea. Competetive though you may be on magazines. Prices on your listings for 4 payments totalling $19.96 can be found –same name items at Dollar General and The Buck Stops Here stores. Be more competitive and I might order–but with shipping and handling added ??? Why bother?

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Lawrence,

    We appreciate you for telling us that you found a better deal on merchandise offered by Publishers Clearing House. If you order an item from us and find the same item elsewhere that is cheaper, we will match the lower offer. However, it first must meet the following criteria:

    -Identical size, quantity, shape and function
    -Made by the same company (if it holds a trademark)
    -Available to the general public
    -Free of any quantity obligations (i.e.: buy 3 and receive for only $ __ . __).
    -Submitted within 30 days of the order

    We must then request that you send us a copy of the competitor’s offer for the identical item (please be sure to include your full name, mailing address and Order Number, if available) to:

    Publishers Clearing House
    101 Channel Drive
    Port Washington NY 11050

    Once we receive proof of the lower offer, we will review the competitor’s offer and make any necessary adjustments to your account.

    In order to bring our customers the unbeatable deals they’ve come to expect from us, we must charge each customer the appropriate shipping and handling costs — as all other catalogue companies do.

    If ordering online, the shipping & handling charges are specified under the link at the bottom of the entry/order form that says, “For details on applicable sales tax, shipping and handling and other charges click here”. If ordering by mail, these charges are detailed on the back of your product bulletins, on our product flyers, and in the middle of the magazine stampsheets (depending on the mailing you receive).

    Our current shipping & handling charges can be viewed on our web site by visiting Info Center –> FAQ –> How do I calculate shipping and handling charges? We apologize for any concern this may have caused.

    Regards,
    Jodi @ PCH

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alisha barnette said...

I am curious…I have received a phone call through a bank of america saying i won 75,000…they r wanting me to send in 299 to cover the service fee and insurance…now he is tellin me to send in 400 to cover a 9-11 form for the irs to receive my winnings…he is reassuring me that it is not a scam…he says the reason i have to pay for this form is because the winnings was not in my state of residence…he says the company has been there for 12 years….he is wanting me to wire money through a money gram to a cliston turner in newark, NJ….what does this person have to do with anything??? i need help…what should i do??

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Alisha,

    This is a scam. At PCH the winning is always free and no purchase or fee is ever necessary. Please do not send the caller any amount of money.

    If you have further questions please call our customer service team at (800) 645-9242

    We also encourage consumers to visit our website at http://www.pch.com, click on the “Info Center” and follow the link to Consumer Affairs Alerts, where there is more valuable information on how to protect oneself and avoid falling victim to sweepstakes scams.

    Regards,
    Jodi @ PCH

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PCH Customer Service said...

Hi Thomas,

Please be assured that if you followed the entry instructions, your Sweepstakes entry has been fully processed.

After your entry is processed (as indicated by the “Processing Entry” or “Information Authentication” page), you may be redirected to a non-PCH advertisement which may be of interest to you. Please note that they are not affiliated with PCH. There is no obligation to provide any information or make any purchase – if you do not wish to do so.

And remember, a purchase is never necessary to enter or win the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes!

Please contact the advertiser directly for a resolution to your concern as we cannot properly address customer service issues for another company. If you are not sure who the advertiser was, please review your browser history to locate the website you were directed to.

Regards,
Jodi @ PCH

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christine'marie crozier said...

That is a great thing to know and share with others.I’M VERY PLEASED TO KNOW.. Thank-you

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Kim K. said...

My in-laws just lost $20,000 to someone claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House, they said they would get their money faster if they wired them the $20,000 so they could pay their taxes up front. We wouldn’t have know anything about this if they had not called them again and said the transfer didn’t go through and to go to the bank again and withdraw another $20,000 in cash and to call them when she got it and they would give her instructions on how to send it. My mother-in-law called us to ask how she sends someone $20,000 cash through the mail! I spent hours changing all bank account #’s and having their phone # changed. Today they got a letter with a check for 2.6 million dollars telling them to cash the prize check but they needed to send them $55,000 now because they needed to pay the taxes up front. My in-laws don’t understand why we are so upset about this and were going to call these people (on the number we just had changed!) and ask where to send the money!!!!! PLEASE, PLEASE PLEASE, anyone with elderly parents, talk to them and make sure they know the implications of giving anyone their banking information and social security number! I fear we will be dealing with this for a long time to come!

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Peggy Younes said...

This morning I also received a call from PCH (?????)which of course I now know was NOT PCH. What made me get caught up in it was because the first contact was through the postal mail (posing as PCH) and I did respond thinking it was really PCH. They asked me did I remember mailing in my app form and I did — so I was half hooked at that point. They are very good at what they do, but they were not successful (Thank God). Thank you for all the posts here because when I turned it down, I was still not sure if I was losing a genuine opportunity. Now I KNOW I did not miss a thing except getting screwed. How do these people sleep at night?

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Peggy,

    At PCH, we are highly concerned about reports of scam artists using our name and good reputation to try and deceive consumers. Let us assure you there is absolutely no connection between the real Publishers Clearing House and the fraudulent party who contacted you claiming to be associated with our company. If you are contacted and asked to pay any amount, for any reason, to claim a prize, you have not heard from the real Publishers Clearing House.

    We want you to know at PCH it is never necessary to pay any money to enter, win or collect one of our prizes. At Publishers Clearing House, the winning is always free! A legitimate sweepstakes will NEVER ask you to send or wire money to enter a sweepstakes, claim a prize or to pay a fee, tax or deposit of any kind. If you are asked to send money to claim a sweepstakes prize for any reason, you are being scammed. If you receive a check and are asked to send money back – you are being scammed.

    At Publishers Clearing House, we treat the fraudulent use of our name seriously. We keep track of these incidents and work closely with the law enforcement and consumer protection community to share this information. We recommend that you also report this incident to the National Fraud Center at http://www.fraud.org

    Anyone who believes they have received a suspicious email using our name and logo, may forward it to our fraud reporting mailbox, abuse@pch.com. Anyone who believes they have been the victim of a fraudulent contact using the name of Publishers Clearing House, may contact us immediately at our toll-free number 1-800-645-9242. We also encourage consumers to visit the Consumer Affairs section on our website at info.pch.com, where there is more valuable information on how to protect oneself and avoid falling victim to sweepstakes scams.

    Regards,
    Chris @ PCH

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CAROLYN J CATES said...

where can I find a list of actual winners? I have faithfully filled our more than 100 complicated entries and I never know when cash prizes are actually awarded. I’ve also ordered some mostly worthless items. Is there somewhere we can see some published status of cash being awarded to actual people. Does this just go on forever. Is this just some clever marketing scheme to get people to order from your catalog of items? Carolyn Cates

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hey Carolyn,

    Our most recent sweepstakes winners can be found on the top of http://www.pch.com on the scrolling bar and under the “Winners Circle” link. You may also view some of our winning moments at: http://www.pchtv.com.

    Please keep in mind that our mailings are opportunities for a chance to win, and provide clear information that you have not yet won any prize, must enter by the deadline, and must be chosen to win. In order to win an entry must be selected by random drawing or match the winning number selected. While we receive entries from all across the land only one individual can actually win each giveaway. Also remember, no purchase is ever necessary to enter or win our sweepstakes! Best of luck!!

    Cheers,
    Alanna @ PCH

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jolie linda said...

how do we return the things we have ordered if we can’t afford it?

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Pat said...

I just received phone call saying I had won $2,500,000.00.
I was told to go to western union with a $99.00 check to get my winning number. I know that pch does not conduct their business this way so I refused their so called winnings.

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Vickie Plasterer said...

OH MY,

The world is full of scammers, (CROOKS), which is why I have stated in many of my PCH BLOG responses for everyone to ………..

PLEASE TAKE YOUR TIME and READ

ALL of the information which PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE (PCH) RESPONSIBLY and CARINGLY PROVIDES to EACH and EVERY ONE of US; FREE of CHARGE; and WHICH IS contained or present in EVERY MAILING, AND EVERY E-MAIL when PRODUCTS of ANY SORT are OFFERED for SALE.

PEOPLE, WE MUST TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR OUR OWN ACTIONS. IF we CHOOSE TO MAKE A PURCHASE, it is just that, OUR CHOICE, NO WHERE IS IT WRITTEN THAT YOU MUST MAKE A PURCHASE.
QUITE the CONTRARY.

I believe that PCH HAS provided us with VERY CLEAR and COMPLETE COMPREHENSIBLE information ON-LINE at PCH.COM; and in EVERY E-MAIL they send to us (the consumers) in addition to EVERY SNAIL MAIL offering which is sent to our homes.

PCH HAS MADE IT PERFECTLY CLEAR that NO PURCHASE (of any kind) is NECESSARY to ENTER ANY of the PCH SWEEPSTAKES OFFERINGS.

PLEASE DO NOT JUST SCAN the written information which PCH has so RESPONSIBLY and THOUGHTFULLY Provided to EVERY CONSUMER.

TAKE YOUR TIME and READ EVERY WORD.

PCH IS BEING PERFECTLY UPFRONT ABOUT EVERY PRODUCT, EVERY SWEEPSTAKES OFFERING, EVERY PROCEDURE in PLACE for the SHIPPING and HANDLING of MERCHANDISE. Also EVERY PROCEDURE and RULE for ENTERING THEIR SWEEPSTAKES. THEY LEAVE NO ROOM FOR DOUBT.

PCH has included EVERY DETAIL for RETURNING PRODUCT, I.e. WHO to Call, where and at what Times a CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE is AVAILABLE to US.

IF you have READ the information PROVIDED by PCH, then YOU KNOW that PCH OFFERS EXTENDED HOURS of OPERATION for consumers (us) to be able to reach a CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE. THEIR HOURS are NOT just 9 to 5.THE CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPT of PCH is OPENED FROM 8A.M. Until 8 P.M.EST MONDAY through FRIDAY (TWELVE HOURS A DAY NOT just 8 Hours like some businesses. They have these hours in place out of COURTESY and RESPECT for their CUSTOMERS, and so that customers who work Days or Nights have the opportunity to speak with a PCH Representative. IF for some reason YOU CANNOT REACH PCH’s CUSTOMER SERVICE BY PHONE, then PCH has RESPECTFULLY published the following, so that you may E-MAIL them. ALL YOU NEED to DO is to SEARCH PCH.COM/CUSTOMER SERVICE and THIS IS WHAT YOU WILL FIND:

The following was copied and pasted from the PCH.COM CUSTOMER SERVICE FAQ. DIRECTORY FOUND at PCH.COM/customer service.

Info Center | Pay Online
Saturday January 22
Log In
Search
Search for other answers not seen here: 
Whatever the information, you’ll find it here! If you can’t find it, ASK US and we’ll
fetch it for you! All the Info you need is just a click away!

If you CLICK on the ASK US, you will be directed to PCH’s EMBEDDED HOUSE E-MAIL, where you may ask ANY QUESTION, AND USUALLY in LESS than 24 HOURS YOUR ANSWER ARRIVES IN YOUR MAIL BOX. PCH does state that ANSWERS WILL BE PROVIDED as QUCIKLY AS POSSIBLE, but in NO MORE than 48 Hours from the TIME YOU POSTED or SENT IN YOUR QUESTION (EXCLUDING HOLIDAYS) I have always had an answer returned to me either the SAME DAY if I sent the e-mail earlier in the day, or no later than the next midmorning , if I sent my email the evening before. ,

I was TEMPTED to POST the ENTIRE QUESTION and ANSWER LOG, but decided that it would take up too much space in this BLOG.

PLEASE GO TO PCH.COM/CUSTOMER SERVICE for ANY QUESTION YOU MAY HAVE, AND STOP DEGRADING PCH. PCH HAS DONE EVERYTHING, and I mean EVERYTHING, to provide their customers (US) with EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE and in PROVIDING SWEEPSTAKES to HONOR THEIR CUSTOMER BASE .

SURE the FAMOUS SWEEPSTAKES HELPS PCH to ADVERTISE and SELL PRODUCT, but tell me please WHAT RETAIL COMPANY, INTERNET or FREE STANDING RETAILER , does not advertise their wares to US; in the most splendid way that they can, in order to get our attention,. THUS we either go-on-line or show up at their store to take advantage of what ever advertising tool they have decided to use. to get us looking at their product.

How many of you watched last years SUPER BOWL GAME? During the game a brief COMMERCIAL INVITING VIEWERS REGISTER ON-LINE RIGHT NOW to WIN A FREE PAIR OF PANTS from the ADVERTISER ? So MANY PEOPLE RESPONDED THAT the ENTIRE INTERNET SERVICE ALMOST CRASHED. 100 PAIR OF PANTS WERE GIVEN AWAY and the RETAILER got EXACTLY WHAT THEY WANTED, THEY RECEIVED A RECORD NUMBER OF CUSTOMERS VISITING THEIR ON-LINE STORE and BECOMING FAMILIAR with THEIR PRODUCT LINE. WHEN REGISTERING TO WIN THE PANTS, A POTENTIAL CUSTOMER GAVE this RETAILER CONTACT INFORMATION and AGREED that THIS RETAILER COULD E-MAIL or otherwise contact for sales promotions anytime.

PCH COULD JUST make up pretty catalogs and flyers and NOT offer us the opportunity to MAYBE, One DAY be able to satisfy one of our DREAMS of being wealthy enough to have what we desire or just to be more comfortable in this miserable economy. PCH is an EXCELLENT MARKETING COMPANY and has won AWARDS for their imagination and hard work.

We, the CUSTOMERS, MUST TAKE the RESPONSIBILTY .for what, or if , we decide to purchase a product or magazine.

I just read a response under this BLOG topic, where a customer is asking to be able to RETURN a product because they CANNOT AFFORD IT. This is called BUYERS REMORSE.
I can’t even count the number of customers that I had at the BANK, who, after asking for and receiving a loan; which they qualified for, to purchase things such as a very expensive HOME ETERTAINMENT CENTER; and after all was said and done, did NOT make their first payment (called a default).
The customer ASKED TO BE ABLE TO RETURN THE PRODUCTS TO THE RETAILER. Certainly the Bank could not just ’forgive’ the loan. It had to be paid back per the terms of the contractual obligation. However the biggest problem that loomed in this situation, is that the customer had purchased this deal as a CLOSE OUT from the RETAILER, who had the customer sign a Legal Purchase Agreement that stated the Home Entertainment Center was sold ‘as is’ and there could be no returns and no refunds, PERIOD. Of Course there was nothing the Bank could do for this customer, as the Bank did not own, nor sell the Entertainment Center to this customer. The Bank would have accepted a payoff of the loan, however the RETAILER would not take the Unit back and give the customer the money that the customer had borrowed from the Bank , therefore the customer had to KEEP the Unit and repay the Bank.
This customer decided that the Retailer was being unfair, even though it had been the Customer’s CHOICE to BUY the Home Entertainment Center, with the full understanding of the terms or the ‘RULES, that the UNIT was NON REFUNDABLE. As it turns out this customer had put his family in a financial bind when HE made the decision to make this purchase, AND now he expected everyone to bend, because of his error in Judgment. This customer became irrate when things did not go as he demanded. He did a very foolish thing and brought the Home Entertainment Center BACK to the Retailer, and just left it in the Retailers Parking Lot, then he decided he was NOT going to repay the Bank for his loan, because he had given the unit back. Longer Story Short, the BANK had to SUE the man to get its money back. The JUDGE RULED in the FAVOR of the BANK. because LEGAL Documents had been signed by this customer, Agreeing to REPAY the money he borrowed even though the CUSTOMER told the JUDGE that he had given the UNIT BACK to the RETAILER, and so the CUSTOMER EXPECTED the RETAILER to give the BANK its MONEY BACK. The RETAILER TESTIFIED that it did NOT have the UNIT in their possession, and they had NO IDEA what happened to it. As it turns out the CUSTOMER HURT HIMSELF even worse when he DUMPED the UNIT in the PARKING LOT at this major SHOPPING MALL, and JUST WALKED AWAY, expecting the RETAILER to Take possession of HIS HOME ENTERTAINMENT CENTER. The CUSTOMER ENDED UP HAVING TO PAY COURT COST, while losing the Entertainment Center to someone who stole the UNIT OUT of the PARKING LOT. The customer had NO ENTERTAINMENT CENTER because HE DECIDED to ABANDON IT IN THE PARKING LOT. THE CUSTOMER HURT HIS OWN CREDIT BY REFUSING to REPAY the BANK, while he fought with the RETAILER to TAKE the UNIT BACK. AND the CUSTOMERS HOME OWNERS INSURANCE WOUL NOT HONOR the CUSTOMERS CLAIM of LOSS, BECAUSE the CUSTOMER Acted In A NEGLIGENT Manner when HE MADE the DECISION to ABANDON the UNIT in the PARKING LOT of this MALL.

There is a moral to this story. PLEASE USE your BEST JUDGEMENT when making a purchase from ANYONE.. Don’t put yourself in a FINANCIAL BIND. IF you see something you want AND you KNOW that you have the FUNDS TO PAY FOR IT , please just think about it before MAKING YOUR DECISION to PURCHASE THIS ITEM.
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE AVAILBALE FUNDS, DON’T PUT YOURSELF IN A BIND. WAIT UNTIL YOU HAVE THE FUNDS and YOU CAN MAKE THE PURCHASE WITHOUT ANY STRESS. REMEMBER that PUBLISHERS CLEARUNG HOUSE HAS TOLD YOU that NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY to ENTER A SWEEPSTAKES and THEY MEAN IT.. IT DOES COST PCH MONEY TO REFUND PURCHASES; to TAKE ITEMS BACK INTO THEIR INVENTORY, to HAVE to RE-MARKET an ITEM, ONLY IF IT IS RESALEABLE. HEALTH LAWS PREVENT SOME ITEMS from BEING RETURNED and being resold. PCH OFFERS really good deals on a lot of items and THEY WANT THEIR CUSTOMERS TO BE SATISFIED with THEIR PURCHASES.

IN MY OPINION, if the product which someone purchased is DEFECTIVE, I FULLY EXPECT that PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE WILL MAKE IT RIGHT for their customer.
However, IF CUSTOMERS ARE BUYING and ORDERING PRODUCT that THEY CANNOT AFFORD to PAY FOR, this is a different story entirely.

I would think that IF PCH WOULD DECIDE to ACCEPT the PRODUCT BACK INTO THEIR INVENTORY, ONLY BECAUSE THE CUSTOMER MADE THE DECISION to PURCHASE an ITEM THEY COULD NOT AFFORD, again IT IS MY OPINION, THAT PCH HAS THE RIGHT of FULL INSPECTION of the PRODUCT FIRST, to SEE IF THE PRODUCT CAN BE RESOLD for ITS FULL VALUE, and IF THE PRODUCT CANNOT BE RESOLD for FULL VALUE, then PCH HAS the RIGHT to Send the PRODUCT BACK to the PURCHASER (CUSTOMER) and NOT ISSUE A CREDIT.. THE CUSTOMER WOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR THE ITEM. ON the OTHER HAND IF PCH AGREES TO TAKE THE PRODUCT BACK, and goes though the EXPENSE of having to PAY SOMEONE to FULLY INSPECT the PRODUCT to be CERTAIN THAT IT CAN BE SOLD as a WORKING and COMPLETE PRODUCT and then RE=ENTER the PRODUCT INTO THEIR INVENTORY and they HAVE TO Pay A Person to RE-STOCK the ITEM INTO the SHELVES or WAREHOUSING FACILITY, PAY SOMEONE IN ACCOUNTING to CREDIT the CUSTOMERS ACCOUNT. AS YOU CAN SEE THERE are COST INVOLVED when a customer returns a product. WHY SHOULD PCH have to Eat the EXPENSE of RESTOCKING etc, Because YOU the CUSTOMER, decided you made an error in judgment when YOU DECIDED To PURCHASE THE ITEM IN THE FIRST PLACE.

THIS IS ONE of the REASONS WHY PCH STATES and IN BOLD LETTERS
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY to ENTER the SWEEPSTAKES.

IF YOU MADE A PURCHASE of an Item that YOU CANNOT AFFORD, this is YOUR MISTAKE and NOT ANYONE ELSES. FIND a WAY to PAY for your error and then don’t do it again. THINK BEFORE YOU MAKE A DECISION to PURCAHSE ANYTHING FROM ANYONE.

PEOPLE STOP COMING DOWN ON PCH. THEY HAVE DONE EVERYTHING IN THEIR POWER to BE an ABOVE BOARD And FAIR COMPANY. THEY HAVE FOLLOWED EVEY RULE, and EVERY LAW. STOP TELLING PCH that they are UNFAIR, or that they SELECT ONLY OLD CUSTOMERS to WIN so that they don’t have to payout a big win, or that they ONLY CONCENTRATE BIG WINS to CERTAIN AREAS of the COUNTRY. THESE ARE NASTY RUMORS WHICH ARE JUST NOT TRUE. THEY ARE UNNECESSARY and I BELIEVE would become STRESSFUL for the staff that WORKS at and for PCH. JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVE NOT WON a PRIZE, does NOT MEAN that PCH is OUT TO GET YOU. READ ALL ABOUT PCH, READ ABOUT the WORK INVOLVED to get this EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL and AWARD WINNING COMPANY UP and RUNNING as WELL As it DOES.

I can’t believe the WEB SITES out their that are concentrating on the “EVILS” of PCH. PEOPLE STOP BEING IGNORANT !!! (can I say this)

Vickie P
Markle,IN

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Viki Tucker said...

I have recently gotten 2 phone calls saying I have won 2 million dollars & a car. They said I had registered @ Walmart? Who registers @ Walmart to win something thru Publishers Clearing House!! They said I’d have to wire money..BIG red flag!! I listened, just out of curiosity & finally just hung up on them. It was an “India” sounding accent..They should be ashamed of themselves…

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Jeanne Walters said...

I received a phone call today from a person who identified himself as David Harper from global payout services and commission. He said that I had won 1.2 million from PCH. he claimed he was calling from Washington DC, but the number on the caller ID was 876-298-1262. which is from the Cayman Islands when I looked it up on the reverse directory. I led him on for a while to make sure he was lying he asked me if I was familiar with the UPS trucks, I said they are green right? he said yes. I evenutally told him I knew he was a fraud and a thief which he replied to with vulgarity. Definately not PCH. Just wanted you to know the scam are still around keep getting the word out.

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Jeanne,

    This is definitely a scam. Please call us at our toll-free number 1-800-392-4190 so that we can fill out a scam report. Thank you for letting us know!

    Regards,
    Rod @ PCH

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Robin Smith said...

My father recieved a call today from a Raymond Reynolds claiming he was from PCH. The guy left a number 202-239-6619 for me to call, as I am in control of my fathers checkbook. When I called the number it went to a MagicJack voicemail. He called me back, I let him tell me his pitch. When I informed him I knew he was a scam artist, that he was getting no banking info from me. He started threaten me, that he was going to call the FBI and inform them I was taking advantage of me father. I told him to go ahead, told him since he claimed the call way recorded to mail me a transcript so I could so to my Attorney and hungup.

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C. Radzi said...

Got a call today from bank of america saying I won and they needed to email some information ( email said nothing) I called the number back and it was a bank of america. Is this a scam?

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hey C.,

    That sounds like a scam, as PCH does not notify winners by telephone. Also, we are not affiliated with the Bank of America. If you have any further details and you would like to report this scam, please contact us toll-free at 1-800-392-4190.

    Regards,
    Rebecca @ PCH

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Terrill Prue said...

Hi!
I just now today recieved a call from someone named Peter Curtis saying he worked for the better business bureau, and wanted to inform me that on the behalf of publishers clearing house I had just had my #s drawn yesterday, and that P.C.H. was in my town awaiting delivery of a brand new car, plus a check for 1.5 million dollars and a bonus check of 5,000.00 all I had to do was call a # in Los Vegas, Nevada. The # is 702-280-9480 Extion 5107 I was to give him a claim # EH569702802 asking fo prize # 9001#pound sign.
I would like you to know this is the 2nd such call in as many months, I hope this information is of help to catch these scammers
T.R.Prue

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Terrill,

    The call you received is a scam. All winners of $10,000 or more are notified in person by the Prize Patrol. Please call us at our toll-free number 1-800-392-4190 so that we can make a scam report. We also encourage consumers to visit the Consumer Affairs section on our website at info.pch.com, where there is more valuable information on how to protect oneself and avoid falling victim to sweepstakes scams.

    Regards,
    Rod @ PCH

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Shawn Johnson said...

I got a call today from a Michael Washington(8768623039) from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas telling me that I won 2.5 million and a brand new 2011 Mercedes. i am supposed to send $809.00 to a Ronald Bayte in Haines City Florida and await further details. I immediaely got on PCH.com and looked up some facts..finding out that it was all a scam..ThatI should “not” send the money.. Thanks for the website and the info PCH.

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hey Shawn,

    You’re correct, that definitely sounds like a scam. At PCH, no purchase or fee is ever necessary to enter or win.

    I’ve reported the information you provided. Should you receive any future scam contacts, you may call us toll-free at 1-800-392-4190 to report them.

    Regards,
    Rebecca @ PCH

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      Lawrence Gabel said...

      I Recieved a letter from Publishers Clearing House
      For Filie number 2G67G3
      States I am a Grand Prise
      Winner of $328.000.00 and a
      Check number 85914052 Drawn
      On Merrill Lynch Chase ACCT NO.
      021309379601867021 03/14/2011
      Authorized Signiture Donald H R

      CONTACT ME AT ONCE Before
      I Take Legal Action

      Respectfully

      Lawrence J. Gabel

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        PCH Customer Service said...

        Hello Lawrence,

        You received a scam letter. Remember the winning at PCH is always free and no purchase or fee is ever necessary. Our customer service team will be able to help you further. Their number is (800) 645-9242. You can also contact our customer service team by visiting: http://pch.custhelp.com/app/home/

        Regards,
        Addison @ PCH

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david said...

Robert campbell call and ask me send a money order for 8000 for insurance before I receive my money, address is 3603 _____ muskogee OK 74401 phone number is 9187684659 ???

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    Deborah Holland said...

    You have heard from a fraudulent offer, NOT the REAL Publishers Clearing House. Please beware — don’t send any money. In any legitimate sweepstakes, like PCH, you never have to purchase or pay a fee to enter and win or to collect a prize.
    Deborah @ PCH

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mary hawkins said...

ever heard of this company?? said they r the carrier for my check from you:Yours in service,
Mr. Hamilton Louis
Dispatch Director
ELITE COURIERS 24HOURS ONLINE.

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susan said...

beware of an email going around today using PCH as a header but it goes to a yahoo return address

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Diana Douglass said...

Beware! I have known that PCH is a reputable company and I have every faith that they do what they say. With that in mind, I recently received the following e-mail Your e-mail has won $1,000,000.00 in the recent Publishers Clearing House Lottery,please reply immediately to collect your winnings.Please Send Your Info, Name Address, Phone Number to: publishers.org@xnmsn.com You will be given more details by our information center when you send them your reply. Yours Sincerely, Mr. Todd Sloane PCH.COMPANY. I was skeptical of this, so I contacted PCH to verify and was told that this was indeed a scam.

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Diana,

    That definitely sounds like a scam! Remember the winning at PCH is always free and no purchase or fee is ever necessary!

    At Publishers Clearing House we do not notify our winners by email, regular postal mail or by telephone. All prize winners of $500.00 or more would be notified by registered mail and all winners of $10,000 or more would be notified in person by our famous Prize Patrol.

    At Publishers Clearing House, we treat the fraudulent use of our name seriously. We keep track of these incidents and work closely with the law enforcement and consumer protection community to share this information. We recommend that you also report this incident to the National Fraud Center at http://www.fraud.org

    If you have received a suspicious email using the Publishers Clearing House name or logo, please forward it to our fraud reporting mailbox, abuse@pch.com, if you haven’t done so already. If you believe you are the victim of a fraudulent phone or mail contact using our name and logo, please contact us immediately by calling our toll free number at 1-800-392-4190. We also encourage consumers to visit the Consumer Affairs section on our website at info.pch.com, where there is more valuable information on how to protect oneself and avoid falling victim to sweepstakes scams.

    Stay safe!
    Jodi @ PCH

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Diana Douglass said...

Recently I received the following e-mail: Your e-mail has won $1,000,000.00 in the recent Publishers Clearing House Lottery,please reply immediately to collect your winnings.Please Send Your Info, Name Address, Phone Number to: publishers.org@xnmsn.com You will be given more details by our information center when you send them your reply. Yours Sincerely, Mr. Todd Sloane PCH.COMPANY. I was skeptical of it, so I contacted PCH to verify. It is indeed a scam. Please take note and be aware that this is going on. It had Mr. Sloane’s name attached to it and it was still a scam. Beware!

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tawanna harris said...

my mom received a call today from someone claiming to be from PCH the man over the phone told my mom she won a $1,000 and they would shipped the money today if she wired them $200 to a green dot money pak plus a $150 to cover taxes, They ask her for her social security number and driver licence number. She didnt give them any information but she hung up on them after she told them she didnt have any money and they wasnt giving up

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Tawanna,

    That definitely sounds like a scam! At Publishers Clearing House the winning is always free and we would never require any money, tax, fee or payment be made to collect a prize. Winners of $500.00 or more from the real Publishers Clearing House are notified by registered mail and winners of $10,000 or more would be notified in person by our famous Prize Patrol with no advance notice.

    At Publishers Clearing House, we treat the fraudulent use of our name seriously. We keep track of these incidents and work closely with the law enforcement and consumer protection community to share this information. We recommend that you also report this incident to the National Fraud Center at http://www.fraud.org

    Anyone who believes they have been the victim of a fraudulent contact using the name of Publishers Clearing House, may contact us immediately at our toll-free number 1-800-392-4190 and anyone who believes they have received a suspicious email using our name and logo, may forward it to our fraud reporting mailbox, abuse@pch.com. We also encourage consumers to visit the Consumer Affairs section on our website at info.pch.com, where there is more valuable information on how to protect oneself and avoid falling victim to sweepstakes scams.

    Stay safe!
    Jodi @ PCH

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Debby R said...

I just received the following message but think its a scam, it goes as follows

382 Channel Drive
Port Washington, New York 11050
U.S.A.

We are please to announce to you that you emerged along side 4 others as a category 2 winner of ($1,000,000.00 USD) in this year’s weekly Publisher’s Clearing House. Please contact the underline for claim with the Contact info below with your full detail as stated below for the immediate payment of your prize.

Mr. Todd Sloane
Senior Vice President
EMAIL: pchlottoprizes@zoho.com

YOU ARE REQUIRE TO SEND THE INFORMATION BELOW TO PROCESS YOUR CLAIM
FULL NAME:
ADDRESS:
SEX:
AGE:
PHONE NUMBER:
PRESENT COUNTRY:

REGARDS,
Mr. Steve Miller
Chief Information Officer and Vice President

what a let down for sure

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Debby,

    You’re right, that email is definitely a scam, as winners of $500.00 or more from the real Publishers Clearing House are notified by registered mail and winners of $10,000 or more would be notified in person by our famous Prize Patrol with no advance notice.

    Anyone who believes they have been the victim of a fraudulent contact using the name of Publishers Clearing House, may contact us immediately at our toll-free number 1-800-392-4190 and anyone who believes they have received a suspicious email using our name and logo, may forward it to our fraud reporting mailbox, abuse@pch.com.

    Have a great day, and stay safe!
    Rebecca @ PCH

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v stanfield said...

We are please to announce to you that your email address emerged along side 4 others as a category winner in this year’s weekly Publishers Clearing House PCH lotto You have won One million dollars and have been approved for a

total pay out of One million dollars ($1,000,000.00 USD) The following particulars are attached to your lotto payment

order:winning number: 7-1-4-8-7-3
email ticket number: FL 654/29/75

Contact claims officer with the Contact info below Mr. Todd Sloan
Email: pch.dept@3mail.ie

Winner you must send their
1.Name in full:
2.Address:
3.Sex:
4.Nationality:
5.Age:
6.Occupation:
7.Phone number:
8.Present Country:

This information is to process the immediate payment of your winning prize.

Best Regards,
Mr. Dave Sayer
Publishers Clearing House
d your comment here

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r. hENDERSON said...

Tommy White claims I have won 5.5 million and new mercedes. To be delivered today at 1:30. UPS WOULD DELIVER CHECK AND BRIEFCASE WITH 1/2 MILLION DOLLARS IN IT. All i HAD TO PAY WAS 299.00 DELIVERY FEE.tHEY WOULD BE FLYING HERE IN PRIVATE JET FROM DALLAS TODAY. WANTED TO KNOW IF I WAS MARRIED, HAD ANY CHILDREN, OWNED MY OWN HOME, MAIN SOURCE OF INCOME, ETC.BEWARE

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victor cardenas said...

Im being scamed by two who say I won PCh I sent 186.00 by western union now they want 296.00 for the its their phone number is 18004764724 .he said he was agent Malone.another number was 18765998922. One name was Neil hike.they say I won 255thousand dollars.another name was rating foster.address sent was Neil hike 35 saint Mary Jamaica wi. I’m going to try get my money back

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Victor,

    That’s definitely a fraudulent call you received. However, the 1-800-476-4724 is our technicial support group here at PCH, so that telephone number would not have called to notify you had won money.
    Please contact our Scam Hotline at 1-800-392-4190 to report this, and you may also report this to the National Fraud Center at http://www.fraud.org

    Regards,
    Gloria @ PCH

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Chris Tesch said...

My mother-in-law was contacted earlier today by someone saying she had won 5.5 million and a BMW from PCH. They convinced her to get gift cards for around $2,000 and give them the numbers off the cards. They’ve continued to call to tell her they are showing up tomorrow. I assume that was to give them time to get the monies off the gift cards.
I am just sick. We told her it was a scam but she didn’t believe it. People may want to have a discussion with their elderly parents and tell them in advance that these scams are going around.

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Chris,

    The call you received is a scam. All winners of $10,000 or more are notified in person by the Prize Patrol. Please call us at our toll-free number 1-800-392-4190 so that we can make a scam report. We also encourage consumers to visit the Consumer Affairs section on our website at info.pch.com, where there is more valuable information on how to protect oneself and avoid falling victim to sweepstakes scams.

    Regards,
    Rod @ PCH

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amber hilliard said...

I received a message on my cell that I had won $1,000 online shopping spree from PCH. Does PCH giveaway online shopping sprees?

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    PCH Staff said...

    Amber,

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. It sounds like you have been the victim of a scam. The offer you described did not come from Publishers Clearing House. Publishers Clearing House does not notify winners by phone. Also, there is never a catch with entering or winning any PCH Sweepstakes. PCH, like any legitimate Sweepstakes, will never ask you to pay any fee or make a purchase to claim a prize. You may report this occurrence to us using our toll-free number 1-800-392-4190. We also recommend that you report this incident to the National Fraud Center at http://www.fraud.org.

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Linda Smith said...

I received the following email today. I believe it is a SCAM… Yes? Flag this message***IMPORTANT PCH NOTICE***Tuesday, September 13, 2011 7:14 PM
From: “©PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE” Add sender to ContactsTo: undisclosed-recipientsWe are please to announce to you that your email addres

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Linda,

    That definitely sounds like a scam! At Publishers Clearing House the winning is always free and we would never require any money, tax, fee or payment be made to collect a prize. Winners of $500.00 or more from the real Publishers Clearing House are notified by registered mail and winners of $10,000 or more would be notified in person by our famous Prize Patrol with no advance notice.

    At Publishers Clearing House, we treat the fraudulent use of our name seriously. We keep track of these incidents and work closely with the law enforcement and consumer protection community to share this information. We recommend that you also report this incident to the National Fraud Center at http://www.fraud.org

    If you believe you are the victim of a fraudulent contact using the Publishers Clearing House name or logo, please contact us immediately by calling our toll free number at 1-800-392-4190. If you have received a suspicious email using our name and logo, please forward it to our fraud reporting mailbox, abuse@pch.com. We also encourage consumers to visit the Consumer Affairs section on our website at info.pch.com, where there is more valuable information on how to protect oneself and avoid falling victim to sweepstakes scams.

    Stay safe!
    Gloria @ PCH

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Carmen Davis said...

Received a phone call today from a Beth Rogers (516) 323-0022 and was informed that I had won $250,000.00 and that they were going to deliver a check to me on tomorrow. She gave me a claims # and the serial # that would be on the check. She then told me if I didn’t believe her I could call the Better Business Bureau (202) 658-7108 which I called the gentleman was the one that really let me know that it was a scam. He said that I had won the money earlier this year and this was PCH’s last attempt to contact me. I immediately call PCH and informed them and I’m glad I didn’t give them any information. What got me was that they had my address, telephone number and birthdate, but they never asked me for any other information they just told me that I needed my drivers license or visa to identify who I was when they presented me with the check. They also told me that I didn’t have to pay anything…but once I called PCH they told me that I wasn’t a winner and that they would investigate. It’s so sad that people have nothing else better to do but to scam people but I’m glad I listened to that little voice that said “to good to be true”…I also called my local police department, just to be on the safe side.

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Carmen,

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention, and thank you for reporting it to your local authorities! As you may have known, PCH does not notify winners by phone. You may also report this occurrence to the National Fraud Center at http://www.fraud.org.

    Best Wishes,
    Victoria At PCH

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pamela reed said...

Someone call at 12:30 on nov 4, 2011. Stating that they were from publishers clearing house. I will not be strong armed into giving my phone numbers of relatives. So they will be scammed for 25,000.00.
their phone number came up as private. So I would not give out any information for any amount of money….If I win someone there will have to come to my house and give it to me in person WITH A PHOTO I.D…I’m sorry for being upset but this is happening to old and people in need….You have my phone and location please turn it over to authorities. Thank You Pam Reed

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    Laura At PCH said...

    Hi Pamela,

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. It sounds like you have been the victim of a scam. Publishers Clearing House does not notify winners by phone. Also, there is never a catch with entering or winning any PCH Sweepstakes. PCH, like any legitimate Sweepstakes, will never ask you to pay any fee or make a purchase to claim a prize. You may report this occurrence to us using our toll-free number 1-800-392-4190. We also recommend that you report this incident to the National Fraud Center at http://www.fraud.org.

    Laura At PCH

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Jacqueline M said...

Dear Laura At PCH. HI my name is jacqueline M and i am writing to you on behalf of my father-in-law and he has purched stuff fromyou guys for over 40 years and has nothing to show for it. He is 76 years old and every time that you send him the stuff to say that he has won and he doesn’t win any thing it gives him false hopes and his heart can not take that. You guys owe him some type of winnings for all those years that he has entered and purched stuff threw your company. I really don’t need him having another heartattack. he has had enough in the last few weeks. like 7 in one day. you should let him win the 5,000,00 a week for life. Hope that you have a happy thanks giving and and god bless all of you and my fater-in laws name is Melven M. Sicerly jacqueline M.

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Jacqueline M. said...

Dear Ms. Laura At PCH..

Hello My name is Jacqueline M. and i live in Wa state and in a small town. My father-in-law has ordered stuff for over 43 year and every time that they say that he is the big winner and that he gets his hopes up and then because they are up so high he has had several heartattacks. Every time he orders from you and gets every thing paid of and nothing is ever true. your company sould at least let him win the $5,000.00 a week for life. That is the least that you can do for him. all those years and they have not won one of your sweepstakes. you guys need to stop getting his hopes up. He is 76 years old and because his hopes are up now about the $1 million Plus the $5,000.00 a week for life on the 30th of november. he is counting on it and if it doeesn’t happen i know that his heeart could not take any more lies from your company. So you need to come therw with him winning the one on november 30th 2011. Sincerely yours Jacqueline M
Have a happy thanks giving and god bless all of you.

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Jacqueline,

    I just wanted to let you know that it is always free to enter and to win a PCH prize. Winning doesn’t depend on placing an order, and many of our winners have never placed an order with PCH. I wish you and you father the best of luck!

    Victoria At PCH

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steve paxos said...

posted in facebook mesage

December 17 Danielle Lam
the publishers clearing house is awrding you $100,000.00 as the luckcy winner of our weekly raffle CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!
please reply for more information

13 hours ago Steve Paxos
you are kidding
Hi Danielle, I’m not sure if this is a joke or not, but I am responing like you asked. You are saying that I am the winner of $100,000.00 for the weekly raffle?

13 hours ago Danielle Lam
yes that exactly what i am saying!!!!!!!!!!!what took you so long to reply

13 hours ago Steve Paxos
i just found the message

13 hours ago Danielle Lam
congratulation!!!!!!!!!! how do you feel

13 hours ago Steve Paxos
how do i claim this prize
i wish i seen it before xmas

13 hours ago Danielle Lam
well you prize have being in storage quite a few days now and you have a small bit of storage fee to pay before i can show up at your door

13 hours ago Steve Paxos
excited
how do i claim my prize

12 hours ago Danielle Lam
well you prize have being in storage quite a few days now and you have a small bit of storage fee to pay before i can show up at your door

12 hours ago Steve Paxos
yes go on

12 hours ago Danielle Lam
in order to take off the storage you will need to purchase your delivery ticket at the walmart

12 hours ago Steve Paxos
i will call tommorow about the tiket the fine print in that ticket was not right
we will talkn soon

12 hours ago Danielle Lam
call at 202-241-6936
you are a very lucky man congratulation again

12 hours ago Steve Paxos
thanks

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Steve,

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. You have been the victim of a scam. The offer you’re describing did not come from Publishers Clearing House. PCH does not notify winners by phone. Also, there is never a catch with entering or winning any PCH Sweepstakes. PCH, like any legitimate Sweepstakes, will never ask you to pay any fee or make a purchase to claim a prize. You may forward the suspicious email to us at abuse@pch.com or report this occurrence to us using our toll-free number 1-800-392-4190. We also recommend that you report this incident to the National Fraud Center at http://www.fraud.org.

    Victoria At PCH

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Daniel Brannen said...

I have received several emails that are supposedly letters from Todd Sloane announcing that I have won $1,000,000 dollars (USD).
The payment is a Checque (first clue) from an English bank. It requests basic info for delivery. I am sure attempts to learn bank info will follow. Be warned!!!

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Daniel,

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. This is certainly a scam. The offer you’re describing did not come from Publishers Clearing House. PCH does not notify winners by phone. Also, there is never a catch with entering or winning any PCH Sweepstakes. PCH, like any legitimate Sweepstakes, will never ask you to pay any fee or make a purchase to claim a prize. You may forward the suspicious email to us at abuse@pch.com or report this occurrence to us using our toll-free number 1-800-392-4190. We also recommend that you report this incident to the National Fraud Center at http://www.fraud.org.

    Victoria At PCH

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suncha moyer said...

I have a questions
Some one name’s Dave Barath[greenbridge@earthlink.net or David p.Barath[earthlink.net] this person was said to every body Publisers Clearing House is scam.and I was playing PCH-Sweeps very well .he was abuse my e-mailaddress block me from publisers Clearing House and he setting he’s House used my e-mail address playing PCH-Sweeps like I was played.He knows my e-mail address before.and so I couldn’t playing my computers 2days.now I changed my e-mail passward and seems like He could’n played my computers but I don’t know He’s still playing or not .because I don’t talk to Him .please this person name’s on PCH-Sweeps list He has to removed please..He’s thief my e-mail address before and take a on line Servey’s used my computers the online Servey people thinking He’s my family He’s not my familys and I don’t talk to Him.I used know Him long time a go .now I don’t know Him .please removed He’s name from Publisher Clearing House…Thank you
P.S.I feeling batter I let you know I have to say what I was worry about that every days .
skmm.01/31/12

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Terrell tolbert said...

I recieved an e-mail stating that I won the lottery for $1,000,000.00, that warned me of PCH scams and to be careful and that all I had to do is pay out 1,000.00 out to the FDIC TO GUARANTEE the check. Really! anyway I don’t belive it. It’s a scam right! man What a way to build a person up and quickly knock them down.

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Terrel,

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. It sounds like you have been the victim of a scam. The offer you’re describing did not come from Publishers Clearing House. Also, there is never a catch with entering or winning any PCH Sweepstakes. PCH, like any legitimate Sweepstakes, will never ask you to pay any fee or make a purchase to claim a prize. You may forward the suspicious email to us at abuse@pch.com or report this occurrence to us using our toll-free number 1-800-392-4190. We also recommend that you report this incident to the National Fraud Center at http://www.fraud.org.

    Victoria At PCH

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Jeffry DeVillez said...

PCH has told me-a million different ways-that I am “in the list of winning numbers,etc”for over 40 years.I have NEVER won a cent.Never.Their credibility is so thin it is lost on me.Why do you pump people up and let them down again-year after year after year?How do you think that makes people feel when you waste their valuable time over nothing time and again?

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Jeffry,

    PCH mailings and emails are opportunities to win and clearly state that you have not yet won any prize. PCH really does award the prizes mentioned in the emails that you receive. PCH Sweepstakes winners are chosen at random, and each entry has the same chance of winning. You never know who will become the next BIG winner, so don’t lose hope!

    Victoria At PCH

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richard viren jr. said...

Question: if a person wins a prize on PCH and is on vacation when there number is selected, do they still win or is the prize given to someone who is home to acdept the prize? If I’m chosen at random but have jsut left on a 20 day vacation and am not available to accept will I get the prize or is it given to another person who is available? I would appreciate a direct answer and not some evasive response that is does not answer my question.

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Richard,

    That person would still win the prize. Once a winner is chosen, the prize goes to that winner, whether they are home at the time of delivery or not.

    Victoria At PCH

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Heather Drewanz said...

I always thought that Publishers Clearing House was for real. I have entered everything. I ended up having to pay for two subscribers for magazines and I had to try to cancel the shopping. Now my acount is having things deducted because I just tried to win. How sad is that. You should be up front and just let someone win. The only reason I worked so hard and entered everything is because we have nothing. We both lost our jobs and I was hoping this could help us. Don’t be sending this to people that can’t afford what you are advertising. Just give them a chance to win without having to give out all their information and asking them to buy everything. You are “Such the American Dream” I don’t think I will ever enter again. If this the year I needed it is now. I have tried before but I am not in line.

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    Jussie At PCH said...

    Hi, Heather. Please know that you are never obligated to purchase any merchandise in order to play, enter or win with PCH. Winners are chosen completely at random, as well. Thanks!

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Robert Nebbia said...

To Whom it may concern,
PCH Slots game regarding the 2nd time this has happened to me. I won 2 diamonds from yesterday and 4 today by spinning the slot games. I turned my diamonds into spins and won 3 entries 2 lose a turns and on the last spin I hit $100 but nothing materialized out of it. This is the 2nd time this has happened to me. The last time it was $5. I complained but nothing became of it.

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Mary Aviles said...

In light of scams If pch don’t knock on my door or sent me a email with a legit phone # or how can i verify that it is the real thing, I would not give no information. There are just to many scam artist out in this world and I always say God have mercy on them because they do not know how special and good your love is. People fail to realize everything that Jesus went threw for us, he was our salvation for a peaceful every lasting life (Mary came as EVE-Jesus came as Adam/That how much God loves us.

Mary

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    PCH Staff said...

    If you are not sure you were contacted by the ‘real’ Publishers Clearing House, or believe you are the victim of a scam, please visit the ‘Sweepstakes Information Center’ on pch.com to view our Fraud Prevention Tips and Warning Signs and helpful Fraud Protection information.

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marcus marshall said...

I was sent several e-mails that stated I won 1 million dollars from PCH.comUK I have reported it to abuse@PCH.com.I still play the PCH games and lottery.If I ever win any money I will become a liftime shopping member.I just dont have any money right now to buy any of the great deals PCH has to offer.Thanks I still am having a great experince with the real PCH.

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Renee Douglass said...

at 2:28p on 10 Aug 12 I received a call from Joe Carter who said he was calling from PCH and he had been trying to reach me by mail (letter) and phone to tell me the good news! I was the winner of the PCH sweepstakes, I had won $555 thousand dollars & a Mercedes Benz and the crew would be at my home in an Hr & 1/2, the crew consisted of a David Moore (driver), John Peterson (US Marshall), James West (US Marshall), Shirley Cooper (Lawyer), and Cassandra Grey(Geico Rep) and all that was required of me was a gift card in the amt of $555.00, I didn’t have to give it to them just show it to them and they would give me the check and take me to the bank to deposit. So I guess they wouldn’t have ripped me off until I deposited the fake check then knock me in the head & rode off with my money and brand new car!!! So this must be the brand new scam front door service!!!

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Renee. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. This is definitely a scam. The offer you’re describing did not come from Publishers Clearing House. PCH, like any legitimate Sweepstakes, will never ask you to pay any fee or make a purchase to claim a prize. You may report this occurrence to us using our toll-free number 1-800-392-4190. We also recommend that you report this incident to the National Fraud Center at http://www.fraud.org.

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Larry Houser said...

Premier Choice Group
Margaret House
2 Devonshire Crescent
Leeds, LS8 1EP London.

Dear: Larry Houser,

Your information has been received by the PCH Publishers Clearing House. PCH Search & Win has assigned $1,000,000.00 USD Prize to you, this is because your email address was selected in our search engine in the on going Search & Win Award. This letter is to officially inform you again that the funds are coming directly from the PCH lottery House Headquarters in United Kingdom (UK). Your information has been fully verified by the PCH Publishers Clearing House.

We have entered all your information in our data base and you are one step closer to receive your $1,000,000.00 USD Prize. You are required to follow the Due Process stage in order to receive your $1,000,000.00 USD Prize. All beneficiaries of this year, 2012 PCH Search and win Award are required to forward their PCH I.R.D Winning Certificate to our lawyer for official clearance. Our lawyer will finalize the approval of your winning I.R.D Certificate by officially writing your name on the I.R.D Winning Certificate. Once he has done that the Board of Trustee of PCH lottery will issue a Bank Draft of $1,000,000.00 USD Prize to you as your prize. Contact our lawyer and forward this I.R.D Winning Certificate you have received from us to him immediately for Due Process. You are to contact him also with your full name and Next of Kin name. See below our lawyer contact.

Contact Person: Barr.Ryan Middleton
(Attorney & Solicitor)

Email: bar.ryanmiddleton@live.co.uk

Signed.
Mr. Steve Miller
Chief Information Officer and Vice President

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    PCH Staff said...

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. It sounds like you have been the victim of a scam. The offer you’re describing did not come from Publishers Clearing House. Also, there is never a catch with entering or winning any PCH Sweepstakes. PCH, like any legitimate Sweepstakes, will never ask you to pay any fee or make a purchase to claim a prize. You may forward the suspicious email to us at abuse@pch.com or report this occurrence to us using our toll-free number 1-800-392-4190. We also recommend that you report this incident to the National Fraud Center at http://www.fraud.org.

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Larry Houser said...

so your saying that it is a scam or it sounds like a scam or your for sure is like i would have to show all the certificates and the actual attorney and all the places say that they are actual bisiness so i just wanna make sure and really had me exited because me and my wife to be and son are more then just broke tight now and trying to get a busniss started of our own and that money would have really helpd us out alot seeing the arent and other finacial places willing to help a starrt up buisness

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Larry,

    PCH is not a scam. You never have to make a purhcase to enter or to win any PCH Sweepstakes. Buying won’t improve your chances of winning either. PCH Sweepstakes winners are chosen at random, and each entry has the same chance of winning. You never know who will become the next BIG winner, so don’t lose hope!

    Victoria at PCH

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Donna Adcock said...

Andrew Collins (doubt if it was his real name since he sounded foreign) called to speak to my
81 year-old mother, Shirley. I, Donna, took the call instead. He stated that she had won 3rd place in the PCH Sweepstakes and that her prize
was $1.5 million and a 2012 Mercedes Benz. He began talking about having the delivery team
come to our home next Thursday, 09/20/12. He made it all sound so real and exciting but I’m
always a little suspicious of such calls. My “antennae” went up when he said I would need to
go to WalMart and purchase a “Money back reloader card” which would cost $299. He wanted
me to go purchase the card asap and call him back at 299-268-1049 or he would call back in 2
hours. I put him off until tomorrow morning. He said that when I called back with the numbers, he would issue the order to make the delivery. I
wanted a chance to check for scams.

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    PCH Staff said...

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. This is definitely a scam. The offer you’re describing did not come from Publishers Clearing House. PCH, like any legitimate Sweepstakes, will never ask you to pay any fee or make a purchase to claim a prize. You may report this occurrence to us using our toll-free number 1-800-392-4190. We also recommend that you report this incident to the National Fraud Center at http://www.fraud.org.

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MARY LITTLE said...

I HAD A TODD SLOAN CLAIMING TO WORK FOR PCH SINCE 1985 TO CONTACT ME THROOUGH FAEBOOK TELLING ME THAT I WON ON PH BUT I HD TO GO TO WALMART AND BUY A GREENDOT MONEY PACK RELOAD CARD AND TO SEND HI THE 14DIGIT NUMBER WITH CNN NUMBER. HE WANTED ME TO PUT $444.95 ON THE CARD. I JUST WANTED EVERYONE TO KNOW THAT HE TRIED TO SAM ME.

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Mary. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. It sounds like you have been the victim of a scam. The offer you’re describing did not come from Publishers Clearing House. Also, there is never a catch with entering or winning any PCH Sweepstakes. PCH, like any legitimate Sweepstakes, will never ask you to pay any fee or make a purchase to claim a prize. You may forward the suspicious email to us at abuse@pch.com or report this occurrence to us using our toll-free number 1-800-392-4190. We also recommend that you report this incident to the National Fraud Center at http://www.fraud.org.

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Evelyn Cleland said...

I to had calls four days in A row from A man named Robert Linal, Wanting me to goto wallmart and get two Green dop money pack and call him back to collect my prizes , claimed he was calling from pch but the phone number was one from Jamaka. I didn’t do it but I belive I was scamed . I didn’t belive him but he did get me to call him back . and It is scarry

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    PCH Staff said...

    Evelyn, thank you for bringing this to our attention. This is definitely a scam. The offer you’re describing did not come from Publishers Clearing House. PCH, like any legitimate Sweepstakes, will never ask you to pay any fee or make a purchase to claim a prize. You may report this occurrence to us using our toll-free number 1-800-392-4190. We also recommend that you report this incident to the National Fraud Center at http://www.fraud.org.

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Ruth Grosd said...

I just received an email from Debra Holland saying that I won 1,000,000,000. Could this be true? It required me to send my name, address,phone number, sex and country to her email that was pch lottery claims, So I did this, just please inform me this is not a scam. Thank you

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Ruth,

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. It sounds like you have been the victim of a scam. The offer you’re describing did not come from Publishers Clearing House. Also, there is never a catch with entering or winning any PCH Sweepstakes. PCH, like any legitimate Sweepstakes, will never ask you to pay any fee or make a purchase to claim a prize. You may forward the suspicious email to us at abuse@pch.com or report this occurrence to us using our toll-free number 1-800-392-4190. We also recommend that you report this incident to the National Fraud Center at http://www.fraud.org.

    Thanks,

    Victoria At PCH

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    PCH Staff said...

    PCH is not a scam. We have real winners of all ages and backgrounds. You can see them at our “Winners Circle,” just click the link at the bottom right corner of our websites. Please remember that many people enter to win and only one person can win the sweepstakes. To view the odds of winning, please refer to the “Sweepstakes Facts” and “Official Rules” of the entry you are submitting.

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Donna Butler Commer said...

I just received the 3rd. scam letter from someone named Rena that says I won a million….yeah right…I was recently divorced, homeless & staying with old church friends, have had 3 doctors tell me I have MS, no money & would be out on the street if it wasn’t for my friends. My blood pressure is sky high but with no job & no insurance I do not respond to these scam hustlers.

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Donna. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. It sounds like you have been the victim of a scam. The offer you’re describing did not come from Publishers Clearing House. Also, there is never a catch with entering or winning any PCH Sweepstakes. PCH, like any legitimate Sweepstakes, will never ask you to pay any fee or make a purchase to claim a prize. You may forward the suspicious email to us at abuse@pch.com or report this occurrence to us using our toll-free number 1-800-392-4190. We also recommend that you report this incident to the National Fraud Center at http://www.fraud.org.

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Michael Reeve said...

Yes I have a concern regarding the instant win lotto played on my account on 4/ 23 thru 24. I would play the scratching wins and have noticed that I was cut off a little early and than when I got to this a card game where the Aces was th best hand you could get and there were the best possibility of four aces I actually got all four aces and it said I had one 40,000 dollars cash the winnings was not being credited . it then went on to tell me that I did not play that game and that when i finaly did play it it was only 250 tokenshadgiven to me. This is not the first time I’ve noticed on many other games that I have played that after I had played and it tells me that I had not entered them or play them this does concern me quite a bit maybe you can fill me in and possibly even direct me to my confirmation page where I have all my games I’ve played .
truly, thank you ,Michael

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Chalsie quel said...

I have a scam pch info right here. If you are called by this number 1876-435-6088 Jamaica ext#5
(IT’S A SCAM) they will sound extremely convincing and ask you to go to a wal-Mart k-mart or Walgreens to wire them $400 to win a ridiculous $950,000 and try to get you to do it fast >>> cause they are sending someone to meet you right now !!! But don’t ask where or when they are comming . I was lucky not to fall or give info , but I hope it will help someone.

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RICHARD FORD said...

WHEN WILL PCH STOP OFFERING SEARCH” AND HONIESTLY PUT THE WORDS “SALES” OR BUY IN IT’S PROPER PLACE.

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Frances J Radcliffe said...

I recieved a call today from Tom Nelson, claiming to be from the Consumer Protection Agency PH#2033085414 . And gave me the GOOD NEWS that I had WON first place in the Second American Sweepsteaks Awards the amount was TAX free $845,000. and that they would like to deliver this cashiers check to me tomorrow. Asked if I could cover the insurance on the money I asked how much ? and his reply
$850. I said no way, Hhe said they would cover $450. that I needed to come up with the other $289. and to call him at that number in the morning in Conneticut. That is when I went on PCH search and asked if you had to pay insurance when you win , but I just got laughed at. So I went to GOOGLE and they gave me all the help I need & phone numbers , but they said PCH has a BLOG to fight against these kinds of crimes. S o I thought since I can’t be heard for a legitimate search question maybe I would address it here.

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Linda A. Pandolph said...

Is MYREWARDSGROUP part of PCH?

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AL-Malik Lee said...

I won a million from y’all so can you look me up and tell me what to do ……..AL-Malik Lee 1811 Goldwood dr Dallas ,Tx 817-350-7191

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james howard said...

I have also received a phone call from 1-876-432-1646. If you already know about this number, how come nothing is being done about it? After I received the call they called my wife. Her number is one number different than mine.

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david andrews said...

I was also contacted by a man with a 876 number. he told me to go to wal-mart,CVS, or kroger a purchase a green dot money scratch card. so I called all 3 places and got laughed at. I was told I just won a new mers-benz and 5 million dollars. boy do I feel stupid. if anyone grts a call from an 876 number ignore it. I have 3 of them for you. 876-884-8678,876-896-7124,876-595-5745.don’t make a fool of yourself like I did.

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Sandy Burch said...

I received a letter from PCH with a return address of PO BOX 49047,Vancouver BC V7X 1 E6, stating that I had won $2.7 million. I called branch office at 1-347-696-1138 (no one answered) and agent’s name was
Alfred Davis. Sent copy to PCH to Deborah Holland, rec’d letter answer from Emily Johnson, Manager-Customer Service, stating that this was a scam and to report it to you.

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Russ Clay said...

I received an email with this attachment.
PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE (PCHlotto-2013 Gift)

THE PCH OFFICIAL PRIZE NOTIFICATION:
We are happy to inform you of the result of the just concluded annual final draws held on the 3rd SEPTEMBER 2013 by Publishers Clearing House Promotion, your email was among the 4 Lucky winners who won$1,000,000.00 USD each on THE PCH PROMOTION. Email: pchclearance@3mail.ie

However the results were released on the 4th SEPTEMBER, 2013 and your email was attached to Winning Numbers:7-1-4-8-7-3 and Email Ticket Number: FL 654/29/75 The online draws was conducted by a random selection of email addresses from an exclusive list of 4,000 E-mail addresses of individuals and corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer search from the internet.
However, no tickets were sold but all email addresses were assigned to different ticket numbers for representation and privacy. The selection process was carried out through random selection in our computerized email selection machine (TOPAZ) from a database of over 10 email addresses drawn from all the continents of the world.

You are advice to complete the form and send it immediately to our Promotion manager through email for prompt collection of your fund from the designated email ID: pchclearance@3mail.ie

1, Names In Full:………………………….
2, Country Of Residence:……………..
3, Nationality:…………………………….
4, Residential Address:………………..
5, Date Of Birth/Age:……………………
6, Marital Status/Sex:…………………..
7, Telephone /Fax No:……………………
8, Mobile No:……………………………….
9, Occupation:……………………………..
10,Company Name:………………………
11,Winning Email Address………………
12, Send your details Via this email: pchclearance@3mail.ie

WISHING YOU A HAPPY DAY !!!
(CONTACT PROMOTION MANAGER)

Mr. Dave Sayer
Online Award Director.
Email: pchclearance@3mail.ie
Claims Manager.

add your comment here

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Russ, Thank you for bringing this to our attention. It sounds like you have been the victim of a scam. The offer you’re describing did not come from Publishers Clearing House. Also, there is never a catch with entering or winning any PCH Sweepstakes. PCH, like any legitimate Sweepstakes, will never ask you to pay any fee or make a purchase to claim a prize. You may forward the suspicious email to us at abuse@pch.com or report this occurrence to us using our toll-free number 1-800-392-4190. We also recommend that you report this incident to the National Fraud Center at http://www.fraud.org.

    - Jussie W. at PCH

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Joe Barton said...

Hi, this is a general question, if anyone has feedback. My elderly mother is addicted to prize scams that come in the mail. My sister and I moved back home to help with caregiving and realized mom is going through what little money they have left very quickly, sending $20 here, $25 there, (about $100-$200 a week) and is CONVINCED she’s won. She blows up at us when we tell her it’s a scam. How do we deal with her?

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Dean P. Kaehele said...

I received an email announcing a $1,000,000 win from pch; however, it said a check was sent via courier from “the India, New Dehli”. It also said I would have to cover courier fees. Yep. I have forwarded this email to PCH .com.

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Jacqueline Potter said...

Yes I had someone that said they were danielle lam and said I had won the 7000 and I had a guy that said he was dave sayer and asked me to get s green dot card and put money on it and I would be reimbersed and they nevet showed.and I found out I’ve been scamed that was all the money I had I am disabled.I don’t know what else to do that lost my belief in anyone.

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SUSIE LANDER-MERONIUK said...

On Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013; I was on my facebook account and Danielle Lam posted a message that she would like to be friends. I looked and thought why would she do that? Then I was told, congratulations you are our new winner. I said it doesn’t end until Nov. 18th for the Nov. 26th drawing. No, the prize was not awarded and they showed her with the red roses and the balloons. The pic with her hold a check in my name. I didn’t believe this until they said when we get to your house you will have to sign a Form 14; and then get the confirmation card with a 14 digits on the back. I said what is that? Here are the list of stores that sell them. Which one is closest to your house? I said 7-11. Then she showed me the photo of the Green Dot Card. I wrote that costs money! Yes, she said, just $299.99. I woke up!! I then realized it was a scam. My heart was beating. I told them I would call the police and notify Trisha Kean of Channel 13 (KNTV) of what you are doing.! By the way they even showed me the photo of them in the van. Since I stated I was going to call the police; I have not heard from them again. BEWARE!!!

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Joe Barton said...

Per my above post: Thanks so much for your help! NOT. Geez. Everyone else gets a response but I get crickets. I guess you only respond when someone alerts you to PCH scams, but aren’t interested in giving advice.

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Carol Childers said...

I received a call today from Richard Walter who said he was with PCH in Charlotte, NC. He said I won 2.5 mil plus a Mercedes. He asked how close was I to an airport and could I take delivery today? I told him I could not take delivery today and that I needed to call him back to discuss the delivery date. He gave a number of 828-308-7642. I looked up online and found that this is a mobile number in Hickory, NC. OF COURSE this is a SCAM and I’m not going to call him back but I wanted to post here as a warning in case you get the same call. I will be going to the PCH fraud site to report this.

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Shirlay holman said...

HOW DO I GET HELP AFTER I GAVE THE ACAMMER $56,OOO.00 I GET PHONE CALLS ALL THE TIME nnd NOW HE WANTS more money. I was promised id win millions of dollors at first…. can you give me a phone number I can call to get some leagal help… thank you

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BONNIE KIHNLEY said...

was on facebook was contacted by TODD SLOANE TOLD ME I WAS WINNER FOR NOV 340 2013 BUT I NEED BUY A GREEN DOT CARD FIRST

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Ta'Shila Abrams said...

876-584-8431.. New Number.. David Moore

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Dennis L. Irace said...

I received this today and I am very skeptical.

Contact Us!Back to Messages
From: PCH Add to Contacts | Block SenderFull Header
To:Recipients
Sent: Tue, Dec 24, 2013 11:59 AM
This is to inform you that you have been selected for a cash prize of $1,000,000.00
from the Publishers Clearing House. Today Monday the 23rd of December 2013. The selection
process was carried out through random selection in our computerized email selection
system(ess) from a database of over 250,000 email addresses drawn from which your email
address were selected.

For confirmation and receipts of your prize, you MUST FORWARD a copy of this announcement
as well as your details: Names, Phone Numbers and Address.

Best Regards,
Notification Desk

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arlyna baja said...

helow maam,
i am arlyn baja.i recieve a mail from pch lotto that i w0n $1,000,000usd.i am very excited if this true and this is a very big help for my family.please reply me.i want to kn0w if this is n0t scam.call me please with this number 6309108882036

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Patricia Chandler said...

Theres a friend request that come from PCH worker Danielle Lam Prizepatrol on my fb page requesting me to be friends & I accepted. So they inboxed me & said they were her. In which I knew they were lying. Here’s the number they provided 778-436-8836. I kept trying to call & it was busy. Finally I got through & I just held the phone. It was a dude. I said I live next door to a police officer & he was the one that called. They took the page down quick. It was a scam/

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carmen toledo said...

I have been getting emails stating that I won 1,000,000 from p.c.h verification dept. From a Allan Johnson in England. He is asking for 780.00 for coverage of insurance though British airway .Is this a fraud too?

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Marchone Abdullah said...

Always be safe and good luck.

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Dianne Skeem said...

I was called on my cell phone by a person named Michael Washington. He told me that I had won $250,000 and gave me a confirmation number and an entry number that was located on the back of my entry form. He said that we would need to call # 1-876-278-9284 to the Claims Dept for instructions of how to get the money put into our bank. He told me to speak to Justin Ragina, the manager. He, also, told me that he would not need a bank number nor would we have to pay any taxes. The company would pay all taxes, which would be 1% of the earnings.
He never called me by my name. He just wanted to verify my location and he told me the telephone number that was used when we registered. He told me that I would need to call the number immediately and in 2 days he would call me back.
I told him that Publisher Clearing House does not do business like this. He actually ignored me and continued to talk, non-stop.

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Leslie Quetel said...

Thats the same thing that happened to my mom. Except it was 3.5 million and a “black” Mercedes. Pick up was also at the airport.

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DAVE KILGORE said...

I just had someone that used your name and logo and tried to scam me

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Donita Quinn said...

. I have someone on the phone right now thats been on my phone for ever that says she’s Danielle and has been trying to get me to buy those money dot packs and everything and I fell for it and then I shut my bank account down I shut everything down but they’ve got where I was born my name my social security number and my mothers last name on me!!!!
And they know I’m on Social Security disability Danielle still on my talking Ted picture on my phone with two messages she sent me right now

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