PCH CONSUMER AFFAIRS ALERT: BEWARE OF SCAMS PRETENDING TO BE PCH

The name Publishers Clearing House is such a well recognized brand, welcomed and trusted in so many homes, that it is often illegally used by scam artists in an attempt to fraudulently con consumers for the sole purpose of soliciting cash.  PCH would like to remind you to BEWARE OF SCAMS posing as legitimate sweepstakes.  Scammers may email you or send you a letter ‘claiming’ to be from Publishers Clearing House.  Oftentimes, scammers may send out real-looking checks in an attempt to get you to send money. Using a variety of false promises, the scammers will ultimately ask you to send money in order to claim a non-existent prize.  If you receive such a contact, DO NOT send or wire money!  At Publishers Clearing House the winning is always FREE and it is never necessary to pay any money to enter or win our famous PCH Sweepstakes!

PCH has been actively attacking scams like these working with law enforcement and undertaking a number of comprehensive consumer protection programs.  From an educational standpoint we have posted alerts in our mail and on our website at pch.com.  We have recorded anti-scam messages on our toll-free customer service lines reminding all callers that if it is not free it is not a legitimate prize.  We ask consumers to provide us details of the scams and PCH keeps track of these reported incidents through a comprehensive anti-scam database.  Working closely with law enforcement and consumer protection groups, we continually share information with these valued partners in an effort to assist in targeting scammers and attempting to bring them to justice. Among others, PCH has worked closely with the Federal Trade Commission,  Postal Inspection Service, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the US Attorney’s Office.  We are also pleased to be a member of the Consumer Federation of America’s Fake Check Task Force that brings together leading industry, consumer protection and not-for-profit groups to brainstorm on efforts to target and reduce these scams.

PCH is pleased to add a new weapon in the fight against fraud by becoming a designated contributor to the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Database Network.  Consumer Sentinel, maintained by the FTC, is a secure online database of consumer complaints available only to law enforcement.  Law enforcement officials from all around the country use the information in this national database to enhance and coordinate sweepstakes fraud investigations.  Publishers Clearing House is proud to be one of a select group of corporate entities that contributes to the FTC’s Consumer Sentinel Database!

Remember, if you receive a contact from someone claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House, and you are asked to send or wire money to claim a prize, DO NOT!  If you believe you have been the victim of a fraudulent contact using the name of Publishers Clearing House, please contact us at 1-800-392-4190.  Or, if you receive a suspicious email fraudulently claiming to be from PCH, PCHLotto or PCHSearch&Win, please forward it to our fraud reporting mailbox, abuse@pch.com.  

At PCH we care about consumers and are committed to helping you stay safe, informed and protected! 

Sincerely,

Margaret Crossan

PCH Consumer Affairs Department


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Colette Wallace said...

It is so easy and simple. When they ask for money then they are not PCH. It is emphatic that entering sweepstakes from PCH is always free.

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    Zona Koopman said...

    I have encountered a new scam. I received a phone call, supposedly from Fed Ex. They wanted to know when I would be home to receive a prize from PCH of $250,000 and a new BMW. They only wanted a $400 processing fee. Well, I knew that it was a scam, but told them that if they brought the car and a cashier’s check for $250,000 to me at my home, I would pay the fee. They hung up.

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      PCH Staff said...

      Hi Zona. 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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ANNAH WILLIE said...

ITS A SHAME THAT PEOPLE CANT HAVE FUN WITHOUT WORRYING WHEATHER OR NOT YOU ARE BEENING TAKEN I LIKE PCH AND I HOPE TO BE ABLE TO MEET THEM SOMEDAY .WE ALL NEED TO GET BEHIND THEM AND TAKE BACK THE PCH LOGO BECAUSE THE SCAMERS ARE WORKING FOR THE DEVIL AND MAKING IT HARD FOR HONEST PEOPLE TO HAVE FUN AND SOON ITS GOING TO BE THAT NOBODY IS GOING TO TRUST ANYONE. HURRAY FOR THE TEAM OF PCH PLAYERS AND GOD BLESS PCH YOUR FRIEND ANNAH.

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Vickie Plasterer said...

Dear Margaret,

Thank you for the Heads-Up.

So many crooks and scammers out in the world today.

Beware and ALWAYS Check with the REAL Company Directly by accessing their site on-line (you make it a point of looking it up yourself), do NOT call the number shown in a letter or e-mail. Always get the number on-line or by calling directory assistance. VERIFY VERIFY VERIFY

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phylicia boner said...

I HAVE N0T SEEN ANY THAT WAS FALSE PCH BUT THERE ARE ALOT OF SCAMMERS OUT THERE. HECK I RECIEVE ABOUT 3 TO 5 SCAMS IN MY INBOX A DAY FROM PEOPLE IN THE UK AND NIGERIA. I BELIEVE ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO TELL IF ITS A SCAM IS IF THEY ASK FOR M0NEY OR IF YOU WANT LO0K UP THE 419 SCAMS. GREAT INFORMATIVE BLOG! :) KEEP WISHING AND DREAMING :)

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MICHAEL R said...

thanks YOU? PCH for Sharing This Very Important BLOG: it is SAFE TO EXCESISE Protection And Safty measures first in any Case of an event I have’nt not yet incounter a Scam but I’am taking All Advices and Important, Information to Protect me and my Family’s Privacy.

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ANNAH WILLIE said...

I HAVE BEEN SCAMED SO MUCH THAT TAKING BACK IS MY WAY OF SAYING THERE NOT GOING TO WIN AND IF THAY THINK OTHER WISE LET JUST SAY THAY BETTER WATCH OUT.IM TAKING BACK WHAT THE DEVIL STOLD FROM ME.PCH YOU HAVE BEEN MY FRIEND FOR A LONG TIME AND I HAVE GOT YOUR BACK.ANNAH

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Lisa N. said...

Hi everybody! alrighty, thanks Margaret!!

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elizabeth dever said...

to pch . hi how are is the pch staff doing today . i know that i play the pchlotto a lot but i do not no how to get my winning from you at all so can you help me out. thank you very much . from elizabeth dever.

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Carol Day said...

Just received a phone call from “Coleman and Assoc” claiming to represent PCH. When I asked for information and their telephone number to call them back, he hedged and said Mr. Coleman will call back to verify, then started to ask me quiestions about my employment status, marital status, do I have stocks, bond, etc. When I asked hime why this was relavent to my “winnings” he said he must report my winnings to the IRS. I gave him no information…..duh!

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Carol Day,

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. This is definitely a scam. PCH does not notify winners by phone and would never ask invasive questions like the ones you described. 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.

    Victoria At PCH

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William OBrien said...

I was contactedby phone a Mr. David Ross who said he was from PCH and I had won $ 2,500,000 dollers in a drawing and it would be delivered to my home today. I later was contacted by another gentleman who said I had to put $800.00 up front to cover taxes. At this point I hung up on him. David Ross gave me his telephone number as 1-305-809-0103. I feel that is was a scam.

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi William,

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. This is definitely a scam. That offer 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.

    Victoria At PCH

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thomas means said...

HEADS UP! Ijust got a phone call from someone claiming to be from pch.they said I won a second place prize of 2 mil dollars and a car.They wanted me to go to western union and pay 99.00 for a receit that I needed to claim my prize.they cliamed to be in my town ready be bring my 2mil and car to my house right away.the info they gave me to send the 99.00 to was brenton palmer in jamaca.It was pretty obvious it was a scam but be careful.

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noion said...

Why is there so much garbage you have to click or navigate before you can actually register for a pch contest? It’s very frustrating and really not worth all the time. Then endless links asking you to purchase subcriptions always disclaiming that a purchase does not increase your chances of becoming a contest winner. You can spend hours going through these links before getting to the actal registration form!! Only persons who have that time are retired or do not need to work. It should be

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Noion,

    The offers from PCH and our partners help to keep our sweepstakes opportunities, games, and other services free for everyone to access. Please support them.

    Victoria At PCH

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Nellie Inglish said...

While working the pch games during the last week or so, I have been unable to finish any complete setting . One time It locked up everything. I finnaly figured out that PCH had become my home page, throuth no action on my part. Since then I cannot finnish an game setting, it will only go so far then quit. I wonder if someone is adding tracking cookies to your program.

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jenkins, sharon said...

I was contacted by a pch representative stating that I had won a million dollars thru via email. They asked for personal information such as my social security number in order for them to send me additional information on how to receive my winnings. Just wondering would you contact someone via email to let them know that they have won anything?

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Sharon,

    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. Winners of more that $10,000.00 are presented with their prize in person by the famous Prize Patrol. 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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mary bryan said...

Ever since the first of the year(2012) when i try to enter there’s a post saying I the address I’ve writen down and the zip code dosenot can not be found I assure you it dose since I get mail even though it goes to a POBOX at the address. I suggest you have your research people chect with the post office of my town and they will set you straight

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    Laura At PCH said...

    Hi Mary,

    Our registration forms utilize address validation software which uses the latest data provided by the USPS. Please review your information and ensure you are entering in your complete address. If you feel you are entering in your information correctly , yet still are receiving error messages, please contact customer service by sending a message via the Ask Us page http://pch.custhelp.com/app/ask/.

    Laura @ PCH

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Elaine Jones said...

Sadly, I just found out my parents were victims of a “pch” scam. They were called last week by a woman claiming to be Amy Waters from a law firm in Richmond,VA (there really is an attorney named Amy waters in Richmond). She claimed to be calling on behalf of PCH and informed my parents they won $500,000 but needed to pay the taxes of $5000 to the “law firm” via Western Union. My parents thought it was legit and used their truck as collateral for a $5000 loan and sent “Amy” the money. They have yet to hear from her and the # she called from is always busy. It breaks my heart that they are now out so much money when they struggle as it is.

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Elaine,

    I’m so sorry that your parents were the victim of a scam! The offer you’re describing certainly 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 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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Sabrena Folts said...

Hello, I was just contacted by “pch” stating that I won 2nd place in a drawing and will recieve a brand new car with free gas for a year and free insurance. He didnt say that I need to pay anything at all just that I needed to get a money pak so they can use the numbers as my registration?? I am so confused by this and I do plan on calling the scams clam.

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Sabrena,

    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 get anything to claim your 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.

    Victoria At PCH

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Nan Fagan said...

March 21, 2012

Earlier today, I received a call from a Mr. Jamie Roberts of Publishers Clearing House stating that I won 2.5 million dollars and a car (I forget which one it was). I told him that I do not drive and that I have to decline the car. There was a cash equivalent of $350,000.

I wanted to make sure that this was legitimate. He gave me the number of 1-876-455-9394, which I called. I then spoke to a Peter Jones. (Both Mr. Jones and Mr. Roberts said that they were located down in Washington, DC.)

In order to “claim my prize”, he wanted me to pay a $2500 “Refund Insurance Delivery Fee” to Western Union, send it to an attorney by the name of Mr. Dee Larson at 14026 Manderson Plaza, Omaha, NE 68164; get the receipt, present to the “Prize Patrol” who would be at my door, and escort me to the bank of my choice, which is the local Wells Fargo branch at 18 Garrett Road right here in Upper Darby. He said that they would be at my door at 3:30 pm today. This fake Prize Patrol was also in Ridley Park as well.

Mr. Jones said that this “Refund Delivery Insurance Fee” has been a Federal law since 9/11. I repeatedly told him that I’ve been laid off since January of last year and that I don’t have it. He even asked me if I could borrow the money. There is absolutely no way that I’m going to borrow a large amount of money for something like this. I became agitated and then I hung up on him. The “confirmation number” that I was given was 0447326498388.

I called the real Publishers Clearing House headquarters in New York, and they told me that this is a scam. Publishers Clearing House does not require any winner to pay anything. The real Prize Patrol, comes to your door, with champagne, just like you see on TV. They are also notifying the appropriate law enforcement authorities.

I also notified the Upper Darby Police Dept. ,Officer Joseph Mazzone came out to my apartment, and I filed the police report with him. He said if they come to my door, to call the police right away.

Please alert your viewers that this is a scam. If they were to ever get a call from someone claiming to be from Publishers’ Clearing House, call the PCH Scam Hotline # at 1-800-392-4190 and their local police dept.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you need further information.

Sincerely yours,
Nan E. Fagan
Upper Darby
Delaware County

P.S. I also notified CBS3′s(Channel 3 here in Philadelphia) “Three On Your Side” and at wwwo.fraud.org about this as well.

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Sherry Bailey said...

I just reported a scam by a James Robertson clamming to be an executive assistant at PCH who requested to be friends on facebook, sense I already have the real PCH on facebook I friended him. (mistake) He is a fraud. He claimed I won a 4th place prize (75,000)and gave me an email to contact, I did, they then told me to send 349.99 for a possessing fee through money gram, I DID NOT…at that time I knew it was a scam, I un friended James Robertson and reported it to 1-800-392-4190. They were very nice to me an I gave them all the info on what had happened. Hopefully they can stop this creap before someone sends him money!

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charlene ramsey said...

i have recieved 2 emails from dave sayer saying i won 1,000,000,000 and to get ahold of the underlined person, with my name, address, birthday, race and country. never asked for money and was supposedly sent by dave sayer…im sure its a scam…and i sent it to the abuse team. will they let me know for sure…

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joseph thomas said...

I fill out my pch two or three times a day I never win I get email from junk mail tesr and keep a Dell I do all that and I never get the dell laptop. I think you are selling my info. I’ had enough of the lies from your site I’m going on face book and telling every 1 your site us a scam

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Joseph,

    You are referring to a third party offer. PCH does not email winner notifications for Dell laptops. Sometimes, a Dell laptop is a prize on PCHSearch&Win, but you would know right away if you won, and you would claim your prize instantly. Please contact the company from which the offer came. If you’re not sure which website you were on when you saw the Dell laptop offer, check your computer’s browser history to find the website.

    Victoria At PCH

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Mary DeForest said...

2 way scam. I called PCH and they confirmed it was a scam.
I was getting phone calls from PCH and Walgreens green Dot cards. I finally got a call claiming that I won 2.5 million from PCH. I asked if I had to pay any fees. They said-NO- and they’d deliver the money to me today.
This morning they called and told me to go to Walgreens and load the green dot card, because I had to pay $150 for insurance. I told them that all business would be done at my credit union, and I wasn’t paying them anything. My state attorney general said that I would’ve been talked into loading my card for more than $150. They would’ve asked for the number and took every penny there. Don’t trust PCH and Walgreen. Don’t pay nothing to nobody. I guess they thought that my mind would be addled. AG says that they’re from Jamaica, they call and say they can’t come-everybody tells others, get in a dither, etc. Don’t give info about your family. You can call PCH and check- Beware of Walgreen contests-

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Mary DeForest said...

A jamaica group runs a PCH and a Walgreen’s contest scam. I asked if I needed to pay. -NO-
Just before they came, they told me that I needed a Walgreen’s green dot card. They thought that I’d be in a dither and get a card. I called my state attorney general and they said the Walgreen contest is part of the Jamaican scam.

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Duane Diehl said...

PCH is really starting to hit a NEW LOW…..You can NEVER win in any of the PCH Lottories because the actual odds are ASTRONOMICAL……..The Slots are an even bigger joke.
No matter How many so called diamonds you win……You will NEVER win anything on the exchange wheel….except at the MOST……10 drawing entries…..even with 25 diamonds……sorry…..but to me….thats just a scam.
The PCH SEARCH…….thats another story all on it’s own.

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Duane,

    The diamonds that you get to use on the Diamond Exchange game could win you an instant prize! There are instant prize winners every day on the Diamond Exchange game. Winners are picked randomly. Every day a bunch of winning times are chosen (usually several per hour) and the first person to spin the wheel after a winning time wins.

    Victoria At PCH

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Marlene Snyder said...

This morning I received an email which stated I won a million dollars and to send info. I only sent my name and address back and received another email from the UK. My response was received by “pch4@blumail.org which was a huge verification that it was a scam. I am always suspicious of any email I receive that states “you are a winner”. There are so many out there so beware!! and send all to the Attorney General’s office for fraud. Good luck all!!

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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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Faye E. Bostick said...

I’m unable to get a good site to submit my Authorization Code from an Urgent Notice from the Sr. Vice President.

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jackie goetz said...

won a 50.00 gift card from pch ustclearing house for doing a survray at the end it said they were not hireing at this then 10 mins later somoone called and said i won and i must give my card number they would take 3.95 and i would get my card in to dayes when i said they cant charge me I would call police they hung up

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Jackie! 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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William Rose said...

Dear Beneficiary,

Hide Details
FROM:
Publisher®’s Clearing House

Message flagged Wednesday, August 22, 2012 5:26 PM
Publishers Clearing House Grant Award
382 Channel Drive, Port Washington,
New York 11050.

Order Winning Numbers : 7-1-4-8-7 -3
Email Ticket Number: FL 654/29/75

Dear Beneficiary,

The Publishers Clearing House in Colaboration with the United States Government would like to
notify you that you have been chosen by the board of trustees as one of the final recipients of
a cash Grant/Donation for your own personal,educational, and business development. We are giving out a
yearly donation of US$1,000,000.00 each to 105 lucky recipients.

These specific Donations/Grants will be awarded to 105 lucky international recipients worldwide,
in different categories. Based on the random selection exercise of multi-channel direct marketing
company and millions of supermarket cash invoices here in the State, you were selected amongst
the lucky recipients to receive the award sum of US$1,000,000.00 as Grant donations/aid.

To elaborate more, this draw was held in Port Washington, New York 11050. where our head
office is located. Please note that these donations/Grants are strictly administered by the America
Goverment, until you have been able to collect your donation. According to the federal law
concerning the personal collection of PCH prize winnings, your bonding fees, broker fees, and
tarrif fees, have already been deducted from your winnings, so you are not require to pay any fee
to claims your funds.

FILL FOR CLAIMS.

FULL NAMES:
ADDRESS:
SEX:
DATE OF BIRTH:
MARITAL STATUS:
OCCUPATION:
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER (SSN):
E-MAIL ADDRESS:
TELEPHONE NUMBER:
CITY:
STATE:
COUNTRY

Mr. Paul Anderson

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi William. 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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Sally Rall said...

IS THIS A SCAM??? Hey all! I have been participating in PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE for a few moths now, and I recieved phone calls multiple times in 2 days from the same number. The first call I ignored, the next one I answered only to be immediately hung up on. The final time I was called the following day a woman answered claiming to be apart of the PCH team. She said I was entered to win $25,000 and I was being sent a gift from PCH, and a diamond watch. She asked me my age, and a few rudimentary question. I ablidged. Then she went on to ask me to pay for various magazines for 60 months. I declined. Then she promptly forwarded me to be entered to win $50,000. As I was on hold I was disconnected. I tried calling back twice to ask her a question and there was an automated system saying since I was calling from a cell phone I should press #1 to be entered for the $50,000. I ablidged and was immediately disconnected. This happens 3 times. Is this a SCAM???

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Sally,

    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. 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 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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Veronica Ceron said...

I got this letter from PCH and I think it is a Scam

PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE pchwinnindeptlos@gmail.com
15:41 (hace 20 horas)

para palmettosiding, bcc: mí
Attention:

I here by use this medium to acknowledge the receipt of your claims requirement regarding the winning notification mail you received, that inform you of the prize you have won. I wish to inform you that the PCH lotto promotion department have approved your payment of
$1,000,000.00 US dollars. The check have been handed over to a E-SKY WORLDWIDE COURIER SERVICES United Kingdom England.

E-SKY WORLDWIDE COURIER SERVICES will be responsible for the delivery of the check and the Winnings documents which is of high importance to you, so I expect you to show great appreciation to Publishers Clearing House PCH lotto.

In Case you still have doubts arising from the angle of how you got selected, Note that the selection process was carried out through an electronic email ballot system our aim was to select winners through the Internet this is due to the fact that only you alone have access to your email account so have no fear for you have emerged a true winner as far as you are the original proprietor to the email account which you have received the

winning notification letter as distributed by PCH lotto.

In furtherance, to begin the final step of the claims process you are advised to contact E-SKY WORLDWIDE COURIER SERVICES whose details are furnished below and they shall be responsible for onward delivery of your winnings to you and you shall be expected to pay a lite delivery fees to SOUTH-LINK WORLDWIDE COURIER SERVICES for there service they will render to you for the delivery of your check and winnings documents this fees will not be more than normal shipping charges which we feel will not be a problem to you.

E-SKY WORLDWIDE COURIER SERVICES
CONTACT PERSON: SIR,GERRARD BRIDGE
UNITED KINGDOM BRANCH
SUPPORT:+447010059637
GENERAL ENQUIRIES:(+44)7010059587
EMAIL: eskycustomercare@hotmail.co.uk
eskyglobaluk@gmail.com

Write E-SKY WORLDWIDE COURIER SERVICES via email upon receipt of this mail without wasting time.You are to furnish them with your Full Name, Telephone number Postal Address, Sex, Date of birth, Social Security Number, Occupation. Once again, keep us posted on any development with the Security Company, in relation to your lottery winnings.

Before your winnings was released to E-SKY WORLDWIDE COURIER SERVICES a hard cover insurance policy was placed on your winnings by the publishers Clearing House the reason is to avoid any harm or illegal channeling due to this, deduction of any amount of money from your funds can not be done from your check.The instructions given in line with the rules and regulation of the USA and England gaming board is once the $1,000,000.00 US dollars check is been delivered to you, then you are expected to deposit the check in your personal bank account and there is a certain assurance that the entire One Million Dollars sterling you have won will be accredited into your bank account.

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

Congratulations once again.Best Regards,
Mr. Todd Sloan
Claims Officer

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Veronica. 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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Susan Crabtree said...

I just received a call from “PCH” Michael Smith – he informed me that I had won second place of $850,000 and a Mercedes. By the time all taxes and fees had been taken out that would be somewhere around $800000. Asked me what kind of car I drive and a couple of other questions that could be easily checked – so I answered them. Then he told me I would need to go to WalMart, Walgreens, or one other store and purchase a “Green Dot Money Pack Reloader Card” to pay freight costs (I assume for the Mercedes). At that time I told him that I had been told not to send or give money to ANYONE for any prize that was supposedly won and to forget the whole thing – I then hung up on him. Since the Caller ID on my phone was blocked, I could not report the call to anyone, and I did not lose any money, but would like to report this as a scam. I will also go to fraud.org and report this, and call your 800 number on Monday. Thank you.

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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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lisa partridge said...

I have been trying to play pch slots and I can not get them to come up it always just sends me to mobil superprize entry and I play pch lotto every day please respond and tell me what to do

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Savannah Solberg said...

Today some guy called me and talked to me for 15 minutes about being a winner of $350,000. And a 2012 Mercedes. He said i need to go to Walmart and put $375 on a green dot money pak, and he will call me back after i get it. I didn’t buy it yet, i wanted to do research…and then i found all these articles. Clearly it seems to be a bad idea…it just sucks people are so twisted to give peoples hopes up. I guess free money is too good to be true

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    PCH Staff said...

    Savannah, that is absolutely a scam! 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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Savannah Solberg said...

We just had the guy call back again and my husband answered and told him that we were not interested and the guy proceeded to curse and yell at my husband and threaten him.and my family about coming to our house and blowing our heads off

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Savannah Solberg said...

He didn’t say. I kept asking him what company and he just said an awards company that is going to pay me money and a new car. I just don’t see how someone can use such profanity and expect us to consider he is a legitimate representative of his so called “company.”

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Marjorie Kelsey said...

Received a scame call from long distance Metro pcs stating I had won 158.000 dollars all I needed to do was pay 78 dollars . I let my daughter handle the call , I am new to Florida just restarted my cell phone here thru Metro pcs reactivated on the 11-6 call received on 11-12 strange none English person .

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Marjorie. 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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JimyLe said...

I am urged to complete my final steps immediately as best as I can if I win prizes I will help people whose needs.

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Bill Besanceney said...

March 14, 2013:
Received a letter postmarked from Canada today stating after numerous failed attempts to reach me by phone, they were pleased to inform me I was selected a Grand Prize winner of $250,000 of unclaimed prize moneys. Included was a Progressive check for $4,912.73 to cover duties & processing fees, and I MUST contact m Claims Agent PRIOR to depositing the check to have it activated. Was given a name & a 1-855 and a 1-514 phone number to call this person. I elected the 1-514 number since I know it’s Montreal area and reached the named person. (Later looked number up & it’s a Montreal Cell) Person said he is a lawyer, specified PCH has been in business over 49 years, “NEVER” asks for personal C/C info., account nos. SSN’s, etc. & any winnings are absolutely FREE. I’ve been a PCH member over 25 years and “NEVER” won anything, so I’m suspicious, especially with the SCAMS going on lately. I did call, the named person answered, verified my name & PCH File Number from my letter. He took 10-20 seconds to verify & activate the check for deposit and was instructed to deposit it & call back when completed. Called back within half hour as done & instructed to call back at 9AM next day for instructions on personaL Hand Delivery of my winnings. It just “SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE”. Looked up PCH Fraud e-mail & sent this info to them. Went down thru these comments and WAITING to hear back if it’s REAL. Just Doesn’t Feel Right!!

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Bill, this is a SCAM! PCH NEVER contacts big winners in advance…the ONLY way you would know that you won is by the Prize Patrol showing up at your door and it’s a COMPLETE surprise! Please DO NOT reveal any personal information to this individual! We will never ask you to pay a fee to enter or claim a prize. There are many people that attempt to use the PCH name to scam money. If you believe you are a victim of a scam, please visit the “Sweepstakes Information Center” on pch.com to view our Fraud Protection information. You can also call PCH at 1-800-392-4190. We take these situations very seriously. We also recommend reporting this to the National Fraud Center at http://www.fraud.org.

    - Jussie Wilder at PCH

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Bill Besanceney said...

Fri 03/15/2013:
Follow-up to last night’s ALERT!! Was able to get a LIVE person @ FRAUD 800 no. after 8:30AM and “IT’S A SCAM!!” Gave all info. and advised “NOT” to call back as instructed. Will be passed on to Federal authorities & both state & Canadian law enforcement to investigate claim. Deposited check will “bounce”, but no way to trace my account nos. from my bank, so a FREEZE of account unnecessary. REMEMBER: “If it feels Too Good to be True, it’s a SCAM”!! My bank will monitor my accounts for ANY suspicious activities, but certain nothing will occur.

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SHERRY PRATT said...

Everyone should watch out for the green dot scam on Facebook I almost feel for it today. PCH people should not ask for money from you so you do not need to give them any money if you really did win on OCT.

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Lisa said...

Received email today stating: “Your email have won ONE MILLION US DOLLARS ($1,000,000.00) in the Publishers Clearing House promotion.Do get back to us for claims via email”

From: “Publishers Clearing”
To:”Recipients”
Re: Your email have won0
Date: 4/02/13 08:59 PM

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Lisa, 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. Winners are selected randomly. All Giveaways are conducted by Giveaway Supervisors and overseen by independent auditors. We have no idea, in advance, who the winners might be. It’s just as much of a surprise for us as it is for you! 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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Matthew Skillo said...

Today I received a letter in the mail which was postmarked from Canada. The letterhead had a “company” name of: Super Slot System Int. 35 Lower Marsh Waterloo London SE1 7RL (44) 207937 2747

The letter was dated April 3rd, 2013 – and here’s exactly what was written in the letter:

PENDING CLAIM FOR $250,000

This is to inform you that your email address drew one of the 10 lucky numbers in the UK Lottery. This was random computerized balloting lottery drawn on June 6th, 2012 to mark Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee celebration. Your email address was submitted by Publishers Clearing House (PCH) with a coupon No: GJ-90-48XXXX. You must have entered this coupon in a Mall or online.

We have made several failed attempts to contact you via email for the claim of $250,000 (Two Hundred & Fifty Thousand US Dollars) prize money.

You are hereby requested to contact your claim Agent Greg Manson Toll-Free 1-866-673-7833 EXT 1 on or before 30th April 2013 to receive payment. The Prize money will be awarded to the runner-up if you do not respond to this final notice.

For security reasons, we strongly advise that you keep your winning information confidential until your money is remitted to you. This is to avoid double claims and unwarranted abuse of this program by jealous friends and family members.

Congratulations.

Yours Faithfully,

Dave Russell
Senior Corporate Assistant.
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Now out of curiosity, I called the Toll-Free Number and after waiting on hold for maybe 15 seconds a male answered with a heavy Middle-Eastern accent and simply said, “hello?” – now aren’t professional people supposed to identify themselves by saying something more to the effect of; “Hello, this is Greg Manson, Claims Agent for Super Slot Int.” – but no the voice on this phone call sounded very timid at first. When I proceeded to ask his name, he said, “Greg Manson” and all of a sudden I could tell he was trying to speak in a more “American” or English sounding voice, but his Middle-Eastern Accent was too thick. Right away I know this is a SCAM, but I am curious and want to get as much info as I can to try and help authorities catch these scumbags, so I keep talking to him for a few minutes… Now I asked him, “So, How can you prove that this is legitimate?” He said, “Well, that’s a good question, and I’m not going to ask you for your bank account or Social Security number.” – that’s all he has to say about the subject. He then proceeded to ask me for the “Claim Number” which was on the letter, put me on hold, then asked me to verify my name. After doing so, all he says is “We will send you your first installment of $4000 or $5000. Make sure you call back immediately when it arrives for instructions.”

I am going to wait until the “Check” arrives – no doubt it will be counterfeit, but then I will have more evidence to provide the authorities with – I’ll have the original letter and envelope (which I am hoping will have fingerprints on it)

I already know what their instructions are going to be… deposit the check, in my account and immediately wire a sum of money to an undisclosed individual via Western Union for “Insurance” or to cover “Taxes” or some other B.S. reason….

I am so sick of people who try to run these scams! It’s time we fight back and get them prosecuted so they can get sentenced to the prison time they deserve!

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roshane dalit said...

Hi I’ve received an email stating that.
“Your email id had won (1, 000, 000.00 USD) in the publishers clearing house PCH lotto company 2013 . Please send your info. 1.name 2.add 3.nationality 4.age 5.occupation 6.add. 7.sex

To our Office: pchclaim.dept@outlook.com Dave Sayer

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Roshane, 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. Confirmed winners of $10,000.00 or more are surprised by the Prize Patrol and members of the Prize Patrol NEVER send winner notifications in advance. 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. Also, please check out our blog on “5 Ways To Know If It’s a Publishers Clearing House Scam”: http://blog.pch.com/blog/2013/04/05/5-ways-to-know-if-its-a-publishers-clearing-house-scam/

    - Jussie W. at PCH

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roshane dalit said...

So dave sayer is a scam.thank you

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roshane dalit said...

Thank you for the info….

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barbara wlodarczyk said...

mine was a phone call from someone saying the van was delayed but I was the first prize winner of $100,000. dollars and a new Mercedes. they did not ask for any of my information but said I would have to have a drivers license or state id and a “GOVERNMENT CLAIMING CARD” in order to receive the prize. when I said that I did not know what a claiming card was they directed me to go the local walmart & purchase one. I did a reverse directory on the phone and it came up registered to a cell phone in Kingston, Jamaica. I then googled “GOVERNMENT CLAIMING CARD” and found that when purchased, it linked directly to your bank account. they would have emptied my account before realizing the “prize van” was not coming. I contacted our local police and filed a report but was told that since they were out of the country they wouldn’t have a chance in any arrests. I knew that but wanted them to get the word out at their senior breakfasts.

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Barbara, thank you so much for sharing your experience. Sadly, we’re aware of this issue and we’re doing our best to combat this issue. We appreciate you coming forward and helping us spread the word! You may report this occurrence to us by calling our toll-free number 1-800-392-4190.

    - Jussie W. at PCH

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VDB said...

I’m curious, are winners selected from mailing back the actual envelope sent to our homes? Or from the daily entries sent via email to enter.

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Betty Kenagy said...

Ihave had several phone calls from the same man over the last 6 months ,always wanting money for the tax or what ever on my winning the $ 2 million dollars & my new Lincoln car,one time it’s $285.00 ,next time it’s $ 1900.00 dollars. Each time he has a different name.So watch out every one.

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Donald H. Morris said...

I have been waiting for so many years for my Winnings that i have in surveys / games lotterys /7 sweepstakes / Mr Dave Sayer please call me ASAP please:)1-816-252-1737 or C/PH# 1-8163085891 Thank /U From Donald H. Morris from Independence Mo.213 N. huttig Ave 64053 /Thank you Sir ! Dave you have been my friend for many yrs please help get on w/life & and get off Disabilty:(

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Nancy Tipton said...

Just received a letter from Super Slot System Int. saying I had won $250,000.00. They said they would send me a check for $5000.00 and then I had to pay London taxes for $2700.00. When the “check” gets here I will cancel it and forward it to you so you can track them. SCAM SCAM SCAM

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Zach said...

I was recently contacted by someone via phone clawing to represent PCH. They informed me that I had one a diamond watch and also some magazine subscriptions at no cost. Then they said I had to pay for another set of magazines to recieve all of this. I never give credit card info over the phone, I’m not sure what I was thinking but I did it.. Was this a scam? They charged me 60 bucks for the magazines, its labeled Mafazine8008518934 on my bank statement.

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Zach, thank you for bringing this to our attention. If you haven’t placed this order in the first place, then this is definitely a scam. At PCH, you DO NOT have to order something or pay a fee to enter one of our Sweepstakes. Entry is FREE and claiming a prize with us is FREE! The pages you see while you complete our Sweepstakes form are just suggesting things that you might be interested in. You can still enter after you’ve skipped all of these pages. If you don’t want to make a purchase, click the “next” option on the bottom of the screen until it brings you to the entry page. If you feel that you’ve been the victim of a scam, you may report it to us by calling our toll-free number 1-800-392-4190. Also, please check out our blog for ways to identify a scam: http://blog.pch.com/blog/2013/04/05/5-ways-to-know-if-its-a-publishers-clearing-house-scam/

    - Jussie W. at PCH

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      Shirley Cantrell said...

      I was on chat early this morning, a person claiming to be from the PCH Prize Patrol, Todd Sloane, told me in chat I had won and would deliver tomorrow at noon, but first had to go purchase a Green Dot Money Scratch Card for $120.00 at Walmart. I called PCH a few minutes ago and yes, it is a SCAM, he is not the real PCH Prize Patrol person, SO PLEASE BE AWARE

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Sheila minnifield said...

My name is sheila minnifield and on May 16 2013 I recieved a phone call from a man named John Cooper claiming that I had won 2.5 million and that all I had to do is go purchase a claim ticket for 199.99 at walmart or walgreens or a few other stores to present to the person delivering my certified check I was devistated because at that moment I knew it was a scam. Its really sad!

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Floyd Smith said...

Received on my chat also claiming to be Todd Sloane saying I had won $250,000.oo just needed to make a perchase

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Nicole Anderson said...

I just received a letter posted from Canada. Telling me to contact Greg Manson the North American Claim Agent. It says that because I must have entered a PCH contest that PCH submitted my email with a coupon (they give a coupon #). The amount is for $250,000. I have the letter, phone number and letter posted from Canada. Don’t know what you would like me to do?

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Brittany Morgan said...

I received am email from pchlotto starting that I won 1, 000, 000. I wasn’t sure if it was real or not so I reported to abuse@pch.com. What will happen next? Can somebody please tell me anything else about this email? Thank you. Brittany

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Brittany, 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. Winners of $10,000 or more are surprised by the Prize Patrol in person ONLY with no advance notice. 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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gina wood said...

My mother in law just left hospital. against med advice. Apparently pch called and wanted to give her a check and take pictures.

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Christopher Brine said...

Received email from a person named Mr Todd LTD and someone named Oliver Tate & Mr Mercer Keith Franklin,so called delivery agent in UK(Copy of Passport Provided,Fake) plus send sum of $606.38 or £386 to their office in Malaysia named person AHMAD TARMARI BUN MIRWASI.
E-Syk posts address in UK at Woolwich.
All is a total lie.

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Christopher, 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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Margaret Moore said...

I just received this email. Is this a scam or legitimate.

Email winner of 1,000,000.00USD in the recent PCHLOTTO.Email winner of 1,000,000.00USD in the recent PCHLOTTO.

Please respond to collect winnings immediately.
Kindly send your contact Details to pchdeptlotto@imail.com.
Congratulations,

Mr. Todd Sloan
Claims Office

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Margaret, 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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deanna campbell said...

I just got notified from your prize patrol dave stating i win 2.4 million and car on facebook and im neefing to pay 299.000 for taxes on the car is this true i Faith but i dont know

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Deanna, thank you for bringing this to our attention. The message you received was NOT from the real Dave Sayer. It was a SCAM! Members of the Prize Patrol DO NOT send private messages, friend requests, or winner notifications on Facebook. Sadly, we’re aware of these scams and we’re working hard to combat them. You may report this incident to us by calling our toll-free number 1-800-392-4190 or to Facebook: http://bit.ly/ReportPCHScamFB

    - Jussie W. at PCH

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Linda Burton said...

I just reported my scam call to PCH but just had to post it for others to see. Guy named David Miller called and stated he was from PCH and I have won 1 million and a car. I had so much fun jerking him around for at lest a half hour. He wanted me to go get a pre-paid card for $1000.00 to cover taxes on the car. He even said he would stay on the phone with me and as soon as I got the card the money and car would immediately be delivered. David kept calling me sweetheart. At one point he said he couldn’t hear me very well and wanted me to call him back at 1-876-817-5790. That’s the second scam in case the first didn’t work. Area code 876 is in the Caribbean and that call will cost you highly by the minute. Eventually I told David I knew this was a scam and told him not to call again and I hung up on him. I recorded some of the conversation on my phone. I hope David enjoyed his wasted time on me. LOL

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Linda, thank you for bringing this to everyone’s attention! Sadly, we’re aware of this issue and we’re working hard to combat it. We appreciate fans like you who help spread the word! =)

    - Jussie W. at PCH

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tiffany thomas said...

Is there a pch front page website?

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Kathy Baca said...

Kathy Baca said…
July 20, 2013 at 2:57 pm

I got a posting from Danielle lam saying that I was selected the 5000.00 a week I sent some money cuz she told me to call Mr j Hamilton so I did he require that I send money in the form of green dot and moneygram. I didn’t think that these people could get use the pch employee and website, but they did and stole some money from me. and to top it off they use God in it and blessed me how could people be like that.

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Kathy Baca said…
July 20, 2013 at 2:58 pm

i’m so sad that they treated me like a fool and money I really didn’t have.

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Kathy Baca said…
July 22, 2013 at 1:37 pm

I am sad to say that I can not play anymore PCH game or entry or surveys because now I don’t know what real or fraud. Seeing how they can use or copy you names websites to make it looks so real and people get tricked I cant take the chance anymore. You should probably put the fraud issues on the front page or send out a message on your email that are sent out too many people are being tricked. I don’t have a lot of money to be fooled like this

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Kathy Baca said...

now they keep calling me from Jamaica I put rejection on my phone and now they call me anonymously this fraud issue is out of hand I see from previous post that I am not the only one they have tricked I didn’t know about this link until I was scammed how can you put out there so everyone know about the scam. I have notice that they also scam through job application and stores put out a post on their websites about fraud wonder if you can do the same so good people wont be tricked

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Kathy, thank you for bringing this to our attention. You’re right! This is definitely a scam! 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 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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anita said...

i received a good one today claiming to be PCH. They wanted me to leave work and be home within 20 minutes because ups was on standby. The guys name was David Washington he gave me a check number and some kind of batch number. He told me i had won 3.5 million dollars and a benz. That a limo, flat bed truck carring the benz and the ups truck would pull up at my house. I asked if he had a BBB account and of course he did not. The phone number was (876)893-1956 from Jamaica. Hope this helps some out there that get a call from this area.

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Leroy pleasant said...

Leroy pleasant 405-274-7906 if i win

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Leroy pleasant said...

Hope too win

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Lisa Dee said...

I just received a fraudulent PCH email from a Dave Sayer, Online Award Director Claims Manager.

They’ve gotten very sneaky, and spoofed a legitimate email from UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The email that was spoofed was a.umarov@unesco.org of Umorav Allsher – a legitimate employee of UNESCO….

Because I am involved with literacy campaigns in Mexico, it seemed a legitimate email…here is the attached document that DAVE SAYER sent:

PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE (PCHlotto-2013 Gift)

THE PCH OFFICIAL PRIZE NOTIFICATION: Email: publishersclearinghouse1@outlook.com

We are happy to inform you of the result of the just concluded annual final draws held on the 27th July 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: publishersclearinghouse1@outlook.com

However the results were released on the 27th July, 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.

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……………..

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

Mr. Dave Sayer
Online Award Director.
Email: publishersclearinghouse1@outlook.com
Claims Manager.

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ralph quinones said...

my grandmother got a call, stating that she won 3 million dollars and a benz; however, she said that she had to pay upfront 650usd for taxes on the car (trust me i wouldn’t have let this happen had she told me before hand). they told her that the car is being transferred from Jacksonville Florida,and that they will arrive this friday with the vehicle and check, they claim they’re from PCH, which i understand how she was tricked she’s been putting a draw in for this organization for years. i know she just got scammed but what options are available for her at this point? she already wired the money, and did not provide her social security, how do i report this? and what can be done? thanks!

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Ralph, thank you for bringing this to our attention. This is absolutely 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 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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Barbara Creasey said...

Today at 11:42 am.I received a voicemail on my cell phone from a man by the David Williams who claimed to be from PCH.He stated he was a driver and would be delivering a Certified cashiers check to my home today.He also said if I would like to prove that he indeed worked for PCH that I could him back at this number 509-671-9891.I had my sister call from a different number and she got a recording that was as follows.I’m sorry I can’t take your call right now I am busy filling out paperwork for other winners but please leave your name and number I will get back to you as soon as possible and have a Blessed Day.Needless to say I didn’t call back nor did I stand by window waiting for him to arrive.

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Chris nix said...

I received a email from Miss Tracy claiming I needed to send my full name, country, address, age, phone number, occupation to usa-pch13@outlook.com
So I could confirm information for a 1,000,000 price they dais I won I think this is fraud should I report it

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stacie bealle said...

I saw that Walgreens was a Jamaican scam they asked me to go to walmart n purchase a green dot card from there. This is so sad cuz u know someone that is so desperate will send money unknowingly n be taken for money they don’t have.

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Jewel said...

I received this twice now from two different people: You have been cleared as winner from the PCH 1,000,000.00 following particulars are attached to your payment : winning numbers:7-1-4-8-7-3 Contact,Dave Sayer usa-pch13@outlook.com with details:Full Name,Country,Address,phone number, Age, Occupation.

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Jewel, 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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Ken C Dennis said...

I recieved an Email – DTDC Express Inc
Head Office & Accounts
CM 69, Sainik Nagar, Nawada,
New Delhi, DL 110059

Telephone: 0091-995-887

asking for payment to forward PCH winnings

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Ken, 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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Jonathan Heiner said...

Just got a call on my mobile from someone at Publishers Sweepstakes Center claiming I am entered into a 25K drawing, that they are going to send me a 24month mag subscription to two mags and a diamond watch, all they asked was for a $2 shipping fee. They even had my address. Told them to have the carrier charge me on delivery and they said they couldn’t. Told them I could not give them my information over the phone since they contacted me, and they hanged up.

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GLADYS PITFIELD said...

i got a call from a man named david washington to said he was with publishers clearing house that i had won 5 1/2 million dollars and a brand new mercedes benze car. but i had to go to first he said K-Mart then when i said we have no K-mart he said to go to the nearest wal-mart and buy a green money pack for $250.00 and then i do not know where it was going because he said the law said i had to have the 250. for the irs. i hung up he called back several times and i hung up on him he gave me another name mr. brooks. i told him i had called you. and i hung up again. gladys pitfield

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Gladys, thank you for sharing this with us. The calls you received were absolutely scams and we’re so glad you weren’t fooled! Sadly, we’re aware of this issue and we’re working hard to combat it. We appreciate fans like you who keep us in the loop! You may report these occurrences to us by calling our toll-free number 1-800-392-4190.

    - Jussie W. at PCH

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Edith Campos said...

Omg just got an email telling me I won the million solar drawing which I was stund.because it doesn’t happen until November! Thanks for this information and I shall forward the info to you immediately.

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gregory zaske sr said...

i have been trying to enter these deawings but the pages freeze up on me and will not let me enter please fix this problem so i can cont. entering thank you

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Don G. said...

I received a message very similar to what William Rose had written about on Aug 23rd. It was asking for all the information he had listed, as a requirement to claim a million dollar prize. Million dollar prizes always seem fishy to me, but the fishiest parts were that my email was supposedly randomly chosen along with 4 others and the notification email itself came from an Outlook.com email address.
To be more specific, it was usa_pch14@outlook.com.
With so many wolves in sheep clothing, I don’t even respond to the sheep any more, so who knows what good people might miss out on because of these scams? Oh well.. have a nice day and thank you for addressing these issues.

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Sue Ann Gullett said...

I received a letter from PCH that looked very authentic. It gave a number for me to call and talk to Dave Sayre who informed me that I was a winner. They didn’t ask for money in the letter or on the phone. He did say he had to ask questions for tax purposes and even gave me a tax number with IRS at the end that I would use if asked for. I talked with him several times. And yesterday I said is this a scam and he said “No, why would you ask that”?. I said because if it sounds to good to be true than it is. He was suppose to call back today and of course he didn’t. If he had I was going to go along with him and not let him know that I had already checked with PCH and found out that it was a scam. PCH said they only show up at your door and don’t call, send emails or send letters so beware of ant that you get.

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Sue Ann Gullett said...

Another thing I would like to say, when I called the PCH fraud department I spoke to some male that I considered rude. It was like he couldn’t wait to get me off the phone and our call might have lasted 3 minutes. I’m just surprised that being a fraud department that they didn’t ask more questions or for a copy of the letter. I called the Attorney Generals office here and I answered all kinds of questions plus I have to fill out forms and send a copy of the letter. Just wondering if PCH fraud department is real?

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Tom Melling Sr. said...

I received the following letter stating I had won, from this email address inft@admin.in.th stating that I had won. I think this is a scam and will wait until I hear from you to respond.

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 2nd October 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: inft@admin.in.th
However the results were released on the 2nd October, 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.
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:
Note For your claims kindly send your information to our claims dept e-mail: inft@admin.in.th
WISHING YOU A HAPPY DAY !!! (CONTACT MANAGER MR.DAVE SAYER)

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Tom,

    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.DO NOT give the scammer ANY of your personal information or any money! 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 @ PCH

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Mary thompson said...

Will any one in the pch organization contact you of a win through social media?

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La Shawnda Henderson said...

How did these scammers get my information from pch in the first place????

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Marianne Ashley said...

I just got an email from PCH ( right) that I won 3.2 million, and all that was needed was my address and passport info. that’s a new one on they should hold their breaths waiting for the info!

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Natasha Herndon said...

I got an email saying contact Sayer ive win a pch-grant attached with a prize #. Now ive been trying to find out if its true….what do i do???

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ruth fann said...

Why do I have to enter your sweepstakes over 4 times a day everyday? Is this a scam from PCH?

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Hipolito Bautista said...

How do i activate pchgwy entry to win $250,000a year for life ?

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Jesse Heiman said...

Pch costumer service should only be answering these complaints. The person responding as PCH Staff comes off as a bit non professional. Speaking in a way that sound like it would be completely absurd for people to think that the PCH emails are spam/scam because of their frequency and the claims/verbiage on them sound like you are trying to bait us or trick us. This one about how someone forfeited a $1,000,000 prize sounds completely like BS to me and yelling at us in email sends red flags to anyone that your business is scamming us out of things besides just wasting our time. I hope everyone won something but the odds are always against us.

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Shannon Jones said...

I am here because I just received a phone call from 876-783-1815. The man said he was with FEDEX and was calling to confirm I would be home in the next 45 mins because he was delivering a second prize check of $850,000. He asked about when my bank was closing and later, if there was a Walmart or Walgreens near by, which I said we don’t have those stores. Then he saked about a dollar general or dollar store, and I informed him this is not that kind of neighborhood we don’t have those stores either.

He said something about PCH lawyer accompanying me to my bank. He never mentioned having to pay anything as a matter of fact he specifically said that PCH had already taken care of the taxes, but I am assuming that is what the bank and store questions were leading to. I would like to also mention his voice was slightly mechanical almost computer animated and he called me sweetheart twice which I just can’t image that actually happening in a PCH call. Anyways I said I have to call him back because I did not believe him and he gave me a different number than teh one on my caller ID. 876-845-5747

Somewhat made me a little sad because I could sure use $850000. Hope this info helps someone else scouring the internet for fakes.

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Virginia McQuern said...

just had a scam from Magnum Spedition Courier Company from New Delhi, India. thouhgt I would let you know. wanted $700 for fees. Had lots of good exciting words, but I knew they were not legitimate.

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Virginia McQuern said...

by the way they gave me a phone number, but I did not use it. I told them I knew it was a scam and would not pay the $700 they wanted, never heard from them again. the number they gave me is +918447187399 have fun with that.

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Marlisa Clark said...

They are also establishing fake Facebook profiles claiming to be PCH personalities. Today I received a message saying that I was the winner of the $7000 a month for life prize. The profile name was Dave Sayer Pchprizepatrol. There was a phone number on the profile 876-817-5789 (Kingston Jamaica). He asked me to give my cell number and be prepared to provide my credit card number. He also asked me to buy a Visa gift card for $300. You could tell the language was broken ( I would think Dave has a better command of the English language). I reported the message and profile as fraudulent.

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Melissa Davis said...

Is there a PCHLOTTO and a search engine to qualify for prizes?

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crystal moat said...

someone contact me on 12/16 claiming to be the lady name danielle lam I knew it was a scam when the person told me I had to get a money green pak card and put $399.99 on it for delivery, then I could get my winnings they never told I won until I asked if I was a winner. Then I told them I caught them they took everything off the message and started calling me names.That’s why I have a hard time believing this is real

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Christine Boll said...

Is Elizabeth Paul an employee, who would send me this email?

Your mail Id has won $1, 000, 000 in the PCH Lotto.send your*Names.Add.Sex.Age.Phone:to claim: cl

Is this real??

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crystal moat said...

The email I just received is proving me right again that this is a fraud. Because they are asking me to send my name and other information that PCH would not ask me to do.

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crystal moat said...

Is that email real or not

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BEN WATTS said...

Would this be a good example?

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