Proof of Identity Not Needed When Real Prize Patrol Visits

Proof of Identity Required

Proof of identity has been a hot topic in the news lately with calls from various constituencies to produce birth certificates, photographs or other documentation to verify identities.  I’m not going to get into that discussion.

But I will tell you this: when the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol arrives at a winner’s door, folks don’t ask us for proof of identity.   The winner says “Wow!  It’s you!  C’mon in!” When we board a plane, flight attendants don’t ask us for government-issued ID  – the way the airport security personnel must; they just give us a huge welcome – the same way passengers do when they see us in our Prize Patrol blazers and ask “Is that big package you’re carrying for me?!?!”

I suppose the favorable reception is a result of our faces and Prize Patrol van having been featured on TV and in our mailings for decades.  People recognize us when they see us in person.  Naturally, we are glad that Publishers Clearing House is such a well-known and trusted brand.

Unfortunately, there are some scam operators out there who think that a blind phone call will generate the same kind of reception.   We urge you to beware of scams posing as legitimate sweepstakes.  Scammers may phone you or email you or send you a letter with imitation checks ‘claiming’ to be from Publishers Clearing House.  Using a variety of false promises, the scammers may 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!

Just know that you can enter the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes with confidence — by mail or through our growing network of online properties – all reachable through pch.com.

If we arrive at your door, you can ask us for proof of identity – and we will provide it; but if, amid the excitement, that slips your mind, don’t worry: the Big Check will be yours – and it will be FREE!

DAVE SAYER PRIZE PATROL AMBASSADORGood luck!

Dave Sayer

Prize Patrol Ambassador


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Carlene Robinson said...

Thank you Mr. Sayer for clearing that up. PCH is a name you can trust to deliver on it’s prizes. There will be no doubt when that Elite Prize Patrol Team shows up at your door. It will make a believer out of you that’s why I’m waiting and anticipating.

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Emma Gibson said...

I HOPE I’M LUCKY TO SEE YOU GUYS COME TO MY DOOR EMMA GIBSON IT’LL MEAN SO MUCH TO ME AND MY FAMILY

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Emma Gibson said...

I’VE BEEN ENTERING THE PCH CONTEST 41 YEARS EVEN WIT NO TEETH I’M CONTINUE TO ENTER MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL PCH

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sagar deo said...

i am the superhit fan of pch.com.let i aspect any prize from my dreamland pch.com.when my dreams come true .when i see prize patrol knocking in my door.oh god please bless me .let my dream comes true from my dreamland pch.com

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Tracy Johnson said...

I just hope the PCH van rolls on thru my way it would be superfantastic. The suprise and ballons.Very in need of whatever prize it would be. .Dave Sayer wow!

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Vickie Plasterer said...

Thank you for the Great Advice.

It is ashamed that so many people and even some BUSINESSES try hard to SOUND as though they represent PCH.

I received a telephone call this week where the man who called me said he was from Publishers Clearing. He never said Publishers Clearing House, just Publishers Clearing. His goal, he stated, was that I had been SELECTED as a WINNER of the PUBLISHER’S CLEARING SWEEPSTAKES. He then proceeded to ask me questions, including asking me if I held a MAJOR CREDIT or DEBIT CARD. He continued, telling me I had WON FREE issues of a number of Magazines. He stated that ALL I HAD TO DO to get my FREE ITEMS was to give him my CREDIT CARD or DEBIT CARD INFORMATION, INCLUDING the THREE DIGIT CODE on the BACK of my CARD.

I KNEW RIGHT AWAY, when this person Said he represented PUBLISHER’S CLEARING, that this was NOT PUBLISHER’S CLEARING HOUSE, however I played Along, to a point, gathering as much information as I could from this guy, so that I could file a complaint with the FTC (FEDERAl TRADE COMMISSION) against this company for TWO reasons.
The first reason is I felt this caller was trying to TRICK me into beleiving I was a WINNER in the PCH Sweepstakes and Secondly, Our Phone number is listed on the Federal and Indiana State’s DO NOT CALL LIST.

I DID NOT give this person my Credit Card or Debit Card Information. I told him I needed to know more about the Sweepstakes I had entered first.

This guy already had my Full name, address and of course my telephone number. He claimed I had entered the PUBLISHER’S CLEARING SWEEPSTAKES ON-LINE and this is how he has my information.

I have filed my complaints against this so called Publisher’s Clearing Business.

Even if they MIGHT BE SOMEWHAT legitimate as a magazine selling company, their use of PUBLISHER’S CLEARING SWEEPSTAKES, I Feel, is an out and out effort to try and TRICK people into beleiving they represent OUR PCH.
I KNOW for a FACT that PCH DOES NOT telemarket for magazine sales. They don’t have to. I also know that PCH will NOT call me to tell me I have WON a PRIZE.

PLEASE LISTEN CAREFULLY when you receive telephone calls such as this one. If you are on the DO NOT CALL LIST, ABSOLUTELY try to make an effort to get this company’s telephone number and also ASK for their ADDRESS. Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES give them your CREDIT CARD or BANK ACCOUNT Information. DO NOT VERIFY your HOMe OR mailing address, AND AS WEIRD AS THIS SOUNDS, NEVER SAY THE WORDS YES, OK, OR I ACCEPT.

LET ME EXPLAIN MY LAST STATEMENT.

My sister received a similar telephone call. Somewhere alon gthe line in her coversation, the caller got her to say YES several times. NEVER did she say YES to the question, “DO you want to purchase such or such Magazines”. What happened is she began to receive several magazines AND STATEMENTS for these magazine purchases. She called the company telephone number found on the statements.

These people quit RUDELY insisted that she had to pay these statements AND that they had her on a recorded telephone call telling them that YES she wanted these magazines. She contiued to fight this and even sent the magazines to their address on thier Statements with the words I DID NOT ORDER THESE MAGAZINES and I DO NOT WANT ANY of these SUBSCIPTIONS.

The magazines did stop, however this company continued to harrass her for balances on these statements again telling her that they had her own Voice recorded saying YES.

My sister always pays her legitimate debts, ALWAYS, but this time she knew she had NOT ORDERED any product. She was continually called, sometimes several times in one day (this is against the U.S. Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Laws). FINALLY and after two years the telephone calls stopped. My sister came very close to paying this illigimate company, just to get the telephone calls stopped. She researched this company and could NOT find any information. She did (FINALLY)contact the Better Business Bureau and found out that this company was NOT legitimate and she also added her complaint.

Anyway very long story short, DO NOT be forced into this situation. NEVER say the words YES, OK or I accept during ANY UNSOLICITED TELEPHONE CALL. ASK this company to send you everything in writing, or better yet, HANG UP IMMEDIATELY and report the phone call to the FTC. Also if you are on a FEDERAL or STATE DO NOT CALL LIST, REPORT the telepohne number and company that called you. DO NOT be surprised if you find that the telephone number you see on your caller ID is a FAKE number.

Vickie P
Markle, IN

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Vickie,

    Please be sure to report this incident to our scam line! 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.

    Regards,

    Chris @ PCH

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    Deborah Holland said...

    Thanks for the insightful comment, Vickie! Good for you for reporting this caller to the FTC. Here’s a link to the FTC Site where phone scams can be reported:
    http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/phonefraud/report.shtml
    We encourage all our readers to be careful and to report frauds.
    Deborah @ PCH

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    Maureen Sousa said...

    Thanks Vickie, for this information, as I have had someome calling me saying I subsribed 5 years ago to a magazine, that I ( to the best of my knowledge ..never subscribed to & never recieved)
    They are now telling me I own the subscription plus 4 years late charges.

    I am also looking into this as when they call I keep telling them I never got any of these magazines…

    Thanks for all the info on some of these things that go on without all our FULL knowledge.

    I have still not paid what they want.. as I do not feel that I owe them anything… they cannot even give me the NAME of the magazine that they say I owe them for…how is THAT for GOOD business practice.??

    Maureen

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MICHAEL.R said...

America’s ♥ Best The Publishers Clearing house: ♦Prize Patrol elites♦ :)

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Diana Hanlon said...

Please let it be me come knock on my door would Love to have my dreams come true help me out please.

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Eilleen Kennedy said...

Hello
Do you all see the connection- applying for a job and applying for contests.
i am still applying and have been for twenty one yrs, i want to meet you all with that big check making us a winner so bad. your welcome to knock at my door any time. i continue to be a big fan of publishers clearing house. thank ever so much
sincerelyeillther bangormaine

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Curtis Martin said...

Also pay attention to Email addresses, misspellings, grammar, misplaced words, Dear Madam or Sir, idkyourealname@emailaddress.com‘s, you’re a winner in something you never entered in, over seas emails, and as stated, NEVER EVER EVER EVER give vital info to claim a prize. If you entered it, they should already have it. And always call or email the company they claim to represent to make sure. Like the saying go’s, “If it looks like a duck, feels like a duck, and quack like a duck, It’s a scam.”

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Maria Gonzalez said...

Good day Dave, I have been through so much in my life and I wish for all that to change with PCH knocking the door. Living from house to house with 2 girls suck and depressing with no options due to recovering from brain surgery that I just had from an car accident and no money or job to start over :( Wishing to see you on my birthday May 28th or before. I need you really bad.

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hello Maria,

    Each entry received has an equal chance of winning and we never know who our next winner may be. Our winners are as varied as the faces you see in our famous television commercials coming from all walks of life, ages, ethnic backgrounds and regions.

    Regards,
    Addison @ PCH

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jerri l sams said...

please come to sc

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Valenda Johnson said...

PCH is awesome, superfantastic, off-the-chain GREAT… on and on and on… love the cartoon… and, I have been entering so long that I know the faces and names down-pat… Do you know mine is the question? Do you know where I live… or will it be like looking for “Waldo”… Where’s Waldo? That’s what you will be saying about me… Unlike Waldo… I know I won’t hide from PCH-Prize Patrol… Nope, not me! When someone comes to your home to give a prize-gift… you want to be there, for sure!!!! Love you guys… have a great weekend, too!

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Michelle Eaton said...

I would not know who I was if they show up at my house..But come on I would remember soon

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Kathy A said...

Hope to see the prize patrol in Tucson Arizona soon especially in my neighbor and your all comming to my house i sure can use some extra cash to spend on my children,honey and of course i .Thank You All and God bless you All!!

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Louise Pavlusky said...

Please come to California we dont care how much money we would enjoy what ever it is we win. Its money we didnt have in the first place so we are greatful for what we have. God bless and safe travels :o)

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ANNETTE O'BRIEN said...

GOOD MORNING PCH. I HAVE BEEN RECIEVING YOUR EMAILS FOR THE $10,000,000 DRAWING FOR A LITTLE WHILE NOW. I CHECK EVERY MORNING TO SEE IF THERE IS A NEW EMAIL THAT I NEED TO CONFIRM. I’M DISSAPOINTED WHEN THERE ISN’T AN EMAIL! YOU SEE I AM IN THE DRAWING FOR THE $10,000,000 SUPER PRIZE. I’VE LET MYSELF DREAM ABOUT WHAT I COULD DO WITH THAT KIND OF MONEY! A LITTLE OVER FIVE YEARS AGO, WHICH WAS THREE WEEKS AFTER ME TURNING 45, I SUFFERED TWO STROKES. THE SECOND ONE WAS MASSIVE AND LEFT ME PERMANENTLY DISSABLED. NO ONE ON EITHER SIDE OF MY PARENTS’ FAMILIES HAD EVER HAD A STROKE SO I NEVER EVEN CONSIDERED IT. I HAVE BEEN IN HOSPITALS OR NURSING HOMES EVER SINCE ABOUT A YEAR AGO. I HAVE WORKED VERY HARD IN PHYSICAL THERAPY THESE LAST FIVE YEARS AND I AM NOW IN AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY. NOT TOO SHABBY FOR SOMEONE WHO HAD A LESS THAN 5% CHANCE OF LIVING! THE DOCTORS ACTUALLY TOLD MY THREE CHILDREN TO PLAN MY FUNERAL. FORTUNATELY, FOR ME AND MY CHILDREN, I DIDN’T LISTEN. NOW, I’M IN AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY, I HAVE A TWO ROOM APARTMENT IN A RETIREMENT COMMUNITY. I HAVE MET SOME WONDERFUL PEOPLE FROM ALL OF THIS. THAT IS MY SILVER-LINING TO THIS MESS. I AM ONLY THE SECOND PERSON, IN THE HISTORY OF THE NURSING HOME THAT I WAS IN TO BE ABLE TO GET WELL ENOUGH TO LEAVE AND TO LIVE ON THEIR OWN AGAIN. IF I WON THIS WONDERFUL PRIZE, I WOULD START A FACILITY, LIKE WHERE I AM AT TODAY, FOR YOUNGER PEOPLE SO THEY CAN LIVE WITH PEOPLE CLOSER TO THEIR OWN AGE. I WOULD ALSO START GIVING EACH RESIDENT SOME MONEY, ON A MONTHLY BASIS, TO HELP WITH EXPENSES. YOU SEE, IN THE STATE WHERE I LIVE, OUR LEGISLATURE BELIEVES THAT EACH ONE OF US CAN SUPPORT OURSELVES ON $30 PER MONTH. LET ME EXPLAIN, WE ARE PROVIDED SHELTER WITH UTILITIES , ACTIVITIES AND FOOD FROM THE FACILITY. HOWEVER, WE MUST PROVIDE OUR OWN THINGS SUCH AS MISCELLANEOUS PERSONAL ITEMS, TOILETTRIES, SNACKS, PAPER PRODUCTS (SUCH AS TP!)AND THAT ONE IS A MUST HAVE!!! AND OF COURSE WE MUST PROVIDE OUR OWN CLOTHING. YOU SEE, WHILE OUR MAIN NEEDS ARE PROVIDED FOR BY THE FACILITY, THE REST WE PAY FOR OURSELVES. THE MONTHLY RENT IS SO EXPENSIVE, MANY OF US LIVE ON $30 PER MONTH FROM THE STATE. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THE LEGISLATURE AFFORD ALL THEIR ITEMS FOR THAT MONTHLY AMOUNT OF $30! THAT IS WHY I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE LIKE ME WITH MONTHLY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. I ALSO WANT TO HELP UNDER-PRIVILEDGED CHILDREN AND ESPECIALLY THOSE WHOSE PARENTS CAN NOT RECEIVE AIDE BECAUSE THEIR INCOME WENT A FEW DOLLARS OVER THE GUIDELINE MAXIMUMS. IT IS THESE SAME FAMILIES THAT ALSO MAKE TOO LITTLE INCOME TO AFFORD THESE EXTRAS. I WANT TO HELP THEM. DON’T GET ME WRONG, IT WILL COME IN EXTREMELY HELPFUL WITH MY MEDICAL CARE. YOU SEE PCH, PLEASE HELP ME CARE FOR SO MANY BY LETTING ME BE THE JACKPOT WINNER BY DRAWING MY WINNING NUMBER. I PROMISE, SO MANY WILL BE SO THANKFUL.

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Annette,

    Your plans for your possible winnings are noble indeed and nothing would please us more than to tell you you’re a winner. Although we can’t guarantee that you will win the PCH Sweepstakes, as the winner is selected by a random drawing, please keep in mind that every entry has the same chance of winning, so keep trying!

    You can enter once per day per each PCH entry site and each email communication. You can enter via http://www.PCH.com, plus the Facebook Daily Entry Application, PCH Search & Win and our newsletters.

    Here are three easy ways to enter the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes:

    ENTER ONLINE
    Visit our website at http://www.pch.com. Enter anytime at your convenience. Just click on “Begin” and follow the easy instructions to submit your entry.

    ENTER BY PHONE
    Call us toll-free at 1-800-645-9242 to use our automated phone service anytime. After our opening message, follow the appropriate prompts. You will be asked to enter your 11-digit Customer Identification number to enter the sweepstakes. Your Customer ID can be found on your order acknowledgements and invoices from PCH.

    ENTER BY MAIL
    You may enter by mail any time by simply writing to us at the following address:

    Publishers Clearing House
    101 Winners Circle
    Port Washington, NY 11050

    Each entry request must be mailed separately and we do not accept entries from third parties, entries sent in bulk, or entry via e-mail.

    You may enter up to once per day by the website, promotional e-mail, telephone or mail. Any duplicate entries from a specific method of entry will be discarded.

    And remember, at Publishers Clearing House no purchase is ever necessary to enter or win!

    Best of luck to you!
    Jodi @ PCH

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      Tracy Turner said...

      Hi! Tracy Turner from Willis Texas . I can’t afford to purchase anything. By the time I pay house bills, gas,spots in shook for the kids my husbands child support, kid fundraisers & recordings for my son rock band ( we die as heroes ) & getting them back & forth ffrom concerts & pollvolting & tack & volleyball & Miss Teen Texas pageants . There’s alot more. I just don’t have time. After all that I might have some money left to eat. But all this is worth working hard for. My kids dreams are very important to me,as it should be to every parent. But we know that’s not always the case. I know.I work 8 to 12 hrs a day.6 days a week driving a mobile pet grooming van. Been grooming 29 years. It allows me to do what I have to do. Well thanks.

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        PCH Customer Service said...

        Hey Tracy,

        Please note that there is absolutely no purchase necessary to enter and win our sweepstakes.

        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
        - must be randomly chosen from all other submitted entries 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.

        Good luck!
        Alanna @ PCH

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Dwayne,

    Please keep in mind that 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.

    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.

    And remember, at Publishers Clearing House no purchase is ever necessary to enter or win!

    Best of luck in the sweepstakes!
    Jodi @ PCH

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    Mike Goddard said...

    dwayne ldixon says he is the winner. prove it, show us verifiable proof that you won….

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Emma Gibson said...

I WOULD LOSE MY FALSE TEETH AND WIG IF THE PRIZE PATROL ROLLED UP AT MY HOUSE AFTER 41 HARD YEARS OF STAYING UP O WELL I’LL KEEP DREAMING TIL THEY SHOW BY THEN I’LL BEEN DIED OF OLD AGE OR LIKIMA CANCER

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Marilyn Joan Hadey said...

I would not even think of asking for proof, Just by see your faces I will know who you are right away. Then i would also know that I would be able to achoeve my DREAM, GOAL & PLAN in my life. I then would be able to do all the thanks to PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE. that is who I would give all my thanks to. I do not even believe that PCH is a scam. Who ever said that, then that person is not in it to win it. THAT IS RIGHT, YOU HAVE TO BE IN IT, IN ORDER TO WIN IT. I AM IN IT, TO WIN IT.

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Carol said...

Dear Dave and Team,
After reading through the different blogs I find many people just like me are hoping to win big to pay off debts, help love ones, reach our dreams, build a school, you name it. It must be especially rewarding for you guys to give so much back to others’. I often felt desperate and foolish to write, send postcards and plead my case to be the next winner. But as I can see from the hundreds of blogs everyone in life deserves to be a winner! So, I have to take the unselfish approach and say for those who have won and are winninger…All the best to you. We all are winners –even if it’s not monetary. After playing for over 17 years–my goal is to play one more day –and give it at rest. I understand the odds are so far. So, it is now time for me to focus on my continued teaching students and building a tutoring services. I want to continue to thank you guys–for giving me the gift of life to DREAM!
All the best,
Carol Paige-Marshall

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Golene Louis said...

add your comment hereI received a call yesturday from this guy. When I picked up the phone I heard, are you ready to get down and do business? I asked what? Then he said Ms. Louis my name is Bob Walter from the Publisher clearing house, you have been selected as a third winner and won 2.1 million and started asking me questions. After that he said I have to send $850 via western union to account executive Curtis Young at bank of america on 601 andrews street ste #1 orlando fl 33808. He called me from (702) 516-1354 I Asked where is this area code he said vegas. Anyway I send no money because i have learned my lesson. But he called again this morning and his name was mr. Wanner, funny! I told him I sent the money he asked for W.U transfer’s # I told him receit is at home but I will show it the prize parol guys when the get here. He insisted that I give it to him first because that’s what will clear the delivery. Now its 11:22 he just called to say there is a delay because they had to stop in Ocala but will be at my door soon. I said you said 11 I told my job I will be late he said don’t worry you have 2 million. Anyway I know these guys are scammers. People things are bad out there even for me but don’t be desprate and give your rent or gorocery money to some loosers who thinks they can outsmart you. Hope this is helpful althought its all the conversation I had with this guy but I am still hoping this could avoid some of you from getting scam. P.s he sounds very honest, truthful and professionel durrant the conversation so beware.

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Golene,

    You’re right, the call you received was definitely a scam. Like any legitimate sweepstakes, Publishers Clearing House would never ask you to pay a fee or make a purchase to enter a contest or to claim a prize. As well, we do not notify our winners by telephone. If you won a large prize from us, the Prize Patrol would deliver your prize in person! :)

    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 yourself and avoid falling victim to sweepstakes scams.

    Regards,
    Rebecca @ PCH

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Mike Goddard said...

Then how come you cannot prove your winners? Even when you were sued, the court couldn’t track down any of your so called winners. How come the people you say won and the towns city tax assessor never has any records of any such named winners. How come the odds of winning is thrice the amount of the entire world’s population to one? How come there is never an announcement @ half time of your winner that you always boast will be announced at? How come when an instant millionaire is born, supposedly from PCH, there is never any news about it like when someone wins the powerball the entire world knows about it?
PCH is a scam!

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Mike,

    Our sweepstakes are definitely not a scam. If you’d like to see a list of our recent winners, please visit http://www.pch.com and click on the “Winners Circle” link near the bottom of the page. You may also see some of our recent winners for yourself by visiting http://www.pchtv.com

    The odds of winning our Giveaway No. 1400 are 1 in 1,750,000,000. Please be assured that this is not thrice the amount of the world’s population.

    We no longer make half-time winner announcements. Instead, select giveaway results will be announced on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. We also post the results of our giveaways on our various websites, such as our blog (http://blog.pch.com) and our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pch).

    Regards,
    Rebecca @ PCH

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Mike Goddard said...

Okay, what happened to the announcement that was supposed to occur on the news on August 31st? And now we been getting mails saying the big winner will be announced on October 31st.

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Mike,

    The August 31st winner was announced on the NBC nightly news on August 31st. His name is Larry Brown, and he was the winner of $1,000,000.00. Another winner will be announced on October 31st.

    Victoria At PCH

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John DeMaker said...

Okay, what happened to the announcement that was supposed to occur on the news on August 31st? And now we been getting mails saying the big winner will be announced on October 31st.

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hello John,

    The August 31st winner was announced on the NBC nightly news on August 31st. His name is Larry Brown, and he was the winner of $1,000,000.00. Another winner will be announced on October 31st.

    Victoria At PCH

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Mike Goddard said...

Rebecca stated that the odds were not at all thrice the entire world’s population. Todays count of people in the world is here :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_population But the actual statistics when calculating the odds will be based upon persons of the age of at least 18 years old which, in fact, makes up only 48% of the world population. My statement about thrice the world’s population was meant to apply to people able to claim the winnings legally.As for your winner’s circle for listings of winners, they can not be verified. Attempts to verify these people have gleaned no such persons residing in the places you list them as…it is a simple matter to locate anyone that really exists…Playing your “game” myself for over thirty years and all I ever won was an envelope which contents told me I was a consolation winner and have the right to overpay for refurbished stereo, refurbished computer, fake designer watches or a suitcase set…I may add it includes discount checks that are designed to make one think they are getting one heck of a deal but the actual cost of refurbished items is just slightly short of brand new items and therefore consolation prize isnt any prize but merely a marketing tactic aimed at people who enter your contests. Even a simple call to Mr. John Sabini (chairman of NYS Gaming Commission) has gleaned so much information of how you really operate and which rules and laws govern you. And how come no blogs will answer the allegations made by Ron Cummings when a poster asks about it? I played your games for over 35 years and never won anything except an entry into a contest. 35 years! Not even a lousy 1.00! Bought things from fingerhut for 2 years and twice I won things from them ( a television and 1000.00).

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Mike,

    We have many winners who stay active with PCH and in the media. Natalie Bostleman, PCH winner of $1,000,000.00 is now an ambassador for PCH who accompanies the Prize Patrol on some of their deliveries. Stephanie Gornichec, also a PCH winner of $1,000,000.00 was recently featured on a TLC television show called “How the Lottery Changed My Life.” We respect the privacy of our winners, and it is their choice whether they would like to be followed up with after they have won. If you continue to read the PCH blog, you will find conversations with past winners. Please note that all PCH Sweepstakes winners are chosen at random, and each entry has the same chance of winning, so you never know who the next winner will be!

    Victoria At PCH

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    Susan said...

    Giveaway 1081 lists the odds of winning as 1 in 1,215,5OO,OOO. Yet the world’s total poulation as of yesterday is 287 million. Not exactly thrice the world’s poulation, but the odds are set to be mostly against you winning, Even there online slots and lotto is fixed to make it near impossible to win. It has you play all year round and really only once a year anyone will win (if at all a winner is slected).

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april hayes said...

Kinda not lucky but with that kinda money someone could help a lot of people. Hopefully whoever wins will be generous to the needy. Good luck to all

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Mike G said...

I have irrefutable and concrete evidence that you blocked me from posting on your forums and from any possibility of me winning any online activity with your org.

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Diane Stottlemire said...

I so need pch to knock on my door with a big check love to hope dream and wish one day Soon I will hold on to my dreams and will continue to believe

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sandra page said...

I do desire to be a winner from pch.But look at the odds of winning, I could win one day and by getting a knock at my door from the proze patrpl team remains to be seen until then it is what it is.thays as good as it get.love the new advertisement.sandra

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