Facebook Scams: Friend or Faux?

Facebook can be a wonderful place for folks like you and me to connect with friends, family and certain businesses we enjoy interacting with.  However,  like most great inventions and tools, it can be misused by people in a fraudulent attempt to deceive.  At  Publishers Clearing House,  officials have noticed a couple of “fake’ Facebook Fan Pages fraudulently created for the sole purpose of misleading PCH Fans

This is how the scam often works:

A scammer creates a “fake” PCH Fan Page in the hopes that people will “like” it.  When that occurs, the scammer will then contact the PCH Fan and ‘falsely” inform them that they have won a PCH sweepstakes prize, with one very deceitful twist – – the consumer will be asked to send or wire money, or some type of financial payment  in order to collect the “bogus” prize.

Here is some important information to help keep you protected….

1. You NEVER have to pay money to enter or receive a prize from Publishers Clearing House. It’s just that simple. If anyone says they are from Publishers Clearing House and they are asking for any type of payment so that you can receive a prize, you have not heard from the real PCH!

2. Publishers Clearing House will NEVER contact a prize winner via Facebook. If you are ever lucky enough to win a prize of $10,000.00 or more, the Prize Patrol will knock on your door and surprise you with a “Big Check.”  Should you win a prize valued under $10,000, Publishers Clearing House will notify you via certified mail that you are a winner.   And, you will NEVER be asked to make any type of payment for that prize award!  That’s the law!

How to Tell If A PCH Fan Page Is Legitimate!

The only legitimate PCH Fan Pages are the pages that are “LIKED” by Publishers Clearing House. Here’s a listing of official PCH Fan Pages that you can visit with complete confidence:

Remember: Being A PCH Facebook Fan Can Be Very Rewarding!

When you are a fan of any authorized  PCH Fan Pages you get to connect with other fans in addition to staying on top of the latest PCH happenings. When you “LIKE” us you’ll get insider “WINNING MOMENT” information and special contest opportunities.  Just make sure you don’t “FAUX-GET” these important tips – – and make certain you are dealing with the real PCH Fan Pages!  


Elliott M.

PCH Creative

78 thoughts on “Facebook Scams: Friend or Faux?”

  1. Kris says:

    Has anyone won more than one PCH prize?

  2. sherri panuzzo says:

    IM NOT too busy say Hello!

  3. Thanks for the head up! Someone sent me something like that and I didn’t reply.

  4. Tammy Ernst says:

    Had someone calling me saying she was Danielle from pch saying I won but I needed to buy a prepaid card to present to them when they arrived. When i hung up i called pch and found out this was a scam. I am a grandmother on ssd. When she called back I just said shame on you i am not a rich woman. I would not have been able to pay my rent if i fell for this. You Dont pay to win

  5. I’ve had a scammer sent me a curse word last week, want my cell number

  6. Dacia Paradis says:

    I have been praying for 28 years for a chance to help my family before I die and to know how it feels!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. i been searching for months, but unfortunate to win. I believe in GOD, he has my big day coming pretty soon.

  8. Joseph Nsoah says:

    hii pch funs i have been searching all night trying to win the big check, is 5 15 am now, i need some small sleep now ,we come back later, whish me a good luck .i love you all, stay cool. thanks

  9. Joseph Nsoah says:

    hii i am very bussy today ,but i know god will give me this opportunity,

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