Spot A Publishers Clearing House Scam With Danielle’s Tips

Hi everyone, it’s Danielle with the Prize Patrol!  Did you know that I have a Danielle Lam PCH Prize Patrol Fan Page on Facebook where I post behind the scenes insight about our Sweepstakes Headquarters, plus updates from the road? It’s also the PERFECT place for me to talk to fans about our Sweepstakes, winning moments and life overall. I’m so happy that the page has grown to over 42,000 “LIKES” – WOW!!!

I personally think that being a Prize Patrol member is the most fun, rewarding, exciting job there is — and clearly other people do too, because there are people PRETENDING to be ME on Facebook! And I do not want any of you to get fooled because it’s not really me, it’s a Publishers Clearing House scam! Now they say imitation is the best form of flattery, but THIS is certainly not the case.  These pretenders are Facebook SCAMMERS that try to dupe our fans on Facebook into sending them sensitive information or money to claim prizes. It makes me so angry because the REAL Prize Patrol would never do that!

I want to do EVERYTHING I can to make sure our fans do NOT get scammed through these Facebook scammers, so here are easy tips to follow:

#1 – The ONLY legitimate PCH Fan pages are pages that I personally LIKE: Publishers Clearing House, PCHSearchAndWin, PCHgames, PCHlotto, PCHtips,, Dave Sayer PCH Prize Patrol, Todd Sloane At PCH, and Deborah Holland. If it’s not liked by me: It’s a Publishers Clearing House scam!

#2 – We don’t send friend requests on Facebook.  If you receive a friend request from someone on the Prize Patrol or anyone saying they work for us: It’s a Publishers Clearing House scam!

#3 – The Prize Patrol DOES NOT send private messages on Facebook. If you receive an IM or Message, it is NOT the real Prize Patrol: It’s a Publishers Clearing House scam!

#4 – We NEVER notify winners on Facebook. If you receive any winner notifications on Facebook, you guessed it: It’s a Publishers Clearing House scam!

With these simple rules, it should be easy for you to identify Facebook scammers.  If you EVER have any questions though about whether something is a Publishers Clearing House scam or not, I AM HERE FOR YOU!  Just go to my Danielle Lam PCH Prize Patrol Page on Facebook and write on my wall – or you can post a comment here on the blog!

Danielle Lam

166 thoughts on “Spot A Publishers Clearing House Scam With Danielle’s Tips”

  1. Amanda says:

    I have been scammed. I actually sent money. I informed them I want my money back. They keep persisting that they are coming to my house today, if send them more money, which have not done. I’ve been scammed once, not twice. Don’t be gulable like I was.

  2. She was trying to get me to pay $250 for the prize winning confirmation. Said they would be here at 11 am tomorrow. I said I would have to investigate it because things like this don’t happen to me and I don’t have the money. She said OK BYE and I said it figures

  3. Wow this saved my bacon, because I have someone trying to scam me right now. I almost fell for it. Total bummer finding out I am not a winner though. Thanks so much for this post!

  4. Carla M Antee says:

    Thanks a Million

  5. natalie torres says:

    My name is Natalie,& I fail for the scam yesterday, wat a fool,but good thing that I didn’t have enough money to send them ,so they half to wait for the next morning to pick up the money,I canceled the money transfer,I feel stupid,I really though my dreams were coming true,its all the same,Facebook friend request,the whole thing all day sending messages to private phone calls waiting for my money,
    She told me at 1045 this morning there gonna be at my house,I’m so glad I canceled the transfer I feel stupid
    I really thought I was a winner

  6. Janeane Bricker says:

    Just got this in a private message, sounds great right, Yeah I didn’t fall off the turnip truck yesterday……
    Well i am here to CONGRATULATE you!!!! Your name was randomly selected by our generated computer system as a lucky winner of $5.5 million dollars plus a trip to go to any country you wish to go, $10,000,00 weekly for life and a brand new car and last but not least a house value 3 million dollars!!!!
    wow that sure would be nice
    It’s all yours.
    Thank you
    What do I have to do to receive this wonderful gift
    Please verify your cell number and your current address.
    910 512 4381
    5590 Herrings Chapel rd Rocky Point NC 28457
    Thank you
    Are you ready to be fully certify and confirm for your delivery today?
    What is the name of your bank that you want your $10,000.00 weekly to be wire into?
    Wells Fargo
    Your money will be wire in your account okay.
    You will need to provide me with a few necessary informations to get the process started okay.
    Please provide me with your account and routing numbers.
    Im sorry but I cant give this information on here but if its true then come on over and I’d be glad to give all the information needed
    Listen i am not here to play a game or to pull your leg okay.
    This is 100% legitimate with guarantee and i can assure you on that okay.
    This conversation is fully protected.
    Please go ahead and provide me with the necessary informations so that we can proceed with your process.
    FACEBOOK SCAM WARNING: Fans please be careful – there is a scammer on Facebook pretending to be me. Remember, I DO NOT send friend requests or private messages on Facebook. You NEVER need to pay any amount of money to claim a prize!

    If the scammer has contacted you, please report them to Facebook by clicking the wheel in the upper right hand corner of the scam page. When asked who the scammer is impersonating, click “celebrity”, continue, and then type in Danielle Lam PCH Prize Patrol.

    THIS is the SCAM page:
    I’d love to win it would be wonderful
    We have to put out all those precautions due to alot of unscrupulous activities happenings out there.
    You are a lucky winner.
    I wish I was, some things just sound to good to believe
    Do you want your prize or not?
    I do
    Chat Conversation End

  7. Brian Alan Renick says:

    I sent a copy of my ID to The UK. Also Elizabeth Hanks tested my gmail address and it looked real. Then I thought of it a prize patrol would do that. But, how would I know it could be different I never won on PHC before. Though why try to fool me? The Delivery service asked for proof I was me or is it something else? It could be trust there after I had a family member die and was informed that I was next to kin he died in a plane crash. Darren Koffovic or something a big oil companies owner.

  8. Yanell says:

    Hello , my name is Yanell and I received an email saying you have won one million dollars contact for claims . Is this a scam ?

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