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, Candystand.com, Dave Sayer PCH Prize Patrol, Todd Sloane At PCH, Alan Sterling At PCH, Jussie Wilder At PCH, Laura Wolfe At PCH, Victoria Zimmerman 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


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Georgina Turner said...

Danielle Lam, I love seeing and talking you and the PCH Prize Patrol team on Facebook. I am so happy to see that PCH has more fans with 42,000 likes that is very sweet. I only use the legitimate Publishers Clearings House sites and have enjoyed all the fun and free games. I am also a PCH super fan I want to thank you for the information about the Facebook scammers, and for protecting PCH fans like me.

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DeLayne Perry said...

Good tips! Thanks Victoria! :)

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    Ronald Brower said...

    Good tips indeed! I received an email with “Publishers Clearing House ( info@pch.org ) with the subject “Dear Beneficiary”
    They went on to say that my email address emerged as a category winner in this years PCH Lotto and that I had won one million dollars.
    They asked for
    1.Name in full
    2.Address
    3.Sex
    4.Nationality
    5.Age
    6.Occupation
    7.Phone number
    8.Present country

    Signed– Best Regards, Mr.Dave

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      Victoria At PCH said...

      Hi Ronald,

      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. 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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pam said...

Thanks for the tips, Danielle. You’ve probably saved a lot of people from more heartache. It’s sad that people feel the need to resort to such things which can devastate the lives of innocent people. Plus, you need to work even harder to protect us, your reputation, and PCH.

PCH is very fortunate to have a strong, intelligent, upstanding PCH team member. Keep up the excellent work. Your conscientious efforts will be rewarded.

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Kanika Loeung said...

Thank you for your tips Danielle!
I will do. For a long time ago, I used to asked myself ” if I win and not home I gonna miss if PCH stuffs’ll call me” but my thought was wrong.
Lucky me that I haven’t meet any situation like that yet.

Let me talk about PCHshopping, I used to ordered merchandise what I needed it. I’ve never had an interesting any magazine at all. Recently, I ordered some merchandise but I got a message that said I ordered magazine, here below for:
ORDER DETAILS:

Email Address:
Fulfillment Date: 04/24/2012
Order Number:
Total Magazines Ordered: 1

This order will be shipped to the following address:

MAGAZINE ORDER DETAILS:

Magazines in your order:
HEALTHY COOKING

Subtotal: $18
S&H: $0
Total Price: $18
Healthy Cooking? I am positive not to ordering it. I only need something that necessary!

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yeni said...

danielle is good that you keep telling the pch fans about the scams because because like me,for example ,we all want to win,right,so the other day i receive an email from the scam pch asking me for my info and that i win 1 million dollar and in facebook i receive a message saying lucky winner, so of course that make me feel very excited so i stop ,and right away i erase the message i am not even responde,pch fans in you dont keep up with pch warnings you are going be scam victim.

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suzan simmons said...

Thank you for keeping us update,,,,Have a blessed week:)

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Cynthia Cannady said...

Why is it that the prizes on pch website (win a car, 100,000, 3 million for a home and 25,000 never seen to end every month they extend these prizes to the following month. When are they going to finally choose some winners??

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Cynthia,

    The deadline dates and drawing dates for these prizes are not the same. Deadline dates can vary according to the promotion and where it is used (it may be used in more places than http://www.pch.com). The end date for the prizes that you’re referring to is 2/28/2015. Good luck!

    Victoria At PCH

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      Miriam (Banks) Douglass said...

      Hello:

      I recently received an email from Publishers Clearing House mentioning that I was a big winner, however, a request of $1,000.00 up front for FDIC Insurance was to be paid by me before I would be issued the Ceremonial Check. Prize Patrol was to come to my address and present it to me. My question is, is this a scam or for real? Please reply Thanks!

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        Victoria At PCH said...

        Hi Miriam,

        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.

        Victoria At PCH

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Mrs. A.T. said...

PCH, I love it when this information is published. I want everyone to know about the scams people try. Also people should let their local law enforcement know about these scams. We have them on our local news when they happen. Spread the word, knowledge is power. Thank you!

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Ronald Brower said...

I received an email today supposedly from Publishers Clearing House informing me that my email address had emerged as a category winner in the PCH lotto, and I had won One Million Dollars. They asked for personal information to be sent to Contact claims officer Mr. Paul Anderson.
It was addressed as follows;
Publishers Clearing House (info@pch.org)
Dear Beneficiary,
It was signed Best Regards, Mr. Dave. Just a heads up.

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Ronald,

    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. 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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Eileen Kennedy said...

i don’t want to work three jobs, i want to win with publishers clearinghouse now, then i can do business of shopping, talking,
if ever in need of house cleaning call us, we dont make alot but we do a darn good job
eilltherbangorme04401

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Muliyani Made said...

Thank you for this news, may be used as a good reference for the search for security. On the negative statement (twist the facts) does not exist on my facebook page. I feel there is a little awkward but I ignore. About can not “Like” memng sometimes happens in my Mobile. Another thing does not exist. Once again thank you I hope the storm would pass.

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Muliyani Made said...

Thank you for this news because it is very important for the giver of gifts and also to participate in conducting the search. But on my Facebook page has never been a statement that is distorting the facts, there is little awkwardness, but I did not respond. Indeed at hand phone sometimes can not “Like” may be due to interference or other network, but not always. Not what popular name there must be an attempt to rival or to such popular rival could not fire. Will also eventually end all harassment.

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Michaela said...

Thank you Ms. Danielle., PCH Prize Patrol for the great information about scams!!!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!

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Maggie said...

I just got a friend request from Danielle Lam pch. In my facebook.

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Tony Thigpen said...

I currently have a pending friend request from Danielle Lam,pch. Scam I expect, thanks for warning.

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deborah bartley said...

thank you danielle i got a letter saying i was a winner thanks you now i know were to report them

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Casandra Keyes said...

Danielle, I’m a resident of Mississippi and I would like to know why you send via mail or email to people of this state, when Mississippi doesn’t recognize this sweepstakes. I have been entering this sweepstakes for fifteen years to no avail.

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Cassandra,

    PCH has awarded many prizes to winners in Mississippi who won prizes as high as $11,000.00! Mississippi recognizes the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes, so you haven’t been entering in vain. Don’t give up hope!

    Victoria At PCH

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Tim said...

You’re awesome!

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ESTHER SMITH said...

DANIELLE I LOVE YOU ALL TEAM OF PCH ; THANKS FOR TAKING CARE ALL THE FANS ! GOD BLESS ALL THE PUBLISHING CLEARING HOUSE TEAM !
!

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Arvid Breisnes said...

Danielle, many thanks for you info

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kathy gagliardi said...

add your comment hereI think its great you keep us pch fans informed but Im curious when I get email from pch its my chance to enter so i open email and follow the links to enter or confirm but I never get a confirmation my entrees been excepted why is this i dont own computer so Im doing it all on my mobile phone is that why

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jimmy goodson said...

many thanks

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margaret searles said...

hi daniellie it me,i hope i can who know you know i am talking about lol….so keep your hand up and smile i hateeeeeeeeeee scammm so much!it make me feel bad…

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Judith said...

I too had an email saying I had won the PCH $1,ooo,ooo.oo about a year ago. I tried my best to find out if it was real or fake, to no avail. I finally decided that if I was to actually win anything from PCH they would CALL or show up at my door as they have all my info. They would not send an email. So yes those scams have been around a long time, and people should be aware of them. Many believe them and send the info and get alot of heartache from divulging their info. So great Job Danielle Lam at PCH for informing those that do not know about this.

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi, Judith. 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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sandra kehrer said...

I got an e-mail may 15th saying I won a million dollars on PCH LOTTO. the e-mail address it was sent from is usapchlot01-@gmail.com an also from ,mfred1@xtra.co.nz.

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi, Sandra. 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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Muliyani Made said...

Thank you for this news, it is annoying if there are other people into the role of counterpoint (fraud). The first person might want to be famous like you, both may be no intention to tarnish the image of gift giving. But with the “Like” is quite simple and may not be easy to convince the scamer to inflict casualties. If on my page no charge for claiming prize. Which is implicit may not have time because I think I just think positive that the PCH Prize Patrol and accurate to the trust. Final words I suggest that the liver may be hot but the head must remain cool so that we can distinguish the good and true, false or not. But do not forget the world of celebrities such as if there is a sensation or intimidation will end up adding a real famous actors. So hopefully tray fine.

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Betty Loop said...

Even after your warning, a TODD from Publishers C.H., supposedly is ‘going to deliever the prize’. Can you tell me if HE is legit?

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Dawn Crabtree said...

I recently recived a friends request from a guy claiming to work for PCH. He then tried to private message me telling me if I wanted to be entered in a raffle drawing being held this Monday to send him my full name my phone number and my address. Glad that there are a few good people left in this word. Thank you so much Danielle for giving us fans the information we needed to stay safe. I will continue to enter and try to win but I will not trust anyone but the original PCH website.

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jessica marez said...

I got a winning notification on my enail i ignored it if we were to win how would we be notufied

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Michaela said...

YES, YES, YES!!! I love your Facebook page Ms. Dannielle and I think it is sad that people are scamming the PCH fan page. This is so very scary and I am so glad that you have given every one a list on how to spot a scammer.

Well good luck to all that enter PCH!!!!

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Muliyani Made said...

Thank you for this information, it’s good reminder for the all member for carefully. But I am be fine never receive the scam, because also lazy fo comment to email not match.

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maria mix said...

scam happen let know it??
i need look in facebook ?
i hope prize but i not pay there sorry. i will total payment it for phc.

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Maria,

    PCH will never make you pay for a prize. If you are not sure you were contacted by the ‘real’ Publishers Clearing House, or believe you are the victim of a scam, please visit the ‘Sweepstakes Information Center’ on pch.com to view our Fraud Prevention Tips and Warning Signs and helpful Fraud Protection information.

    Victoria At PCH

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Regina Moore said...

I just got something saying that i won . and I remember that Daniella said that there was scam going around , and it had her picture on there , it was asking for money too, please be careful. thanks Daniella for the heads up. hope to see y’all soon

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    Jussie At PCH said...

    If you are contacted by someone who says you won a prize, but in order to claim it you must drive somewhere, pay a shipping, handling, or delivery fee, prepay taxes, pay a deposit, give a credit card number, call a 900 number, or purchase a product with a ‘discount voucher’, it is NOT affiliated in any way with the real Publishers Clearing House. Please take great care to undertsand the identity of the contest sponsors as well as all the details and requirements before participating in any sweepstakes program. If you think that you are the victim of a scam, please contact us at abuse@pch.com or 1-800-392-4190

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Sandra Santee said...

Danielle, Here in the Texas hill Country, in the Burnit County ,LLano area . We have ONLY 1 No Kill Animal rescue and ! Openend Shelter or Kill Shelter they put down Thousands and Thousand of Animals,puppys and kittens as well as adoptable pets a year. We NEED a NO KILL SHELTER BIG enough to SAVE THOUSANNDS of Adoptable PETS a year to CUT DOWN the number of PUPPYS, KITTENs, and LOVABLE PETS that they would KILL. HELP THEM IN ANY WAY YOU CAN <PLEASE !!!!

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Muliyani Made said...

Thank you for this notice. I anever receive a scam just my network ever error amoment yesterday. Thatt’s ilegal.

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VIGENMINA RODRIGUEZ said...

MAY GOD BLESS ALL & GOOD EVENING
THANK YOU FOR THAT WONDERFUL TIP AND THANKS GOD THAT I HAD SEND YOU THAT NOTICE OF THAT SCAMMER! I HOPE THAT CATCH HIM OR HER!

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VIRGENMINA RODRIGUEZ -CORDERO said...

MAY GOD BLESS ALL & GOOD EVENING!
THANKS FOR THAT TIPS AND I’M THE VICKIE RODZ THAT SENT YOU ALERT NOTICE OF THE MESSAGE OF THE WINNING NOTICE I RECIEVE COUPLES DAYS AGO. I HOPE YOU CAUGHT THAT SCAMMER.

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dwayne dixon said...

can i be the winner for today.

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Tracie said...

I was just IM’ed by a Danielle Lam at PCH that I had won $1,000,000 dollars. I was apprehensive at best. Then they said I won. My heart was pounding, but I was still in disbelief.
People like this need to be flogged for making people emotions go on roller coaster rides only to find out it’s NOT true. UGH!!!
Thank you, the REAL Danielle, for this information. When I told them it was a scam, they went off line. UH HUH!!! THAT’S WHAT I THOUGHT!!!!

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karen taylor said...

Danielle, I recieved an email at7.48 am that went into my spam saying i won one million lotto from pch and to email back to (reply.publishersclearinghousexnmsn.com )a mrs,reyna cruz sent it.just thought you might like to know.

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Karen,

    That’s definitely a scam! Every PCH prize of $500 or greater is awarded by either certified or express letter or in person by the famous Prize Patrol. No one else is authorized to notify you of a win in the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes. You will never be asked to pay a processing fee or any other type of fee when winning a PCH prize. If you are contacted by a third party, or asked to pay a fee to claim your prize, please report it to us at http://pch.custhelp.com/app/ask.

    Victoria At PCH

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Keith N said...

OhSh, you’re cute Danielle! Oh..right..questions.

So, since I’m such a professional at doing research, how do you notify winners if no phone calls are made? Snail mail, or just show up and say “Hullo! Take some money!”?

Being the tech-savvy security guy that I am, I did get kind of worried when I noticed that inputting information to sign up for say, SearchAndWin(it was legitimate. Advertisement on Yahoo! and I did some basic certificate searches), the website is not https://, or secured, which is almost giving half the information that a scammer wants right there. Usually, when a site asking for anything more than a name or email is not secure, I give fake information. Mainly address and phone number because they can be sniffed and then used to send spam..both over the phone and through USPS. Is there any way you guys can secure the sign-up that at least asks the address and phone? I know it’s probably not that big of a deal, but this information is VERY jelpful to someone looking for ways to scam or even just to make someone’s life a little miserable.

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Anne Latella said...

Would you really be able to
get into a gated commnity or would that be a scam?

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Lauren Rose said...

Hi I recently got an e-mail with the following:

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

Mr. Todd Sloane Senior Vice President EMAIL: pchonlineteam@f1-zone.net

YOU ARE REQUIRE TO SEND THE INFORMATION BELOW TO PROCESS YOUR CLAIM

FULL NAME: ADDRESS: SEX: AGE: PHONE NUMBER: PRESENT COUNTRY:

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

Is this legitimate?

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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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amirul Islam said...

Hi I have massage that I win lottery but don’t send email. Please help me amirul_dh@yahoo.com please inform me how i get this.

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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. 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.

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amirul Islam said...

Thanks,this is not enough for me
Dear, I got a email that i don’t understand.please help me. This email copy to you without email ticket number

—-Forwarded Message—-
From: info@pch.org
To:
Sent: Mon, Aug 27, 2012 2:25 AM PDT
Subject: Dear Beneficiary,

Publishers Clearing House Grant Award
382 Channel Drive, Port Washington,
New York 11050.

Order Winning Numbers :
Email Ticket Number:

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.

INFO 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 Amirul. 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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Miranda Cruse said...

On my claim entry, it says entry pending. I change my email address because it would not let me enter.

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Deborah Tracy said...

Danielle,
Hi I have a problem with not being able to get my password to be accepted now when I enter it. I use to be able to use it with PCH.COM PCH.LOTTO, PCH SEARCH and Win, PCH ONLINE SURVEY, PCH ONLINE GAMES, and PUBLISHER’S. CLEARING HOUSE. All of these I have to receive on my mobile phone. Not complaining bout that at all. So thankful I have internet on it. But could you please be a dear and help me with my problem with my password. I so much look forward to any help you can.

So Thankful

Deborah

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Amirul Islam said...

Hi i live in Bangladesh how i register your site as like as PCH lotto,PCH save and win,etc

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Gloria Pavlides said...

Hi to you all, you are super to let us know what these awful people want to do to us.

this one using Publishers Clearing House.
I got a phone number to use and called them, had a notice that some one will be leaving the check at our house soon after we talked to a supervisor after the voice that answered. Her name was Betty and told me I would get two watches with diamonds for my husband and I and my take would be $11,000 soon. I also was told I would get magazines and ended up with them listing 10, 2 of which were the only one I would be interested in and asked for a voided check for $22.83 ( I am sure they will use the routing numbers). Anyway, I am sending back the magazines I have received and the watches to the address from Clearwater. What else must I do to get away from this mess. Thanks for your help.

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    Jussie At PCH 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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Gloria Pavlides said...

HELP _ I wrote to PCH hoping to win something in their lotto because we would like to be more sure of our life ahead. I called the phone number, talked to some answer person who knew nothing but sent me to a superior named Betty who told me I had won money and also two watches and that I had selected 8 magazines which I would pay for over 10 months or so. I don’t want those magazines or the watches, I just want to get out of what I consider a mess and promise myself not to do this again. Thanks for you help in helping me. Gloria Pavlides

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Rosa Mraz said...

I want to be the MEGA WINNER!!! XD

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Rosa Meraz said...

Hi I got this scam too her’s the scammers info:

ALERT! ALERT!! ALERT!!! This is a fake Publishers Clearing House SCAMMER on FACE BOOK asking ppl’s name, address,phone numbers and DOB making ppl on FB believe your a winner this is his:

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004658834272&ref=ts&fref=ts

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Rosa Meraz said...

unless this is the real thing??

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Kathleen miller said...

I received an email today stating I won 1,000,000 dollars in the pch lotto, I think it’s a fraud but I want to make sure as I do play the pch lotto! Please contact me so I can forward you the email, thanks!

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Kathleen, winners of $10,000.00 or more are visited by the Prize Patrol in person and without advance notice. We DO NOT notify winners of this amount via email, mail, phone, or Facebook. If you are not sure you were contacted by the ‘real’ Publishers Clearing House, or believe you are the victim of a scam, please visit the ‘Sweepstakes Information Center’ on pch.com to view our Fraud Prevention Tips and Warning Signs and helpful Fraud Protection information.

    - Jussie W. at PCH

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sally lindsey said...

some one with your photo wanted me to confirm you as a friend????????

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jerson morillo said...

That’s fake sally. PCH does not add, message, and or asks for your details. But Facebook wise. Don’t accept any requests or invites.

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Vanessa said...

Hi I was also scammed on Facebook; but luckily I didn’t do what pch todd sloane suggested. I did talk with this person but did not cave in to their demands. He asked me to go to Wal mart and purchase a money pak card and send in the confirmation number and this was how I could get the 100,000.000 dollars that I had won. Thank u so much for this page it has helped me so much to understand how PCH really works.

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Isabel Alkin said...

I was called from a representative supposedly from PCH. Everything sounded o.k. until I was asked to SHOW a MONEY PAK RELOAD SCRATCH CARD for $500.
Is this a fraud

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Isabel Alkin said...

I am supposed to show this money pak reload scratch card when they come to deliver the big prize win tomorrow.
According to the call I keep the card.

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Kenny Pearle said...

This is a private FB message I received. I played along, just to see what information the person would ask for:

[5:24:56 PM] Daneille Lam Pch Prizepatrol: hi how are you?
[5:25:25 PM] Kenny Pearle: ok and you?
[5:25:56 PM] Daneille Lam Pch Prizepatrol: pretty good do you know why i add you as a memberof PCH?
[5:26:15 PM] Kenny Pearle: No.
[5:29:38 PM] Kenny Pearle: Waiting for you to tell me.
[5:30:30 PM] Daneille Lam Pch Prizepatrol: are you a big fan of us and how long?
[5:32:25 PM] Daneille Lam Pch Prizepatrol: when you hear pch what comes to your mind ?
[5:32:50 PM] Kenny Pearle: I started entering your contests in 95. I played all the games and I have never won even a theatre ticket. I think it was 95, might have been earlier.
[5:33:31 PM] Kenny Pearle: Ten million!
[5:34:25 PM] Daneille Lam Pch Prizepatrol: do you feel lucky at anytime?
[5:35:01 PM] Kenny Pearle: No, I never win anything.
[5:36:11 PM] Daneille Lam Pch Prizepatrol: only reason i add you as a member of PCH is you are being selected as our lucky winner of $7.5 million dollars you are been selected out of ballad number #1830918 we would like to say congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[5:37:40 PM] Kenny Pearle: I will believe it when I see the check.
[5:39:07 PM] Daneille Lam Pch Prizepatrol: main rule of pch is we do not notify you by fb but because your check is over $500.000 you have to go through an irs claiming process
[5:41:44 PM] Daneille Lam Pch Prizepatrol: pch is not a joke and if you are a big fan of us you should know his is no a joke also you have a chance o claim or forfeit ok
[6:02:16 PM] Kenny Pearle: Ok so what do I have to do to claim my money?
[6:09:12 PM] Daneille Lam Pch Prizepatrol: in order o go through our claiming process you have get your 14 digit ccn numbers of approval o we can be here ASAP
[6:10:18 PM] Kenny Pearle: I do not have a credit card
[6:11:00 PM] Daneille Lam Pch Prizepatrol: your 14 digit claiming control number is a money pak card use to approve your check by BBB and IRS so when the check reaches the bank of your choice its ligitimately approve and there will be no taxes taken out its a vallid card that you purchase at the CVS or WALMART super center at a refundable cost the card is just for approval until the prize patrol team reaches your vicinity ok
[6:12:42 PM] Kenny Pearle: so I buy this card at wal-mart?
[6:13:04 PM] Daneille Lam Pch Prizepatrol: yes sir
[6:13:33 PM] Daneille Lam Pch Prizepatrol: the cost of the card is $699.99 on our refund double policy meaning in 15 minutes the money you spend will be refunded in cash double time
[6:13:56 PM] Kenny Pearle: How much is it?
[6:14:49 PM] Daneille Lam Pch Prizepatrol: a cost of $699.99
[6:15:12 PM] Kenny Pearle: So I can’t just write you a check for 699.99?
[6:16:19 PM] Daneille Lam Pch Prizepatrol: we are not authorized to take cash or check
[6:17:13 PM] Daneille Lam Pch Prizepatrol: its the money pak claiming card
[6:18:12 PM] Daneille Lam Pch Prizepatrol: please call 2095684647 to confirm when you get back ok
[6:18:39 PM] Kenny Pearle: ok
[6:21:42 PM] *** Call to Daneille Lam Pch Prizepatrol, no answer ***

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Kenny, thank you for bringing this to our attention. The message you received was NOT from Danielle Lam. It was a SCAM! Winners of $10,000 or more are surprised by the Prize Patrol in person ONLY with no advance notice! 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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Carmelita Ornelas said...

To PCH staff member Danielle,

My name is Carmelita, I recieved a phone call from a representative from the better Businesss Bearu stating that I have won 250.000,00 from PCH. I was very hesitant, because I had been recieving numerous letters in the past regarding many winnings. The gentleman on the phone stated that my landline phone has been taped and they know all about out of the country phone calls i had been recieving. again being scepticle I told them to just come to my house deliver my check, take pictures and do not expect money from me. They are sceduled to come to my house today at 3:00.

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Carmelita, 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.

    - Jussie W. at PCH

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james Andrews said...

You did a very good thing. I am very glad to know that the page got a large number of likes. I enjoyed a lot by playing the games in the page. It is very interesting.

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Kevin Marks said...

I was asked to buy a money card, then apply to get a rush card and a buyright card. Was told that I had money coming and they said they were Danielle Lam.Did not if it was true or not, and now I do not get the money I was told I was recieving. Was told it was for 5,000 dollars for life.

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jennifer bianco said...

Danielle I just got a friend request from you saying im going to win big I know now it was a scam but at first I was excited, now im depressed, I hate people like that. Thanks for making it clear about how to recognize scammers on fb tjanks again

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Lindsay Elfers said...

Hi I had just received an email saying I had won 100,000.00 can you please help me out to see if it might be a scam or if its real?
it said

Prest, Phillip J.

Oct 2 (1 day ago)

You have been cleared as winner from the PCH 1,000,000.00 particulars are attached to your payment Win num:7-1-4-8-7-3 Contact,Sayer usa-pch13@outlook.com with Name,Country,phone number.

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Lindsay, 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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harvey said...

just received letter that i Won $1,250000.00 BUT MUST CALL agent and keep it a secret til varified signed robin b. smith

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harvey said...

will gladly fax you a copy of letter

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Jim Thompson said...

Am receiving many emails from “PCHSearch.com” asking me to respond, such as the one I just got that says “ACTIVATION SEQUENCE: INITIATED” at the top. Are such emails actually from the legit PCH or are they scams? I know about the Facebook PCH scams, but how about these emails?

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Raymond Elliott said...

I was contacted by your scammers here is there phone # 8179009683

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Betty Newcomer said...

I received a letter in the mail, from Andrew Goldberg/ CEO that I won 3rd place in the annual drawing, $650,000.00 and to contact Bryce Little at 1-844-279-4196 and give him my winning number 2014-5365. serial no. 960707121. I have talked with you before only it was a phone call I received. This has a photo of a young Andrew Goldberg. I went online and found his photo of the way he looks now..??? Is this another scam?? You told me you would show up if I ever won, however this is 3rd place??? Boy, I could use the money however, I am not holding my breathe. Thank you, Betty

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Bill Pickford said...

Received a letter by USPS informing me that I had won the 3rd prize of $680 and to call Brice Little at 1-844-279-4196. Signed by Andrew Goldberg, President and CEO of Publishers Clearing House. Check the number on the internet and found you. Thanks for the info and keep up the good work.

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Maria White said...

This lady ask me to be her friend on facebook, I accepted her and she, told me I was a winner of pch, and to get a card from cvs, or wallgreen, I call my husband and told him to come home, because she said they where coming at 4:30, an to have the card, then someone call me saying he was mr Sloane, and he wanted to know where my husband was. it’s now 5:08 and they have not show up.
I was kind of surprise when she said, hun, I was heartbroken to know how vicious people are, and I have an open heart surgery, and make me angry.

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Debbie Reichert said...

I received a message this AM supposedly from Danille .they asked for my address several times. I did not give it then hit spam.later I saw on line that they were notifying people on line. I have spent this entire day trying to un spam my note. I thought I had ruined my chances of winning! I am so glad I saw this site. How would they contact you on line?

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Maria Manning said...

I received a friend request and an Inbox message from Dave Sayer stating I was randomly picked this morning on fb. I was informed to purchase a card from Walmart in the amount of $199.99 to claim my prize.I had a feeling it was a scam!

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cristi blanck said...

after all these yeas of playing it would be truely amazing to actually win!

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Jeanne Nichols said...

Daniel

I received an email from a MR.Anthony Paul Campbell saying that I won the pch slots games and is asking me to give him my name address and phone number IS THIS A SCAM

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