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, 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

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

  1. Rebecca Stepp says:

    Thank you so much for the info. I have had someone recently call and say they were from Publisher Services and said I was a finalist for $1,000,000,000 but I had to have more income than I had.

  2. jg says:

    I just got an email today from Elizabeth Hanks from supposedly Publishers Clearinghouse that said in the subject line: Congratulations, you have won One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00 USD) from Publishers Clearing House lotto draw that was held today. Claims Requirements are: Full Name: Address: Sex: Nationality: Age: Occupation: Mobile: Country:. I copied the source of the message and will be reporting the fraud depts at the and

  3. Thank you so much for your information Danielle for I a verycpoud pch player might yave almost been scammed today through ny Facebook and I am honestly greatful that I loomed into this before majorly messing up and cresting more debt than I can afford to be in….

  4. Kennedy Warren says:

    The email saying I had won a million dollars in a pch lottery came from Elizabeth Hanks email Colleague or not?

  5. Peggy says:

    Thank you for sharing all the info on protecting ones self from the scammers !

  6. Teresa says:

    I believe I am receiving a scammer email saying that I won money from the PCH sweepstakes. The name was Elizabeth Hanks in the email. they asked for my name address and phone number. No Financial information. Didn’t want me to pay anything. But still seems to good to be true

  7. Nichole says:

    I just got an email saying the same….I always just say yeah sure nice try though :). It is too bad of course I just like many could def use it!

  8. Janet Udave says:

    August 28,2014 Hi, Tonight I received an e-mail from Elizabeth Banks saying Congratulations, You have just won One-Million Dollars from Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes. Wow, I knew this was probably fake, although I have entered the sweepstakes and bought products from PCH. within the past three years. They wanted my name, address occupation, cell phone number etc. Such a disappointment too since the actual PCH drawing is around this date, August 27th, 2014 isn’t it? Glad that I did not trust this e-mail and googled PCH and found other people’s same scam e-mail. Why does this happen to honest people who really could benefit from winning a Sweepstakes of this magnitude. I’m on Social Security Disablity and One Million Dollars would truly Make my Life absolutely wonderful again. Thanks for reading.

    1. PCH Staff PCH Staff says:

      Hello Janet – That is definitely a scammer! PCH does not have an employee by that name and we never notify winners in advance. Please report this to and at your earliest convenience.

      1. steve watson says:

        Hi I also got an email from Elizabeth Hanks

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