PCH Helps The Fight Against Publishers Clearing House Scams!

Dear Friends,

Here at this blog we often remind friends like you to beware of scammers who illegally use the Publishers Clearing House name to take advantage of innocent people. But did you know that Publishers Clearing House is on the front lines in the fight against Publishers Clearing House scams?

That’s right, Publishers Clearing House regularly provides law enforcement with important information that helps them catch fraudsters and stop PCH scams!

In fact, just a few weeks ago, four Canadian men were arrested and charged by Canadian law enforcement for tricking unsuspecting consumers in the U.S. into wiring them money.  In one of the scams, a 76-year-old man from Pennsylvania was duped into wiring $10,000 to an address in Canada after getting a telephone call from someone who pretended to be from Publishers Clearing House. Click here for the news story.

According to Chris Irving, Assistant Vice President, Consumer & Legal Affairs, “You can be sure that Publishers Clearing House will provide the necessary support to the authorities to ensure that the bad guys in this case or in any other case where our name is illegally used will be brought to full justice.”

We at PCH want the fraudsters out there to be warned  ― Publishers Clearing House is always on the lookout for PCH scams! And did you know that readers of this blog can help us in the fight against fraud? If you ever receive a suspicious letter, email or telephone call where someone is fraudulently claiming to be from PCH, we invite you to contact us.  The valuable information we receive from consumers about Publishers Clearing House scams is entered into our internal anti-scam database that is regularly shared with law enforcement both here in the US and around the globe to support their investigations.

While we’re thrilled with these recent arrests, we’d like to take the opportunity to share some important reminders about how you can stay safe and protect yourself against fraud from any other scammer who might try to illegally use our name:

1. Publishers Clearing House will NEVER ask you to pay to enter or collect a prize award.

2. PCH and our famous Prize Patrol will never call our winners ahead to time to let them know they have won.

3. If you are ever contacted by mail, phone or email by someone claiming to be with PCH ― and are asked to send or wire money to claim a prize ― you have NOT heard from us at Publishers Clearing House.

We’ll share more updates on our efforts to work with law enforcement and stop the Publishers Clearing House scams.  Until then, stay alert, educated and always aware that at PCH you never have to send any money or pay any fee or tax to enter, win or collect a PCH prize! If it is not free, it is not a legitimate sweepstakes offer —and it’s certainly not from Publishers Clearing House!

Sincerely,

Elaina R.
PCH Creative


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Kanika Loeung said...

I used to be a victim to receive a fake check before I entered the PCH Sweepstakes online. They sent me a check that looked real. I contacted the company the check was from before I deposited it. However, they said to send back some of the money. I wanted to borrow some money from my relatives but it was a no-go.
A few days later I found out that the check was a fraud from the bank and I did report it to Fraud Org. The bank copied all the information on the letter and fake check that I received.

I used to play PCH Sweepstakes since 1995 by mail.
Later in June 2009, I received a fake PCH Sweepstake check. I thought it was from me playing in 1995. After that whole incident, I received a PCH E-mail. I still play everyday now I understand the truth and false about Publishers Clearance Hoouse.

I wise and hope to receive a real lucky check $1 Million and show by on TV or Online to the people who did played fraud to me. I believe they still recognize my name.

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DeLayne Perry said...

Right ON… ~ Scam artists need to change their minds when it comes to PCH! Those stealing money from unsuspecting people and taking advantage of the elderly will surely be judged and punished !!! I believe that!

Thanks Elaina!

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vanessa owens said...

I WOULD LIKE TO PLAY PCH ALL THE TIME I KNOW PCH IS AND I KNOW WHICH ONE IS A SCAM BECAUSE THEY ASK YOU TO SEND THEM MONEY OR ASK FOR YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER AND THEM I DONT DO MY POINT IS ALL I WISH AND PRAY FOR MY TOWN SOMEONE FROM INDIANAPOLIS,INDIANA WINS IT COULD BE ME I WISH IT WAS ME I NEED TO WIN IAM OVER WEIGHT IM TRYING TO LOOSE WEIGHT I NEED MONEY TO HAVE WEIGHT LOSS SURGARY BECAUSE MY HEALTH IS BAD AND I HAVE TWO CHILDREN TO THINK ABOUT AND TWO PARENTS THAT I NEED TO HELP OUT BUT I CANT DO IT ON MY DISABILITY I GOT SSI,IT DONT COVER IT ALL MY MOM AND DAD I REALLY NEED TO HELP THEM THEY ARE HOMELESS LIVING PLACE&PLACE.

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Maria Celia Hernandez said...

Good morning PCH Company.
I believe that the best way is going directly to the News Either on TV or and radio..Or put the notice you pass in PCH Blog to every page on the web.
It is terrible that the web is use for abuse .MCH

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anonymuosly wright said...

reasons be it known….this is true… dear pch staff it has come across the nation that many can enter for free,well many people take others for granted when they feel that others are too vunerable to own up to their life and often try to take over what they don’t understand or feel you are too stupid to handle for yourself what they see you are doing,which is minding your own business not asking for help or begging for someone to help with problems you try to handle in your own home the way you can not to burden others of your fall down moments.and when you find a way to try with time on your hands to get a way to do something that takes time and effort even when you are playing but are serious with the intent of it as well.most people tend to try to make you fail cause you are not sharing what you have found,or they think you are doing better and feel you do not deserve the prize ,are jealous of your efforts,or too lazy and greedy selfish minded to try for themselves and force others to fail so they can have something to gossip about of you failing,or try to beat you down in threats or even try to kill you or your faith in path of your time of trial to get what you ask to play for and they could do the same to get it as well by trying and keeping it real when you go for the prize.i have seen,heardfelt so much in this game and to top this PAIN AT SO MANY IGNORANT ACTS ON PEOPLE…..my lord i have learned soooo much of action unheard of till it is a pity to keep going,but all in all this is making me stronger for life too.if i can get through this i know ican handle whats nextand i try to mean this in a positive light on things.people it ain;t all about the money it is the effort to try to work for it and handle it if you can get it,stealing it form innocent people ,think hard will it really make you happy?some of us want to try for something when all else fails or the system too selfish to help the ones who are at least trying for a better and judge you cause what their eyes see not the set backs you take to get the products…look at this thought,your house may be clean but the debt makes it dirty at the the things you do to keep the roof on the furnishings stable..which mean not that we all steal we sacrafice bits of our needs to survive with what we have to make it work out,but when you have people come around they are too blind to the actual act to getting it it is called budgeting sacrafice while being completely broke month to month to get it be paid off to get other things we want to have without begging for help to get it.this is called responsiblity spending.i may not have the clothes ,hair do’s,nail jobs,pretty shoes,or my own home or car but god gave me a way to live here some type of way and this game gives us some hope but it is broken by nosey greed and decietful acts on innocent people and ruining the life of the one that has tried to make way to at least find a way to feel more comfident in theirselves as a woman or apart of the human race at least. i know where i started…but this is a sorry way to end upwhen you are misdirected on purpose by people who think you do not know what or where they are who took you for granted at playing this game.i have more to say but the action of the wrong doers are being dealt upon in due time.their own guilts are reigning the truth out ,if authority has not gotten to them first.may god bless us to see better light….

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Mrs. A.T. said...

PCH, Thank you for continuously spreading the word. Scammers need to be caught, they not only hurt the people they scam, but they also hurt the reputation of the companies that they falsely represent.

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Michaela said...

Thank you Elaina R., PCH Creative for the great information about scams!!!

YES, YES, YES, this has happened to me and I emailed the letter to PCH to see if it was real. It said I won the 10 million dollars. PCH did get back to me right away and told me that it was a scam. I was sad it was not real but happy to know I did not give them any information. So, I just wanted to say THANK YOU!!!! For just being they’re for all of us!!!!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!

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Joseph Ralph said...

i love it PCH, CONGRATULATIONS AND THANKS 4 ALWAYS LOOKING OUT FOR ALL OF US

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Lauralee Hensley said...

I know I’ve contacted PCH more than once with emails I’ve gotten from various scammers claiming I’ve won from PCH. I was never duped though, because you provide valuable information on how you award your prizes. Keep letting people know though, that way someone in the future may not be hoodwinked with one of legal activities.

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Georgina Turner said...

I think it is just shameful that scammers pick on the elderly and poor and are in need of help. I am very happy that the law enforcement will catch the scammers and put a stop to them. I will do all I can to help put a stop to the bad people and will report them. Thank you PCH for protecting your fans like me.

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kim Hobbs said...

I have been playing for years and I would get my hopes up high and I would say this cant be real but for some reason I feel its really real oh GOD do I I have faith this time and if any body needs this its me

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Muliyani Made said...

True law must be upheld because it could tarnish the good name of a person or entity, in this case is the Publishing Clearing House, and The Prize Patrol team members who have begun flying or popular in the search and implementation of gift giving. I agree with you because the fraud was the fact twisting action that can drop the image of a particular group of people or for personal gain. Sad to hear this kind of action. But, hopefully ahead of this was a good lesson for image searching and distributing gifts to the more legitimate and popular. Similarly, comments that I can say at this time. I will definitely pass if there is anything suspicious going on the Facebook page etc. Thank you.

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kenneth shaffer said...

I JUST GOT A CALL FROM A MAN
NAMED JOHN HENRY WHO SAID HE WAS
FROM PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE.
I CHECKED HIS PHONE #876-363-9279 & IT IS FROM JAMAICA. HE SAID I WON $250,000 & I NEED TO
HAVE THIS CHECKED OUT. I’VE HAD
OTHER CALLS FROM JAMAICA & FEEL
THIS IS A SCAM. I WOULD APPRECI-ATE A RETURN EMAIL IN REGARDS
TO THIS MATTER. THANK YOU.

KENNETH SHAFFER

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi, Kenneth. 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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    danielle said...

    I just got a call from the same guy saying to call this other guy at 18763867949 to redeem my prize. When I tried to call the number my phone company wouldn’t allow me to call it because it is in Jamaica. I was told to call a guy buy the name of Michael Perry right away. I am assuming because it is a fraud alert for my phone company it must be no good.

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      PCH Staff said...

      Hi Danielle, 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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Monique Bowry said...

Received a message text advising my mobile number won £900,000 in PCH giveaway no 1830. They request me to email my details to pchmobile5@blumail.org

Just wanted to advise of this as I am in Australia.

Kind Regards
Monique

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi, Monique. 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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jennifer brooks said...

Hi,I recently received a letter in the mail to enter the new sweepstakes drawing. It also had a blackjack game included where you had to beat the dealers hand. I was wanting to know if this was a scam. It stated there would only be two winners for the 500 dollar drawing. How do I know this is legit?

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Lil Claussen said...

I recieved a call this morning from someone saying they were the federal trade commission ,saying that I had won 1/2 million from PCH,and would I be home today to recieve the prize–they said PCH would be calling me later to confirm. I take it this is a scam? They gave me a phone number, however, I am 86, and will still in bed when they called, and didn’t have a pencil and paper nearby.

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Lil. 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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Lil Claussen said...

sorry–additional, this was 1.2 million I was supposed to have won

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Bonnie Beck said...

I just got a call from this number 876-402-9178, stating they were from Publisher Clearning House. They state I won, can’t remember how many million and a Mercedes Benz.

Cracks me up when they think I am stupid and going to fall for their scams. Told them not to mess with me as I wasn’t a nice person. If they thought they were going to fool me they had better get rid of the accent and lousy phone reception.

Hope they call me again…I have my polce whistle ready to blew in their ears.

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    PCH Staff 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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David Inglett said...

How do I forward to PCH emails that I am sure are scam statements of PCH prize winnings? These include telephone numbers and addresses as well as email addresses that could be helpful in identifying and arresting the scammers. Also, I received a telephone call today stating that I had won $1.2 million plus a 2012 Lincoln MarkIII and an additional $20,00. All that I would have to do was to go to Walmart and purchase a “Green Dot Money Back Scratch Card” for $250.00 to show as my registration verification (I supposedly would keep the card but they would need the “scratchoff” number for verification of registration. I can provide trhe telephone numbers provided for my callback to confirm that I had actually purchased the Green Dot Card. I will also report this to the National Fraud Center.

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S. S. Jennings said...

I was called on July 10 at 9:47 a.m. by someone calling from 876-433-2125. The caller told me (in a very heavily accented voice) that I had won $1.5 million dollars and a 2012 Mercedes Benz, plus enough money to pay for licensing and insuring the car. He kept asking how it felt to be a winner and what was I going to do with my winnings? He went on and on and on, telling me to write numerous and various confirmation numbers, etc., and then he finally said that I needed to go to the nearest Walgreen’s Drug Store right away and purchase some sort of card for over $200. As soon as he said that I would need to spend money to get my prize, I told him that there is never any charge to win a legitimate prize and I hung up on him. What a waste of my time!!! I hope you catch and prosecute these scammers soon.

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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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Meredith Friedman said...

Just received a scam phone call this morning from a blocked phone number that left me a message stating I had won the publishers clearing house for July 19th sweepstakes Bananza. He left the phone number 1-876-857-9728. I was already 99.9% sure that this was a scam. When the mam answered he claimed to be calling from Las Vegas nevada pch. I asked to speak to a manager to ensure I wasn’t being scammed. He said he would transfer my call, instead I just got hung up on. I called back again, this time my iPhone showing me I was calling Jamaica(even though the man on the phone sounded more like he was calling from india) when I laughed at him and told hi
How stupid did he think I was?! When he realized I was on to the scam, he asked me “can I ask you something sweetie?” I replied can I ask you what kind of real man scams innocent women? He continued with his response to his question.. ” go lay in the road and wait for a car to hit you!” I just laughed and told him to do the same and we hung up. I hope you can help catch these guys before they actually succeed in scamming an innocent hard working person.

The only thing I am concerned about is how they got my phone number from the PCH website? I hope all the information I enter on the pch page is not shared or easily accessed by scammers. Good luck on catching these guys!

Thank you,
Meredith F., Hawaii

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Meredith. 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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Terry Holcomb said...

There is a guy calling, and he’s called me several times saying, Congratulations this is Publishers Clearing House and you are a winner”, the call is from Jamaica. They use several numbers but the same guy always call. The number he calls from is 876-361-3815. He wants to get money for holding a Mercedes plus you get $500,000. Scam is first thing that comes to mind. I ask why he’s calling because I think they would want to record this and his reply was, “we give out so much we don’t have time for all the stuff to get recorded, we only record a certain percentage of giveaways.” I told him to just take it out of the $500,000 and he says that’s not the way it works. I tell him I’m have the local news cover it and he says I can’t without written permission of the CEO of Publisher’s. Scam is still on mind. I told him I was reporting him for fraud and I learned some new colorful curse words. And before I hung up I said, ” have a nice day.”

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Terry. 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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Ann Sutton said...

Jamaica has been a busy place! My call came from 876-405-1814, a fellow named James. I knew it was a scam and did not purchase the money card from Wal-mart that was requested. It has been fun joking about the 2 million and Mercedes that should be in the driveway soon! Thank you for this website with information on the current scams.

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Ann. 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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Boyd Clark said...

I received a call about 2 days ago and my wife took the message. It was from David Sawyer, who said I had won $10 million dollars, plus a 2012 Mercedes and $100,000 cash. I returned the call and left a voice mail. He called back today and I returned the call. He sounded like a middle eastern guy. He said I had won the same prize and gave me a security number that I should have repeated to me if I received any more calls. He has several questions, none for personal information except a cell phone number and e-mail address. He then said I needed to go to CVS pharmacy and purchase 2 Money Pac reload cards for $500 each. It was at that point that I hung up on him.

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Boyd,
    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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Paula Cornelis said...

We live in Corona Ca, Wednesday the 29th of August my mother in law received a call from a woman, saying she was with Publishers Clearing House and that she had won 2nd prize 500K. She asked my mother in law all these questions and my mother in law is Dutch-Indonesian and has to translate English so it takes a little time for her. The woman caller said PCH would be at my in laws home Friday the 31st from 9-11 a.m. The woman kept asking if the lawyers had contacted my mother in law. I don’t know if that was for show or what, but now our family is worried these people are casing the house to rob it. Scammers are horrible. Please make elderly more aware!

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Paula. 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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joyce reid said...

Early morning call PCH. Will you be home today. You must go
to WalMart or CVS and purchase
a Money pack and a scratch card
for $160 which will be refunded
when we meet at your home at 4PM. His accent was so bad I
could barely understand him. These phone calls are coming in
with an 876 and 510 prefix.
TV news should warn viewers
that these scammers are on the
loose.

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Joyce. 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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Mileen Coulter said...

I received a phone call saying I had won a white Mercadies Bentz plus $350,000! The company said that they would take care of 99% of the taxes and I would only have to take care of 1% of the taxes in the sum of $250. Go to Western Union and send money to James Washington. Then I would not have to give over the control # until I saw the White Mercedies Bendz. and the money. He called me Sweetie??? this was not professional at all!!! Oh well I guess I will never know will I because it states Not to give money to receive money that PCH is free!!!!!

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Mileen. 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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Van To said...

I got an email congrati=ulation s form elitecouriercare2012@HOTMAIL.CO.UK
said that i have won the pch lotto ticket
with ticket nmber 47 14 34 85 67 32 (1 million dollars and was preparee with legal document and check in England which require sndding money gram for the insurance and handle fee of 430$ to the name of Rhonda Jefferson as receipent
and adress is j Farm Ro.ad Taplow Berks SL6 OPT, United Kingdom England. At once, do not let them waiting. In this situation, Is this scam or not? this is going on right now and is been for 2 days I havent send them the money yet.

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Van. 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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john ballow said...

Received this email today – looks like a scam to me?
We are please to announce to you that your email address
emerged along side 4 others as a category 2 winner in this
year\’s weekly Publishers Clearing House Consequently.You
have won One million dollars and therefore been approved
for a total pay out of One million dollar($1,000,000.00USD)
The following particulars are attached to your lotto
payment order:
winning numbers:47-14-34-85-67-32
email, ticket number: FL 754/22/76
Please contact the underlined claims officer with the
Contact info below
AGENT: Lionel Keith
EMAIL: pchinqury@ozchat.org
CALL FOR VERIFICATION
TEL +44024060790
Sms: 708 401 7378
Winner you are to send the details below to process the
immediate payment
of your prize
=======================
1. Name in full:
2. Address:
3. Sex:
4. Nationality:
5. Age:
6. Present Country:
7. occupation:
=======================
!!!Once Again Congratulations!!!
Yours Sincerely,
Mrs.Reyna Cruz
ONLINE CO-COORDINATOR.

NOTE:FORWARD YOUR REPLY TO (pchinqury@ozchat.org)

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi John. 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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David Sproul said...

Just received an email saying my email adress had been chosen as a $1,000,000 winner. It then asked me to send personal information including my social security number. Email came from Publishers Clearing House aikshen1@singnet.com.sg. The infomation was to be sent to info@pch.co.uk. I assume this is a scam and am wondering if anyone else received a similar email. The email also had a couple of grammatical errors which added to my suspicion.

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi David. 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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Gary Stevens said...

Received a phone message from a Dan Anderson stating I had won 5 Million Dollars from PCH.I was asked to call 1-876-414-133-1771.The person had a strong eastern accent.

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi there, Gary – 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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Linda Dodge said...

I received this in my email today and for sure know it’s a scam!!! How can I stop these emails from whomever????? Yea, it’d be nice since I’m on unemployment!!!! Thank you.

382 Channel Drive
Port Washington, New York 22101
U.S.A.

You Have won (THE PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE (PCH) 427876) AND YOUR EMAIL
ADDRESS JUST WON YOU ONE MILLION US DOLLARS($1,000,000.00 USD)
please contact Robert green for more information (robertgreen1@inbox.al)

Regards,
Mrs. Helen Cole

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Linda. 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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Lameeka Robinson said...

I received a call today from a Wayne Conners stating I won a Mersadies Benz and 2.5 million dollars. In order to receive my winnings, I had to pay 1% of my transaction charges in the amount of $399. He said I needed to go to the nearest Walmart and send a money gram to an IRS agent, and he would provide the name of the agent once I got to Walmart. He gave me this number to call back once I got to Walmart 876-396-8741. I told the guy he was a crook, and this is definitely a scam. He said he was God fearing man, and he had no reason to scam anyone. I laughed and hung up the phone. I knew this was a scam,and I hope these crooks are caught….

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Lameeka. 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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janie bing said...

Janie BingIn july, 2012, We received a call saying, “my husband have won $495,000 from PCH. We know it was a scam, because they told us to send $5,000 to Texas to claime the
check. We reported it to PCH and give PCH the contact telephone numbers

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    janie bing said...

    Jane Bing Thank yoy for posting my comments on our scam, maybe it will help someone else on how to react to SUCH A CALL,MAIL OR EMAIL…..THANK YOU>>>I ENJOY PCH.

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sonia shaine said...

i don’t think i can win because ii don’t order anything. you keep sending me, every day of the year, an email to enter and type something in ‘search’. i don’t even know what that means! you keep changing the date when you say enter now because you only have ____ time to enter! Theres many different dates you send me constantly. I don’t order because i can’t afford it.

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james thygesen said...

I got a call from a lady saying she was a worker for PCH and that I won $500.000. she asked me if my address was the same, my phone number, how old I was, and that an attorney Mr. Young was going to talk to me, she asked me if I had a drivers licence and I said that don’t drive that when she hung up on me. the phone number that they used was 717-724-8200. please find out who your talking to before you give out personal information to anyone over the phone.

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sandra said...

I received an email, christopher.irving@live.com, requesting personal information. It states that a drawing for education grant has been won.

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Sandra, great catch! This email is definitely a scam. If you encounter anyone posing as PCH or PCH Prize Patrol members who are requesting your personal information or that you pay a fee or buy a card from Walmart, you may report it to us using our toll-free number 1-800-392-4190. We also recommend that you report these incidences to the National Fraud Center at http://www.fraud.org.

    - Jussie W. at PCH

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Ashley said...

A number from Jamaica called me this morning. He was clearly Jamaican; he stated he’s the CEO for PCH. I knew right away that it was fake. He stated that I won half a million dollars and some soft of Mercedes. He told me to call his attorney and gave me her number. He said I needed to contact his attorney so everything would be in the clear for me to accept my prize which he said were in my current state on UPS. Haha this didnt make sense to me but okay, I never called the number he gave me and he didnt ask for any money or anything. I’m sure if I would have called the number, the lady probably would have wanted me to send something because it sounds just like all the other scams from Jamaica.

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Yvette said...

Im near Indianapolis Indiana , Someone just tried to scam me and I have the internet so he got busted. Mr. Merchant is his name when he calls in its (unknown) he uses this phone number to contact you after you send money to him. 646-434-7953 all i can say if you are new here dont do it. I am sorry for those who already did and i hope they catch these con-artist.

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david pozzi said...

I got a text from an ip 76.103.1.174 claiming to be pch asking me to be home june 30th at 4pm

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LJ said...

I just received a call from Jamaican # (876)423-6064, He started saying his lil speech and I interrupted and said who are you with? He claimed he was the driver for PCH and wanted to know if I would be home. I kind of laughed knowing it was a scam, and said no. Before I could say, take me off your call list he hung up. That is kind of scary someone asking if you are going to be home!!!

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J said...

I have been receiving these harrassing phone calls from a James Young claiming to be a Publisher’s Clearing House rep. He tells me I won a ton of money and when I tel him I am not interested he curses at me and then hangs up. I called the number he called from back and he decided to give me an explaination for what he is doing. He told me he is aiming at 80 year olds and is stealing their money to give back his people money that was taken from them. Continued to say this is a being done because of slavery. It was very disturbing talking to him. The number he is calling from is 1876-521-9807. He is in Jamaica. If you google the number there are two websites with reports from people about the guy and the calls. I thought I would let you know so someone can stop him.

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi J., 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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Paul Rutherford said...

I just got a call from a blocked number claiming to be pch. He asked if I would be home in the next 35 minutes for a delivery. I said yes and then asked what address it was too and he had already hung up after I said yea. Is this a scam?

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Ken Martin said...

Beware of calls from telephone number 876-412-1935. This is Kingston, Jamaica, and a SCAM telling you that you have won either money, or a car. Then they will tell you that they need “a small fee” to process your claim — because of IRS rules — and that they cannot take it out of your winnings(?)! The idea is to get your debit card number and empty your bank account.

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Courtney Stevens said...

Now I am scared. I just got a call this afternoon and like an idiot I called the number back with my work phone…876 number. The only personal information I gave was my name but I am scared that I just ran up a huge phone bill for my employer….has anyone actually called the number back? What am I gonna do?

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Joe Copeland said...

On February 03, 2014 at approximately 11:01am I received a phone call listed as (876) 312-7480 the call hanged up. I called the number back at approximately 11:02am and they claimed to be Publishers Clearing House. He called my name stated I had won a Million Dollar Prize. He asked if I was at home? I stated I at a Grocery Store, he asked if I would go outside to keep everyone from knowing my Business. I asked how did you get my Number, you are not Publishers Clearing House. Do not call my number again, I closed the call. I never issue my cell phone number to Publishers Clearing House. You may contact me anytime.

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steven herring said...

just got a call from a co called pch rep. i said not interested and he said alot of bad things including going to kill me.he had a middle east acc.the# was 876 883 1083 date 2-22-14

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walter madriaga said...

I’m in trouble for submitting my double entries couse I can’t find my place(guam) in selection of state. is guam is included in double entry????

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Patricia Molina said...

Hi, I just received a letter from PCH, allegedly signed by Todd Sloanne- Senior Vice-president, encouraging me to enter the $7,000/week sweepstakes. In the letter it says that within two days I would be receiving a second envelope marked with a “green star located right on the front of the envelope”, and it shows an image of what the envelope would look like. In the letter, I am being urged to respond to that notification as soon as possible. I have always wondered about the PCH prizes, but never considered entering. Is this a scam or is this one legitimate strategy to attract new contestants?

Thanks!

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Amanda Goodness said...

I have a person on Facebook saying she is Danielle Lam and has told me that I won a million for life and 7000 a week for life. But in order for them to deliver the money I have to pay 750. Well they managed to get 600 before I realized it was a scam.That is one month’s rent for me! So when I end up short then what/ They aren’t going to pay me back. They had me purchase moneypak cards, the green dot ones from Walgreen.

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Kathi A said...

I received a call this morning from a man identifying himself as John Pickens. The call appeared to be coming from Jamaica and, like other posters, the man had a very thick accent. He said I had won $500,000 and several other prizes and that UPS would deliver the prize to me this morning. He also said that I should wear something white because pictures would be taken. He said that the Prize Patrol would accompany the UPS driver. All I had to do was get a Western Union cashier’s check in the amount of $375.00 payable to Anna Lee Westmoreland, Jamaica, WI for the processing fee. He said if I had questions to call him at 1-876-582-0425, Ext. 5. I played along with him for awhile but I’ve seen enough news reports about sweepstakes scams to know that it isn’t necessary to pay anything up front for a legitimate prize. It would be nice to see these guys caught.

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Cody Marchessault said...

Here is another one. Mr Carl Goodman at 876-269-2592. Go get em?

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TL Hobbs said...

Just recevied one of these from a David Brooks at 876 456 6392 telling me I won $750k from PCH. Told him to hold on while I told my boss I was quitting my job and he hung up on me.

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Georgietta K. Chock said...

I just received a letter not dated with an enclosed check for $5,962.80 Check # 770043917, The letter indicated that I am the 3rd place winner of the Publishers Clearing House $10,000,000.00 which means that I would e received $2,500,000.00. The envelop was merely addressed to me with no return address and marked Confidential Document. I’m very familiar with Publishers Clearing house in that, if I had won, they would be at my door step personally presenting me with my winnings. They would never send something like this to me or anyone else. It’s so sad that there are so many people attempting to scam American’s. By the way, it appears to be coming out of Canada. I was instructed to contact a James Walker at 1 587 710-0399. My Pin Code is OKK/647/M/USA. The letter is signed by an Eric D. Burns, Chief Financial Officer. I would like to see these people put in prison and locked up forever. I can be reached at 808 735-5700 (Hawaii). I’m so sick of people like this.

Georgietta K. Chock

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