Meet Margaret: She Helps PCH Fight Against PCH Scams!

Watch the video below from Margaret C., Director of Consumer Affairs at Publishers Clearing House. She tells you blog readers all about how Publishers Clearing House is fighting back against PCH scams!

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Remember blog readers: As Margaret says, the winning is always free at PCH, and you’re NEVER required to pay a fee to claim a prize award. Don’t be fooled by those terrible PCH scams!

Let us know if you have any questions about PCH scams or about what you can do to stay safe! We’ll be happy to help!

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  1. I would like to know do a James Sutherland work for PCH cause he told me that I win $5Million and want me to pay $205 dallor

  2. I got a call from someone claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House that I want a Mercedes Benz and two million dollars period when I was asked to pay $225 I realized it was a scam. I’m so glad I realize that before I paid the money.

    1. We would like to let everyone know that you never need to pay to claim a PCH prize you may have won. Also, PCH will never contact winners via phone, text, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook requests, or private messages. Large prize winners are notified in person. The best thing about PCH is that it’s free to enter and free to win! Check out this blog to find out how to prevent scammers from contacting you: http://bit.ly/StopFBScammers. Please report any and all scams to us by completing a scam incident report. Click this link to find out how: http://bit.ly/Report-Scam-To-PCH. Stay safe!

  3. Recenty i received a winning notificación asking me to send 350 us dolar to a company in india to claim a million dolar price,here is the company name EVERGREEN COURIER SERVICE.
    Neville House, J.N. Heredia Marg, Ballard Estate,
    Mumbai-400 038, India.
    To me this a fake notice.i did not send a penny.thanks for your info.

  4. EVERGREEN COURIER COMPANY.

    Neville House, J.N. Heredia Marg, Ballard Estate,

    Mumbai-400 038, India.

    CONTACT E-MAIL:- evergreencouriers@zoho.com

    MOBILE NUMBER: – +91-911-202-7913.

    Dear Valued Customer: Paul Richard Preston Jr. ,

    Welcome To The Evergreen Courier Company. The Evergreen Courier Company & Cargo Ltd is the World leading Premium Express Delivery Company providing high quality, flexible and innovative courier services worldwide.

    We are been assigned to deliver your Parcel with Identification number: PCH-83839292939.; in content of $1,000,000.00 USD*(ONE MILLION US DOLLARS, CHECK)* awarded to you by the Publishers Clearing House (P.C.H) Sweepstakes Promotion which was organized in India for the First time to promote the P.C.H products all over Asia countries. Your contact delivery address details you sent was well received and noted for the delivering of your prize consignment to you, and it has been submitted to the registration department for the airway bill delivery registration.

    DELIVERY PARCEL IDENTITY: PCH-83839292939.

    PARCEL CONTENT: $1,000,000.00 USD*(ONE MILLION US DOLLARS)* CHECK, PACKAGE DELIVERING;

    With the original copy of documents (Money Laundering protection and Letter of Affidavit for Claims) from the High Court stating that the check was obtained legally through a registered promotion program by the Publishers Clearing House.

    SHIPMENT AND BILLING:-

    The Parcel certified check and documents are packaged to be delivered under one way bill. This shipment cannot be delivered to P.O Box or Postal Codes but to receivers address, transit time for delivering of parcel consignment to customers are in working days and are subject to change depending on location of collection and delivery.

    PRICE INDEX OF ITEMS:-

    Prices quoted indicate the Air Express services available to your destination country. The actual availability of service is determined by destination, area code or city name, and subject to commodity and value restrictions for dutiable shipments. We are ready to dispatch and deliver your parcel to you as soon as you meet up with any of our delivering options listed below.

    You have to indicate your affordable/preferable dispatch delivery option from our (2)TWO listed delivering charges options below for the delivery and handover of your P.C.H prize consignment package to you.

    EVERGREEN COURIER DELIVERY CHARGES OPTIONS BELOW;

    OPTION ONE (FIRST CLASS DELIVERY, 48 HOURS)

    Mailing /Freight Cost ………………….$297.00

    Insurance……………………………..$105.00

    Vat……………………………….$50.00

    Total…………………………………$452.00 USD ( FOUR HUNDRED AND FIFTY-TWO UNITED STATES DOLLARS)

    OPTION TWO (3 DAYS DELIVERY, 72 HOURS)

    Mailing /Freight Cost ………………….$210.00

    Insurance……………………………..$100.00

    Vat……………………………….$40.00

    Total…………………………………$320.00 USD ( THREE HUNDRED AND TWENTY UNITED STATES DOLLARS)

    Respond to this e-mail by indicating your affordable/preferable dispatch delivery option from our (2)TWO listed delivery charges options above, also send to us a scanned copy of either your photograph or drivers license which is needed for identification purpose when our delivery men arrives your doorstep to handover your P.C.H prize consignment package to you.

    Purpose of the imposed fee; for the delivery airway bill registration in-order to acquire the airway bill receipt, because we have to submit the airway bill receipt documents to the air express customs for the delivery approval.

    Note that the courier charges(delivery airway bill registration charges) cannot be deducted from your winning funds due to Article 1186 section 45 subsection 2.3 of Constitution of the United States as relates to Financial and freight matters, which are duly codified in the America law.

    Be rest assured that you will have access to your package in the speculated time of delivery hours which ranges from 48(hrs) to 72 Hours, write back to us with your choice of delivering option from our (2)TWO listed delivery charges options above, and we will proceed with the dispatch registration and send the delivery tracking number to you so you can track and monitor the arrival date and time of your prize consignment package to your delivery address.

    We are glad to be of service to you, and we look forward to the successful delivering of your P.C.H prize consignment package to you at your door-step.

    Thanks for your anticipated co-operation.

    Best Regards,

    Mr. Mark Peterson,

    Customer Service Officer.

    ICC-Worldwide Courier Company,

    Customer Information and Inquiry Department.

    1. Sadly, there are scammers out there who use our good name and reputation to try to deceive people. If you are ever contacted by someone who is posing as the real PCH, please report it to us via this link: http://bit.ly/Report-Scam-To-PCH. We would like to let everyone know that you never need to pay to claim a PCH prize you may have won. Also, PCH will never contact winners via phone, text, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook requests, or private messages. Large prize winners are notified in person. The best thing about PCH is that it’s free to enter and free to win!

  5. We received a call from Paul Williams (402/835-0805) today asking we send an amount of money ($500) to him at PCH and meet someone at WalMart to receive money and a car. She said Deborah Holland works for him. Please reply – this must be a scam. Thanks!

      1. Hello Laura,
        We’re glad you knew that wasn’t the real PCH. We don’t encourage anyone to engage with a scammer any longer than is minimally necessary. Simply tell them you know they’re a scam and hang up. PCH doesn’t notify major winners by phone, standard mail, email, or social media, and we never ask for money to claim a prize. Please report all scam contacts to PCH via the following link: http://bit.ly/Report-Scam-To-PCH You can also check out this FAQ for info on how you can block scammers from contacting you via Facebook: http://bit.ly/StopFBScammers Stay safe everyone and be careful of scammers pretending to be the REAL Prize Patrol!

  6. I just received a letter stating that I won $1,000,000.00. It’s from Canada and gives a phone number to contact John Mitchell at 626-308-1496. I believe it’s a scam. I researched on line the phone number. The location of John Mitchell is Bronx, NY. I will contact the New York State Attorney General’s Office to report it.

  7. They try to scam me today i thought it was real they asked for my full address n my full name n how much money i had….im afraid they have my info :\ but when they asked me to send them money i did research n im.convinced now its a scam the Facebook page looks so fake n have only 3 friends on it

    1. Hello Blanca, we’re so glad that you knew that wasn’t the real PCH. As you know, the Prize Patrol will ever ask for money to claim a prize. We also don’t notify winners via social media, standard mail, email, or phone. Please report any details you have about this scammer to PCH here: http://bit.ly/Report-Scam-To-PCH . You can also check out this PCH Blog for ways to stop scammers from contacting you on Facebook: http://bit.ly/StopFBScammers . Stay safe and protect yourselves from becoming scam victims!!