How To Spot Publishers Clearing House (PCH) Scams!

Hi blog readers! Have you ever received a message from someone who claims to work for PCH? Maybe the message notified you that you won a big prize. Maybe it told you that you needed to pay money to claim that prize. Unfortunately, these messages are Publishers Clearing House scams! They are not from the real Publishers Clearing House. We’ve done a lot here on the blog to try to alert you to these PCH scams, but we thought it might be helpful to provide you with some excerpts from actual scams that were sent by fraudsters illegally using the PCH name, in order to dupe you.

Before we get started, here are few important things to remember: You NEVER have to pay to claim a PCH prize. Winners of our larger prize award amounts are surprised in person by the Prize Patrol, NOT sent messages on Facebook or emails like this. Publishers Clearing House scams often have MANY spelling and grammatical errors. Try to read them out loud … you’ll see how nonsensical they sound. An official PCH message would not be written like that!

Let’s get started!

This message is not from PCH, it is a PCH SCAM! How can you tell?

For starters, none of the above or these contest details are legitimate. If you were to ask a PCH employee about a “Super Bucks Giveaway,” we would be quick to tell you it does not exist. Also, we are in no way associated with the U.S. Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission. AND if you were to use PCHSearch&Win to research that supposed government authority, you would find that it does not even exist in the U.S.

This message is not from PCH, it is a PCH SCAM! How can you tell?

Again, the grammar is off in many places. Just a few examples: “you are been advised,” and “your fund remitted to your account”. Plus, take a look at how the prize amount is written: “$1.200,000.00”. There’s a decimal instead of a comma after the “1”.


This message is not from PCH, it is a PCH SCAM! How can you tell?

They repeated the “this is part of our security protocol” sentence TWICE within the same paragraph! Also, PCH never asks you to keep quiet about your winnings. Quite the opposite! We’re always proudly posting pictures and videos of our winners! But the scammers want you to stay quiet so they can get your money without the authorities finding out.

This message is not from PCH, it is a PCH SCAM! How can you tell?

It’s easy! This message contains the BIGGEST red flag — it asks you to pay money to claim your prize. Remember: you NEVER have to pay or make any purchase to claim a prize from Publishers Clearing House. Also, if you ever hear/see the words “GREEN DOT MONEY PAK CARD” in a message from someone claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House, head for the hills! The scammers will take the account numbers from this card, cash the money you spent on it, and never award you the prize, because there never was a real prize — they are scammers.

There you have it folks. These are just a few ways you can spot PCH scams! As always, you should always verify the information in any winner notification you may receive before making any risky moves. And if you ever have any questions, let us know!

Stay safe everyone!

Laura Wolfe @ PCH


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Stacey Kochinski said...

Ya i definately know that PCH does not require you to purchase anything to win. All purchases are optional. I would love to be a winner though because then me and my family would have money and not be struggling so bad and our car would not be broken down right now.
and we would be able to have a home of our own, all our bills would be caught up and paid for, our daughter would be taken care of for life and not have to go through all the struggles we are going through along with being taught how to be responsible, our family and friends would have the help they need, and so much more. I pray everyday to be a winner of the LIFE prize.

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Kanika Loeung said...

I used to think that if I won, the Prize Patrol will call me but I was wrong. Since I’ve been entering to play in advance with PCH, I surely know how to protect myself against PCH scams.

Thank you for giving us a good advice.

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rexhep said...

entering senc 2008 I dont know when its my time to scream and be happy

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Connie Fraser Barlow said...

I fell for it twice (DUMB) cost me 1500. which we really had no business even tring. The 6 pack of green dots and all. I’ve had many calls sence. HANG UP!! I hear thier in a large room passing your name around, that’s why you get so many calls.

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    darlene klenz said...

    Connie Barlow, Same thing just happened to me. Other scammers have tried to give me large checks too, but I always go to the Police Department. They told me that if you ever win, no one ever asks for money. They tried the same Green Dot trick. I could even hear dogs in the background barking. I told them they were scammers because the Publisher’s Clearing House is reputable in business practice, and wouldn’t do things like this. Sorry you have this disappointment

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Regina Louise Tucker said...

Thanks for good advice. I definitely can’t afford to be scammed. Douglasville, Ga…

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Stancio Butler said...

I been entering the Publishers Clearing House contests ever since 2004 and I don’t know yet when it’s my own time to scream and be happy.

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Regina Louise Tucker said...

Do you still have the dream home sweepstakes going on? If so, when will the decision be made for this?

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turner said...

I received an email last month about I won a certain amount of money but I’m smart enough to ignore the email and immediately delete it because I have PCH added to my contacts list. Just ignore those emails folks!

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Regina Louise Tucker said...

Douglasville GA PLEASE !!

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catalina vargas said...

DREAMING BIG !!!!
GOD BLESS YOU PCH :)

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Martha Stanley said...

I got one of those letters including the sizeable check in it with more promised and as much as I would have been thrilled just to have the amount of the check enclosed, I smelled scam right away. The stationery, the wording, the “keep it quiet” admonition, the mention of fees and taxes and certainly the lack of van, personnel, cameras and general hoopla. Checked your blog for confirmation. Thanks!

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Shawn Morgan said...

What is Premium Offer Acquisition Fee?? Received mail today to fill out, there is a box in light purple on the Judging Sheet that asks for $11.89 for the above and wants it either in cash or check or money order!!!

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Judy Heria said...

Hi!i’m Judy I was notified by the agent James foster that iwon a mega million and the manager micheal Thomas told me today the amount worth $699 for the delivery stamp because of the mega million I’m gonna receive.and Peter maxwell the Canada revenue agent representative advice them that they are not allowed to deliver cash to the winner here in Canada so I need to pay the $2500 for the depository receipt which I’m gonna send to them through western union in order to receive my prize.is that true?this is not a scam?these people keep calling me 100x.they insist to deliver my prize and it bother me a lot.pls response me in my email as soon as possible.i need your advice.i don’t want to be the victims of scam again.thanks!

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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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Rachael Smith said...

So my brother has been getting calls claiming to be publishers clearinghouse. They wanted him to pay a $300 processing fee. I told him to hang up. They kepted calling back. I answered I was not nice I told them where to go and how to get there. I would call the authorities if they kept calling.

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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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Yvonne Seperich said...

I received a phone call telling me thatI had won the one million dollar Publishers Clearing House context. A lady named Elizabeth would be coming to my home in a few hours to deliver the check. I should drive to my bank and she would follow me so that I could deposit it in my account. I called the police and they called the number Michael Moyers had given me. That’s when it was determined this was fraud.

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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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Austen Drenkow said...

I am from a small town of 136 people and I am probably the most in debt with over a hundred thousand dollars in hospital bills and a little under fifty thousand in credit debt. I would thank God if I won but if I dont thats fine too because we cannot bank on chances and hopes, all i do is pray that one day i will be able to win a lottery such as this to support my mom who is a breast cancer survivor and put her up in a nice home in the black hills.

Sincerely,
Austen Drenkow, Melvin, IA

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claudia Harris said...

Have “Warning Urgent Notice” post cards been sent out recently? Legit?

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Marcie said...

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

AGENT: MR.DAVID VAN PETERS
EMAIL: pch_onlinedraw1@msn.com

Name in full:
Address:
Sex:
Present Country:

!!!Once Again Congratulations!!!

Yours Sincerely,
Mrs.Reyna Cruz
ONLINE CO-ORDINATOR.

© Copyright 2012 pch Lotto. All Rights Reserved

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    Jussie At PCH 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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Michelle McKee said...

Is the PCHLotto Real? I’ve been doing this for a while now and I put my own numbers in and not paying the 14.99 a month for them to put my numbers in everyday. I don’t see why someone would pay to put their numbers in when it only takes a couple of minutes to do. Please let me know if I’m wasting my time with this, because I could be doing something else in those few minutes of the day.

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Salvador Marruffo said...

Hi everybody!! Just to let you know that I’m also received those calls about already won ,but to claim it you need to send “taxes and other amounts” to be able to receive your winnings all those calls are from Las Vegas area , I have name and tel # so if interested let me know and be aware

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Salvador. 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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Nora Matonek said...

I just received an Email that my email has been chosen to receive $1,000,000. The message is sent by : Reyna Cruz, on-line co-cordinator, Publishers Clearing House.
Athe the top of the email is the address: Publishers Clearing House kkkk4@songnet.sg.
Wondering if this is legit?

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Jeri Rice said...

My 89 year old mom got a call telling her she won 450000 dollars but she needs to call a number right away to answer a few questions is this a scam?

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Jeri. 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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Ruth Campbell said...

I have also received an email from Ms. Reyna Cruz, Online Cordinator, stating that I have won $1,000,000.00 USD from PCHlotto. Her return email address is superprize.winner@pchlottodesk.com asking me for my full name, address, sex, mobile number, occupation, and and country.

This is why I’m on this site to see if it is a scam or legit. Thank you for this blog because I have played the lotto and your regular sweepstakes (with no upfront money) and was curious for validation.

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi there, Ruth – 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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holly bowen said...

I received a call saying I won the publishers clearing house 1 million and 5, 000.00 a week for life. The number is 914-346-6053 and man’s name is john McGregor. He said I had to go purchase a green dot card and 85.00 put on it. I looked up pch scams and sure enough here it is .may god bless this family and reward there works as they have provided false hope in a world that needs so much of it.

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi there, Holly – 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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MJ said...

How do you contact PCH to let them know that you received an email stating you won and that email asks you to reply with personal information? I would like to give staff the email address I received this winning claims code from. Please advice.

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi MJ. 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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Kristine Lindgren said...

I almost got scammed. I was called today stating that I had won $950,000.00 from the publishers clearing house and that within one hour the prize patrol would be in the area to deliver the certified check along with a $5,000.00 walmart gift card and that they would be arriving with with two state marshalls. I bought it at first because I have been going online everyday and doing the searches to gain more chances of wining the prize so I thought it was legit because they called my phone number. Then he told me that I would need to call his Manager in order to claim the prize so I called him and he asked me if I wanted this to be public or private. I asked what was the difference and he said that public would involve more people including the prize patrol, it would be televised and it would be put in the media vs. private it would just be just the prize patrol and two state marshalls. He started leaning towards convincing me for it to be private. Then he led on and asked if I drove, which I said yes. Then he asked if there was a cvs pharmacy or rite aid near by and I said yes. He said how far away was it and I said less than a mile. Then he said for me to go to cvs pharmacy. I said for what. He said that I needed to get a green dot money card in order to prove who I am. SO I said ok, then what he said well once I get to cvs, I needed to call him. I hung up the phone and went online to look up publishers clearing house scams and sure enough by posting the scam involving the “Green Dot Money Card” on the blog I was able to avoid the whole thing. I was left sad that they toyed with my emotions. No matter what I will still enter the drawings..Hopefully this will save other people from falling victim to the scam.

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Dolores Wahl said...

I had a call today (11-21-12) from a man by the name of David Russell(876-774-8143). He said he was the manager of PCH and that I had won 1.5 million dollars. I did not talk to him. But, he left a number for me to call 215-992-9751. He said I could have it delivered by UPS. Please let me know if this is a scam.

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Dolores,

    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.

    Thanks,
    Victoria At PCH

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Bruce Burnham said...

You need to explain to me and everyone else why emails are being sent out for entries into the giveaway # 1830 in November of 2012 when that prize has been awarded already to: “Congratulations to our newest millionaire! T. Woods of Pagosa Spg, Colorado won Giveaway #1830 for $1,000,000.00!” This is a cut and paste from YOUR website. A video for a completely different sweepstakes of the 5,000 a week for life is posted on your site as well, when it is referenced as the winner listed above. This is the cut and paste from that video “August 31, 2012 is a day for the PCH history books! John Wyllie of Oregon became the first-ever $5000 A Week “Forever” prize winner! The father of five was overwhelmed by the magnitude of the prize, shaking as he was handed the Big Check. Watch this moving winning moment now!” Two different people and two different dates. The video does not state what giveaway number it is, but I doubt that you are giving away several of these in one year.
Then in another place I see where #1830 will be awarded 2/28/15, but may be awarded earlier. Somewhere among all your literature you have managed to scam us all, trying to get orders of products using the sweepstakes as a lure even when it has already been awarded, according to you. You owe me and everyone else an explanation.

Thank you

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    PCH Staff said...

    There may be many entries going on at one time with varying end dates. Each giveaway is assigned its own number. Sometimes there are “Advanced Look” draws where we see if anyone’s current entry matches the winning number for the givaway. If no one’s entry matches the giveaway’s winning number, that giveaway continues until the next draw date. To see a list of the draws that you can enter and their end dates, you can refer to the “Sweepstakes Facts” link on your online entry form or by visiting http://search.pch.com/facts.

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nicki whitlock said...

I received a phone call saying i won a watch and magazines. They asked if my card was a visa or master card.and asked how my name appeared. When i picked the phone up they said they were from overseas then two seconds later they werup north. They asked for money. When i refused to tell them how my name appears they hung up

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Nicki, 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.

    - Jussie Wilder at PCH

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DeLayne Perry said...

I use to get a lot of emails, that I knew by their grammar or that they would state I have won X-amounts by using ‘USDollars’ so I would ignore and report as spam… but not using PCH name or logo..

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shelly simon said...

I ordered off PCH because it made me bwliwve I would have no chance at winning otherwisw. Two days later I get anither alert.. “OH NO if you don’t act now you forfiet” again to order magazines that I don’t want.

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Shelly, you DO NOT have to purchase anything for a chance to win! Making a purchase DOES NOT impact your chances of winning either as PCH winners are chosen randomly. The email message that you received is referring only to the entry opportunity contained in that email. All of your other timely entries are valid and will remain valid even if you don’t respond to the email. This email is simply offering you another winning opportunity.

    - Jussie W. at PCH

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Ruthmarie Hicks said...

I keep getting one and it really is fairly complex, but the bottom line is I have to purchase something to claim my ticket. Danced all around it, couldn’t get entered without a purchase so I spammed the whole bunch. Also people need to be careful because you give up a lot of information when you purchase something online.

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David Small said...

Received an email ” please contact Dave Sayer about our latest Pch drawing ” pch logo and email address
? Is this a scam ? They are not asking for money
Just to email him ? Hard not to think of the possibities and yet wonder if this is real ? Please advise
David

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jenelle Winsome said...

I have been entering Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes for over 20 years. I believe they have changed lives and could change mine. I have faith and still dreaming of that knock at my door with the big check.

A big fan,
jwc

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jeff hackl said...

a friend of mine called me today she apparently won 1,000,000.00 and was asked to send some cash for something and she did then they sent her an email with an irs notice about paying the tax for the prize..i told her it prob a scam but here in canada i could not find a number to call to check..is there a number? they have been calling her and she has been calling them since they left a number for her..so if you could let em know as soon as you can please.
thank you,
jeff

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Jeff, thank you for bringing to this to our attention. That sounds like a scam. PCH DOES NOT notify big winners in advance by phone, email, or through Facebook. Also, there is never a catch to claiming a prize or entering our Sweepstakes. Our Sweepstakes are FREE. Big prize winners are surprised by the Prize Patrol in person. You may report this incident to us by using our toll-free number 1-800-392-4190.

    - Jussie W. at PCH

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DEEANNA PHILLIPS said...

I have 2 questions has the 5.000 been won yet and if not when you have the drawing April 30 if the numbers don’t match is that when you will have the last drawing in 2015 I do have 1 more question where do we find are list of entries that we have put in? DEEANNA PHILLIPS

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Jorge Ramirez said...

good to know that you guys dont call cause my phone got disconnected

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James Tracy said...

Congratulations, your email address has won ($1,000,000.00USD) in the on
going Publishers Clearing House lotto draw that was held today, pls fill
details below for claims. Email us back:pchclaimswinne000@admin.in.th

Name in full:.. Address:… Sex:.. Occupation:.. Present Country:..Tel..

!!!Once Again Congratulations!!!

Sincerely
Mrs.Reyna Cruz
Online Co-Ordinator
Publisher’s Clearing House.

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi James, 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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Phephile Simelane said...

OMG thank you guys for the information i received an email this morning stating that i had won $1000000.00 from an ongoing lottery at PCP and must provide my details and i did but at least now i know i will not entertain any calls from these scamers. Luckly i then decided to check out the Mrs Reyna Cruz online.

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Phephile Simelane said...

OMG Thank you guys for the information i just received an email this morning stating i had won $1000000.00 from PCH and must provide my details which i did and after i decided to check out Mrs R Cruz online.

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tatioana pennucci said...

i went to see who to write to as i filed out the information what has happen to me more rthan i can count getting my heart broken evey time im terminally ill i order everytime they even called me and told me i dont have to order to win people that hjave won have never purchased anything yet i saved every lertter and copies of all the money i pay for dollar store quality theni was reading about the complaint i went to erase oit after reading there agreement my complaint vanished here i wanted to retrack my complaint because i read aboout all the scammers i tried to erase what i wrote onthe opissed off consumer and my complaint was gone i cant fib=nd iut i diodnt finish it and bynno means did i send it i now no pch wasnt sending me the letters it was the scammers soi if anything comes yup about pch disreguard uit it was a scam im so sorry for not beleiving inyou ive been a steadfy customer for 28yrs im sorry to pch i hope they dont puiblish it because they did not have my permmkission,and i did nopt finish wrtiting it just disappearded its nuts than when i tried to find it it was gone

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Joseph Kelley said...

I recently received an email from a person going by the name of Reyna Cruz. Upon original receipt of the email I was ecstatic because I thought that I would finally be able to provide my family with the things they need and deserve. The past almost six months have been a financial and emotional roller coaster for my family, an myself with my son in and out of the hospital since his birth. I took some time before considering the responding to the email because I wanted to ensure that I approached looking into it with a level head. I realized that I had never even entered a PCH drawing, so how did I win? I want to thank you for having this blog up. It has definitely kept me from wasting time and money on a scam. A little something would be nice though.

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LORENZO MUNOZ said...

I WAS PLAYING A GAME P.C.H. , WHEN DAVE SAYER CAME TO ME ON THE CHAT LINE SAYING THAT I WON 1MILLOIN THAT IT WOULD BE DELIVERS TOMORROW 4/21/13 ,HE ALSO WANTED MY ACCOUNT NUMBER,I GAVE HIM MY CREDIT CARD NUMBER, HE SAID I WOULD NEED ;MONEY PAK CARD, PAY-PAL SCRATCH CARD AND THAT I WOULD NEED TO GO TO WAL-MART OR 7-11 TO GET IT. AND THAT IT WOULD BE $199.00 TO PAY FOR IT, IS LEGIT?

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LORENZO MUNOZ said...

IS IT LEGIT? I GAVE HIM MY ACCOUNT NUMBER FROM MY PERSONAL BANK ROUTING NUMBER, I WAS HALF ASLEEP,I CAN’T BELIEVE I DID THAT!

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Damien H said...

I just got a call from a woman that sounded like she was from South Africa telling me that someone was on their way to my house with a check for $250,000 and I needed to go to 7-11 right away to get the green dot card for $175. I told her that once they got here with my check, I’d drive over to 7-11 and get a card for double that amount. She couldn’t understand why I didn’t drop everything and go get the card right now.

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robert cunningham said...

ive been entering this since the late 2003 and have never won anything my mom tells me that is a scam and now i am starting to believe her god rest her soul i am not ask to win to prove that this is not a scam but it would be nice for my new family to be comfortable its has been hard but i manage . thanks foe hearing

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brandi smith said...

please let me win the forever super prize april 30,2013 im the best humbled person to be so sincere bout wanting to win to help me and my family survive please pick me thanku pch staff in pch prize patrol elite and pch customer service thanku and god bless please knock on my door april 30,2013 initials b.s.

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Francis said...

Software in poker tools come in different forms and have different functions.
As individuals that play poker online are often beginners
and are trying to learn the ins and outs of the game, low stakes poker games online make this type of table game a great place in which to learn without losing large amounts of money.
This is due to the reason, that letting you win
will make you come back for more than just cheating you for once and losing the
business.

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OLLIE MCNEIL said...

OLLIE MCNEIL SAID..
MAF 4, 2013 AT 7;50 PM

REMEMBER PUBLISHING HOUSE DO NOT ASK FOR ANY MONEY TO CLAIM OR WIN ANY PRIZES SO BE AWARE BECAUSE THEY ARE LOOKING FOR YOU.

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Lyla, yes! PCH is a legitimate sweepstakes company. Over the years, Publishers Clearing House has awarded over $243 Million in prizes to people all over the United States and Canada. To see some of those winning moments, visit http://www.pchtv.com. PCH Sweepstakes winners are chosen at random, and each entry has the same chance of winning. You never know who will become the next BIG winner, so don’t lose hope!

    - Jussie W. at PCH

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daniel hydukovich said...

I just recieved an e-mail stating I had won 1,000,000. (usd) from publishers clearing house India. I knew right off it is a scam. just wanted you to know.

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Lyla Swicegood said...

is this legit said pch lotto

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Lyla, yes! PCH is a legitimate sweepstakes company. Over the years, Publishers Clearing House has awarded over $243 Million in prizes to people all over the United States and Canada. To see some of those winning moments, visit http://www.pchtv.com. PCH Sweepstakes winners are chosen at random, and each entry has the same chance of winning. You never know who will become the next BIG winner, so don’t lose hope!

    - Jussie W. at PCH

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Patrice Dore said...

Am new to Pch and all confused about what to type in the search box to search for entries. Would i be inform if i win by telephone also and what if am out of state when you visit?

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Edwin McNeeL said...

these scams are always good too know about ( BUT) what is our Government doing about scams on the internet and on the phone lines across America ?

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Natalie Munoz said...

Hi there Publishers Clearing House, I had just received a call yesterday from a man by the name of Thomas Anderson. He called me to verify my address and to make sure I was a U.S. citizen etc. I asked what this was all about and he said that He is from the PCH and that I had won 1 Million 500 Thousand and that I’am in for a bonus prize as well to win a 2013 Mercedes Benz. He said that I won from a lottery scratcher through PCH. This Thomas Anderson guy told me that the government would be paying 95% taxes and all I have to cover is 5% taxes with sending the amount of $399.00 on a Green Dot Money Pack card. The guy then told me that the IRS would FED-EX me my check. in the same day. I would like to know if I had got scammed or is this really legit?

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Natalie, thank you for bringing this to our attention. That’s definitely a SCAM! PCH DOES NOT notify winners in advance by phone. PCH, like any legitimate Sweepstakes, will NEVER ask you to pay a fee or to buy something to enter our sweepstakes or to claim a prize. It’s free! 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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A. Sull said...

This guy I know said PCH called him saying that he was one of the “finalists” in Florida to potentially be the winner of the next drawing on June, 30th 2013 (one million/5,000 a wk for life). He said that even if he didn’t win PCH would give him a Rolex and a $500 gift card. So does PCH EVER contact a possible winner via phone? or was this a scam. He didn’t say anyone asked him to send money!

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Nadir Nery said...

Is this a scam I just received it by email:

From: Publishers Clearing House (keyi.welshponies@bigpond.com) Your junk email filter is set to exclusive.
Sent: Wed 6/05/13 5:29 AM
To:
This message is here because your junk email filter is set to exclusive.
Wait, it’s safe!
Congratulations, your email address has won ($1,000,000.00USD) in the on
going Publishers Clearing House lotto draw that was held today, pls fill
details below for claims. Email us back:pchclaimswinne0110@admin.in.th

Name in full:.. Address:… Sex:.. Occupation:.. Present Country:..Tel..

!!!Once Again Congratulations!!!

Sincerely
Mrs.Reyna Cruz
Online Co-Ordinator
Publisher’s Clearing House.

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Nadir, 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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      Nadir Nery said...

      Thanks for your quick reply. I was confused as it does not state that I have to pay anything (yet). But why is it asking for my personal information? I already sent an email to the address you mentioned above.
      Rgds.

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brenda and al ascher said...

hi we just returned from canaa and james foster contacted us last night by phone to tell us we won 2.5 million plus a pearl white mercedes benz. spoke with a foreign accent not spanish.
told us we had two choices to keep it quiet or have it advertised with a lot of fanfare. i knew they were crooks but i agreed to take the money with the fanfare. they told us to go to walgreens or some other place similar to get a registration card etc. i know they are phony. they said they were religious also. unbelievable. they sounded good. i would hate for anyone to get scammed. they sounded so believable for a second i was wanting to believe this. no e mail but the phone call. look out and beware.

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Brenda, thank you for bringing this to our attention. That’s definitely a scam. We’re so glad you didn’t fall for it! 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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dennis klanchar said...

Been remember pch since 1993 won a dollar One time but five yrs ago they promised me a superprize have not yet seen cant wait to escribe it

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dennis klanchar said...

Been remember pch since 1993 won a dollar One time but five yrs ago they promised me a superprize have not yet seen cant wait to recieve it

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dennis klanchar said...

Been remember pch since 1993 won a dollar One time but five yrs ago they promised me a superprize have not yet seen cant wait to recieve it n it was pch still got photo copy of it n they dais I didnt need to send anything back came from 101 winnercircle

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Sheila Ashway said...

I just received a call from a John Black claiming that he was coming to my house to deliver my 10.5 million dollars. Also a 230 E class white pearl Mercedes Benz a year worth of tires from Geico and something else. All I had to do was go to Wal-Mart or Walgreens and purchase a Green dot money pack scratch card for $250. I told him I did not have the money, so he said I could purchase one for $100. That I should dress nice because the entire camera crew and a Blue front trailer truck it coming to my door. He gave me his number and said that he was in Woodville, GA. Telephone number 1-876-435-5719. After I buy the ticket I should call that number. Then I googled this site and saw that this is a scam which I already knew, but there is always that lick of fate.

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Cathy Love said...

I got a call today from a John Jefferson who told me I had won 950 thousand and a 2013 Malibu. He told me to call Betty Morgan who gave me a confirmation number and told me to call another number while she was on one line to confirm the number. She then told me that Nancy Parker and John Jefferson would deliver my prize today and that Robert Foster would also be there to make sure all paperwork was complete. She then told me I had to go to Wal-Mart and purchase a Green Dot Money Card in the amount of $470 and she would stay on my cell phone while I got the card. I told her that I had to get dressed and went to the bedroom and used my home phone and called a friend of my with the Sheriff’ Dept. who is the Chief Detective. He told me it was a scam. After I told her I had the Sheriff’s Dept. on the other phone she hung up. He sent a deputy out and filled out a report.

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Todd Carter said...

Pch claims code 38599284929 Email winner of 1,000,000.00USD in the Recent PCHLOTTO. Email winner of 1,000,000.00USD in the recent PCHLOTTO. Please respond to collect winnings immediately. Kindly send your contact details to pchdeptlotto@imail.com. Congratulations, Mr Todd Sloan Claims Office Is this a scam please reply

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Todd, thank you for bringing this to our attention. Yes, that’s 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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gourkiran choudhury said...

what i do my token. i am india-asia

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Angela said...

Well you need to contact these people. They say that they are pch and they charge. Here’s the number. . 646-807-3930

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gourkiran choudhury said...

i give you all my token for engoy you

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tiffany payne said...

My name is tiffany and I got a call tonight telling me that I need to go to at town called RED BLUFF which is near where I live and told me to come in for an interview for the 5000.00 a week for life they didn’t ask for anything just said I need to come in for an interview is this real

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Tiffany, 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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David Kloft said...

I received a notification from PCH that I won 1,500,000.00 dollars with a Team of Mega Millions, PCH, Readers Digest and Multi State Lottery Association that is mandated to find winners. They sent a check with it to help with Insurance, Handling, and shipping fees. The Representative is Catherine King 1-778-714-0769 or 1-778-710-0459. They asked for a Security code. I gave them the security code number. Then I proceeded to tell them that I talked with a fraud rep. from PCH and that there is no association between Mega Millions and PCH! All of a sudden “click” they hung up.. I tried to call back and the number would not let me talk to a live person. I gave them the security code on the notice, but they hung up before I could continue that I was on to their scam. Please advise me here. Regards, D Kloft

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Janet Veley said...

My Mom just received a letter from PCH saying she won $250,000 with a check for $4711.32. The name on the check is A.J. Cameron Sod Farms Inc. She called the claims agent in the letter and he told her to deposit the check and call him back within 12-24 hours. He told her to tell the bank the check was from an investment and when she told him her daughter had to take her to the bank, he “suggested” she keep her winnings a secret as a surprise. I was listening on the other phone when he told her all of this. My mother is 82 and on a fixed income. I can’t tell you how angry it makes me that they target trusting senior citizens. Luckily, my Mom has a healthy dose of skepticism!

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nate cote said...

So what about getting phone calls multiple times for months? I’ve gotten phone calls about winning and they want me to purchase a card from walmart or walgreens and then call them back. Any know if real or fake?

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Lynne Hilton said...

add yourAugust 13, 2013 Just received a call from a man saying he was from PCH and his name was Andrew Goldsberge. Very slick, claimed I won 1.5 million and a new car. He wanted to make arrangements to deliver in a weeks time as they were coming from St. Catherines Ontario. He stated because it was not a lottery I had to pay a delivery tax of $777 prior to my cheque and car delivery on the 21st. I kept insisting I wasn’t sending any money and know this is a scam. PCH would at least know my name and address. This con didn’t, kept insisting I had to tell him to confirm my price. People beware, the cons are out there. comment here

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Barbara Creasey said...

My Mom has gotten the same call from the same guy.Called her six times in one day,called again to day and asked if she was going to being sending a Green Dot card with 1,000 dollars on it? She told him no,he replied with you are going to F—ing Die.

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Barbara, that’s terrible! That’s definitely a scam! Sadly, we’re aware of this issue and we’re working hard to combat it. Remember, you NEVER have to buy something or pay a fee to enter our Sweepstakes or to claim a prize. You may report these incidents to us by calling our toll-free number 1-800-392-4190. We also recommend you report this to that National Fraud Center at http://www.fraud.org.

    - Jussie W. at PCH

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bradley johnson said...

I was contacted today and told that I was eligible to receive a diamond ring, and 6 magazines for $16.00 a month originally. Then was transfered to the man’s ” supervisor” who proceded to tell it was $64.00 a month for twelve months. When I told the supervisor to just forget it he got rude and said I had already placed the order and would be forced to pay for this. I need to know if this is a scam because if its not you need to reevaluate how your supervisors deal with your clientele. Please answer this question for me because I hate to ruin my credit for not paying for magazines I am forced to order. Thank you.

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Samantha Yerington said...

I just got an email and I’m worried its a scam. It asks for no money and is decent English. It asks for information like my name and email and address and nationality?!
“PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE (PCHlotto-2013 Gift)

THE PCH OFFICIAL PRIZE NOTIFICATION:
We are happy to inform you of the result of the just concluded annual final draws held on the 20th August 2013 by Publishers Clearing House Promotion, your email was among the 4 Lucky winners who won $1,000,000.00 USD each on THE PCH PROMOTION. Email: pchclearance@3mail.ie

However the results were released on the 21th August, 2013 and your email was attached to Winning Numbers:7-1-4-8-7-3 and Email Ticket Number: FL 654/29/75 The online draws was conducted by a random selection of email addresses from an exclusive list of 4,000 E-mail addresses of individuals and corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer search from the internet.

However, no tickets were sold but all email addresses were assigned to different ticket numbers for representation and privacy. The selection process was carried out through random selection in our computerized email selection machine (TOPAZ) from a database of over 10 email addresses drawn from all the continents of the world.
You are advice to complete the form and send it immediately to our Promotion manager through email for prompt collection of your fund from the designated email ID: pchclearance@3mail.ie

1, Names In Full:………………………….
2, Country Of Residence:……………..
3, Nationality:…………………………….
4, Residential Address:………………..
5, Date Of Birth/Age:……………………
6, Marital Status/Sex:…………………..
7, Telephone /Fax No:……………………
8, Mobile No:……………………………….
9, Occupation:……………………………..
10,Company Name:………………………
11,Winning Email Address………………
12, Send you details Via this email: pchclearance@3mail.ie

WISHING YOU A HAPPY DAY !!!
(CONTACT PROMOTION MANAGER)

Mr. Dave Sayer
Online Award Director.
Email: pchclearance@3mail.ie
Claims Manager.”

Is this a scam PCH?

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Samantha, 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. You NEVER have to reveal your personal information such as the ones listed to claim a prize. 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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sharon said...

Is and Pch Action and lottery real

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Sharon, PCH is real! PCH is a legitimate sweepstakes company. Over the years, Publishers Clearing House has awarded over $243 Million in prizes to people all over the United States and Canada. To see some of those winning moments, visit http://www.pchtv.com. PCH Sweepstakes winners are chosen at random, and each entry has the same chance of winning. You never know who will become the next BIG winner, so don’t lose hope!

    - Jussie W. at PCH

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Lori Foster said...

I received a call from David Spencer. He told me I won 39 million dollars and a 2014 corvette. He said they will be at my door Thursday August 29th at 2pm. I have been playing so thought it maybe could be true. Then the moment of truth, he wanted me to go to Wal-Mart and purchase a green dot card for $650.00. Red flags!! He was even rude about it when I started questioning him about it. I immediately looked up PCH scams and here I am. I never even heard of a green dot card before now, where have I been. Not Wal-Mart!
Maybe I’ll win someday, but I’ll wait for them to come to my door.

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Lori, thank you for bringing this to our attention. You’re right! Asking you to purchase a green dot card is absolutely a red flag! 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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Jeff Roberts said...

After receiving a friend request from Danielle Lam. Told I was to win 1 mil.

the green dot money pak pay pal card is for a purchase cost of $699.89 which will be refund back to you double in cash when we come to your door what is you contact number so i can have Todd Sloane call and explain

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Isaac Morgan said...

just received an e-mail saying i won $1,000,000. all I had to do was fill out the questionaire. It came from clearing@careceo.com

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Isaac, this is absolutely a scam! Thank you for bringing this to our attention. 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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Amy Alverio said...

Good Morning,

I received an email a couple of days ago stating I am the winner of 1,000,000. I definately know this is a scam. Here it is.

From:

Publishers Clearing House (pch@pch.net)

Sent:

Fri 9/13/13 4:48 PM

Email winner of 1,000,000.00USD in the recent PCHLOTTO.Email winner of 1,000,000.00USD in the recent PCHLOTTO.

Please respond to collect winnings immediately.
Kindly send your contact Details to publisherslottodept@imail.com.
Congratulations,

Mr. Todd Sloan
Claims Office

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Maria Hartlein said...

Very good advice, indeed. Thank you, Amy!

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Amy Burns said...

Been receiving phone calls for two days regarding winning $250,000 from PCH. However they want $299 on Green.money pak card before delivery. i know this is a scam and will be calling your 1 800 number tomorrow with their names (fake) and their phone numbers which reverse look up reads they are in Jamaica. I will also be contacting the national fraud center. i hope something can be done with these people. it is heard breaking receiving these phone calls at the same time i am being evicted from my home and car being reposed!!!

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Lorri Makela said...

Mrs Tracy
You have been cleared as winner from the PCH 1,000,000.00 Win numbers:7-1-4-8-7-3 Contact: pch-group01@outlook.com with Name,Country,phone number,Occupation.

LOL!

Showed up in my gmail account and I registered with an aim account!

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k yosh said...

http://pch.com-ii.net/1/cashreward/claim.php?engsec=3

Is this a legit reward claim? It asked for me to get a credit report to verify, and send it. It didn’t ask for money, but I thought it sounded fishy.

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linda quillen said...

I believer the 2013 scams are cooking. I received an email from india claiming I had won the 1 million dollar ‘lottery drawing’ and want 760 dollars to have the money couriered to my address from Lohdi Rd, Lodi Estate, Lodi Colony New Delhi, India from Dave Sayer. They want me to keep my information ‘confidential’ due to a mixup in some names and numbers. They are asking $763 for 24 hour delivery, $608 dollars for 48 hr delivery and $480 for 72 hr delivery. They also asked for a scanned copy of my D.L or any legal form of ID. Beware!

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Lorry Dow said...

I’m with you, I just got an email from Jerry V. Allen, RCCD using and Emory.edu email account. I wonder if Emory knows that their internal email accounts for students and faculty.

This is the a copy of the email I received:
Jerry V. Allen, RCCD

(INTERESTING NOTE: JERRY’S RCCD credentials stand for Riverside Community College District.

We are pleased to announce to you that your email address emerged alongside 4 others as category 2 winners in this year\’s weekly
Publishers Clearing House promotions in ASIA. Your Email won Five Hundred Thousand dollars and have been approved for a total pay-out of (Five Hundred thousand Dollars $500,000.00 USD)The following particulars are attached to your lotto payment order:
winning numbers:7-1-4-8-7-3 Email
Ticket number: FL 654/29/75.
Please contact the underlined head claims officer with the Contact info below
Email: pch-group02@outlook.com

Winner you must resend their
1.Name in full:
2.Address:
3.Sex:
4.Nationality:
5.Age:
6.Occupation:
7.Phone number:
8.Present Country:

Send your full details to: pch-group02@outlook.com for claims

This e-mail message (including any attachments) is for the sole use of
the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged
information. If the reader of this message is not the intended
recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution
or copying of this message (including any attachments) is strictly
prohibited.

If you have received this message in error, please contact
the sender by reply e-mail message and destroy all copies of the
original message (including attachments).

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Lorry, thank you for bringing this to our attention. This is definitely a scam! You NEVEr have to provide your sex, nationality, age, occupation, phone number, or present country to claim a prize. You may forward this suspicious email to us at abuse@pch.com.

    - Jussie W. at PCH

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RedBone 4 Eva said...

What’s with the Token Score/Leader Board on the main PCH.COM site? -As shown now (and for the last few weeks); I should either place 3rd based on “all time” or 8th based on current. It never seems to change! #smh

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stephanie richardson said...

I entered my info in the boxes. My address, yearly income, maiden name, and amount of debt. I have not been asked for money yet but when I clicked on a name in one of your scam blogs, it took me to the exact page I was using. Can they still get money from me based on information I’ve given? Can they call or show up to my house?

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No Win No Fee Claim said...

Hi, thank you very much for help. I am going to test that in the near future. Cheers

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Julie Taylor said...

Got this one today in my inbox – another scam email!!

add your

Oct 20 (3 days ago)

to Recipients
GOOD DAY WE ARE FROM THE PUBLISHERS® CLEARING HOUSE (PCH) AND YOUR EMAIL
ADDRESS JUST WON YOU ONE MILLION DOLLARS {$1,000,000USD} IN THIS
WEEK PCH LOTTERY,WINNER YOU ARE TO CONTACT OUR FIDUCIARY.PLEASE NOTE,IF
YOU ARE NOT THE RIGHTFULL OWNER OF THIS EMAIL,DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS MAIL
THANKS.

Your Qualification number is: (A-121-637, G-01-06)

Agent: Mr. Collins Van Paul
Email:

YOU ARE REQUIRE TO SEND THE INFORMATION BELOW TO PROCESS YOUR CLAIM
FULL NAME:
ADDRESS:
SEX:
NATIONALITY:
AGE:
OCCUPATION:
PHONE NUMBER:
PRESENT COUNTRY:

Executive Secretary,
Engr. Xavier Fitch.comment here

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Julie, Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Sadly we are aware of these scam emails and are working hard everyday to combat them. Do not respond to the email or give the scammer any of your personal information. 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 @ PCH

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Jenny Guittar said...

Recevied a letter from PHC that stated I was a third place winner of $1,500.000.00*** from PCH, Reader Digest, Mega Million and Multi-State Lottery Association. The letter stated they were ‘mandated’ to find winners that had not claimed their winnings. Letter included a check written on Echo Global Logistics check stock for $4,974.56. Called the number, Debbie stated I should deposit and then I can call back to see how to receive the rest of the money. Called a second number and was told the same thing. I called Echo Global and they are aware that the name of the company is on the check but the person did not have any other details. Again, it is a scam.

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Tina Perry said...

Hi, I received a friend request from Todd sloane last night. He said I won 5000 a wk for life and they were bringing me a check today. But I have to pay for a card in order to receive the check. He said I have to pay $299.99 for the card. I didn’t pay it though. I told him I cant, im not working. And I had no more responses from him. Im all depressed now!! I honestly thought my dream came true for me and my kids. But I dont think it was real. Was it??? I will be waiting all day to see if you actually show up. Been praying to god this is real!! I guess I will find out. If it was a scam please let me know so im not wondering and waiting for a miracle that’s not going to even happen

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carrie hall said...

Would someone from pch contact me cause I got a email yhat says my email address was a winner I want to verify that before I do anything

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Rodney Partin said...

I got an email about winning prize number 7-1-4-8-7-3 is that a fake?

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eleni monroe said...

I actually received and email and it did not have anything saying I needed to pay or taxes or w.e. Just told me to give my address and number name etc.

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VAN CHARRIER said...

THEY TOOK HE FOR A CLEANIN 4000 OMAR PUSEY GERALD MILLER CLARK WASHINGTON MR GREEN NU 876 503 4545 876 366 9010

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joey said...

Got a call from Debbie holland said I won $950, 000 and a car just had to send them $490.00 on a green dot card for the IRS what u think

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Michael Brinegar said...

I was on facebook when a scanner posed as a prize patrol member, picture and all. Said I had won 7000 a week for life, even used that PCH employees picture, profile, picture of prize of check in back seat of prize mobile, etc. It looked real and ligit. After all the claims of coming over the next morning to deliver the prize, I was “hit” with the $299.00 green dot moneypack card. Claimed I needed to purchase it, because they needed it to verify me, and use it to transfer my prize checks on next morning, when they presented me with the checks. He even gave me a phone #, to talk to him on. (Throw away) cell. I wad told if I visited PCH sit

e or told anyone before he showed up at my door, The prize would be canceled. Well, of course when I played along till next morning, he got real persistant about getting that acct# off a greendot moneypak card. Finally, I told him he would get it when he showed up, he blocked me on Facebook, with parting comment that I will be sorry that I lost all that money. Well, if I had bought that card and given him the scratchoff # he wanted, I would have been out over $300 ( $299 + activation fee) Never believe any sweepstakes if they require you to buy or give them money.

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terrence wallace said...

I want to win

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