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Teresa Borzymowska said...

TO MY DEAR PCH PATROL TEAM,YES! I DO WANT TO WIN A $5,000.00 EVERY WEEK FOR LIFE SUPER PRIZE .PLEASE COME AND KNOCKS ON MY DOOR. THANK YOU SO MUCH .Teresa Borzymowska.

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robert crane said...

please i need some help financially I am stressing i have entered everyday but not luck

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Ansly Berberena said...

I had receive an Email saying i won, but it was a scam..

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catalina vargas said...

unfortunately on facebook i recieved a fiend request from “danielle” and i actually accepted, that happened before i recieved on facebook tips to avoid scams from pch saying that non of the prize elite patrol send request :( sucks…
s now i am paying more attention so i wont make anymore mistakes. i like pch! :)

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    PCH Staff said...

    Catalina, glad to hear you realized that! Please take this scammer off your friends list!! :)

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    Rosaland Fritz said...

    I also supposedly talked to Daniell asking to be my friend and I also excepted but I didn’t know about any scams. Also Dave supposedly got on chat and told me I won. I asked him whatdid I win and he said $1,000,000.00 and I said then why aren’t you at my door with flowers and he told me I had to buy a pay pal card at Walmart and use to code on the back to be paid. and Both have a Facebook account with all the pictures and everything.

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Bill Jones said...

A man with an east indian accent, named james conway called today, saying I had won $350,000 and a mercedes automobile from the publisher’s clearing house. I only needed to get a Green Dot Paper Card in ammount of $250, to exchange for my prize, when it is delivered by UPS to my house tomorrow. He said his telephone number is 1-876-463-2583.
I’m holding my breath…..not.

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Bill,

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. This is definitely a scam. The offer you’re describing did not come from Publishers Clearing House. PCH, like any legitimate Sweepstakes, will never ask you to pay any fee or make a purchase to claim a prize. You may report this occurrence to us using our toll-free number 1-800-392-4190. We also recommend that you report this incident to the National Fraud Center at http://www.fraud.org.

    Victoria At PCH

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    Jeannie Reese said...

    Hey Bill,
    That’s the same # I received from American cash awards I was to send 450. You got a bargain

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    Peggy Cinderella said...

    My mom just got a call today saying she won 1.5 Million and a a white mercedes automobile with with leather seats! She comes and gets me to talk to because she can not understand them, they have an accent and hard to understand. he says she won 1.5 Million and a a white mercedes automobile with with leather seats!”My name is Jack Clark” But she has to go to WalMart and get a $325 dollar gift card and send it UPS so they claim it and give her the money! When I hear this it just what waiting for, I say thank you I have heard enough I hang up, he calls back and says he did not want to talk to her daughter, just to her. He asked her to go to Walmart for the same, she say I don’t have that kind of money to get one. He says how much money do you have? She says “thank you” and hangs up.

    Thank God the elderly are getting smarter to these things and know what these people are trying to do or hopefully they have someone help them out!

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Jeannie Reese said...

Hi Everyone,

If you receive a phone from someone tell you that you just won 6 million wouldn’t you just let them go one telling you how to calm it? I did firt they said that they would pay the 1% fee which was like 3600 to have it released from the bank. Then I was to pay the other 3400 with a wire or credit card lol they asked if I had that much to cover it right!, but the supervisor gave me special arrangements to pay that 3400 and would call me back the next day.lol So if you receie a call from someone telling you there from PCH just laugh at them there # is 718 925 3221 landline from South Richmond Hill NY (Queens area) Last week I won 2.5 million from American Cash Awards they both link them selves to Bank of America

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Jeannie. 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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Kenley Fritts said...

The following appears to be a scam and this is one almost appears pretty convincing with a check that has watermarks with PCH and International Lotto Commission, Int’l Lottery Board.

My mother received a letter in the mail, that came from 2900 Headquarters Brooklyn, NY on the envelope, but the letter was processed in Philadelphia PA (post office stamping) CONFIDENTIAL appears above her mailing address. This letter also contains a check from Business Systems Of CNY INC. 114 Games St, Syracuse, NY 13210. Bank One 100 E Broad St, Columbus OH 43215. The check looks real with an amount of 9,873.28 payable to her with her address and is valid for 90 days.

My mother is hoping this is not a scam, but I think it is.

The letter appears photo copied with some additions that appear to be fake. It shows Publishers Clearing House letter head:
From: The Desk of the President
International Promotions/Price Award Dept
REF NO: CAW/RE/90100
BATCH NO: R7/4783/UC

It says she won with winning numbers and this is from the International Lotto Commission 12-05-2012 Int’l Lottery Board

We are pleased to inform you that youare one of our lucky winders, On behalf of members and staff of Publishers Clearning House, Association of North America lottery and provinctial sweepstakes we sincerely congratulates you on the grand prize winnings of (US$5000,000.00) Five Hundred Thousand Dollars. We have many post winning services such as financial and legal advisors that can assist you manage your winning.

Your payment will be processed and must leave our office within five business days. Contact our branch office immediately at (1-780)807-7090/1-778-223-1614 and speak to your claim agent Robert Garcia for method of payment. Please discuss and advice your agent the most convenient payment arrangement.

Please Note
You are required by the international Sweepstakes by law to pay towards taxes and processing fees. Enclosed is your sponsorship check to assist you with out of pocket expenses. Please contact your agent for further details.

Please be advised, do not take any further action until you have contacted your claims agent (Mr. Robert Garcia) who will be advising you on how to claim your cash prize winnings. Please keep this award letter strictly confidential until your cash prize winnings has been processed and remitted to your designated account. It is company policy to keep this letter and your cash prize winnings confidential to avoid double or false claims.

Best Regards,

Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes
Deborah Holland
Executive Vice President

Then there’s a copied oval stamp and is misspelled approval – Publishers’s Clearing House GOVT APROVAL U.S.A/CANADA

Publisher’s Clearing House Canada/USA – Official Date.05/15/2012

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    Jussie At PCH said...

    Hi there, Kenley – 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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    Peggy Dennis said...

    Kenley, I received the same letter today. What gives? Did you find out if it was a scam? I don’t believe I ever applied to the contest, so how can I win? That’s usually a good rule of thumb to follow.

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Ashley Williamson said...

just got a call from a random guy saying he was with this company and I had won 150,000.00, asked me would I like to have the prize handed over publicly or privately and id have to to go to walmart and get a g-card to upload my own money on it and all that such, then I would get the big check. pfft… what a cruel thing to do to someone. haha.. jokes on him bc both me and my husband dont carry cash and we’re are broke at the moment and no overdraft option. he would not get off the phone even tho I told him the prize patrol will not tell the winner that won in advance they just show up.. even if ur not home they will wait for you.. the guy was stubborn tho so I trolled this guy for a few then just hung up. the # he called me from was 1-876-878-2374 but he claimed he was on a roaming phone.

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Lyn whaley said...

My Mother got the same letter as Kenley’s Mom. It came from a different address, but the letter was the same. She did call Robert Garcia. He did not ask for money but told her the rest of the money would arrive in a few days. She almost cashed the initial check, but, thankfully, told me about it first.

Someone ought to get these people!

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Kim J said...

same scammer says from PCH
Robert Garcia total scam DON NOT GIVE ANY ACCT INFO

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Jon Espinoza said...

I have received the same letter explaining the same scam from Canada that had a pretty realistic check and a fake Publishers Clearing House sweep steaks, Here are the phone numbers given (780)807-7090 / (604)600-4421
Robert Garcia <—-not his real name and not Hispanic or Filipino but doesn't with PCH*.

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Jon, 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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meyske rambing said...

i got some the same letter as Kenley’s Mom.and i got check too..She did call Robert Garcia.

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john berry said...

i dont understand how that is a scam unless they want money to coolect?

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John white said...

Hello all. I got this in my E-mail today an was wondering if it was a scam(witch i think it is) but i would like a 2nd opinon. thanks.

Congratulations, your email address has won ($1,000,000.00USD) in the on going
Publishers Clearing House lotto draw that was held today, please fill details
below for claims.Email us back for further procedure on the claim of your
sweepstakes prize with: publisherclearing.house@yahoo.cn

Winning Numbers : 47-14-34-85-67-32
E-mail Give-away Number: FL 754/22/76

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

!!!Once Again Congratulations!!!

Sincerely
Mrs.Reyna Cruz
Online Co-ordinator
Publishers Clearing House

Email me with what you think.Thank you very much an have a great day/night/summer

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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.

    - Jussie W. at PCH

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Sharon Boardman said...

Do you use an organization named Novation Capital Financial Services to notify winners? I received a letter containing a check for $6,498.60 “to help pay for the processing and tax fees”. This doesn’t seem legit ti me.

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Sharon, we do not. That’s definitely a scam! Thank you for bringing this to our attention. The offer you’re describing did not come from and is not associated with Publishers Clearing House. 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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Edward Miller said...

Just got a green letter with a check for $9,650.29 !!!
Sort of smelled fishy!!!!
Have just read other’s comments and reference to Robert Garcia as in my letter. It’s supposedly a cashier’s check on Lake Michigan. Credit Union.
Also, like other comments the oval
Govt Approval was misspelled
aproval !!!
I will call your 800 number tomorrow
Ed Miller 8-5-13

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gourkiran choudhury said...

i am india(asia)player token what i do?

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Lisa Westgate said...

Hi PCH,
I just received a friend request from Dave Sayer PCH on Facebook and was very taken back by this, I was very unaware of the scams that have been happening, so I accepted the friend request and shortly after I accepted him , he proceeded to congratulate me that I had own 47,0000 in a raffle. which took me by surprise, seeing who I do not remember entering in a raffle. I do enter PCH game, and searches and lotto. Never seen anything stating raffles. He proceeded to tell me I needed to go to my closet Rite-Aide Pharmacy and purchase a Green Dot card, not the plastic ones ,the paper cards with a silver strip on the back of it and then I needed to put $395.00 on the card to activate it. I thought this to be very weird and that something was not right. Shortly after this , this man called me. Asked when would I be purchasing this card so he could arrange a scheduled appointment with me to deliver my prize winnings . Advised him I am a single parent I did not have that kind of money at this this to put on a card. after this phone call I found this blog…. boy am I happy I researched this before purchasing this card. who ever this person/persons are they are really sick individuals . I have now been getting harassing phones calls from this person, advising me this is no a scam even after I called him out on it. I hope you at Prize Central catch these people!! this is so wrong to be happening.

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Lisa Everett said...

I do not know the url.
I have been in Colchester Ct since Oct 15 2011 as I am taking care of Mothers estate.
Since I had wonderful folks with the cleanout. I have been submitting for 16 yrs and without getting this far. I will be anticipating your arrival at my door on Nov 26th.

Lisa E

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Cheri Reed said...

I received a call at 6:00 a.m. this morning informing me that it was the US Audit and Claim Dept. or something like that. They said they had been trying to reach me. I had won 3rd prize in a PCH/Reader’s Digest/Mega Millions drawing. They gave me a winning code number. The “agent” represented himself as Ronald Thomas. His phone number was 1-318-299-7980. I called him back and reached him. I was to have won $750,000 (3rd prize) and a year’s gas card. He went thru the whole bit of a UPS truck delivering a huge check, I would need to go to the bank to deposit my check. Then came the part about needing to pay $750 for insurance as UPS couldn’t deliver such a large check without insurance. Of course the $750 would be paid back to me by UPS! Anyway, getting this call that early had me in a fog, but not so much that I agreed to pay anything or even receive it. How do you stop these people from giving false hope and probably getting money from many? Oh yes, they said that it wasn’t a PCH scam when asked. They used PCH/Reader’s Digest, etc. names as you folks bought in to have your name in the publicity….something about a write off??

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Linda Jacobs said...

I think that PCH is the biggest scammer of all time. I have bought and not bought spent money on their junkey products and the tear up within a week if they last that long. They are in it to make money and to take money. I can not even register for the prizes even after I have spent my hard earned money. They prey on people. Shame, shame on you.

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Carole Bourne said...

Similar way I was told after making a friend of Dave on FB
I asked him if he was for real and was told AGAIN PCH do NOT play games ,could almost HEAR in his writing that he was getting angry as I was not going along with his “scam” As to his calling you can’t you put a BLOCK on his number ,ask your phone company

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darrian green said...

Hi i have just had the same thing happen to me except it was throungh a email docx and the are using the name of a company that is simmualor to your called pch international. I did not believe the email so i just got on google to check it out and none of it checked out and i really got my hopes cuz that money would have gone towords me seeing my girlfriend who is 1,000 miles from me and us a house. Man i hate this stuff i just thought that i would let you guys know that they are bornding thir horzions

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Deborah Lewis said...

Was his name Dave Sayer? That is who is emailing me for PCH!!!!

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amber.king said...

i got a check in the mail from publishers clearing house from Mr.Robert.Garcia is it real?

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Johnny Warrington said...

hi i got a call today around 10 am from a man named John Berry, he asked if i habe recieved any notification about winning 450,000$ and a 2014 Mercedes benz from Pch. Asked if i was over the age of 35, if i was married, and how long i had been with my bank. he also said the call would be monitored for the F.B.I and bank of america. He then went to say something else but hung up.

ive been trying to win for so long now and i got so excited but realized it was a scam. I guess i have no luck at all. lol

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Danny Casper said...

It seems that all these people operate in a similar manner. They even have women that pose as their attorney. Supposedly the women is waiting on the edge of town and near some landmark, which they describe to you. It seems that their telephone number is identified as one identified as Kingston, JM. too!

I asked him, “What do you tell your children and grandchildren you do for a living?..Dan C of Wi.

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