PCH Facebook Scammers Target Publishers Clearing House Employees

Beware of PCH Facebook scammers pretending to be real Publishers Clearing House employees!

Andy Goldberg
Deborah Holland
John Princiotta
Todd Sloane
Craig Anderson
Rick Busch
Bill Low
Anita Goldstein
Kevin Prinz
Wendy Smith
Susan Manning
Keith Bergendorff

Do these names sound familiar to you? They just might, because they’re all part of the Leadership Team here at Publishers Clearing House. Maybe you’ve seen their photos on our site  or read about them in the PCH blog. They’re always hard at work to ensure you have the best possible experience at PCH!

But, one thing they never do is send out friend requests to our fans on Facebook. So if you do receive a friend request, chat request or private message from someone claiming to be Andy Goldberg, Deborah Holland, Josh Glantz, (or anyone else from PCH, for that matter) ― they are NOT who they claim to be! They are PCH scammers on Facebook!

Unfortunately, some criminals are creating fake profiles of prominent figures within our company and reaching out to good, unsuspecting people with the intent to scam them. It’s important for you to be able to tell the difference between the real PCH on Facebook and imposters.

So here’s the first thing you should know:
What are Publishers Clearing House’s official Fan Pages on Facebook that our fans can connect with and enjoy?

Here’s a complete list:
Publishers Clearing House
PCH Prize Patrol
Rest assured, you can safely follow Publishers Clearing House on all these pages! But remember: no one affiliated with our official PCH Fan Pages will ever send you a friend request or private message.  If you look closely at our legitimate pages, you will notice that they are Fan Pages for businesses and public figures. It’s impossible to send friend requests from this type of page.

If you DO receive a request from someone claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House, either an employee or from the Prize Patrol, you can be certain that it’s a fraudster who is trying to scam you or wrongfully obtain your personal information.

So what do you do if it happens to you?

Do not – I repeat DO NOT – add this person as a friend. Click “Not Now” on the request. Facebook will then ask you if you know this person outside of Facebook. Click “No” and the person will be blocked and unable to send you any additional friend requests.

If you have already accepted a friend request from a PCH Scammer, please cut and paste their information in the browser and send it to the administrator of one of our legitimate pages so we can report them to Facebook as well. After you’ve done that, block them right away.

We want to put a stop to PCH scammers fraudulently using our good name and the names of our real PCH employees on Facebook. Please remember that no one from Publishers Clearing House will ever send you a friend request. More importantly, the real PCH will never ask you to pay a cent to claim a prize!

I hope that the information above will help you be able to tell the difference between the real PCH on Facebook and pages created by PCH Facebook scammers. As always, let us know if you have any questions!

Stay safe fans!

Elaina R.
PCH Online Creative

53 thoughts on “PCH Facebook Scammers Target Publishers Clearing House Employees”

  1. Neda says:

    I received an email they’re not asking for any money they just want my information it feels like it’s fake but I’m not sure can you please give me some insight

  2. Danielle at_pch needs to be reported she is still asking for chat request even after she scam me out of 390 and 180…

  3. Doris Meek says:

    Michel Green Call me and said ,I won 2.5 million, Plus 5,000 a week for life, and a 2016 BMW.And I have to pay 350.00 dollors for a GoldSeal. That comes from the IRS! What lies that they can tell. as Iam a 69 year old lady that is real sick,and don’t have long to live! I think this person, should be done the same thing to him! as he has done to others. God Bless you all.

  4. Ashleigh Rundenza says:

    Yea Davey savey did the same messages me on facebook and said I won 7000 and 10000 a, week for life but I had to pay 550 to get it

  5. Steph H says:

    I just got a call from “Andy Goldberg saying I won $850,000 and a brand new BMW. While that would be great, i am sure it is not sure. Has anyone else received a phone call?

    1. mike says:

      Just got the same call, claiming to be in Florida ( ph#1-954-674-9124 ).DO NOT RETURN THE CALL. There is a charge. He said he represents Senior PCH.

  6. i had one claim to be an employee of pch in an office in Florida i told her i was not interested in her scam she was deleted before she could answer , i have read your news letters over the years about these scammers so that was a great help identifying the scams

  7. Do not accept friend requests from PCH members. Do not send any money. PCH never lets the person that won a prize. They show up and surprise the winner.

  8. PCH win for life $5,000.00 a week forever gwy4900 and suprize$1 million gwy4950

  9. kimberly says:

    David Davidson, claiming to be with PCH says I need to provide $1500 to cover the IRS fee on my supposed winnings

  10. Ray Gettings says:

    David Davidson, claiming to be with PCH says I need to provide $1500 to cover the IRS fee on my supposed winnings

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