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
Josh Glantz
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
PCHSearchAndWin
PCHgames
PCHlotto
PCHtips
Candystand.com
Danielle Lam PCH Prize Patrol
Dave Sayer PCH Prize Patrol
Todd Sloane At PCH
Deborah Holland PCH
Alan Sterling At PCH
Jussie Wilder At PCH
Laura Wolfe At PCH
Victoria Zimmerman At PCH
Zander Clark At PCH
Camille Sullivan At PCH


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


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Pas Moi said...

One more day to enter for the forever prize! The countdown begins soon! Hmm, who will be next to be blessed with financial freedom???

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Dina Hollenquest-Woods said...

THANK YOU,JUST THE OTHEER DAY I RECEIVED TWO FRIEND REGUEST FROM TWO WOMAN I HAD NO IDEA WHO THEY WERE,SO BECAUSE OF READING PAST BLOGS AND READING ON THE PCH FAN PAGE,I DELECTED THEM.IT’S SAD THAT WE HAVE TO BE SO CAUSTIOUS,BUT I AM GRATEFUL FOR NOW KNOWING THAT EVERYONE IS NOT LOOKING OUT FOR MY BEST INTEREST.LIKE I HAVE SAID IN THE PAST IT IS ALWAYS GOOD TO BE IN THE “KNOW”! I HAVE HAD PEOPLE SCAM ME IN MY PAST,SO I APPRECIATE NOW GETTING AS MUCH INFORMATION AS I CAN BEFORE MAKING A BIG MISTAKE!

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Kamie cook said...

I’m glad that PCH is taking steps to protect their great name!!!! And very glad that I won’t have to worry about Facebook scammers anymore :) I just recently decided to get rid of my Facebook since I never have anytime to get on it. I do however hope to see the REAL PCH PRIZE PATROL at my door on February 28!!!!!! Can’t wait!!!! ***fingers crossed and praying***

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Eileen ther Kennedy said...

Happy Day
The info helped me here in bangor maine thank you so much. any clues on feb 282013?
hope and pray all the time its eilltherbangor maine 04401
i can help my family and friends when i do. what a feeling that will be,
thanks

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Lois Hussey said...

My disability does not even pay enough for food,I need hearing aids,I need new glasses,I owe people $$,YES,I’m ready to win the BIG CHECK on February 28th!!

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Tahisha Bullock said...

Thank You Publishers Clearing House. I am fully aware of these SCAMMERS!! They are so pathetic!!!! Thanks for the updates. Looking forward for February 28, 2013.

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Mrs. A.T. said...

Hi! I don’t know if you can correct your list, but it’s Todd Sloane PCH Prize Patrol isn’t it?

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Diana Hanlon said...

Thank you PCH I’m glad you let everybody know about this scam but there is one thing I see is on my facebook not the real pch it’s on facebook because someone has share it and like it and they are not the real pch, I have to go to your page to see if I see What it’s supposed 0 on your page if it’s not I go back to my page and get rid of it let facebook now.

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Karen Shelton said...

Elaina,

As a baby boomer, I don’t do facebook or tweet. There’s too many things bad going on with those programs, I do not feel comfortable using them.

Good News Good News

It’s that time for the PCH Prize Patrol to make another surprise delivery. Feb 28th hurry up and get here. I want to see Danielle, Dave and Todd at my front door. “O Happy Day”

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Michaela G. said...

Thank you Elaina R., PCH Online Creative for that informative letter to all of us out there about the Facebook scammers!

I really hope you find these people that are doing this scamming, I think it is terrible that they do this to all of us, it so very sad!!! On the other hand, I am really looking forward to February 28th, 2013!!! I do hope you all have a wonderful week and stay safe and do not work to hard!!!

P.S. I still think you all have the best job ever!!!

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Adam Martin said...

Why on the RULES page for No. 1830 was the “entries received by” date pushed back once again to 3/31/13?

Is there a guaranteed announcement on the 28th?

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Adam,

    As indicated in the Official Rules for this sweepstakes, various presentations of this Giveaway using various prizes/prize values may be presented to the public. The winning entry will be eligible for the prize configuration promoted in the Bulletin or pch.com offer from which it comes. A winner’s prize may be supplemented up to the maximum amount of the Giveaway at PCH’s option. We will be awarding a winner on 2/28.

    Thanks,
    Victoria at PCH

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maria estrella baccay platecki said...

thanks for the information have a lot people here to pretending as a member of publishers clearing house but i block them cause maam jussie one of the staff in pch teach me how to block the people here. i am so glad nobody send me anymore.to maam jussie thank you very much for helping me i really appreciate so much.maam jussie you did the good job for me and i am very proud to you.god bless you and all the staff,crew and high official.my heart is always in pch so much.

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Kayleen , Ostergard said...

Kayleen! I’m so sorry! I Thought It Was Your Friends Page Asking For infro. For My Friends Names To go to You!Well One Of My Kids Called And Said, It Was A Scam After I Had Invited her to Accept You! None Of Them I’m Sure Accepted You! I Can’t Belive They Would Ask For You To Except My Friends? I Thought I Was Doing Right? I’m Only Going To Your Pages! Or Only My e-mails! I Already Had Done A Scam Once! I Should Learn From My Mistakes? Huh? It Must Be So Hard For You All Too! Trying To Makes People Happy! Not Taken! Thank You!

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gayle neel said...

some people are calling people saying they have won $5,000 every week for life if they will send $1,000 to them.

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    Victoria 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.

    Thanks,

    Victoria AT PCH

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DeLayne Perry said...

yes, I recognize many of these names and I also know that the Prize Patrol NEVER messages or ‘friends’ anyone! Find their info on their FB pages or on your newsfeed!

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Trish Shackelford said...

God works in mysterious ways! I am in it — to win it!! To ‘pay it forward’ in the direction that I am spiritually led from the heart. =op

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Jorge Ramirez said...

Thanks a lot for your time to provide us with this information Elaina anything helps and you never know what kinda information is left out :D

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Tim B said...

Oh yeah, guy pretended like as Todd Sloane . He tell people ” I selected you’re #3689 for $10 million dollars, Congrats! ” I laughed and know he is scammer because PCH never contact or asked for friend. He asked for 14 digit nbr for green dot pymt at WalMart. Never give him ever!

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Stephen Walton SR said...

Iwas fooled by Danielle Lam. Stupidly I accepted her request, she proceeded to tell me to buy a card? at CVS or Walmart. I became a bit aware she was not for real because her spelling was horrible. Plus she made no sence about this “card”. When I called her bluff she dissappeared. I went to my friends List to remove her, but she was no longer on it.

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Dorothyy Franey said...

I had a call fro, a person stating he was with PCH. Mans name was Andy Goldburg and stated that I was the second winner this month to receive 7.5 million plus a car. Ask me questions gave me another name that would be contacting me Dave Manard. I knew this was a scam when Mr Goldburg stated that the prize money was coming from Jamica. Besides I never registered for PCH

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Lily Skinner said...

Thanks Elaina for the Tip, as you can see from the above, that the SCAMMERS are very busy these days!!!

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