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
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

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

  1. jacqueshia says:

    Yes my heart is hurting right now I basically told them my whole life and it was not a happy story to bring up just to be asked for 199.99 I’ve been doing this since 1999 and haven’t won so to get that message had my heart happy to find out this it’s sickening

  2. Wendy Smith says:

    Hello my name is Wendy Smith and Im on facebook and i play pch but im no scam artist wow thats out of line on pch and Ive been playing long time and still havent won anything.

  3. June nelson says:

    I think the scammer is also the one playing look at pch blogs he is saying sweetheart talks about A Church Pastor To Believe so Be Careful The Scammer Is Playing on The Site !

  4. JOY says:


  5. I am glad you blog this. I have had a phone call, stating I had won on PCH and I should go get a certified check and send it Western Union for taxes on a prize I had won. I told them I had to have some time, could they call me back. I have a friend, that her brother won HGTV HOME one year and called her and asked her how they reached him. I told her about the call and she confirmed what I thought, IT WAS A SCAM. When the person called back, I told him I had the check, but I would not give it to anybody but him and he had to come to my house to pick it up. He said he could not do that and I said to him, ” well I guess we all lose on this winning”, and also told him he was a scammer and I was going to call the Better Business and police and report his phone number, He then hung up. Yes, I do know there are scammers out there, but it is good to be reminded of them. also for you to take the time and explain over and over how you award prizes. what you do and don’t do. Thank You!

  6. June nelson says:


  7. The other day, while I was at work, my cousin stole my iphone and
    tested to see if it can survive a 40 foot drop,
    just so she can be a youtube sensation. My iPad is now broken and she has 83 views.
    I know this is totally off topic but I had to share it with someone!

  8. It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d definitely donate to
    this brilliant blog! I suppose for now i’ll settle for bookmarking
    and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to brand new
    updates and will share this website with my Facebook group.
    Talk soon!

  9. Brenna says:

    Good day! Would you mind if I share your blog with my facebook group?
    There’s a lot of people that I think would really enjoy
    your content. Please let me know. Cheers

  10. Lily Skinner says:

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

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