Don’t Be Fooled By PCH Scams — At PCH, The Winning Is Free!

This year March 3rd – 9th has been designated National Consumer Protection Week. PCH is pleased to join in this coordinated campaign that encourages consumers nationwide to take full advantage of their consumer rights and make better-informed decisions. Check out the video below from Margaret C., Director of Consumer Affairs, and Danielle Lam, Prize Patrol Elite.

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At Publishers Clearing House we care about consumers and want to be sure you stay protected from SCAMMERS and PCH SCAMS fraudulently pretending to be associated with our well-recognized PCH name!  As a company that has been in business for over 50 years, PCH is an iconic brand, recognized and welcomed into households all across the country. And, if you are familiar with the PCH name, you can be sure the scammers know us, as well.

Recently we’ve been hearing reports that scammers are accessing and using the names of our real PCH employees in their criminal attempts to deceive you.  Names you’ve come to know and recognize such as Dave Sayer, Todd Sloane and Danielle Lam  – all real members of our famous PCH Prize Patrol.  Even the name of Deborah Holland, our Executive Vice President whose name appears in PCH promotional mailers, has been hijacked and illegally used by scammers.

Our message is simple:  If you are ever contacted by someone claiming to represent PCH, or claiming to be one of our employees, and asked to send or wire money (for any reason whatsoever, including taxes); or send a pre-paid gift card or Green Dot MoneyPak Card in order to claim a sweepstakes prize – DON’T!  It’s a PCH SCAM. If you are sent a check, told it’s a partial prize award, and asked to cash it and send a portion back to claim the full prize award, DON’T.  The check is fake, but the SCAM is real!

Remember, at PCH the winning is free.  So, stay informed and stay protected! And if you want to find out more about how PCH works to stop PCH scams, check out our Consumer Affairs site.

Margaret C.

Director, Consumer Affairs

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  1. This is a copy of one of 3 different emails I got. Address was fishy…………………….

    Publishers Clearing House
    To Marsha Ann McDowell 11/03/16 at 1:38 AM

    Attention: PCH Lottery Winner

    This is to inform You That You Have Been cleared a winner of the Publisher Clearing House 2016 Promotion Sweepstakes International program. We happily inform you That your winning prize of $ 1,000,000.00 ( One Million Dollars ) has-been endorsed with your Personal information on a certified check by the correspondent bank of the Publisher Clearing House and a US fund release document issued with your information from the US economic / financial regulation department.

    ATTENTION!
    1. NOTE THAT YOU ARE GOING TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COURIER DELIVERY CHARGES.

    2. CERTIFIED CHEQUE DRAFT NOTE THAT HAVE BEEN ENDORSED, FORWARDED TO THE COURIER COMPANY.

    3. NOTE THAT THE COURIER COMPANY CAN NOT DEDUCT FROM YOUR WINNING CHEQUE.

    4. GIVE YOUR CORRECT DELIVERY ADDRESS TO THE COURIER COMPANY FOR THE IMMEDIATE DELIVERY OF YOUR CHEQUE. FIND BELOW THE DETAIL OF THE COURIER’S COMPANY.

    CONTACT INFORMATION.
    Fast way couriers service (United Kingdom).
    Name: Mr Gary Augustus
    Address: Antrim BT41 4LD, United Kingdom
    Tel: +447087693231
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    fwcservice@hotmail.com
    fwcservice@fastservice.com

    You are advised to send the courier company a mail to Their both email address for Their courier cost When Contacting them, you are advised to Please write down the WINNING NUMBER- ( ETN9091176 ) and save it.TICKET NUMBER { 1400 }

    Note: you are to Quote your complete names, resident address, award ticket number and your direct phone number so That They can honor your letter. Once again I say congratulations and always inform me with your dealings With the courier company.

    Best Regards,
    MR. James Patrick (Claims Officer).