5 Ways To Know If It’s A Publishers Clearing House Scam!

4_5_Spot A Publishers Clearing House Scam

 

Publishers Clearing House is the REAL deal― a legitimate sweepstakes company that has awarded more than $225 Million in Cash and Prizes so far! Unfortunately, sometimes criminals try to cash in on our good name and trick unsuspecting people like you with Publishers Clearing House Scams. While they may be convincing, here are 5 foolproof ways to know for sure if an offer is from the REAL PCH — or if it’s a Publishers Clearing House Scam.

1. If you’re required to wire or pay any amount of money in order to claim a prize, it’s a Publishers Clearing House Scam. PCH sweepstakes are ALWAYS FREE to enter, and there is never any fee associated with winning.

2. If you’re asked to load up a Green Dot MoneyPak  or other money transfer card, in exchange for claiming your prize, it’s a Publishers Clearing House Scam. Again, PCH will NEVER ask you to pay a cent to collect a prize.

3. If someone tries to contact you in advance regarding a prize delivery, it’s a Publishers Clearing House Scam! After all, that would ruin the surprise! For decades, our Prize Patrol has captured the elated reactions of surprised winners and used them in our nationally-televised commercials. You’ll know you’re a big PCH winner if you see the Prize Patrol at your front door holding a “Big Check” with your name on it!

4. If someone calls you on the telephone claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House and says you have won, it’s a Publishers Clearing House Scam. Do NOT give them any personal information!  As stated above, the Prize Patrol awards all our Big Prizes in person and would never call you to update any personal information in our files.

5. If someone claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House tries to send you a friend request on Facebook, it’s a Publishers Clearing House Scam. Even if they are using the name and photo of a prominent PCH employee  ―do NOT believe them. Our PCH employees and official PCH Prize Patrol Fan pages will never private message you on Facebook.

So fans, keep these 5 tips in mind, and you’ll be protected against Publishers Clearing House Scams. And if you ever have any concerns about whether something is legitimate or a scam, please email us at abuse@pch.com, call us at 1-800-392-4190 or comment below!

And remember, you can’t WIN if you’re not IN! So, keep entering the PCH Sweepstakes daily.

All the best!

elaina

Elaina R.
PCH Online Creative

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868 thoughts on “5 Ways To Know If It’s A Publishers Clearing House Scam!”

  1. Adrey Hertel says:

    Thank you so very much Elaina R. Yes, this blog is very helpful and I am so glad I found it today. You all give so much of your creativity to all of us out her in PCH play land. When you and the PCH staff and Prize Patrol and PCH comptroller and Vice President help us with these blogs it makes me feel like we have family out there in PCH land who really care. Thanks for that because it can get bewildering out here once in a while and then comes a blog from some one and it helps.. So thank you.

  2. James McKee says:

    Thank you but my naivety caused me my own harm, they were so convincing. What a world, Ali baba forty thieves and look a Isis no religion or God.j

  3. James jones says:

    I want to now if I really won they said I won and you were coming to my hours

  4. Carla M Antee says:

    When The State Starts sending you emailes on your phone for a job.

  5. brian says:

    just making sure im not getting riped off I have lots of entrys on my e mail is it ever worth it never seen it to be tru

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