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 1-800-392-4109 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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531 thoughts on “5 Ways To Know If It’s A Publishers Clearing House Scam!”

  1. Marquis Montague says:

    PCH should stop lied me about that win on May 30th, not coming to my house for knock the door. PCH should stop to bother me anyway.. My Daughter Cheryl is self Attorney to know that PCH is totally scam..

  2. Kelly Taylor says:

    I received a text that was very convincing. They were using the CEO’S Name. Until 5th ask for 2 Green Dot ca4ds. One for 200.00 and one for 300.00 for tax and storage. Lol. Storage?

  3. I have never known any who have won pch…..except those fake commercials on tv. Th e tv advertisements, in my opinion are bogus. If these people really won, wouldn’t pch be excited enough to follow-up on the winner to allow the public to know this is for real and with real people. What really gets me is the winners are always in a city you’ve never heard of.

  4. Donna Bunch says:

    I got a call today they told me I won 1.5 million an a 2014 Mercedes but I had to pay 1% sales tax so what kind of scam is this I haven’t had a job since June an I’m about to b homeless they really shouldn’t do this to people

    1. i also got a call stating i won 1.5 million and a 2014 benz. come to found out it was all a scam. this needs to be stoped cause the things these people are doing is taking from familys that dont have much and using it for there own and putting it in their on pocket.

  5. June nelson says:

    WHEN YOU PLAY THE CHANCES OF GETTING SCAMED REAL GOOD PCH SELLS YOUR INFORMATION THAT IS HOW THEY MAKE MONEY BELIEVE ME I GOT SCAMED !!! PCH MAKES YOU THINK YOU ARE A WINNER AND YOU GET YOUR HOPES UP! DO YOU KNOW ANYONE WHO REALLY WON?????

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