How to report a Publishers Clearing House Scam Step 1

How to report a Publishers Clearing House Scam Step 1


261 thoughts on “How to report a Publishers Clearing House Scam Step 1”

  1. Edward Crilly says:

    Received a phone call from George Adams with Specttor Waldman Law firm advising me that I won 2nd prize on the Publisher clearing house sweepstakes. Let him talk went on and on. was surprised I wasn’t excited….told him that usually PCH usually comes to door and surprises people. He said they don’t do that anymore; you could hear others talking in the background like a call centre. Then he said before cheque can be sent; he needed to deal with CRA; and I told him I do not give any info out about Revenue Canada; that my accountant deals with them. He then hung up! Knew it was a scam.

    1. PCH Staff PCH Staff says:

      Edward, we’re sorry you were contacted by a scammer claiming to be with PCH! You were smart not to provide the scammer with any of our personal information. You are correct about our fabulous Prize Patrol. They do show up “live and in person” to award our SuperPrize Giveaways! Also, please be aware that PCH will never notify a winner by telephone, text messaging, Twitter or on Instagram. Winners will never be asked to send or wire money for any reason to claim a sweepstakes prize. Check out this blog for some helpful scam information: http://bit.ly/PCHFraudPrevention. You can report this scam to us simply by clicking here: http://bit.ly/Report-Scam-To-PCH. Have a safe day!

  2. JoAnn Peters says:

    Reporting, I Recd 2 calls fm men with accents wanting $200 in fees to deliver 2 million dollars from PCH…from ” POTS, JM (876) 813-3366″ at 915am May 20, 2016..
    I told them to repent of their sin…

    1. PCH Staff PCH Staff says:

      Hi JoAnn, you’re definitely describing a scam. PCH does not contact winners via phone and you never need to pay to claim a PCH prize. Please report this scam to us by completing a scam incident report. Click this link to find out how: http://bit.ly/Report-Scam-To-PCH, and be sure to check out our Fraud Protection site to find out how to stay safe: http://bit.ly/PCHFraudPrevention. Please be safe, everyone!

  3. Haler says:

    We think scammers called us after we put a veh for sale in nationwide ads newspaper. Man with thick oriental accent and broken English called saying he is John Peterson, SrVP PCH, Chicago IL 60647, 1-876-xxx-xxxx called our West Coast # at 2:50pm pacific time (4:50pm Chicago time). He attempted to confirm age, citizenship, job status as career or retired, fam schedule for delivery. Said 3 ladies, 2 men would be in our area within the hour to deliver usd2.5M and new MercedezBenz on wrecker truck. We need only provide a ‘claim receipt’ from any local Western Union of our choice, for usd505.00, to cover PCH cost to ship Benz. While on phone, we tested their phone # and it’s a dead (no sound) line, we also googled their address, its the exact addy for Van Phat Chinese Restaurant on Chicago street corner (google shows street-view image). We kept him on phone long to get as much scam info as possible. Then we advised we would call our PD and report them to IC3. He hung up and called 3 more times that day hoping to get a different fam member. (Our local PD said they won’t take report unless we actually lost money–even to track kind of scam. Ridiculous.) We reported scam to newspaper and sent ltrs to local PD, FBI, IC3 and TV.

    1. PCH Staff PCH Staff says:

      Hello Haler, another great way is to report this scammer to the Federal Trade Commission by following this link: http://bit.ly/Report-Scam-To-PCH. Stopping this scammers is a team effort and we appreciate you reporting them. Here is a great link that informs everyone how to stay safe from scammers: http://bit.ly/PCH-Safety-Tips. Stay safe everyone!

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