How to report a Publishers Clearing House Scam Step 1

How to report a Publishers Clearing House Scam Step 1

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

  1. I got a friend request from daniel lam i know it was a scam because he ask me to money to western union send199.00for confirmation receipt to be fully in the winner.

  2. Daniel lam sent me a friend request talking about i gotta send 199.00 to western union smh this is really sad i said i thought pch i just come to the house or on tv without any fees he says he not a scammer but u really is he is sad really sad and need to stop

  3. Christine Melton says:

    Received a call stating they were from PCH and I had won 2.5 million and bonus of 2016 Lincoln Navigator
    Asked for me to pay taxes thru Western Union

  4. Scott Lilly says:

    Just contacted by FB messenger by Danielle Lamm, said I won 400 million 700 thousand. Wants my full name and address. Has her own FB page. I just reported it to FB. With only 4 friends and pictures uploaded today, has to be a scam.

  5. I was just contacted by someone who said her name was Judy Davis and was calling to inform me that I had won $500,000 and it would be delivered on Wed, Feb 3. First I needed to speak with the chief attorney and said she was going to connect me with him. Put me on hold and never came back

  6. Kari minnis says:

    I was just contacted by Danielle on Facebook saying I won a bmw and 1 million dollars

    1. PCH Staff PCH Staff says:

      Hello Kari, That was not the real Danielle who contacted you. PCH does not contact winners via social media, whether it be through private message or friend request. Please report the fake account to us here: Check out this blog article for info on how you can stop scammers from contacting you on Facebook: Stay safe everyone and be careful of scammers pretending to be the REAL Prize Patrol!

  7. Tahneeyah says:

    I was just contacted by a David Sawyer claiming to be from publishers clearing house telling me I won the $5000 a week for life. When I kept drilling him with questions I think he got frustrated because his voice got louder. He was telling me I needed to deposit money into some type of lottery account in order for the lottery money to be deposited in the bank but I would have to put my own money in my account. He said to deposit everything that was inside my personal account just leaving $5. I told him I only had $23.00 in my account so I can put in $18 inside to get a reaction from him. Of course my instincts were on point because he started phishing for other account info. Then he asked if I had credit cards or even take out a loan to deposit in their given lottery account. He then told me don’t worry just give him my account info and someone will wire money to deposit on my behalf. After that point, I couldn’t take it anymore. I told him thank you for calling from Jamaica, repeated his phone number (1-876-xxx-xxxx) he contacted me from and told him that I will be reporting him and his phone number to the authorities. I hung up then I called the phone number back and all of a sudden, no answer and then line went blank. How terrible people can be. I’m sure they have ripped off many people that wanted to believe so whole heartedly that they gave all their info. Shame on them. If you think its too good to be true, it is. BEWARE!!!

    1. PCH Staff PCH Staff says:

      Hello Tahneeyah, we’re sorry to hear that you were contacted by someone claiming to be from the real PCH. We take the issue of scams very seriously and we strive to educate our consumers on what to watch for and how to protect themselves. We regularly post links to our PCH Fan Page with valuable information for our fans. Here’s one of those links that I encourage you to take a look at: Since scammers are sneaky and many of them are overseas, it’s not always easy to catch them. We feel that it’s a “team-effort” to try to stop them which is why we ask that you report all scam contacts to us here: Be careful and stay safe everyone!

  8. ed eroero says:

    David sawyers xxxxxxxxxx I won 1.1 million wants me to goto Wal-Mart with 28p dollars

    1. PCH Staff PCH Staff says:

      Hello Ed, please remember that PCH will NEVER ask you to pay to claim a prize. We mean it when we say that it is free to enter and free to win. Please follow this link to report any information that you have: Check out these Safety Tips for some more great info on what to watch for: Stay safe everyone!

  9. RKMR says:

    Received a call from Jamaica, couldn’t understand the man’s name, but he claimed to be from Publisher’s Clearing House. I hung up, and he called back and left a message wanting me to call 876-xxx-xxxx. I did not.

    1. PCH Staff PCH Staff says:

      Hello RKMR, We are really sorry to hear that you were contacted by a scammer who was only pretending to be with PCH. Unfortunately, scammers will use the good name and reputation of PCH in an attempt to deceive people. We take the illegal use of our name and the issue of scams very seriously, which is why we regularly educate our fans on how to protect themselves. If you are ever contacted by someone who is posing as the real PCH, please report them to us here: It’s important to remember that the real PCH will never contact major winners via phone, standard mail, email, or Facebook (friend request or private message). We also never ask for money to claim a prize. Check out these Safety Tips for some more great info on what to watch for: Stay safe everyone!

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