What To Do If You Get A Friend Request From The Prize Patrol

PCH Facebook Scams


Yes, that’s right, if you happen to receive a friend request from Danielle Lam, Dave Sayer, Todd Sloane, or anyone else claiming they are on the PCH Prize Patrol, DO NOT ACCEPT IT!

• Know this: The REAL Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol NEVER sends friend requests or private messages on Facebook! If you receive one, it is a Publishers Clearing House scam. It is from a criminal who is using the Publishers Clearing House name to trick you.

• Know this: If you’ve won a major prize from Publishers Clearing House, you’ll know by the Prize Patrol showing up at YOUR DOOR with a Big Check, just like you’ve seen in our TV commercials. The REAL Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol NEVER contacts winners through Facebook!

• Know this: The REAL Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol NEVER asks for money. At PCH, the winning is ALWAYS FREE!

So what should you do if you receive a Facebook message from someone claiming to be a Prize Patrol member? DO NOT RESPOND AND DELETE IT IMMEDIATELY! And remember, you can also report the scammer by following Danielle’s easy steps!

How can you tell if a page is real or not? Even if a scammer uses what looks to be a real Prize Patrol photo, the only real Prize Patrol Pages are these:

Dave Sayer Prize Patrol
Todd Sloane Prize Patrol
Danielle Lam Prize Patrol

A cool tip that will help you tell if the Facebook page you’re looking at is the real deal is by looking at the number of “likes” the page has. The real Prize Patrol pages have THOUSANDS of fans! Although this is not a fool-proof technique, it will definitely help to separate the real Prize Patrol members from the fake ones!

There you have it folks! Remember: NEVER accept a friend request from someone claiming to be on the Prize Patrol. It’s not the real Prize Patrol! And if you ever wish to report a scam, please use our Scam Incident Report!

Be careful everyone!

Christa P.
Creative Intern


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108 thoughts on “What To Do If You Get A Friend Request From The Prize Patrol”

  1. Rhonda says:

    This sucks I have been hacked and wiping my account out:( plus people from all over logging in as me. I have been playing for 2 yrs and got nothing the tokens I never get anywhere n it’s no fun to keep loosing n I have to keep buying tokens. Plus I’ve had to pay for some stuff I didn’t even order:( shame on you for giving people all these problems and false hope:(

  2. Susan says:

    I received a text and a phone call from Dave of PCH…I was told by another person that they did that in AZ…They demanded a check of $850 for taxes and a special driver would pick up for tax purpose.

  3. Consuelo says:

    I guess I didn’t know any better, Getting scamed, on Facebook . I today got a friend request from Dave and I accepted. I’m such a good buyer of their products that I didn’t think anything about it, till I told my girls and they scared me about a scam, so I defriend Dave even after wishing him a Happy Birthday. and then I did a full scan from Norton. Wow I feel stupid. But I do love what the PCH team does for others. I just like the products.

  4. Yesterday I recieved a friend request from Danielle. I did not accept it thinking it was a joke made up by a friend. I just ignored it. Today I began to think of it being a scam so I entered in the PCH search box “Is the friend requestbfrom Danielle PCH real?”. This search led mevtobthis blog. So I checked FaceBook today and my request from Danielle is gone and now I have one from Todd. I looked at the page and it was just created but has 27 people whom already accepted. ON HIS PAGE, IF YOU CLICK ” “MORE” THERE IS A OPTION TO REPORT IT. I will report it, then delete the request. Thank you PCH for being on top of things! And shame on those fraudulent parasites trying to prey on others!!!

    1. PCH Staff PCH Staff says:

      Hi Celena! You were right to question that friend request because it was a scammer. The real Prize Patrol won’t send private messages or friend requests via Facebook. The reason the request disappeared is because the page was removed by someone who reported it like you’ve done which is great. We ask that any time you are contacted by a scammer that you please report it to us: http://bit.ly/Report-Scam-To-PCH. Here’s a link to another great blog article that has info on how you can prevent these scammers from contacting you on Facebook: http://bit.ly/StopFBScammers.

  5. Ada graham says:

    I had recieve a friend request supposingly from danielle lam, i felt so stupid someone sent me a msg. Warning me that it was a scam so i hurried up and deleted friend request.will never do that again.

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