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

PCH Facebook Scams

DO NOT ACCEPT IT!

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 email us at abuse@pch.com, or call us at 1-800-392-4109!

Be careful everyone!

Christa P.
Creative Intern

 

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Stancio Butler said...

If a lot of people on facebook get a friend request from the Prize Patrol telling them that they won some largest prizes before they show up at there front door, they will either block them or report to facebook right now!

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Stancio Butler said...

& Stancio Hassan Butler Also Says this…

& since I know the answer to that question on today’s blog, please let the Prize Patrol show up at my front door with both a $5,000.00 prize & a $25,000.00 prize right now!

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Leticia Bibo said...

Leticia Bibo Said..
THANK YOU GUYS FOR REMEMBER US AND I HOPE THE PCH PRIZE PATROL SHOWED UP AT MY DOOR PO BOX 230042 ON 12/12.

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quitta said...

Got one months ago but already knew it was fake so I deleted it. Never reported it because I’m smart enough to know better.I t
hasn’t happen anymore:) Yes I see alot of scam reporting on Facebook.

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Eileen Kennedy said...

Well i have been sent e-mails here in bangor me from lottery winners, ya stating they would like to help me out wow, and then i find out their not good to their word. i cried to my self, wow real winners stating they wanted to help and then going back on their word.
so if their was ever a Santa clause wish please let me win big before or at Xmas , thanks from some one who has proof and is so disappointed and needs to win.a sad joke to play on someone whose never done anything to any one.
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Kanika Loeung said...

I got one before Oct 26th from the fake Prize Patrol Danielle Lam. I denied her because I knew the PCH rule.

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Gail Ellis-Duncan said...

Good Morning,

Been trying for about a week now to play your new lotto page to no avail. I clicked all options but non reply. Checked my Adobe, Java and they are up to date. Is it just me?

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Natalie Bostelman said...

Be safe, everyone! When in doubt, take another look at this blog. VERY HELPFUL TIPS.

Good Luck!

Natalie Bostelman
2008 SuperPrize Winner
PCH Goodwill Ambassador

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David Faas said...

I DO NOT ACCEPT IS RIGHT!!!Scammers I guess have nothing better to do with there lives than Sit in front of a Computer in there attempt to harm others in one way or Another!!!

Or maybe they are Crypto-Anarchist in another words Anarchist with a Computer I guess if I remember Correctly???

Well,Anyway I hope I see the #prizepatrol on 12/12 right here in Duluth,Minnesota with a #BigCheck for $25,000.00 hopefully to increase to $50,000.00 for being a #PCHSuperfan.

Mr.Dave Sayer,Todd Sloane and my favorite lady Danielle Lam
What a Nice Christmas get together We Will have!!

Marry Christmas to everyone at #PCH and its fans out there.

Mr.David Faas
Duluth,Minnesota

USA

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Natasha Davis said...

Thank you Christa P. for the information. I will keep an eye out=)

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keyshla said...

i acceted too request and i wrote back saying i no it wasnt pch.now when i look at my friends in facebook there not there any more.. really weird.

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Tammie J Burns said...

I have trouble playing the games on my old PC so i know I will never win this I have been play since 1987 and still never won anything and will never win anything. i just got bad luck thats all.

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Chrystal Metcalfe said...

Thank you for keeping us informed! I pray thst You All have a Merry Christmas!

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jimmie smith said...

I decline at least two request per day!! GRRRRRRR! SCAMMERS!!

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Barb Place said...

While I have not been contacted on Facebook, I have received phone calls on two occasions. Both claimed I was a PCH winner, and both asking for money to be sent to them in order to claim my prize. I am certain that they did retrieve my contact info via Facebook. I have now changed all my security settings.

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carolyn stevene said...

that good to no that.

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Wikeyla Tate said...

Somebody already tried to act like they were Danielle. They acted like they were at Baton Rouge La. airport on they way to my house to give me the million dollar prize.Then the asked me to go get a green dot card and give them the card number.I told them I had a card and the numbers I gave them was 2253895500 East Baton Rouge Sheriff office..

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Dawn Nevel said...

I had someone posing as Danielle lam try to scam me out of $100.

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Svetlana Mitchell said...

Thank you Christa!
I don’t have to worry about the PCH Prize Patrol friends request on FB, because I never accept it.
Happy Holidays!

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Sherry Wren said...

I got a message saying they were Dave Sayer’s, sure got my hopes up. I thought I was going to win, and I could give my kids a Christmas. I sure got my heart broke. This is so wrong, please stop this.

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Mariah Chatham said...

Had someone try to scam me….staring they were with PCH, and asked for money

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allen arthur said...

♥♥♥♥ Been scamed 6 times. Even have their phone #s..Danielle Dave Todd. .wanting $$$. I learned first time the hard way. Requesting friend request..first time was Dave. .oh what a professional slick talker. Beware they sound good … pch prize patrol luv y’all. Be glad to get a winner to end this craziness… be safe take care ♥♥♥♥♥

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Brian Seibert said...

I’ll hold my breath until the Prize Patrol shows up at my door. We’ll see if I can hold it that long.

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Gene Jeter said...

You still haven’t told about the winner of Nov prize. You said she was from Idaho and to read on the see more about her.
Then you said don’t accept friend request from 3 people but go on to say that those same three are the only prize patrol people. Very confusing.

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James dover said...

Great news this should have been done !!

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carole Peck said...

Amen thanks…. for warning..

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carol petrongelli said...

I got one last month but I new better.

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kim king said...

Been through that and the scammer finally lost

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Malicia Newbold said...

I already went through this and I told the scammer that PCH dont contact you they just show up at your door.They said they were Dave,I told them that there spelling was bad and that’s not how-to spell Dave name.Please be careful out there.

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Wesley Ivey said...

Thanks for info, I do get those sometimes.

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Michaela G. said...

Thank you Christa P., for all that great information!!!

I have had this happen to me on my Facebook over and over again and I just decline them as friends.

It is sad that people do this to other people on Facebook or any where online.

I just wanted to wish everyone at PCH a very Happy Holiday!!!

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Sandy Mis said...

I have had a scammer claiming to be Danielle Lam.
Haven’t heard anymore since I told them PCH DOES NOT call ahead and I have better things to do than play their stupid games!

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JUDY LESEBERG said...

THE SCAMMERS ARE USING DAVE SAYER S PAGE AND THEY CALL UR NUMBER TO SEE IF U PUT299.99 ON A PAYPAL CARD SO THEY CAN COME TO UR HOME WITH BALLOONS AND CAMARAS AND A BIG CHECK

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Marina Arroyo said...

On dec 7,13 they send me a reguest using Danielle name n a guy called me saying it was Todd for me to get a 350$ money pak card to sucure my check and that they will be home in 45 minutes I send them the money n it was a scam. I’m still so upset from it 350$ is a lot now in days so please don’t fall for it they got me good!
Sincerely marina Arroyo

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Jung Ah Ahn Steven Fulweber said...

I am suddenly wondering. when is the next prize giving day? Is it very close?

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Barb S. said...

Always timely advice, but even more so during the holidays since the scammer weirdos may be inclined toward even more scamming this time of the year.

Stay alert, folks, and Happy Holidays to all, PCH fans and staff alike!

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robin dausey said...

Report the scammer because they are trying to ruin everyones fun!!

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robin dausey said...

Please be careful everyone of all the scammers out there trying to ruin all are fun!!!

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lonny blanchard said...

Be carefull out here its cold and snowy

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Ruhul Kuhn-Osius said...

I got 2 friend request and luckily i was aware it was scam.

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susan varughese said...

thanks for the tips and advises. There are alot of people out there with scams thanks goodness you guys are their to help us out with it.

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AICHA LAABID said...

think you Dave ,TODD and DANIELLE FOR REMINBRE US

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ralph romesburg said...

look at how old the page is the scammers can’t go back far enough to make it look right their pages look empty

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ralph romesburg said...

one more thought they tried to scam me right after I signed up as a supper fan (joke’s is on them I’m flat broke)

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Baqrbara Waugh said...

Well, I have been scammed, He said he was in Albuquerque N.M. & that had won 15 Million & a car. I fell for it , he also said he was from PCH. I lost quite a bit of money, but I learned a hard lesson. He said his name was Fredrick Bush.

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Tina Thomas said...

You ignore and mark it as Spam.

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Dennis Menard said...

On dec 3rd received @ 2100 Alaska time I was reading a Facebook messenger suppose to be Danielle then they said check green dot card for information to id and account or something they wanted they ,told me I had won then give info PCH doesn’t do this type of notification PCH will show up and Knock Knock on the door then it unravels :-) the excitement:-) later on they started deleting comments with gray clouds on screen still have some of a few days before that PCH or someone wanting me to change my password sent a letter to PCH complaints stating I don’t want to change now Fter all these months. Oh well thanks for listening

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Peggy Tietz said...

I got my message had me believeing up until I was told I needed a pay pal card and ID. Ide won 7000 a week and one million dollar today..if I didn’t give him my information he would cancel me.

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OLLIE MCNEIL said...

OLLIE MCNEIL SAID..
DECEMBER 10, 2013 AT 9:30 AM

REJECT ALL SCAMMERS BY DELETING THEM.

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betty linder said...

i have been getting phone calls ever since my husband passed away 2 yeara ago. they always tell me to pay for delivery of package.
i know they are from jamaica.

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betty linder said...

i get calls every day telling me that i have won a large sum of money and they tell me to go and buy a green dot card from cvs or walmart. i get their number off of my caller id and had two deputies call them on their personal cell phones but that still didn’t stop them. they are definately from jamaica . when they call now i just pick up the phone and slam it down. three times in a row this morning.

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Ty Hicks said...

I got one last week.

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edna rios said...

I receive email strange contain my information i am worry i put in spam who is the winner searchwin happy christmas winners can you inform me anything that i not worry for this situation bye gby

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Jonathan Morgan said...

Yes I’ve got a facebook friend request this morning from Dave Sawyer the same scam they want me to put money on a green dot card at Walmart they gave me a phone number to contact them back at 646-807 -3930 they told me the prize patrol be here tomorrow between 11 and 2 and that’s when I can give them the card they want me to call the number and give them update on the card what can we do to stop the scammers?

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Emma Hall said...

i have had a lot of hardship, i really could use some blessings and i really need to win some cash right now. it would put me in good standings with my creditors. IT IS HARD TIMES FOR ALL OF US BUT I AM PRAYING THAT WE ALL RECEIVES SOME BLESSING!

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Tanner Raymond said...

I’ve known about these friend request scams and I just today 12/13/13 received one from Dave hahaha imma just leave it in there to have a good laugh everyday ha

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ginger Rogers said...

PCH is just too good to be true!… That is why all these Scam Artists do try to be “Copy Cats”….Just to get attention!…Oh well at least they not successful enough to fool all the people all the time….Hurray PCH!! You win!…. From Ginger R…..

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ginger Rogers said...

Oops I guess I just got fooled by a pch scam…. Just was saying something to Someone that was not the real PCH… GUESS THE JOKE IS ON ME ?…. GLR

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Hannah Goldsborough said...

I just received a request, I hadn’t received this information so I have unfriended Ms. Lam. I am sure they will try and contact me again so I am going to tell them that I’ve contacted the police and if they call me again they call will be traced.

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Connie Burton said...

Yes you are so right I told them I only had 5.00 in my bank account so the joke is on them.. I doubt if they email me back.

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anna hendrix said...

Praying to see the Prize Patrol at my front door. with a big check .

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sandra page said...

LOL ! Jokers who scam. Need to pchsearch&win.You are a Losser.

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Gary Huether said...

GH WIN FROM pch PEOPLE TO COME IN MY HOUSE AND WIN ME $1mILLION
TO CHANGE MY SEQUENCS AND MY big debts TO CHANGE ME OUT?? AFTER THEY WIN ME I WILL TELL TEHM MY SON WAS A RESTARANT CLOSE TO MY IF THEY EAT FOOD FREE AS I WILL PAY ALL THINGS FOR THEM?? THANKS

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Gary Huether said...

GH IS A WOW TO CHANGE MY SEEQUENCES AND MY big dEBTS. gh WIN MILLIONS A YEAR forever FOR FEB.28TH! I LOVE ALL pch PEOPLE COMIINGG TO MY HOUSE AND MY FAMILY CLOSE TO fEB 26,27,28TH! AFTER PEOPLE CNA WIN ME I WILL TELL THEM MY SON WAS A WOW RESTAURAT CLOSE TO MY HOUSE. SO IF THEY WANT O EAT FOOD free I WILL PAY ALL THINGS FOR THEM IS A WOW FREE FROM THEM EVERY PAY WINING ME AND I WILL WIN THEM?? THANKS

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REGINA KOWALSKI said...

HI GUYS NO SOONER DID I LEAVE A COMMENT ABOU SCAMMERS. THE FOLLOWING DAY SOMEONE LEFT ME EMAIL CLAIMING TO BE DANIELLE. I KNEW IT WASN’T HER. SHE WOULD RATHER COME OVER FOR A VISIT THISWEEK. I DIDN’T GET RID OF IT YET NOR WILL I RESPOND. IN CASE IT COULD BE USED”I DON’T KNOW”TO CATCH THESE FOOLS.GIA

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Judy mckendry said...

Thanks, I have received three times message to befriend. First one I did. After several text messages and I finally told them I thought it was a scam they told me I was going to die in three days plus calling me filthy names.

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Gary Huether said...

gary huether win PCH People coming to my house. change my sequences and my BIG DEBTS!!! thanks I love all pch people??? thanks

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