What To Do If You Get A Friend Request From The 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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 1-800-392-4109!
Be careful everyone!