Do You Have to Pay to Claim a PCH Prize?

Greetings, fans and friends!

Do you have to pay to claim a PCH prize? If you’ve won a Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes, is there a fee in order to receive your winnings?

The answer is absolutely NOT. Not only are PCH sweepstakes and giveaways always FREE to enter, you never have to pay a penny to claim a PCH prize – of any amount – EVER!

In fact, if anyone tells you – either by phone; email; or social media like Facebook or Twitter or Instagram; that you’ve won a PCH prize and you must make some sort of payment in order to claim it, THIS IS A SCAM!

Paying to Claim a Prize? That’s a PCH Scam!

Let’s break it down here:

  • Publishers Clearing House would never ask you to pay to claim a prize of any amount.
  • Publishers Clearing House would never call winners in advance, would never send you a Facebook friend request, and would never engage in any other type of social media conversation with you!
  • For major prizes, the PCH Prize Patrol will deliver your prize check to you in person – along with balloons, champagne and roses.
  • If you are asked to send cash or a check … or purchase a Green Dot MoneyPak prepaid card or any other cash card – DON’T DO IT! The scammer will ask for the numbers located on the back of the card.  Once they have this information they are able to access the money quickly.  And once the money is gone, it’s gone forever.

There are NEVER any fees to claiming a prize!

If there’s one thing to remember here, fans and friends, it’s that if you become a PCH prize winner, we pay YOU! You NEVER have to pay us.

At Publishers Clearing House the winning is ALWAYS FREE, and there are NEVER any fees to claiming a prize!  If someone tells you that you’ve won a prize, but that in order to claim it you need to give them money for any reason – STOP – it’s a SCAM!

I hope I’ve made this all perfectly clear. At PCH, we love to make entering enjoyable and exciting, we love to award prizes and we love to make dreams come true!

If you believe you’ve been contacted by a scammer, please fill out our Scam Incident Report right away!

Stay safe … and have fun!

Debbie K.
PCH Creative

P.S. If you’ve learned one important lesson from this blog, what is it? Please comment below!

Other blogs you may like:

Beware of PCH Scams on Facebook and Instagram

How to Avoid Sweepstakes Scams

Important Message: Protect Yourself from Scammers

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  1. I have been contacted by Todd and he had me send 300 $ then he asked for 500 I sent it now he wants 1200 dollars . I’m out of 800. Should I contact you at another no. I want to contact b b b . I’m disabled and I need my cash back asap. Do I contact TV news ? . He s been calling for 2wks straight . Please help me when u get this .

    1. Hello Teresa, we are so sorry to hear that you were scammed! Did you report it to us? If not, please report as many details as you can remember. Here’s how: http://bit.ly/Report-Scam-To-PCH. The Prize Patrol takes the issue of scams seriously and we strive to educate our fans from becoming victims. Please take a few moments to review these Safety Tips so that you can better protect yourselves from being scammed: http://bit.ly/PCH-Safety-Tips. Stay safe everyone!!

  2. PCH Deborah Holland prize Patrol I’m asking for my personal prize number so I can get in the race to win 15 million dollars I am searching and searching to no avail I want to win I need a change of life please help make my dream come true

  3. Of course you have to pay to win.
    That why, pch keep coming back, say an order woild be appreciated, no orde no win.