Scammers Target Publishers Clearing House (PCH) Employees on Facebook

Watch out, Searchers! PCH Scammers are targeting Publishers Clearing House (PCH) Employees and the Management Team on Facebook in an attempt to scam friends like you. Read on to discover 3 Easy Ways To Identify A Facebook Scam and protect yourself now.

PCH Employees Scam Tip

Hi Searchers! Are you on Facebook? We are! In addition to the PCHSearch&Win and PCH Fan Pages, many prominent PCH employees like Deborah Holland, Todd Sloane, Dave Sayer and Danielle Lam have Fan Pages on Facebook where they get the chance to interact with friends like you every day!

Unfortunately, some scammers have been targeting Publishers Clearing House (PCH) Employees and the PCH Management Team on Facebook, fraudulently using their identities to send friend requests with the intent of scamming innocent people or wrongfully obtaining their personal information.

While their names and faces of some PCH Employees might appear familiar, if you receive a friend request, chat request or private message from someone claiming to be from the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol or PCH Management Team (a complete list of the PCH Management Team can be found here) they are NOT who they claim to be! They are PCH Scammers on Facebook!

Can You Tell The Difference Between The Real PCH On Facebook And The Imposters? Here are 3 WAYS TO KNOW FOR SURE:

#1.  No one affiliated with the real PCH will contact you on Facebook with a friend request, chat request or private message. It just won’t happen!

#2.  Here’s a handy reference to the Publishers Clearing House Official Fan Pages Look closely at these pages. You will notice that they are Fan Pages for businesses and public figures. It’s impossible to send friend requests from this type of page.

#3.  No one affiliated with the real Publishers Clearing House would ever ask you to pay any money to collect a prize. Our Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes (and all legitimate sweepstakes) are free to enter and win — that’s the law.

What Do You Do If You Think You’re Being Contacted By A PCH Scammer?

DO NOT add this person as a friend. Click “Not Now” on the request. Facebook will then ask you if you know this person outside of Facebook. Click “No” and the person will be blocked and unable to send you any additional friend requests.

If you have already accepted a friend request from a PCH Scammer, please cut and paste their information from the browser and send it to the administrator of one of our legitimate pages so we can report them to Facebook. Then, block them right away.

At Publishers Clearing House, we’re leading the fight against PCH scams. Please remember this important information to keep yourself safe!

All the best!

Elaina R.
PCH Online Creative


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Jorge Ramirez said...

Hi Elaina i also have been scamed from PCH claming to do question to get free prices and pay for the shipping cost but i just ignore them knowing you guys don’t do that but gotta stay safe from from those scammers trying to make a dime.

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Christine Stadtmiller said...

I have had the Prize Patrol want to be my friend on Facebook. Because I have listened to Danielle & Todd & Dave the scammers couldn`t get me Thankyou Prize Patrol for all your great advice!!!!!

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Mrs. A.T. said...

Hi! Yes I think scammers are low-lifes. They prey mostly on individuals trying to get out of financial difficulties, thinking they have been blessed. I watched the morning show that said scammers are giving Jamaica a bad name and they want to stop them. Please if you see someone ask a question about being friend requested…, let them know it is a scam. We can try to watch out for each other on these pages as well as PCH trying to stop them. The more we spread the knowledge the less they will get away with.

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DINA WOODS said...

THANK YOU FOR KEEPING “PCH FANS” IN THE KNOW!!!! THIS IS A DISTURBING NEW TREND, THE BETTER INFORM WE ARE…THE SAFER WE WILL ALL REMAIN!!!!

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Mary Molina said...

Unable to sign in @SEARCH&WIN. Why I was able to before Today??? Please assist…

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Mary, we’re so sorry you’re having trouble signing in! We’d like to help you with this problem but we need more information. Please speak to a member of our Customer Service team by calling our toll-free number 1-800-459-4724, Monday-Friday, 8:30am-8:30pm, EST.

    - Jussie W. at PCH

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DEVANCOWARD said...

THERE IS A MONEY VURUS AND ALL MY CHECK CASHING STORE COME OUTED OF FAKE CHECKS THAT THAT NOT THERE WITH MONEY LAUDALDERING WITH THE F.B.I ON IT MY CLAIM IS FOR THE SOCOND TIME SO IT TWERTYD MILLION ON THAT SALE ARE CLOSE NOW….

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Kanika Loeung said...

I always beliving PCH only!

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edie pombo said...

I’m very careful about anything I come across in the sweepstakes world..I stick to my common sense and think safety first. Just read and research keep eyes open and you’ll catch on. Lol

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Dennis Naugle said...

To be given the chance to live a dream and the oppertunity to help my family and friends is a miracle its self

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Brandy said...

I was sent an email from Pch. Senior Director saying I won a million but had to give my info. Everything taxes already paid for. Did I win but lose cause I was scared? It came in Spam box.

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Brandy, winners of $10,000 or more are surprised by the Prize Patrol ONLY with no advance notice. Also, you DO NOT have to buy something or pay fee to enter our sweepstakes or to claim a prize. The email you’re referring to is not from PCH. It’s a SCAM! You may forward this suspicious email to us at abuse@pch.com.

    - Jussie W. at PCH

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frank fernandez said...

I accidently clicked on enter button and date invisible link to confirm deposit of eligibility list for 5.000 week drawing on 6/30. Will I be disqualified? Can I call customer service to make them aware and correct the issue?

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judith Grantham said...

Hi PCH I TOO AM HAVING TROUBLE LOGGING IN, I LOG IN & IT GOES RIGHT BACK TO THE SEARCH BAR!! WHY IS THAT DO U KNOW??? THANKS FOR THIS AMAZING CHANCE!!!! :()

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judith Grantham said...

Hi I was wondering if u know why every time I log in and search and it goes right back to search , I neve get to search????? Am I doing something wrong!! Thanks Judi Grantham

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