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

24 thoughts on “Scammers Target Publishers Clearing House (PCH) Employees on Facebook”

  1. The Kansas City judges decision I take off delivery to California

  2. says:

    I was sent a letter from Larry Hourd stating

  3. says:

    Now I am very nervous because they have my information

  4. Kim Bilodeau says:

    We should all get together and put this to an end now let’s stop this nonsense

  5. Kim Bilodeau says:

    I was sent a letter from Larry Hourd stating that I won 2 million dollars. In return, to send a check for 12.99 along with my personal information. Sadly, I fell for it, only to find out it is a scam. Now I am very nervous because they have my information I don’t know all I can do but I would definitely like to sue them

    1. James says:

      Was us a scam?

  6. Kathy roberts says:

    Did I win

  7. patricia racine says:

    I got a letter certified award . Judges state and validation of award amount: scheduled form: 13570 wanting my signature. And $12.99 & $3.00 for rush processing” IS THIS A SCAM???.it is to be addressed to: processing office/distribution center posted box 2905 Kansas city, KS 66110-2905. I have been faithfully dealing with pH for 1 year now . So can you .please let me know if this is a scam or not . Thank you. PS: persons name on letter is Larry Hourd. Please asap my e-mail.

  8. judith Grantham says:

    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

    1. PCH Staff PCH Staff says:

      Hi Judith, when you sign in on PCHSearch&Win, every new search counts as an entry towards a daily prize. If you’re having problems staying signed in, please send us a message on our Ask Us page: so we can look into this further for you.

      – Jussie W. at PCH

  9. judith Grantham says:


  10. frank fernandez says:

    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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