Top 4 Publishers Clearing House Scam Prevention Tips

Hi blog readers!


As you know, WE LOVE PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE FANS! And we want to do everything we can to make sure you all stay safe – especially from those awful PCH scammers! That’s why today we wanted to give you our top 4 Publishers Clearing House scam prevention tips! Please keep these in mind if you think you are being scammed – and be sure to share them with your family and friends too!

#1) The Prize Patrol does NOT send private messages or friend requests to PCH fans on Facebook! If you do get a friend request from someone claiming to be a Prize Patrol member, do NOT accept it – it is a scam!

Prize Patrol does not send friend requests on Facebook

#2) The Prize Patrol will NOT notify you in advance if you win a major prize! If you get an e-mail, phone call or letter telling you you’ve won a major prize like One Million Dollars or $5,000 A Week For Life, do NOT fall for it – it is a scam! You’ll know if you’ve won a major PCH prize when the Prize Patrol shows up at your front door!

Prize Patrol does not notify winners in advance

#3) You do NOT need to buy a Pre-Paid Card to Claim a PCH Prize! If someone tells you you need to purchase a Green Dot MoneyPak prepaid card to claim your prize, do not do it — it is a scam!

You do not need to buy a pre paid card to claim a PCH prize

#4) Last but certainly not least, you will NEVER EVER be asked to pay money to collect a prize from PCH! At Publishers Clearing House, the winning is ALWAYS FREE!You do not need to pay to claim a PCH prize

If you ever have any questions, just let us know! Besafe everyone! And please, share this blog with your friends and family so they will know these Publishers Clearing House scam prevention tips too!

Danielle Lam
PCH Prize Patrol Elite

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  1. I got a text message from a Laurie ventor to call a claim form for a prize I won. Is this a scam.

    1. Hello Arlette, that is not the real PCH calling you; it’s a scammer that’s only pretending to be from PCH. Please do not call that number, do not give the scammer any personal info including bank account information, and definitely do not send them any money if they ask. If you haven’t already done so, please report that scam contact to us via the following link: I encourage you to read these Safety Tips too: Please be careful everyone; don’t become a scammer’s victim!