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Know The Official Publishers Clearing House Websites!

Hello PCHers!

As we mentioned earlier this week, we are celebrating National Consumer Protection Week – a nationwide campaign that encourages consumers like you to take full advantage of your consumer rights and make better-informed decisions.

Our fans’ safety is our number one priority, and we do everything we can to prevent scammers from contacting you, as well as keep you informed on how to protect yourself against scams. There are so many opportunities to win with PCH, but we want to make sure you know which ones are legitimate. That way, you will be able to spot the scams right away!

If you notice a website that doesn’t have a familiar URL, this may be a PCH scam. You may also notice that there is bad grammar, poor spelling, and incorrect punctuation. This should also be a red flag for you.

Another warning sign we’ve picked up on is that sometimes the scammers will slightly twist the names of our PCH properties — or even combine names of our company and another company you may be familiar with — in their communications. That’s why we put together this list of the official Publishers Clearing House websites, so you never have to wonder if the communication you’re receiving is real or not.

In addition, this is a list of all our official social media profiles. Remember, the PCH Prize Patrol will never friend request you or private message you on social media.

Hopefully this list helps you avoid scammers pretending to be from PCH. As always, the most important thing to remember is that at PCH, the winning is ALWAYS free! So if you receive a communication from someone pretending to be from PCH that says you need to send money to claim a prize, DON’T DO IT – it’s a scam!

Cara F.
Social Media Manager

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  1. Received a call asking if I would be home on Tuesday to accept a $42 million dollar check from PCH. Not sure if legit?

    1. Hello Angela! 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: http://bit.ly/Report-Scam-To-PCH. I encourage you to read these Safety Tips too: https://bit.ly/FraudProtection2. Please be careful everyone; don’t become a scammer’s victim!

  2. Every time I try to submit entry, it will not allow me to advance. I’ve been doing this for years and never had this problem before. Sorry, I just hate losing when its not my fault.

  3. I have been with PCH for sixteen years, and when I have trouble getting on their site, Spectrum takes over and says it’s not available. Nita Whisenhunt here. 

    1. Hi Nita, we apologize for the difficulties you have experienced. In order to resolve the issue, we ask that you please clear the cookies and cache in your browser. For step-by-step instructions, please click the following link: http://bit.ly/Clear-Cookies-Cache If you continue to experience issues after clearing your cookies and cache please feel free to reach out to us by using our Digital Assistant by clicking here: https://bit.ly/ContactPCH

  4. I received a letter on Dec 5, 2022, Dated 28 November 2022, from Publishers Clearing House with a check for $7,900.50 to cover insurance and attorney fees. I called the Claim Manager as specified in the letter, on December 6, 2022. The claim manager told me to go ahead and deposit the check after he had verified everything in the letter. So I went ahead the following day (Dec 7, 2022) and deposited the check. Today (Dec 8, 2022) I checked the bank, statement and it says pending, check is being returned? I called the Claims Manager, but I could not get through and I couldn’t leave a message, the voicemail was not available.

    1. Hello Alice, We certainly take the issue of scams and the illegal use of our name by scammers very seriously; that’s why we regularly educate our fans on what they can do to protect themselves. Unfortunately, scammers aren’t always easy to locate since many of them operate out of country. You can do your part to help us by reporting all scam contacts that you receive. Here’s how to report scammers on Facebook: http://bit.ly/ReportPCHScamFB and all other scam contacts can be reported to PCH via this link: http://bit.ly/Report-Scam-To-PCH. It’s important to remember that the real PCH will never send you a private message or friend request, and we’ll never ask for money to claim a prize. I encourage you to take a look at this blog article for some great tips on how you can stop scammers from contacting you on Facebook: http://bit.ly/StopFBScammers.

  5. Does PCH have a senior by the name of Michael Collin I received a call about Winning or is this a scam his phone number was $$$ $$$-$$$$? Thank You!

    1. Hi Marsha, I’m sorry to say that’s a scammer calling you. 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. Make sure to report that scam contact to us via the following link: http://bit.ly/Report-Scam-To-PCH. I encourage you to read these Safety Tips too: https://bit.ly/FraudProtection2. Please be careful everyone; don’t become a scammer’s victim!