Do You Think You’re the Victim of a PCH Imposter Scam? Here’s What to Do!

Greetings, fans and friends,

I love reading your blog comments! But my heart breaks when I read comments from those of you who have been the victim of a PCH imposter scam.

Here at PCH, we work very hard to educate everyone about how to avoid a scam and how to report a scam. And while it might help other blog readers when you share your scam stories in the “comments” section of the blog, it is crucial that you report scams using our names properly – and immediately!

Report a PCH Scam
“Report a Scam!”
Says Danielle Lam

Whether you receive a fraudulent “friend request” on Facebook from a member of the PCH Prize Patrol (remember, the PCH Prize Patrol never sends friend requests on Facebook!) … or get a phone call, email or letter from someone claiming to be from PCH, who will award you a prize only if you send money first (something that would also never happen with the real PCH), you absolutely need to take the following action:

Report the scam using our Scam Incident Report
 Are you unsure of whether or not you’ve been scammed? We have tons of practical help on our Scam Prevention tab on Facebook as well as our Fraud Protection Page at PCH.com.

And while you’re on the PCH Blog, take a look at these informative posts:
PCH Scam Warning: Please Don’t Post Your Personal Information!
Think You’re Being Scammed? Check Out PCH’s New Scam Prevention Tab! 
How to Prevent Friend Requests from PCH Scammers 

Here at PCH, the safety and security of our fans, friends and customers is a top priority. We truly care about each and every one of you! Remember, knowledge is power!

Sincerely,

Debbie K.
PCH Creative

 

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Comments

  1. I have received several calls letting me know that we Won the PCH prize.I have to buy a gift card for 500.00 call the man back that was a sign.

  2. I have been scammed by a person claiming to be Todd Sloane he’s from Englewood N.J wanting several gift cards and electronics. I’m losing faith in PCH it’s causing these creeps a stage to scam people. I have been with you people for almost 20 years but had no problems till 2 or 3 years ago when I went on Facebook . I enjoy your games and quizzes.

    1. Hi Alice, I’m so sorry to hear you’ve been contacted by a scammer. It’s important to remember that PCH does not contact winners of a major prize via phone, text, email, mail, or on Social Media. Also, if anyone asks you for money for any reason to claim a prize, you can be sure they’re a scammer. Please don’t give them any money, or any personal information! You can report them to us at this link: https://bit.ly/Report-Scam-To-PCH. Check out this FAQ for info on how to stop scammers from contacting you on Facebook: http://bit.ly/StopFBScammers. Please be careful everyone; don’t become a scammer’s victim!

  3. I received a call the other day and said call back but I know it was a scammer he called from this number1-###-###-1966 I just want to report this .

    1. Hi Ruth, we’re so happy that you knew that wasn’t the real PCH who contacted you. We don’t notify winners via phone, standard mail, email, or social media. Also, we will never ask for money to claim a prize. Please report all scam contacts to PCH via this link: http://bit.ly/Report-Scam-To-PCH. We encourage everyone to review the following Safety Tips to better protect themselves from being scammed: https://bit.ly/FraudProtection2. Stay safe!

  4. Had a guy required to have me go and spend $450 for state taxes by picking up a Manila vanilla card at Walgreens Walmart Rite Aid etc. an order for publishers clearing house to drop off the big winner with the car and cash I told them that PCH never requires anything and I tried to call somebody and didn’t know who to call and I even tried looking up PCH to give them the information and couldn’t find anything so I actually having this out it’s a good thing to do

    1. Hello Cindy, we’re sorry to hear the scammers have contacted you. We would like to remind everyone that you never have to pay to claim a PCH prize. PCH do NOT contact winners of a major prize via phone, text, email, mail, or on Social Media. Please report all scammers to us by completing a scam incident report: https://bit.ly/Report-Scam-To-PCH. We provide numerous videos, blogs, and tips to help protect yourself and you can check it out here: https://info.pch.com/fraud-protection-2/. Please stay safe!

    1. Hi Kathren! The real PCH doesn’t notify our major prize winners via phone, standard mail, email, or social media, and we never ask for money to claim a prize. Please report any details you have about that scam contact to us at this link: http://bit.ly/Report-Scam-To-PCH. I also encourage you to check out these Safety Tips for some great info on what to watch for: https://bit.ly/FraudProtection2. Stay safe everyone!!

  5. PCH is for Real,, for me I started with PCH in February 1981 and is very happy.. I’m just happy to be alive a little over three weeks ago I was carjacked by gun point my car was Destroyed inside and out, but I needed to give up my car ,I saved my friends Life and myself..Life is important. Thank you all at PCH. David ny,,will order soon..👍

  6. I received Facebook Messenger messages, back to back from you. Both, “congratulated me, I need to speak to you”

    1. Hi Deborah, that is definitely a scammer who contacted you! We don’t contact our fans privately on Facebook. Scammers are very sneaky and will use our good name and reputation to try to deceive people; stopping them is a team effort so please report any and all scam contacts you receive to PCH at this link: http://bit.ly/Report-Scam-To-PCH. I also encourage you to take a look at this PCH Blog for info on how you can stop scammers from contacting you: http://bit.ly/StopFBScammers. Stay safe everyone!!

  7. Hi
    I have been scam requests since 2014. People friend me and say the are either. Danielle or Dave or Howie. Or A PCH agent. They ask for money and all my personal information like age birthrate address. Phone number. This makes me laugh because I keep telling them the real PCH prize patrol won’t ask you for money personal info ; they just show up at your door. I really have stopped reporting after first 2 months.
    But please nobody give out your correct birthrate scammers really can steal your identity. Be careful out there and good luck everyone.

    1. Hi Rina, sorry to hear you’ve been contacted by scammers and thank you for the warning. Please report all contacts from scammers to PCH via this link: http://bit.ly/Report-Scam-To-PCH. PCH does partner with the Federal Trade Commission and we send all scam reports to them so please make sure you let us know anytime a scammer contacts you. Remember, the real PCH never notifies major prize winners via phone, standard mail, email, or social media, and we never ask winners to pay to claim their prize. You can see more Safety Tips here: https://bit.ly/FraudProtection2. Please be careful everyone; don’t become a scammer’s victim.

  8. I was scammed about a year ago now for $300 dollers from someone that said she was Danielle Lam

    1. Hi Tammy, I’m so sorry to hear you’ve been contacted by a scammer. It’s important to remember that the real PCH doesn’t notify our major prize winners via phone, standard mail, email, or social media, and we never ask for money to claim a prize. Please report any details you have about that scam contact to us at this link: http://bit.ly/Report-Scam-To-PCH. I also encourage you to check out these Safety Tips for some great info on what to watch for: https://bit.ly/FraudProtection2. Stay safe everyone!!

  9. YES, I WAS THE VICTIM OF A SCAM YEARS AGO, BUT NOW I AM CONSTANTLY HARASSED BY SCAMMERS BECAUSE I DON’T KNOW. I JUST KNOW THERE ARE TOO MANY SCAMMERS AT PCH ONLINE

    1. Hi Odalys, I’m so sorry to hear you’ve been contacted by scammers. Please report all contacts from scammers to PCH via this link: http://bit.ly/Report-Scam-To-PCH. PCH does partner with the Federal Trade Commission and we send all scam reports to them so please make sure you let us know anytime a scammer contacts you. Remember, the real PCH never notifies major prize winners via phone, standard mail, email, or social media, and we never ask winners to pay to claim their prize. You can see more Safety Tips here: https://bit.ly/FraudProtection2. Please be careful everyone; don’t become a scammer’s victim.