Greetings, fans and friends,
Here at PCH, we detest scammers as much as you do. We think it’s awful when unscrupulous individuals impersonate the “real” Publishers Clearing House and contact fans and friends like you, often asking their victims to send some sort of payment to claim a fake PCH “prize” (something, by the way, that PCH would never do)!
That’s why you need a convenient way to quickly and easily report a PCH scam – and we now have one.
Introducing the brand new online PCH Scam Form.
We encourage you to use this new scam reporting form if you’ve been contacted by a scammer over the phone, by postal mail, by email or social media. If you’ve received a scam contact by email or on Facebook, you may feel free to report the scam using the new online scam form.
Our new form will take you step-by-step through a short list of questions regarding the scam contact you received, and will help us to serve you better!
Let’s go through it together …
- When you arrive at the “How do I report a scam?” page, simply click on the link to fill out a Scam Incident Report:
• Clicking on the link will bring you to the Fraud/Scam Incident Report page:
- Read through this page carefully. If you’ve received a scam contact from someone claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House, fill in the “Yes” circle. You will then be asked if you sent or lost money to the scammers. If you answer “Yes,” you will be prompted to submit information about the scam incident, such as your name and phone number, the date and time of the incident, your home address, your email address, the amount of money you may have sent the scammer, and any additional comments you’d like to report (see the picture below for a portion of this page).
By the way, if you did lose money to a scammer, we recommend that you report the scam to your local authorities.
It is very important that you not engage further with the scammer. Do not send any more money, and do not reply to their calls, letters or emails!
- Once you’ve filled out your information and hit “submit,” PCH will share your information with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the US Postal Service, and police and law enforcement officials around the country; to help these agencies put a stop to such illegal and fraudulent scam operations.
For more information on how to protect yourself from scams, check out PCH’s Consumer Affairs link on pch.com.
Stay safe, everyone!
Please take a look at these other blogs, too!
Did I Win from PCH or Am I Being Scammed?
Do You Think You’re the Victim of a PCH Impostor Scam? Here’s What to Do!
PCH Scam Warning: Please Don’t Post Your Personal Information!