How Do I Report a PCH Scam?

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:

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• Clicking on the link will bring you to the Fraud/Scam Incident Report page:

How do I report a PCH scam

  • 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!

Scam Report Report

  • 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!

Debbie K.
PCH Creative

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!

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  1. I keep trying to fill out the scam incident report. It is not working for me and am about giving up. Since I feel reporting this is important I would like to find an easier way. Please help

    1. Hello Tish, thank you for contacting PCH. In order for us to assist you with your question we will need a bit more information. We kindly ask that you contact us by phone at your convenience. Our customer service representatives may be reached at http://bit.ly/ContactPCH between 8:30 am to 11:00 pm EST, Monday through Friday and 8:30 am to 5 pm EST Saturdays. We look forward to hearing from you.

  2. My name is David I think I might have been scam I’ve been contacted several times by man then I’m one money clearing House one money there’s a man called me but unclaimed money ing I need to open the bank account and I think it might be a scam too here’s the phone number from that man one Washington DC the man send the problem clearing House is 1225-482-1444 Lucy Louisiana and then there’s several here one from one 1575-21-221-4209 three from New York 1 2 2 New York 902-99-1929-581-33-07-1929-581-3307 15-203-208 I don’t know if that’ll help you or not if you want to get hold of me my email address you got if I didn’t lose no money but don’t really know open a bank account hope it is on help to you all

    1. Hello David, 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!

  3. Hi I keep getting calls from this number saying that he is from PCH the number is 1 7862970356 is this a number you use to call someone who has won a prize . Now when I ask the individual what email I’m using he gives me another email that isn’t what I use for PCH to sign into please contact me that I use as the contact for you to contact me or the email that I use to log in your site that is down below to let me know that that is not PCH that contacted me . Thank You

    1. Hello Ronald, 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!