Greetings, fans and friends!
Often, when I read your blog comments I see posts that go something like this:
- I received an email from PCH telling me that I was a SuperPrize winner. How do I know if it’s really PCH?
- Someone sent me a friend request on Facebook saying they were from PCH and that I won a million dollars. Did I really win?
- Danielle Lam contacted me on social media and said that I won a big Publishers Clearing House prize – is this real or is this a scam?
These types of comments make me sad because there are shady individuals out there who want to scam fans like you!
So, let me make this perfectly clear:
- Are PCH SuperPrize winners notified by email? NO!
- Are PCH SuperPrize winners notified on Facebook? NO!
- Are PCH SuperPrize winners notified on any type of social media … by text message … or by phone?
NO … NO … and NO!
Publishers Clearing House never contacts major prize winners by email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any social media platform. And, PCH never contacts major prize winners by text message or telephone!
So, how does Publishers Clearing House contact major prize winners? I think you know the answer to that … the famous Prize Patrol loves to surprise our SuperPrize winners in person! In fact, most PCH prizes over $10,000 are awarded by the PCH Prize Patrol.
After all, one of the most thrilling things about winning a Publishers Clearing House SuperPrize (apart from the prize, of course) is a surprise visit from the world-famous PCH Prize Patrol. So, if you ever receive some sort of notification that you’re a PCH major prize winner, but you’re left wondering, “Did I really win from Publishers Clearing House?” you may be the intended victim of a scammer pretending to be from PCH. Don’t let that happen!
Want to read more about how PCH winners are notified? Read this!
Another important fact to remember is that there are never any strings attached to winning a Publishers Clearing House prize. The winning at PCH is always free! We never ask for bank account information … there is no processing fee, tax or special handling charge required to win … and our prizes are delivered free of charge to the winners. If you are contacted by someone claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House and are asked to send or wire money, send a pre-paid gift card or a Green Dot MoneyPak card, or to cash a check and send a portion back as payment for any reason to claim a Sweepstakes prize – STOP! You have NOT heard from the real Publishers Clearing House.
If you have been contacted by a scammer, please don’t hesitate to fill out a Scam Incident Report.
At PCH, we want all our fans and friends to have fun and stay safe! And to all who enter, good luck!
P.S. Speaking of having fun, have you played Tri-Peaks Solitaire? It’s fun AND it’s free! Come back to the blog this afternoon and read all about this entertaining game … a few of our fans have commented that it’s one of their favorites!
For more information on PCH scams, please check out these blogs:
“I Was Contacted by Danielle Lam on Facebook”: Don’t Be Scammed!
Beware of PCH Scams on Facebook and Instagram!
Does PCH Contact Major Prize Winners in Advance?
Ive recently been scammed. They said i won weekly payments for life plus 1million and a new truck. They took over $400 from said for taxes and delivery. Plus they try to get loans and credit cards my name. How do they know games i play too? They took bill money which now i have cut off and no money to pay you. Stressing me out. I always pay my bills. They are harrassing me right now even. Said i have to pay delivery fee
Hello Jewel, 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!!