If you recently logged on to your social media and said, “I received a friend request from the PCH Prize Patrol,” it’s important to know that NO, you did not.
I know how excited you feel when you receive new notifications on social media. It’s always fun to see that you have a new friend request. Who doesn’t like making new friends? I’m sure that you, as a PCH fan, would be excited to get a friend request from the PCH Prize Patrol. But you should always keep scam safety in mind, and learn to recognize fraudulent behavior. Here are some tips to help you:
THREE SCAM SAFETY TIPS:
Whether it’s on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, you will NEVER receive a friend request from the PCH Prize Patrol. We do NOT use social media to contact winners in advance. So avoid all requests with anyone claiming to be from PCH or from the PCH Prize Patrol.
In addition to denying these scammers, it’s important to report them. You can help us put a stop to these frauds by following these simple steps.
- Look For Verified Pages
Though the real PCH Prize Patrol never sends out friend requests, we still like to interact with our fans! So when you follow us, whether it’s our Prize Patrol fan page, or any of our other great PCH social media pages, be sure to ONLY interact with those that have the verified blue check mark.
You may never get to tell your friends, “I received a friend request from the PCH Prize Patrol!” But we hope you’ll still follow us on social media to get info on the latest giveaways, winning moments, and everything else PCH.
We love to hear from our fans, and provide them with pages where they can safely interact with us. But whatever social media you find yourself on, keep in mind these scam safety tips, and stay safe. Most importantly, have fun!