3 Scam Safety Tips: “I Received A Friend Request From The PCH Prize Patrol!”

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:


  1. Deny

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.

  1. Report

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.

  1. 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!

Joe W.
PCH Creative

Leave a Reply


  1. I have this person sharon westgate saying she works for pch and wanting me to send info to some place. (Tammyhudgins542@gmail.com) . I know you say you never contact people over facebook but i get this all the time.

    1. Sadly, there are scammers out there who use our good name and reputation to try to deceive people. If you are ever contacted by someone who is posing as the real PCH, please report it to us via this link: http://bit.ly/Report-Scam-To-PCH. We would like to let everyone know that you never need to pay to claim a PCH prize you may have won. Also, PCH will never contact winners via phone, text, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook requests, or private messages. Large prize winners are notified in person. The best thing about PCH is that it’s free to enter and free to win!

  2. Today I received a phone call that said that i won PCH but needed to go to Bank of America and pay the taxes on the cash and car I won. I knew it was a scam because the caller id was from an unknown caller and the voice on the other end was from India. Please make people aware that you do not require any payment of taxes and such prior to receiving the prize patrol’s visit. This is the 3rd time I have received a phone call like this telling me I WON on the day of awards with PCH. I am assuming that I am correct in saying that you will never call the winners either when they win! Am I correct?

    1. Hello Nancy, 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: http://bit.ly/PCH-Safety-Tips. Please be careful everyone; don’t become a scammer’s victim!

  3. i m mustaq hossain search pchprize patrol $2.6 million plus more a winner prize to delevari.. pchfrontpage accept my final entery to win $2.6 million plus $5,000. a week for life pch gwy no 8800..especial early look event on December 22 nd. i want to win……..

    mustaq hossain
    khalispur khulna bangladesh
    city khulna. country Bangladesh
    zip code 9000