Greetings, fans and friends,
Here’s an important PCH impostor scam alert for you:
Scammers can make Facebook friend requests look pretty convincing but take our word for it – they’re still scammers!
Take a look at the accounts listed above. They appear to be from real members of the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol – Todd Sloane, Danielle Lam and Dave Sayer – but they’re not! They’re all FAKE!
The bigger issue here is that ALL friend requests on social media – Facebook and Instagram – “claiming” to be from the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol, or any employee of Publishers Clearing House, are FAKE no matter how real the name of the page or the photos on the page seem.
If you receive a friend request from the PCH Prize Patrol, it is a PCH IMPOSTOR SCAM!
To repeat, members of the PCH Prize Patrol will never “friend request” you on social media. If you receive a friend request from the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol, DO NOT accept it. It is a SCAM! PCH does not send friend requests to anyone, for any reason.
In fact, please take a look at this helpful video on how to actively prevent friend requests from scammers.
If someone asks you to pay a fee to claim a “prize,” it is a PCH IMPOSTOR SCAM:
After sending you a friend request on social media, the next thing a scammer might do is to ask you to pay or wire money to claim a PCH “prize” that you’ve “won.” Remember, at PCH the winning is ALWAYS FREE! You never have to pay a fee of any kind to claim a PCH prize!
If someone tries to contact you on social media to declare that you are a BIG “winner,” it is a PCH IMPOSTOR SCAM!
PCH does not use social media to contact SuperPrize winners in advance! If someone contacts you in any way – whether it’s on social media, by phone, by email or by mailing you a letter or postcard – saying that they are coming to award a prize, they are NOT from the real Publishers Clearing House. PCH would never notify a winner in advance – that would ruin the surprise of the winning moment!
Do YOU think you’ve been the victim of a PCH impostor scam?
If you believe you’ve been contacted by a scammer, please do not hesitate to fill out our Scam Incident Report immediately!
At PCH we love our fans and we want you all to:
Stay safe …
Enter for free …
Have fun …
And maybe – just maybe – even win BIG someday soon!
Best of luck,
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P.S. There are plenty more PCH blog posts on scams – simply type the word “scam” into the search box at the top of your screen (hit the magnifying glass icon if you’re on a mobile device). You’ll find lots of helpful information on how to avoid scams.