I Received A Check From PCH. Is It Real?

As you know, PCH gives away much more than our big millionaire-making SuperPrizes! That’s right, we award lots of smaller cash prizes each and every day to lucky winners across the country, and the number keeps on growing!

Even though we award our SuperPrize winners live and IN PERSON – not over the phone or via email or social media – for the most part, some smaller PCH prize checks are sometimes sent via overnight delivery service using UPS and Fed-Ex – as well as standard U.S. Postal delivery service. So it’s not surprising that one of our blog readers commented the other day and said: I received a check from PCH. Is it real?

Know How To Recognize The Real Deal!

Yes, it’s only natural to be somewhat skeptical when you receive a check from PCH. Especially when there are people out there waiting to take advantage of those unsuspecting consumers.  Our goal is to prepare you so that you may recognize and avoid sweepstakes scams at all cost! And the number one way to know the difference between a REAL PCH prize check and a FAKE PCH prize check is this ….

Warning Sign: You Are Told You Need To Send Money To Claim Your Prize Money!

At PCH the winning is always FREE, so we would never request payment of any kind!   Remember:  You NEVER have to pay to win a PCH prize. The REAL Publishers Clearing House awards YOU the money, no strings attached. We would NEVER ask you to pay some kind of fee or tax in order to claim a prize, whether through the mail, email, telephone, or any other kind of communication.

And you can take that to the bank!

Jane M.
PCH Creative

P.S. We’re counting down to the entry deadline for our incredible $5,000.00 A Week Forever Prize, guaranteed to be awarded on February 28th.  That’s $5,000.00 A Week for the life of the winner and then after that – for the life of someone they choose! Be sure to enter by Feb. 25th for your chance to win!

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  1. I received a check for $235 It said it was a refund, I could cash it, and it didn’t ask for any money, up front or afterwards. But I only ordered about $20 worth of stuff, I was happy with it, and paid for it. Now what?

    1. Hello Kathleen, thank you for contacting PCH. The check is real and yours. 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 Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 11 PM & Saturday 8:30 AM to 5 PM Eastern Time. We look forward to hearing from you.

    1. Hi Kenneth! We’d be happy to assist you with this matter, but we’re going to need a bit more information. Please reach out to our Customer Service team. Our representatives are available to assist you Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 11 PM & Saturday 8:30 AM to 5 PM Eastern Time. Let me know if you need anything else!

  2. Just received a letter AND CHECK for $7500 telling me we won $2,500,000 and the check is to cover Attorney fees and other expenses.
    Sure sounds like a scam but the check looks real and is drawn on Wells Fargo Bank.
    If I were to cash check what could they do to me and how?
    Your comments appreciated.
    This is a new feature to me.

  3. Just received a letter AND CHECK for $7500 telling me we won $2,500,000 and the check is to cover Attorney fees and other expenses.
    Sure sounds like a scam but the check looks real and is drawn on Wells Fargo Bank.
    If I were to cash check what could they do to me and how?
    Your comments appreciated

    1. Hello Bob, that is definitely a scam, PCH would never send you a check like that. 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!!

  4. My husband and I received a phn call from someone who said his name was Dave sayers. Told us we won a Mercedes Benz and $3.5,000,000.00. Said we needed open an account, a new $0. Account so we could get $7,000 a week for life . That was on 6/15/22 with the next phn call additional info on 6/16/22. This persons voice was accented. I have seen pch. Commercials they are so joyous and the winners are presented as lovely hardworking family’s. You went to their homes. Not a contact phn call supposedly from New York.

    1. Hello Margot, that is definitely a scammer who contacted you! 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!

  5. I received a check that is supposedly be de to be deposited in my bank to complete pending fees.
    Is this this true?

    1. Hello Bobbie, that is definitely a scam, PCH would never send you a check like that. Please report all contacts from scammers to PCH via this link: http://bit.ly/Report-Scam-To-PCH. PCH does partner with the Federal Trade Commission and we send all scam reports to them so please make sure you let us know anytime a scammer contacts you. Remember, the real PCH never notifies major prize winners via phone, standard mail, email, or social media, and we never ask winners to pay to claim their prize. You can see more Safety Tips here: https://bit.ly/FraudProtection2. Please be careful everyone; don’t become a scammer’s victim.

  6. Do you send cashiers checks? Because I recieved a cashiers check today. Cashiers check is from security first credit union PO BOX 4829
    MCALLEN, TX 78502 THE AMT.
    $1296.20
    IS THIS REAL? I can’t seem to get a answer from anywhere.
    Contact me

    1. Hello Bonnie, we want to warn you about scam artists sending out real looking checks in an attempt to get you to send money! Remember, 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 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!!

  7. At PCH the winning is always free! I’m always happy to win anything from pch it’s always a surprise when I do win rather it’s a $5.00 check or$10.00 check I can appreciate it and use the money .🙏