Are You A Friend of PCH? Do It the Right Way!

Here at Publishers Clearing House, we’re a pretty friendly group. And over the years, I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have a number of my coworkers become my friends. And the same can be said for YOU! After all, we do it all for you! New games, creative contests, the SuperPrize, and more. It’s all done to make sure we can bring you – our friends – the best PCH experience possible.

In fact, I can’t think of another company in which the employees and fans have such a dynamic relationship. And while we call y’all our friends – and we really mean it – we must caution you not to accept any friend requests that look like they’re coming from someone at PCH. These requests come from scammers and they are not your friends!!! Real PCH friends know we won’t send you friends requests and that we see your friendship through your loyalty to the family of PCH sites, apps, and social media platforms like the PCH Fan Page on Facebook.

That pic in the middle is PCH Winnerologist Eve Fish. That’s how fake and unscrupulous scammers can be!

Here’s the thing (and yes, it pains me to say it) but scammers are smart. As much as PCH does to eliminate online threats, scammers keep thinking up new ways to potentially trick you. And we’re not cool with that! So, while you may get a rush of excitement when your inbox shows a friend request from Danielle Lam, Howie Guja, or any other PCH employee, we need you to remember that it’s a scammer impersonating us, and to decline the request and report it to us. Regardless of how real it seems, any apparent contact from a PCH employee is a SCAMMER and is completely and totally FAKE – so don’t fall for it!

And just in case you think you’re the only one being contacted by scammers, think again. It’s even happened to me! You see, scammers think we will fall for anything. Look at it this way – I write blogs about how PCHers will never send you a friend request and I work with Danielle, Howie, and Todd every day. Seriously – all three of them sit about 50 feet from me! I am the last person that can be fooled by scammers, but scammers don’t discriminate and will go after anyone.

Take it from me – an actual PCH employee and a real insider – don’t take the bait and never accept a friend request from a scammer pretending to be a PCHer.

Stay safe online, friends!

Russell S.
PCH Creative

P.S. Have you been contacted by a scammer imitating someone from PCH? Don’t just ignore it! Report it using PCH’s Fraud/Scam Incident Report. It’s fast and easy and helps. Put an end to scammers forever.

P.P.S. PCH’S The View Week is not over yet! The gang is back on today’s brand-new episode with more prizes to give away!

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  1. This is the second time that I have been extremely disappointed in PCH. I have worked hard and achieved the VIP Elite Rating and have recently been mailed status reports on the upcoming visit of the prize patrol on 4//30/2020. These posts from PSH have the group photo and are clearly marked with the PCH address. Each naming me in conjunction with the next win. The Delivery status lists my name and shows the transit of the delivery team to my home with my address on a certain day. This is the second time this has happened with no one showing up. This has of course made me very unhappy with PCH!

    1. While I can understand that it may get discouraging at times, you’ve got to be “in it to win it”. Keep in mind that we do receive millions of entries, but only one person can win each giveaway. However, every entry you submit has the same fair chance as every other entry we receive, so keep trying. Our winners are randomly selected and there’s no way to know who we’re going to surprise next. To see all of your entry options each day, click here: Good luck to you and all who enter!!

    2. If you read closely, it states things like “in the winning radius” or “could be you”. Many people get those emails and they are all giving you entries while confirming your information. A winner doesn’t know they will win until the day they receive the prize. I don’t think PCH should be something to hang you hat on winning and retiring off of, but it passes the time and since everyone has a free, equal chance if winning, you never know–it could be you.🙂