Accessibility Statement


Just about everyone is on some sort of social media – and that includes PCH. We are on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. And while our social media pages are lots of fun and a great way to communicate with our fans, we still must be mindful of scammers. So, I’m here to remind you: To avoid PCH scams, look for the Blue Check Mark!

It’s unfortunate but true – there are scammers out there that pretend to be PCH who troll for your personal information. But your safety and protection are our top priority! And looking for the blue verified check mark is the easiest and best way to know the page you’re interacting with is the REAL PCH! Here are a few things to remember, which should help you make better informed decisions and ultimately avoid falling for PCH-related scams.

To Prevent Being Scammed Online, Remember…
• At PCH, it’s always FREE to enter
• You Never Have To Pay to receive a PCH Prize – the winning is always FREE
• PCH will NEVER send you a private message, text or friend request on social media
• The PCH Prize Patrol NEVER contacts winners by phone, email or social media.
• We NEVER notify winners in advance!
• DO NOT post personal information on Social Media
• All PCH’s Social Media pages have a verified Blue Check Mark
• We LOVE awarding prizes to our winners in person
• If you win the SuperPrize, the PCH Prize Patrol will show up in person

Avoid PCH scams: Look for the Blue Check – SCAM Safety Information
Avoid PCH scams: Look for the Blue Check – SCAM Safety Information

Scammers often attack PCH fans using our PCH Fan Page on Facebook. Please look at this informative SCAM Safety video from PCH Prize Patrol’s Todd, Dave and Danielle. They will tell you more on what to look out for.

Important SCAM Safety Information…

Here’s an important video you should watch that can help you avoid being the victim of a PCH-related scam.

Avoid PCH scams: Look for the Blue Check – Know the Facts

Online safely is a concern for everyone and every company – and even more so with the emergence of social media. That’s why to stay safe, it’s so important that you know the facts. We want you to WIN BIG MONEY – not become a victim of a PCH-related scam! We can’t stress it enough: To avoid PCH scams, look for the Blue Check Mark! It’s the easiest and best way to know the page you’re interacting with is the REAL PCH! Now that you’re armed with PCH safety knowledge, go enter as many PCH Sweepstakes as you can!

Tina P.
Online Creative

P.S. We’re always here for you to answer any questions you may have about how PCH winners are notified or how to report a PCH-related scam.

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  1. I was advised of winning 28 mil on 10/10/ 2023 using code #01145238 but probably another scammer. Sad that one does not know who is real and PCH, has had so many scammers that afraid to patronize for fear of scammers. Scammer called to advise of winning. This prize but never know who is real or not. I play all the time but PCH has lost a lot of respect and customers due to all these scammers. Was advised to call 1-800-311-$$$$ to confirm winnings but probably a scammer. If not a scammer please rebuild my trust and respect for PCH by contacting me at my cell phone 1-541-953-$$$$ and assuring me this was not a mistake, or scammer. My life and marriage depend on it.

  2. Hi Tony! It sounds like you’re describing a scam. It’s important to remember that PCH does not contact winners of a major prize via phone, text, email, mail, or on Social Media. Also, if anyone asks you for money for any reason to claim a prize, you can be sure they’re a scammer. Please don’t give them any money, or any personal information! Scammers are very sneaky and will use our good name and reputation to try to deceive people. Stopping them is a team effort so please report any and all scam contacts you receive to PCH at this link: We provide numerous videos, blogs, and tips to recognize these scammers here: Stay safe!

  3. I received an e-mail from PCH asking me for a lot of my information. Name, address, phone number, Birthdate. The e-mail said it was part of the “PCH on-going donation program”. I presume that this is a phishing attempt, but do not want to miss out on an opportunity. I did not respond to the e-mail.
    If this is a legitimate award effort, please contact me.
    Thank you.

  4. I’m getting emails to do PCH lotto games and stuff like a bunch of games is that PCH true. There is a Susan Williamson who says she is the president of PCH. Or there was a Todd Sloane. Something like that I was getting emails to go for that $15000000 sweepstakes just one more chance entry, you just might be the next PCH millionaire Steven. That’s how some emails say to my email. So please tell me if they’re for real.

    1. Hi Steven! We’d be happy to assist you with this but we’re going to need a little more information. Please reach out to our Customer Service team who will be happy to help. You can find all our contact information right here: We look forward to hearing from you!

      1. The phone no. is $$$-$$$-$$$$ telling me that I need to buy a vanilla VISA gift card for $300.00 dollars because I won 8.5 million dollars and a new BMW c-6 car. The Vanilla VISA card is when they get here the card proves it was Me that won. They wanted me to call them when I bought the card. they told me when they got here they would take the card and give me my $300.00 dollars back to me and also give me $50,000.00 dollars cash along with 8.5 Million and the BMW C-6 car. Then they would take a picture of me and the wife and there team together then they would leave. I figure this was a scam they kept calling me that day I just didn’t answer the phone.

      2. Hi Edward! That was not the real PCH calling you; it was a scammer 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. Make sure to report that scam contact to us via the following link: I encourage you to read these Safety Tips too: Stay safe!