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. just received a letter saying I won claim number PCH 44967 ($249,000.00) and enclosed a check from Us Hospitality LLC for $9697.50 to assist with out of pocket expense that I am required to pay taxes and processing fees. It is signed Deborah Holland. Is this real or a scam?

  2. Hello i was contact by, instagram Jonh Smith online agent,i was a second prize winner of $15milions and mercedes and trip for 2 then i talk with with general manager, Jermaine Thompson he is real the 2 peoples give a phone number i call and it say congratulation ,am i really a winner? Decheaswuddh Chhann

    1. That is definitely a scammer who contacted you! PCH will never send friend requests, private messages, or winner notifications via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc; we also never ask for money to claim a prize. Do not give this person any personal information and certainly do not send them any money!! Instead, report them to PCH by completing a Scam Incident Report. Here’s how: http://bit.ly/Report-Scam-To-PCH. Check out this FAQ for info on how to stop scammers from contacting you on Facebook: http://bit.ly/StopFBScammers. Please be careful everyone; don’t become a scammer’s victim!

  3. I need to know asap do yall have a man name mark Johnson because he got alot of money from me say it was money taxes I was to pay just need to make sure

  4. JUst got a called today I’m #2 winner
    $75000.00 and 2020 Mercedes
    Be here Friday ALSO WANT $3,500 FOR \DELARACTION sTAMP
    Peter Washington

    1. 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!

  5. I just got recently contacted over Twitter, by James Moore, saying I was a winner, wanted some info, but not asking for a few or anything, was wondering about this.

  6. I’m beginning to wonder if the whole pch games thing is a scam. I’ve deposited millions of tokens for entries to win certain rewards, and have yet to win anything. What does it take to win a reward?

    1. I assure you that PCH is the real deal! We’ve awarded over $492 Million to winners from all over the US and Canada and that number climbs daily! Remember that we do receive millions of entries but there can only be one winner per giveaway. However, every entry has the same fair chance so don’t give up.

  7. Check for the blue ✅ to know it’s the real deal! Pch publishing clearinghouse patrol team 👀 for the blue blazer and the onange white badgers match the prize patrol van with special delivery 🚛 to your front door 🚪