AVOID PCH SCAMS: LOOK FOR THE BLUE CHECK MARK

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. Got a call….I practically choked…laughing..let him talk..boring day..he is the manager..so he got to take his dog to work..HILLAIOUS..

    1. Hello Linda, 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.

  2. I got a message from James mark said he was with pch that I won some.money last night he needed a 200 dollar apple I phone card like a dumb ass I did it and this morning he said I needed a nother 500 dollars so the FedEx guy could deliver the 100000 dollars I won but he didn’t get that from me it make me pissed itook the 200 dollars I hade for my medicine

    1. Hello Larry, 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!!

    1. Scammers called 3 times left messages saying I won $5 Million. Called back the number and they hung up.

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  5. My name is Douglas. Some one name Paul is using my sweepstakes account. Please look into this and fix it. My brother Dennis uses the account .

    1. Hello Dennis, thank you for contacting PCH. 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 8:30 am to 11:00 pm EST, Monday through Friday and 8:30 am to 5 pm EST Saturdays. We look forward to hearing from you.