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. I received a spammer pretending to be from PCH, her name is Sharon Blevins and I have the screen shots and the messages saved on my messenger God bless you all your, in my prayers 🙌

    1. Hi Lorrie, we’re very sorry to hear the scammers are bothering you. 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. Stay safe!

    1. Hello Cynthia! 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 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. You may also reach out by using our Digital Assistant that can also be found at the link we provided. We look forward to hearing from you.

  2. So, I got a letter in the mail and it stated that I should go to http://www.pch.com/FINAL and enter an activation code noted on the letter to be eligible to win $7,000 a week for life Oct 31, authorized prize and enter this code by midnight Oct 28th, cause then my chance expires. Is this legit??

    1. Hi there, I’m sorry to tell you that was a scammer, not the real PCH. 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! You can report them to us at this link: https://bit.ly/Report-Scam-To-PCH. We provide numerous videos, blogs, and tips to recognize these scammers here: https://info.pch.com/fraud-protection-2/. Take care!

  3. I keep receiving messages and calls from 2097796475, Andy Goldberg, saying I have won millions from PCH but must pay to have the gold stamp with a claimers vanilla card money.

  4. Also I want to make everyone aware of there are people that pay to get a verified checkmark on any an every “Social Media Site” that there is it don’t cost that much they have come through many of time’s saying that they are this person or that person so how do we know that it’s actually the legit “Verified Page” and not the scamming “Verified Page’s” that are out there⁉️

    1. Hi Krystal! Please remember that the real 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. Please report any scammers that contact you 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!

  5. Winning is always free with PCH no purchase needed. I’m in it to win it. My safety and protection is pch top priority I search for the blue ✔️.

  6. Is this a scam site on Facebook? Here is the profile link in question: https://www.facebook.com/$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    The name given is “Margaret Cather;”
    The phone number given is ($$$) $$$-$$$.
    The email given is $$$$$$$$$$@gmail.com
    I just want to be safe and to also let you know
    about this possible scam going on on Facebook.

    1. Hi Mareesha! 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!

  7. I believe scammers or hacker has rewrote software for my account
    I have caught him moving my lotto
    numbers more than once he seems to cherry pick the good stuff from my account and everyone says no way I have gave my best effort and if that isn’t good enough for the wins that iv had then just maybe I’ll need to move on to bigger and better

    1. Hi Darrin! 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!