Danielle’s Desk: I Was Asked to Pay a Fee to Claim My Prize. Was This PCH?

Greetings, fans and friends!

Today is Saturday, which means it’s time for the weekly “Danielle’s Desk” video on PCH’s Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter pages – where Danielle of the PCH Prize Patrol answers questions from our fans.

Today’s question on Danielle’s Desk is: I Was Asked to Pay a Fee to Claim My Prize. Was This PCH? Here’s Danielle with the answer:

That’s a really good question … and just to make sure all of our fans and friends know the answer, here are some of the key points that Danielle emphasizes in this video:

• The answer to the question I Was Asked to Pay a Fee to Claim My Prize. Was This PCH? Is NO.
• If you are contacted by someone claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House or claiming to be a PCH Employee who says that you won a prize but in order to claim it, you must …
• buy a gift card or a money order
• pay a shipping, handling or delivery fee
• prepay taxes
• pay a deposit
• give a credit card number, bank information or your personal information
• call a toll-free number

… that person is NOT affiliated with the real Publishers Clearing House.

At PCH, you will NEVER be asked to pay a fee to claim your prize! The winning is always 100% FREE and 100% FUN!

Now that you know that you will never be asked to pay a fee to claim a Publishers Clearing House prize, I hope you’ll steer clear of imposters pretending to be from PCH. In fact, the smart thing to do is report it to us right away by completing our online PCH Scam Incident Report. It’s fast and easy, and not only will it help us, it will help other fans and friends who might be contacted by imposters claiming to be from PCH.

If you’ve been contacted by someone asking you to pay a fee to claim a PCH prize, let us know in the comments below.

Stay safe, fans and friends, and stay in it to win it!

Debbie K.
PCH Creative

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  1. Many times I have gotten these calls. The last one just this morning knew my husbands name and told it to me. even asked me is I was Mrs his name. I was the second place prize winner and would only have to pay $98.74 for the prize. the call was at 10:54 PST on 6/15/22.

    1. Hello Elmer, 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. Hello Norris, 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!!

  2. I barely found this out about the Blu chk mark? An I’m very afraid to play alot of the lottos, an get into pages I don’t know?? I’m teaching myself on a smart phone,not computer savvy,!! I try ,but it’s very confusing an mind bogging, don’t really know how to play or enter, except by phone😩😩😥

  3. Danielle is all over Twitter telling me I have to pay to get my winnings I told her win ings is free but on and on a a few to collect pch I want my winnings

    1. Hello Norris, that was not the real Danielle who contacted you in either case. PCH does not contact winners via social media, whether it be through private message or friend request. Please report the fake account to us here: http://bit.ly/Report-Scam-To-PCH. Check out this link for info on how you can stop scammers from contacting you: https://bit.ly/FraudProtection2. Stay safe everyone and be careful of scammers pretending to be the REAL Prize Patrol!

  4. I was contacted . Won pch2.5 million just pay 1328.13 $
    Showed Danielle photo
    Showed list with my name on it.
    Only had 3days to pay.