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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  3. I am being hounded and threatened now by three PCH agents to pay a clearance fee before I get 2 million that they say I won.

    Is my direct deposit number
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    1. Hi Cindy! Please be careful, those are scammers trying to contact you, NOT the real PCH. 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 those scam contacts 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. If you believe your father was a winner please contact us here: http://bit.ly/ContactPCH and we will be happy to look into that for you. Stay safe!

  4. I was notified by phone that I had won a large amount, with a car & gas card. I was informed to call ($$$)$$$-$$$$ with this code $$$$$$CH and speak to an agent & pay fee to release my funds. I did not call.

    1. Hi Martha, I’m glad you didn’t call that number. 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: https://bit.ly/FraudProtection2. Please be careful everyone; don’t become a scammer’s victim!

  5. Yes I have been contacted several times that I had won $2.5 million. With only a small fee for taxes and insurance and that it would be refunded. The man is clearly Asian or some one from a foreign country as his English is pretty bad. But he actually had me believe him once and I drove all the way across town with him on the phone to wells Fargo bank. There he sent me in and I looked pretty foolish but all of a sudden he said I had to do all the talking and the clerk wrote me a silent note that this was a scam. Sure was! He still tries calling me sometimes daily but I just tell him I don’t want my prize and hang up. Sorry this is long but it’s truly a lot more than what I told you.

    1. Hi Darla! I’m sorry to hear about that, but kudos to that bank clerk for helping you out! 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.

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