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. i have been turning in my tokens for days now and since 11/24 they have NOT been putting the winners for the “token exchange” on the boards…all it says is they will be up shortly….kinda makes me feel like it is all a scam and u just want to keep people online…what’s up with that…is there an issue with the online stuff…???

  2. I just received a bunch of text messages supposedly from Danielle .. phone # 662-294-5459 .. telling me that I’m a 2nd place winner … $50,000.00 !! telling me not to be nervous, that she was totally legit !! I did not give any of my info !!!

  3. We were contacted by the PCH on Friday November 6 today they contacted us and they are asking us pay $15,000 pretax on the vehicle we’d like to know if this is a scam or if this is you the name is Alphonso Porter email
    a.porter310@yahoo.com

    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!

  4. I am being scammed right now people saying they’re publishers clearing House. They stole my cousin’s identity and is talking to me right now. They asked me to text this person. Said their name is Allison price, her number is 3608387778!

    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!

    1. We’re happy to assist you with this problem, but we are going to need some additional information to resolve this issue. Please reach out to our technical support team by clicking the link right here: https://bit.ly/ContactPCH, or by calling our technical team at 1-800-476-4724. We look forward to hearing from you.