SPREAD THE WORD ON SCAMMERS!

One thing you’ll hear us warn you about over and over again is scammers pretending to be from the real PCH. Unfortunately, this is a big problem. We can’t emphasize it enough. So today I’m going to remind everyone how to identify, avoid and help Spread the Word on Scammers!

It’s unfortunate that we have to worry about this stuff, but we do. I mean, PCH is about making dreams come true, after all. Some popular PCH scams include being asked to pay to claim a prize, false winning notifications on social media and fake social media friend requests. Let’s touch briefly on each.

You Never Have To Pay To Claim A PCH Prize

REMINDER #1: YOU NEVER HAVE TO PAY TO CLAIM A PCH PRIZE

The winning is ALWAYS FREE at PCH. If someone contacts you claiming to be from PCH and tells you that you’ve won a prize – then asks you to send a payment or money card in order to claim the prize – STOP! It’s a scam. Some scammers will send a fake check claiming it’s a partial prize reward and that you need to pay to get the rest. Nice try – but it’s a scam. You NEVER have to pay to claim a PCH prize.

PCH Winners Are Not Notified Through Social Media

REMINDER #2: PCH WINNERS ARE NOT NOTIFIED THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA

One of the things we’re most famous for is our PCH Prize Patrol simply showing up at winners’ houses. That’s how we get the best winning moments – by shocking and surprising our winners. If we notified major prize winners on social media, email, phone, letter, etc., there would be NO surprise. Who wants that?

PCH Will Never Contact You On Social Media

REMINDER #3: PCH WILL NEVER CONTACT YOU ON SOCIAL MEDIA

While we’re on the topic of social media, if you receive a friend request from PCH or members of the Prize Patrol, delete it. It’s a scam. Sadly, it’s easy for scammers to set up fake social media accounts and reach out to unsuspecting fans. But it’s also easy to recognize a real PCH social media page. All real PCH-verified social media pages have a blue checkmark at the top of the page. Make sure you look for it.

Report Scammers

So, what should you do if you think you’ve been contacted by a scammer? Report it. Just fill out our online PCH Scam Incident Report. Let us handle the rest. Don’t engage with scammers, just report them. For even more guidance, check out our Fraud Protection page. Here you’ll find a lot of great, in-depth information on this topic.

Well, that should do it. Just keep these things in mind, and you should be good to go. Please share this information with family and friends so they, too, can help spread the word on scammers! Take care and be safe!

Tina P.
Online Creative

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  1. what about your advertisers that are scamming people? I saw an ad sponsored by Dr. Oz for keto vitalsynergy pills. I received these pills which I believe was a sample but somehow was slammed with a charge for an additional 94.90 charge. My doctor says that I should not take these pills so my very expensive bottle sits unopened. I am on a fixed income and know that i was taken advantage of. I will never again endorse any advertiser through PCH. I thought I could believe in your organization but was sadly mistaken. The companies involved are: VitalSynergyKeto 15568 Brookhurst St #335 Westminster, CA 92683 and Garneryoushape 10580 N.McCarran Blvd. #115-309 Reno, NV 89503. The first address is who sent me the product and the second is who charged my credit card $94.90. PLEASE AS A WORD OF WARNING FOR ALL POSSIBLE CUSTOMERS–DO NOT TRUST THESE PEOPLE AND THEIR CUSTOMER SERVICE THIEVES!!!!!!