How To Report A PCH Scammer

Hi friends and fans! I hope today finds you well!

As a fan and follower of PCH, I bet you know all about the different ways to get in to WIN. Maybe you even dream of finding the Prize Patrol on your doorstep with champagne, flowers, and the “Big Check” made out TO YOU.

But have you ever thought about what you’d do if you were contacted by a Scammer pretending to be from the real PCH?

Scammers have lots of tricks up their sleeves, and here at PCH, we want to keep you in to win and above all – SAFE! In fact, Danielle from the Prize Patrol has some safety tips for you. Check out this video!

Now, let’s say that you HAVE been contacted by a scammer. What steps should you take next?

Whether a scammer has contacted you by phone, by postal mail, by email or by social media, don’t wait: fill out the online PCH scam form as soon as you can. You will be guided step-by-step through the process. Our goal is to keep you and all of our other PCH friends and fans protected!
Here are some other ways to help you STOP fraudulent Scammers in their tracks:

If someone tells you that you’ve won a major prize from PCH through social media (Facebook or Instagram)…

STOP!
PCH employees and Prize Patrol Members will NEVER contact you this way

Likewise, if you get a friend request or private message from someone claiming to be a PCH employee or a Prize Patrol Member…

STOP!
The Prize Patrol will NEVER send friend requests or private messages to you. EVER!

If someone says you must pay a fee or purchase something to claim your prize…

STOP!
There is NEVER a fee or a purchase required – at PCH the winning is always FREE!

If someone asks you to verify personal information (credit card number, bank account number, driver’s license number)…

STOP!
We will NEVER ask you for that information – and you should NEVER provide it to someone you don’t know!

Please remember: our BIG PRIZES are awarded live and in person by our famous Prize Patrol. Major prize awards and SuperPrize winners are NOT notified by email.

We may notify winners of smaller prize amounts by overnight express from UPS, FedEx or USPS Express Mail and occasionally through email (and if we do, rest assured: there’s no fee to claim ANY PRIZE!)

In the meantime, don’t let the scammers keep you from enjoying PCH to the fullest! There’s a $1,000.00 A Day For Life Prize in our special early look event that’s ready for award on October 31st! If there’s no match to the winning number, an alternate winner will be selected to receive a millionaire-making base prize instead.
With so much at stake in JUST WEEKS, enter every day and every way you can!
Go to PCH Sweepstakes
• Play at PCHgames
• Get news and entertainment info at PCHfrontpage
• Take a quiz at PCHquizzes
• Visit the PCH Fan Page on Facebook or download our PCH app (you can get a free download for both Android and Apple)

Stay safe everybody!

All the best,
Maria S.
PCH Online Creative

More Blog Posts of Interest:

What To Do If You’re Contacted By A Publishers Clearing House Scammer

How To Avoid Sweepstakes Scams

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  1. I have been contacted by a man Named Paul Goodman, saying he works for you and his phone is $$$ $$$-$$$$ and this is from New York. He said I won 5 million dollars, $2,000 a week, and a car. He calls 5 to 6 times a day and wants me to pay the Federal taxes on the $5 Million and wants a $1,000. I am refusing to do this as I don’t have that kind of money. I know you ask for nothing. He said if I don’t pay the $1,000, he will go on to the next person. He tried to sweet talk me says I am like his mom who he lost at 5 years old he says. Hope you can help me and let me know if this is truly a scam. Thank you.

    1. Hello Cathy! That is definitely a scammer who contacted you! 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 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!

  2. I think I’m being scammed right now. On the phone, they want me to get a gift card from CVS or TS for processing, they say Vanilla card. I’ve been asking them to send me written instructions and they aren’t. They claimed they sent the letters but had wrong address. He keeps saying God Bless You and claiming to be a Christian whose father was a pastor.

    1. Hello there! 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 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!