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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  2. So confused by people being angry with PCH for delivering FREE, entertaining & possibly life changing sweepstakes.

    I say THANK YOU PCH~

  3. You wouldn’t believe the amount of scam artists set up here to wanna reach out to you on Instagram a lot more so than Twitter or Facebook . I have sent some entropy and some are just still in the inbox because it’s overwhelming and very very aggravating that I have I would say at least 50 inboxes from certain people saying there claiming to be PCH and PCH wants me to fill out a single fraud report report for each everyone that’s too much for me I don’t know about you . I don’t give them the information that they want and whether they sad one this or that in even if it’s just free air I give them nothing and they try real hard. I’m in two win with PCH.

  4. I have had scammers send me numerous friend requests on Facebook. They use PCH pictures and names of PCH Prize Patrol but change the spelling. I have had a few people call me claiming to be with PCH. How they got my phone number I have no idea. This 1 man was scary he was describing my vehicles. I figured he must have used Google Maps, I have know idea. I play every day for hours. I am hoping all my hard work gets noticed. I would love to have my own home again and pay back everybody that has helped me, especially my son, Dustyn. I would love to see the real Prize Patrol knocking at my door. I am in it to win it!!

    1. Hello Edie, that is definitely a scammer who contacted you! PCH will never send friend requests, private messages, or winner notifications via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc; we also never ask for money to claim a prize. Do not give this person any personal information and certainly do not send them any money!! Instead, report them to PCH by completing a Scam Incident Report. Here’s how: http://bit.ly/Report-Scam-To-PCH. Check out this FAQ for info on how to stop scammers from contacting you on Facebook: http://bit.ly/StopFBScammers. Please be careful everyone; don’t become a scammer’s victim!

  5. I used to get it but not from PCH. It from somewhere els. They asked me to sent a small amount to pay for confirmation( I knew that not real) I don’t have money, I said then they hang up the phone.

  6. Yeah we know all the different ways but some of us never winning and the people that are hurting for money it makes them very sad and depressed because some of us are not book smart or computer smart and some of us have disabilities to where we can’t learn but we play the game everyday no I have to admit there’s one game that I can’t play because I can’t read very well I can only read things that I know I’ve been three difficult life I’ve been through so much in my life I don’t have any real family or friends I am on disability I only get 7:25 a month and the way the rent’s been going up and things has been going up in the world I barely make it month through month I don’t have any other resources or money coming in I have no family or friends that will help I don’t own anything I just feel like no one really cares

  7. PCH should be ashamed that they’ve not awarded one for life guaranteed for award this entire year because of the escape plan of No return bs. And if this isn’t posted like the last 5 attempts – I will post it all over social media

  8. With absolutely not one match for the entire year except the forever one in February I am not even going to watch the clues
    I have amassed 750 million tokens in 20 months and nothing has come my way yet
    PCH should be ashamed to advertise Guaranteed for award with the “unless there’s a no match”
    That’s a legal escape plan to never award the real prizes