Facebook Scams: Friend or Faux?

Facebook can be a wonderful place for folks like you and me to connect with friends, family and certain businesses we enjoy interacting with.  However,  like most great inventions and tools, it can be misused by people in a fraudulent attempt to deceive.  At  Publishers Clearing House,  officials have noticed a couple of “fake’ Facebook Fan Pages fraudulently created for the sole purpose of misleading PCH Fans

This is how the scam often works:

A scammer creates a “fake” PCH Fan Page in the hopes that people will “like” it.  When that occurs, the scammer will then contact the PCH Fan and ‘falsely” inform them that they have won a PCH sweepstakes prize, with one very deceitful twist – – the consumer will be asked to send or wire money, or some type of financial payment  in order to collect the “bogus” prize.

Here is some important information to help keep you protected….

1. You NEVER have to pay money to enter or receive a prize from Publishers Clearing House. It’s just that simple. If anyone says they are from Publishers Clearing House and they are asking for any type of payment so that you can receive a prize, you have not heard from the real PCH!

2. Publishers Clearing House will NEVER contact a prize winner via Facebook. If you are ever lucky enough to win a prize of $10,000.00 or more, the Prize Patrol will knock on your door and surprise you with a “Big Check.”  Should you win a prize valued under $10,000, Publishers Clearing House will notify you via certified mail that you are a winner.   And, you will NEVER be asked to make any type of payment for that prize award!  That’s the law!

How to Tell If A PCH Fan Page Is Legitimate!

The only legitimate PCH Fan Pages are the pages that are “LIKED” by Publishers Clearing House. Here’s a listing of official PCH Fan Pages that you can visit with complete confidence:

Remember: Being A PCH Facebook Fan Can Be Very Rewarding!

When you are a fan of any authorized  PCH Fan Pages you get to connect with other fans in addition to staying on top of the latest PCH happenings. When you “LIKE” us you’ll get insider “WINNING MOMENT” information and special contest opportunities.  Just make sure you don’t “FAUX-GET” these important tips – – and make certain you are dealing with the real PCH Fan Pages!  


Elliott M.

PCH Creative

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  1. I received a letter in the mail saying I won 2,500.000 and they enclosed a check for $6,950.00. They say I need to put it in the bank then call them back This is a scam I could hardly hear the women talk and kids in the back ground. The check is from Allianz, P.O. Box 59060, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55459-0060 On the check is say Wells Fargo Bank Ohio, NA 115 Hospital Drive , Van Wert, OH 45891

    i called wells Fargo and they said it is fraudulent and ask me to send the letter and check back to them and to write void on it in case someone else was to get a hold of it. So they can try to catch these scammers.

    So beware of letter from Publisher Clearing house that comes in the mail. PCH will send notices by registered mail if you winner fro a smaller amount in their contest. I suggest always call the bank the check is coming from to make sure it is real.

  2. There is a scam going on now. I was told I won a car as ND 1.5 mill. They want you to pay 560 dollars. When I said they can take it off my winnings they hung up on me. The number they are using 8764222437.

  3. Yes Thank u for all the info, i have scammers sending me stuff all the time. Im so happy its almost Febuary, BRING IT ON PCH.LOL