3 Scam Safety Tips: “I Received A Friend Request From The PCH Prize Patrol!”

If you recently logged on to your social media and said, “I received a friend request from the PCH Prize Patrol,” it’s important to know that NO, you did not.

I know how excited you feel when you receive new notifications on social media. It’s always fun to see that you have a new friend request. Who doesn’t like making new friends? I’m sure that you, as a PCH fan, would be excited to get a friend request from the PCH Prize Patrol. But you should always keep scam safety in mind, and learn to recognize fraudulent behavior. Here are some tips to help you:


  1. Deny

Whether it’s on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, you will NEVER receive a friend request from the PCH Prize Patrol. We do NOT use social media to contact winners in advance. So avoid all requests with anyone claiming to be from PCH or from the PCH Prize Patrol.

  1. Report

In addition to denying these scammers, it’s important to report them. You can help us put a stop to these frauds by following these simple steps.

  1. Look For Verified Pages

Though the real PCH Prize Patrol never sends out friend requests, we still like to interact with our fans! So when you follow us, whether it’s our Prize Patrol fan page, or any of our other great PCH social media pages, be sure to ONLY interact with those that have the verified blue check mark.

You may never get to tell your friends, “I received a friend request from the PCH Prize Patrol!” But we hope you’ll still follow us on social media to get info on the latest giveaways, winning moments, and everything else PCH.

We love to hear from our fans, and provide them with pages where they can safely interact with us. But whatever social media you find yourself on, keep in mind these scam safety tips, and stay safe. Most importantly, have fun!

Joe W.
PCH Creative

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  1. OH NOOO so you aren’t the people that called me and said if i send you $2000.00 in Target gift cards you are going to bring the check for 10 Million!! DAMN!!! jk lol

  2. I was on Publishing Cleaning house last night and I don’t know how this happened but I was on somebody else’s site giving them tokens!!

  3. Its a good feeling when they contact you at first, til you realize Pch dont make calls. I smiled so BIG… Excited. Felt lucky. But it was a lie.

  4. Scammers are irritating 😠! Have received over 1000 of these fraudulent attempts to friend me using PCH prize patrol and employees names to fake me out! Block them immediately! Play games on pch sites and I have to avoid responding to copied fake Facebook post!

    1. Hello Bradley, we’re so glad that you knew that wasn’t the real PCH. As you know, the Prize Patrol will ever ask for money to claim a prize. We also don’t notify winners via social media, standard mail, email, or phone. Please report any details you have about this scammer to PCH here: http://bit.ly/Report-Scam-To-PCH. You can also check out this PCH Blog for ways to stop scammers from contacting you on Facebook: http://bit.ly/StopFBScammers. Stay safe and protect yourselves from becoming scam victims!!