Beware of Publishers Clearing House (PCH) Scams
November 23, 2015
Scammers are using email messages, telephone calls, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social networking websites to contact their potential victims, and attempt to trick them into believing they are Publishers Clearing House winners. Whatever method they use to contact their potential victims, the scammers main goal is deceive their potential victims into thinking they are the real Publishers Clearing House, but they are NOT! The real Publishers Clearing House would NEVER ask their winners for money or personal information for any reason to claim sweepstakes prize awards.
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A Sample of a Publishers Clearing House (PCH) Email Scam
Publishers Clearing House presents
PCH Search &Win
Dear E-mail User
This is to inform you that you have won prize money of One Million United States Dollars ($1,000,000.00 USD) for the month of June 2016 Lottery promotion which is organized by PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE In conjunction with the MICROSOFT WINDOWS.
This promotion was set-up to encourage the active users of the Internet Microsoft Windows. Hence we do believe with your winnings prize it will give you and many other people the opportunity to get their lives to a stage where they had always wanted. Note that we collect all the email addresses of the people that are active online, among the millions that subscribed to Gmail/Hotmail/Yahoo/Aol and various Microsoft window users, we only select FOUR people every year as our winners beneficiaries email addresses were selected randomly from over 100,000 internet websites or a shop's cash invoice around your area in which you might have purchased something from.
We congratulate you for being one of the FOUR persons selected you are to contact the events manager for claim these are your identification Numbers
Winnings Number: 7-1-4-8-7-3 Ticket Number: FL 654/29/75
However you will have to fill and submit the below information to the events manager contact email:
1. Full Name
2. House Address
6. Direct Phone Number
10. Have You Won Before? (Yes/NO)
Contact Publishers Remittance Department Name Mr. Ken Moore E-mail:
Publishers Service Terms
All Right Reserved Terms of Service-Guideline
Publishers Clearing House (PCH) is a direct marketing company that markets merchandise and magazine subscriptions with sweepstakes, prize-based game, search, and lottery websites.
Publishers Clearing House (PCH) does not ask for bank account or other financial information. There is no processing fee, tax or special handling charge required to win. The Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes prizes are delivered free of charge to the winners.
How to Determine If You Are Being Scammed
If you are contacted by someone claiming to represent Publishers Clearing House, or claiming to be a PCH employee and asked to send or wire money, send a pre-paid gift card or a Green Dot MoneyPak card, or cash a check and send a portion back to him/her as payment for any reason to claim a Sweepstakes prize, it is a scam.
The scammers’ preferred method of sending money is through Western Union, MoneyGram, Green Dot MoneyPak card. This is because those methods of sending money make it virtually impossible for the victims to get back their money.
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