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Beware of "Publishers Clearing House Global Sweepstakes Email Lottery" Scam

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Beware of "Publishers Clearing House Global Sweepstakes Email Lottery" Scam

There is no "Publishers Clearing House Global Sweepstakes Email Lottery." Therefore, recipients of emails like the one below, which claim they are winners in such a lottery are asked to delete them because they are being sent by lottery scammers. The aim of the scammers is to 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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The "Publishers Clearing House Global Sweepstakes Email Lottery" Scam

From: "Publishers Clearing House!" <servizioclienti@telecomitalia.it>

Sent: Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 6:31 PM

Subject: PCH LOTTO 3601982

Congrats!

We are delighted to inform you that your email was drawn a winner of ( USD $850,000.00. ) in

our recent Publishers Clearing House global sweepstakes (email) lottery. To file for claim,

please fill in the details below and send it to the contest department pchclaimsoffice@yahoo.com

*Given Names:

*Mailing Address:

*Telephone:

*Gender:

*Age:

Kristin Cooke

Official Notification

© Copyright 2017 Publishers Clearing House. All Rights Reserved.

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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  • Posted: Feb 11 at 7:49 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Marion, Illinois, United States

    I received an email today saying my number had been chosen and I was the winner of $850,000. I did submit my name, address and phone no but afterwards decided this must be a scam. So I did not respond to any other requests. It was signed Kristen Cooke, Publishers Clearing House. Is this a scam?

    delete


    • Posted: Feb 11 at 7:53 PM by info

      Yes, it is a scam.

      delete


  • Posted: Feb 11 at 3:58 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "On Feb 10, 2018 6:24 PM
    "Publishers Clearing House" <gianpietro.zaramella@alice.it>

    Congrats!

    We are pleased to announce to you that your email was drawn a winner in the recent Publishers Clearing House
    global sweepstakes email lottery. The prize you have won is (USD $950,000,00). To file for claim you are
    required to fill out the form below and send it to the contest department email noticepchgame@yahoo.com

    *Given Names:
    *Mailing Address:
    *Telephone:
    *Gender:
    *Age:

    Yours Sincerely
    John Carpenter
    Chief Financial officer
    Official Winners Selection Notice

    © Copyright 2018 Publishers Clearing House. All Rights Reserved."

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 10 at 8:13 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

    Another scam mail:

    "Congrats!

    We are delighted to inform you that your email was drawn a winner of ( USD $850,000.00. ) in
    our recent Publishers Clearing House global sweepstakes (email) lottery. To file for claim,
    please fill in the details below and send it to the contest department pcheu@usa.com

    *Given Names:
    *Mailing Address:
    *Telephone:
    *Gender:
    *Age:

    Kristin Cooke
    Official Notification
    © Copyright 2018 Publishers Clearing House. All Rights Reserved."

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 9 at 12:27 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Publishers Clearing House"<franca.jannis@alice.it>
    Date: February 7, 2018 at 1:38:11 PM EST
    Subject: PCH Lotto No:8429204320
    Reply-To: <cscpchlotto@foxmail.com>

    Congrats!

    We are delighted to inform you that your email was drawn a winner of ( USD $850,000.00. ) in
    our recent Publishers Clearing House global sweepstakes (email) lottery. To file for claim,
    please fill in the details below and send it to the contest department cscpchlotto@foxmail.com

    *Given Names:
    *Mailing Address:
    *Telephone:
    *Gender:
    *Age:

    Kristin Cooke
    Official Notification

    © Copyright 2018 Publishers Clearing House. All Rights Reserved."

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 4 at 8:44 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Strain, Donna M." <straind@umsl.edu>
    Date: February 3, 2018 at 5:57:50 AM EST
    Subject: Ticket Number: FDCODE 001/23/01

    You have $1,000.000.00 USD , Kindly Contact MR. KEN MOORE, with the below Email: ( mdhonda6@gmail.com )

    1. Name:----2.Sex/Age--- 3.Address-----:4.Mobile---

    Winning Numbers: 0-1-9-8-0-1 Ticket Number: FDCODE 001/23/01 NOTE : PLEASE CONTACT THIS EMAIL ( mdhonda6@gmail.com )

    Yours Sincerely, Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol Sector"

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 4 at 8:43 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Ariana Gainza Santiago
    Sent: 01 February 2018 21:27
    Subject: Reff#: AB383726

    You have won the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes prize worth $1 Million Dollars, released for the Month of January 2018.

    To claim your prize Make sure to contact MS. Deborah Holland through this email via( deborah-agency@outlook.com )"

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 1 at 11:38 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Glendale, Arizona, United States

    February 1, 2018: I received the same email except that after From: Publishers Clearing House, it said (acatallo@alice.it) and in the last sentence after contest department it was publishersdept2018@foxmail.com.

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 30 at 6:01 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Center, Texas, United States

    I got the same email

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 28 at 9:29 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: "Publishers Clearing House" <m.vivoda@alice.it>
    Date: Jan 23, 2018 10:36 PM
    Subject: PCH Lotto No:8429204320
    To:
    Cc:

    Congrats!

    We are delighted to inform you that your email was drawn a winner of ( USD $850,000.00. ) in
    our recent Publishers Clearing House global sweepstakes (email) lottery. To file for claim,
    please fill in the details below and send it to the contest department pchlottooffice@foxmail.com

    *Given Names:
    *Mailing Address:
    *Telephone:
    *Gender:
    *Age:

    Kristin Cooke
    Official Notification

    © Copyright 2018 Publishers Clearing House. All Rights Reserved."

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 18, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Centralia, Illinois, United States

    I received one of those email scam letters.

    delete


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