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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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Comments, Questions and Reviews
(Total: 37)

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  • Posted: 4 hours ago by an anonymous user from or near: Houston, Texas, United States

    I received an email from publishersclearing house lotto remittance office.

    "reg no: 1371841
    claim code: sky89773453uk"

    Asking me to contact Skynet worldwide express service via email, also asking for my name, address, contact#, date of birth, and a contact# (678)335-1860.

    Also a contact# for sir, Andrew Hopkins (44)7031946453.
    general inquires:(44)7020455510.

    mrs. Kristin Cooke
    claims & remittance director
    publishing clearing house

    Please advise

    delete


    • Posted: 3 hours ago by info

      It is a scam.

      delete


  • Posted: Apr 4 at 6:11 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Chicago, Illinois, United States

    Got one from:

    Clearing House

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 2 at 1:00 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Versailles, Kentucky, United States

    Got this today in an email...

    "Congratulation on winning 850,000.00 USD in our 2018 PCH Lottery.
    Kindly send your contacts to pch2018lotto@usa.com
    *Given Names:
    *Mailing Address:
    *Telephone:
    *Gender:
    *Age:
    Kristin Cooke
    Official Notification

    © Copyright 2018 Publishers Clearing House. All Rights Reserved"

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 29 at 3:05 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Liberec, Liberecky kraj, Czechia

    The same here:

    "From: JUANA M. RUBALCABA
    Sent: 29 March 2018 19:35
    Subject: Released on 28th-03-2018

    Your Winning Number: PCH -X8392

    You have won the publishers clearing house sweepstakes prize worth $1 Million Dollars, released on 28th-03-2018.

    To redeem your prize, you are requested to forward the above winning number to our agent email address via ( pch.prize@outlook.com )

    Congratulations!

    (Publishers Clearing House)"

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 29 at 11:52 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: ISABEL VASQUEZ
    Sent: 29 March 2018 17:32
    Subject: Released on 28th-03-2018

    Your Winning Number: PCH -X8392

    You have won the publishers clearing house sweepstakes prize worth $1 Million Dollars, released on 28th-03-2018.

    To redeem your prize, you are requested to forward the above winning number to our agent email address via (
    pch.prize@outlook.com )

    Congratulations!

    (Publishers Clearing House)"

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 28 at 6:51 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium

    Here is another scam:

    "You are a Winner!!!
    We congratulate you as we officially notify you that your email has emerged as one of our winners
    of $850,000.00 USD in the recent Publishers Clearing House global Sweepstakes email lottery.
    Kindly send your details to pch.claimoffice@aol.com
    *Given Names:
    *Mailing Address:
    *Tel:
    *Gender:
    *Age:
    Congratulations
    Todd Sloane
    Publishers Clearing House Lottery
    Inline image
    PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE

    LOTTO REMITTANCE OFFICE

    Dear Esteemed Winner,

    We at Publishers Clearing House are excited to announce that your email has been selected as a winner in our Email lotto prize giveaway. A winning sweepstakes of $850,000USD is yours for grabs.

    Yearly, Publishers Clearing House has given away Millions of cash prizes randomly to individuals across the globe. With Publishers clearing House, there are many ways for you to win online. With our unique electronic ballot system and millions of visitors in our network system, surely, we are bound to have real randomly selected winners.

    Is this for real? yes indeed it is real and legit. Spanning from our large network across the globe, Winners are being selected from various countries. Do take note that our famously known prize patrol team will not be involved in the distribution of these prizes as they are dedicated to a different lotto system.

    For safety reasons and to ensure a reliable system of delivery of prizes to our winners, we have contracted Online Logistics Courier Service to handle the delivery of our large prizes. This is to ensure that prizes do get to the real winners as we cannot rely on the regular mail system to handle delivery of such prizes.

    You shall be expected to pay a delivery fee to Online Logistics Courier Service for their service in the delivery of your check and winning documents. Do bear in mind that the safety of your check is paramount. You are to contact them immediately. You are to provide them with the following details: Full Name, Address where your check is to be sent to, Phone Number and Claims Code:

    ONLINE LOGISTICS COURIER SERVICE

    Contact Person: Mr. Presley Dalton

    US Phone Number: ( 1)808-376-10072"

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 28 at 6:41 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium

    Received this scam:

    "You are a Winner!!!

    We congratulate you as we officially notify you that your email has emerged as one of our winners of $850,000.00 USD in the recent Publishers Clearing House global Sweepstakes email lottery.

    Kindly send your details to pch.claimoffice@aol.com
    *Given Names:
    *Mailing Address:
    *Tel:
    *Gender:
    *Age:
    Congratulationslk
    Todd Sloane
    Publishers Clearing House Lottery
    Publishers Clearing House paola.sillani@alice.it this one true ? feke I dont know ONLINE LOGISTICS COURIER SERVICE

    Contact Person: Mr. Presley Dalton
    US Phone Number: ( 1)808-376-1007
    Email: skywlogistics@gmail.com

    According to the Official Rules, if there's no claim on a prize by the selected winner, an alternate winner will be selected to receive the prize instead. We would hate to find out that the winner of a prize didn't get their prize all because they failed to follow proceedings of claiming their prize. We're also sure someone who has been selected a winner like yourself would hate to see their prize money go to an alternate winner.

    We urge you to keep your claims code safe from others so as to avoid a double claim on a particular prize. In a case of a double claim, the prize will be canceled and an alternate winner will be selected for that particular prize"

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 28 at 1:06 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Lakewood, New Jersey, United States

    As soon as I saw they were asking for personal info. I knew something was up. Publisher's Clearing house has all that info. already.

    When I googled kristen Cooke my suspicions were confirmed and now I have this site to verify any future threats.

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 27 at 5:22 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Smithfield, North Carolina, United States

    Received the same e-mail as the one above on 3/24/18. Only difference- the Official Notification was from Kristin Cooke. I'm a N.C. resident.

    delete


    • Posted: Mar 27 at 7:39 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Fall City, Washington, United States

      I too got the same email.....

      delete


  • Posted: Mar 22, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Tampa, Florida, United States

    I received this scam:

    "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 $850,000,00). To file for claim you are required to fill in your details below and send it to the contest department email noticepchgames@usa.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: Mar 19, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Tucson, Arizona, United States

    I received this email yesterday, is it a scam?

    "PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE
    LOTTO REMITTANCE OFFICE
    REG NO: 673629

    Dear Esteemed Winner,

    You have been selected as a winner in the global email PCH HQ lotto in which your email emerged as a winner. You have won in our $850,000USD sweepstakes and I will direct you on how to easily claim your winning price without delay.

    Just to clear your doubt on how you became a winner, Publishers Clearing House has awarded over $250 Million in prizes globally and has evolved to greatly expand its offerings to include many ways to win online, through electronic email ballot system The PCH HQ online game network has more than 10 million unique monthly visitors and someone wins a prize about every day. Emails are being randomly selected globally and true winners are being awarded. You can be rest assured that this is 100% real.

    Note that this particular PCH email lotto is global and not designated to the US alone. Since it is global, the door to door handling of prices as most are used to with the US PCH lotto, is not applicable here. I wish to inform you that the Publishers Clearing House claims department has approved your payment and a valid cashier's check has been issued to your name and handed over to our assigned courier/shipping company Online Logistics Courier Service for immediate delivery.

    Note: For Safety reasons, the logistics company would assign an agent who would be delivering your prize to you in person rather than a regular mail. This is to ensure a safe delivery of your claims.

    With Online Logistics Courier Service, the safety of your check can be 100% guaranteed, unlike the normal regular postal services in which we have experienced a lot of issues due to undelivered checks in the past. You shall be expected to pay a delivery fee to Online Logistics Courier Service for their service in the delivery of your check and winning documents. Do bear in mind that the safety of your check is paramount. You are to contact them immediately. You are to provide them with the following details: Full Name, Address where your check is to be sent to, Phone Number and Claims Code Number: GP1107249018999999
    ONLINE LOGISTICS COURIER SERVICE
    Contact Person: Mr. Presley Dalton
    US Phone Number: ( 1)808-376-1007
    Email: skywlogistics@gmail.com

    Everything stated above concerning your prize is in line with the rules and regulations of the UK and USA gaming board.

    Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your claims have been fully processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid multiple claims and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants.
    Congratulations once again for emerging a lucky winner.

    Best Regards,
    Taylor Larkin
    Claims & Remittance Director"

    delete


    • Posted: Mar 20, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Oxford, Mississippi, United States

      Yes, I too keep getting the same letter daily, people, open your eyes, its a scam, report it.

      Don't, I repeat, don't send info of yourself to any one n certainly, don't send money.

      Laura.

      delete


    • Posted: Mar 19, 2018 by info

      Yes, it is a scam.

      delete


  • Posted: Mar 17, 2018 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Franklin, Joshua A
    Sent: 16 March 2018 23:58
    Subject: The P.C.H sweepstakes promotion.

    The Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes promotion for the Month of March 2018 have been awarded to you.

    -Sweepstakes prize: $1 Million Dollars.
    -Sweepstakes Batch #: PCH-X8392

    To redeem/claim your prize, make sure to send the above Sweepstakes Batch number to the fiduciary claim email via: pch.prize@outlook.com

    Yours faithfully;

    Publishers Clearing House."

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 15, 2018 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Date: On Mar 14, 2018 8:54 AM
    From: "Publishers Clearing House"

    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 pchonlineegame@foxmail.com

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

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

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 15, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Northvale, New Jersey, United States

    It is 2018 with so much advanced technology for everything. But we can still get scammers.
    Give me a break.

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 13, 2018 by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: Publishers Clearing House
    Date: Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 7:34 PM
    Subject: PCHLOTTO 2018....Claims Code..BLS89773453..,

    Winner! We congratulate you officially as we notify you that your email address has emerged as one of our winners of $850,000.00 USD in the recent Publishers Clearing House global Sweepstakes email lottery. Kindly send your details to pchlottoclaimservice@usa.com *Full Names *Residential Address *Telephone *Gender *Age We Love Your Response PCH Lottery

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 11, 2018 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Gonzalez, Krystal"
    Date: 10 March 2018 at 20:08:50 GMT
    To: "Gonzalez, Krystal"
    Subject: RE: star lucky winner

    From: Gonzalez, Krystal
    Sent: 11 March 2018 01:27
    Subject: star lucky winner

    Attn,

    You have emerged one of our star lucky winner of $1 Million Dollars from the publishers clearing house sweepstakes promotion released for the Month of March 2018. To process your claim, make sure to send your prize ID #(P2887211) to our fiduciary department to this email via: pch.prize@outlook.com

    Your,

    Publishers Clearing House."

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 1, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Waverly, New York, United States

    I got the same e-mail didn't ask for money but wanted name,address,phone #gender and age and was Kristin Cook and send it to cscpchlotto@foxmail .com

    delete


    • Posted: Mar 10, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States

      ty; received a similar email;
      ---------- Forwarded message ----------
      From: J. A. D. <@gmail.com>
      Date: Fri, Mar 9, 2018 at 10:22 PM
      Subject: Re: YOU HAVE WON!
      To: pch-claim@email.com


      BS

      On Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 7:22 AM, <"PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE" wrote:
      You are a Winner!!!

      We congratulate you as we officially notify you that your email has emerged as one of our winners in the Global PCH Sweepstakes email lottery for the prize of USD 850,000. Kindly send your details to pch-claim@email.com

      Full Names:
      Address:
      Phone:
      Gender:
      Age:

      Julie Watson
      PCH Lottery."

      delete


  • Posted: Feb 24, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Alexandria, Indiana, United States

    I also got the same email stating I had won 850,000. they wanted 125.oo dollars sent by money/ gram/western union transfer for fedex to ship cashiers check. I didnt do it.

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 22, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Hollywood, Florida, United States

    I was sent a letter of Notification stating that I had won $850,000 dollars and that I might have to pay a small fee.... and the second letter of Notification stated that I had to contact Skynet worldwide express.... in the U. K. They even give you a phone number and a Name to Contact them... Thank you for the information it was very helpful... I sure hope other people do research before falling into the hands of the Criminals...Monty

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 20, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Titusville, Pennsylvania, United States

    I was contacted by e-mail that I had won 850,000. They wanted all my information. They said to call SKYNEY WORLD WIDE EXPRESS. Contact person Andrew Hopkins in the UK. also gave United States Branch 678-335-1860 From Marietta Georgia.

    Thank You! TAMMY

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 20, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Clinton Corners, New York, United States

    I also was sent a scam. Kristen Cooke. Is listed on PCH blog??? Why is this posted? I submitted my name.

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 11, 2018 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, 2018 by info

      Yes, it is a scam.

      delete


  • Posted: Feb 11, 2018 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "On Feb 10, 2018 6:24 PM
    "Publishers Clearing House"

    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, 2018 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, 2018 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Publishers Clearing House"
    Date: February 7, 2018 at 1:38:11 PM EST
    Subject: PCH Lotto No:8429204320
    Reply-To:

    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, 2018 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Strain, Donna M."
    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, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Center, Texas, United States

    I got the same email

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 28, 2018 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: "Publishers Clearing House"
    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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