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Beware of "The Publishers Clearing House Online Promotion Lottery Search Online" Scam

2018-01-12T14:31:30 -  +
Beware of "The Publishers Clearing House Online Promotion Lottery Search Online" Scam

There is no "The Publishers Clearing House Online Promotion Lottery Search Online." 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 "The Publishers Clearing House Online Promotion Lottery Search Online" Scam

From: Claude Guerrier <cguerrier@PSAV.COM>

To: info <info@cv.com>

Sent: Fri, Jan 12, 2018 11:53 am

ATTN: Email User,

Your Email ID Was Selected As Winner Of ($1,000.000.00 USD) On The Publishers Clearing House Online Promotion Lottery Search Online. For Details on How to Redeem Your Prize, Kindly Contact MR. KEN MOORE, with the below Email: webhouse234@gmail.com For Processing of Your Winning.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS BY THE PAYMENT DEPARTMENT

1. Name:

2. Sex:

3. State:

4. Country:

5. Address:

6. Mobile Number:

7. Winning E-mail:

Winning Numbers: 0-1-9-8-0-1 Ticket Number: FDCODE 001/23/01 NOTE:-All emails should be forwarded to: webhouse234@gmail.com

Yours Sincerely, P.C.H Prize Patrol Sector

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: 2018-05-02T09:25:00 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Beatriz Sobral Rebelo Horta
    Date: May 1, 2018 at 9:07:07 PM EDT
    Subject: [NEWS] READ CAREFULLY 02-05-2018
    Reply-To: "publishersclearinghouseprizewi@gmail.com"

    From:[Publisher Clearing House]
    Your Email ID Was Selected As Winner Of ($1,000.000.00 USD) On The Publishers Clearing House Online Promotion Lottery Search Online.
    Your Wining have been processed and handed over to the courier for delivery.
    Kindly Open the attached Confidential Letter, And Forward the Required details to the courier for Confirmation and for immediate Dispatch of your winner
    Follow Instruction in getting your winning

    Best Regards
    Mr. Andrew Goldberg(C.E.O)
    © 2018 Publishers Clearing House"

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-03-18T11:30:14 by an anonymous user from or near: Alhambra, California, United States

    I received the same email from richard.gallo@flumc.org. They ask to respond to, View attachment for more details contact us view email: webpch2@gmail.com.

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-03-13T07:06:24 by an anonymous user from or near: Spokane, Washington, United States

    I got an email on march 12,2018 from a
    Castaneda-Nerio, Jose R email address "CastanedaNer@uthscsa.edu"
    this email letter is obviously a scam and should be shut down before any one gets hurt.

    They respond to email "pchpaymentcenter@gmail.com", which should also be shut down.

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-03-07T09:13:12 by an anonymous user from or near: Springdale, Arkansas, United States

    Thanks so much for this warning!

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-02-13T00:16:58 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Alsisto, Ferdinand
    Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 12:06 AM
    Subject: Spam: Spam:

    ATTN: Email User,

    Your Email ID Was Selected As Winner Of ($1,000.000.00 USD) On The Publishers Clearing House Online Promotion Lottery Search Online. For Details on How to Redeem Your Prize, Kindly Contact MR. KEN MOORE, with the below Email: (webpch2@gmail.com) For Processing of Your Winning.

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS BY THE PAYMENT DEPARTMENT
    1. Name:
    2. Sex:
    3. State:
    4. Country:
    5. Address:
    6. Mobile Number:
    7. Winning E-mail:

    Winning Numbers: 0-1-9-8-0-1 Ticket Number: FDCODE 001/23/01 NOTE:-All emails should be forwarded to: webpch2@gmail.com

    NOTICE TO RECIPIENT:This email is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information that is protected by state and federal laws.If you are not the intended recipient of this email, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, copying, sharing, forwarding, or distribution of this email or its contents is strictly prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by replying to this email and then permanently delete this email and any attachments without reading, forwarding, or saving them. Thank you."

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-01-23T07:30:06 by an anonymous user from or near: Port Richey, Florida, United States

    Here is another scam:

    "Michael Grossman
    Jan 21 at 2:59 PM
    ATTN: Email User,

    Your Email ID Was Selected As Winner Of ($1,000.000.00 USD) On The Publishers Clearing House Online Promotion Lottery Search Online. For Details on How to Redeem Your Prize, Kindly Contact MR. KEN MOORE, with the below Email: ( phconline5050@gmail .com ) For Processing of Your Winning.

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS BY THE PAYMENT DEPARTMENT
    1. Name:
    2. Sex:
    3. State:
    4. Country:
    5. Address:
    6. Mobile Number:
    7. Winning E-mail:

    Winning Numbers: 0-1-9-8-0-1 Ticket Number: FDCODE 001/23/01 NOTE :CONTACT THIS EMAIL (phconline5050@gmail .com)

    Yours Sincerely, P.C.H Prize Patrol Sector"

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-01-22T14:10:42 by an anonymous user from or near: Gwynn Oak, Maryland, United States

    I received the same notice as the one above. I suspected it to be a shame. Thanks for your information, and I will pass it on.

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-01-12T22:52:58 by an anonymous user from or near: Los Angeles, California, United States

    I received this too:

    "Your Email ID Was Selected As Winner Of ($1,000.000.00 USD) On The Publishers Clearing House Online Promotion Lottery Search Online. For Details on How to Redeem Your Prize, Kindly Contact MR. KEN MOORE, with the below Email: ( onpromo22@gmail.com ) For Processing of Your Winning.

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS BY THE PAYMENT DEPARTMENT

    1. Name:
    2. Sex / D O B
    3. State:
    4. Country:
    5. Address:
    6. Mobile Number:
    7. Winning E-mail:

    Winning Numbers: 0-1-9-8-0-1 Ticket Number: FDCODE 001/23/01 NOTE : ( onpromo22@gmail.com )
    Yours Sincerely, P.C.H Prize Patrol Sector"

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-01-12T17:12:24 by an anonymous user from or near: Orlando, Florida, United States

    ATTN: Email User,

    I received this:

    "Your Email ID Was Selected As Winner Of ($1,000.000.00 USD) On The Publishers Clearing House Online Promotion Lottery Search Online. For Details on How to Redeem Your Prize, Kindly Contact MR. KEN MOORE, with the below Email: webhouse234@gmail.com For Processing of Your Winning.

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS BY THE PAYMENT DEPARTMENT

    1. Name:
    2. Sex:
    3. State:
    4. Country:
    5. Address:
    6. Mobile Number:
    7. Winning E-mail:

    Winning Numbers: 0-1-9-8-0-1 Ticket Number: FDCODE 001/23/01 NOTE:-All emails should be forwarded to: webhouse234@gmail.com
    Yours Sincerely, P.C.H. Prize Patrol Sector"

    delete


    • Posted: 2018-01-13T07:18:37 by an anonymous user from or near: Stuttgart, Arkansas, United States

      I recieved the same email yesterday from Texas

      delete