Warning! JavaScript is turned off or disabled! Some features on this website will not work.
Alerts left arrow right arrow   

Beware of "Publishers Clearing House PCH Star Prize Winner" Scam

Comments  +
Beware of "Publishers Clearing House PCH Star Prize Winner" Scam

There is no "PCH Star Prize Winner." 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.

Please continue below.

The "PCH Star Prize Winner" Scam

From: Parron, Mickki [mailto:Mickki_Parron@comcast.com]

Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 4:16 AM

To: AAA@LIVE.ORG

Subject: FW: PCH Star Prize winner.

From: Parron, Mickki

You are our PCH Star Prize winner of this day 14TH of February 2018.

Your prize batch #: A1B98

Prize Amount: $1 Million US Dollars.

To claim your prize, Make sure to forward your prize batch number to our claims department E-mail via ( pch.prize@outlook.com ).

Publishers Clearing House

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.

Please share with us what you know or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. Also, check the comment section below for additional information, if there is any.

Remember to forward malicious or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

Share this on:

and/or ContributionDonate

Would you recommend this article to a friend or family member?
Yes (0) No (0)   

Comments, Questions and Reviews
Comment(Total: 2)

To help protect your privacy, please do not post your full name, telephone number, email address, username, password, account number, credit card information or home address in your comments, questions, or reviews.

Write a Comment, Review, or ask a Question or scroll down to view comments, reviews and questions made by others.

The comments or reviews below do not necessarily reflect the views of Online Threat Alerts.

  • Posted: Feb 14 at 7:39 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Houston, Texas, United States

    This is what I received by email:

    "From: Parron, MickkI
    Sent: 14 February 2018 14:18
    Subject: PCH Star Prize winner.

    You are our PCH Star Prize winner of this day 14TH of February 2018.
    Your prize batch #: A1B98
    Prize Amount: $1 Million US Dollars.

    To claim your prize, Make sure to forward your prize batch number to our claims department E-mail via ( pch.prize@outlook.com ).

    Publishers Clearing House"

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 14 at 6:45 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Monroe, North Carolina, United States

    Pch just said I was a winner and said they were six miles away and they would come by my house but they never came. I knew it was a scam.

    I ask him is this a scan he said his name was Steve Micheal the truck driver and his supervisor name was John Richardson; my package# was77505 us ex3

    delete


Submit Comment Write Your Comment, Question or Review

Write your comment, question or review in the box below to share what you know or to get answers. Please revisit after an hour or more to view reponses or answers to you questions.
All comments, questions or reviews will be examined for derogatory or indecent statements, spam or malicous code, before they are posted on this website.