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Beware of "Publishers Clearing House(PCH) Grant Donation" Scam

Beware of "Publishers Clearing House(PCH) Grant Donation" Scam

The "PCH Grant Donation" email below is a scam. Therefore, recipients of the same email which claim they have won such a donation are asked to delete it because it is 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 a grant, donation, sweepstakes prize award.

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The "Publishers Clearing House(PCH) Grant Donation" Scam

From: "Wright, Tracy" <Tracy_Wright@comcast.com>

Date: February 16, 2018 at 2:05:50 PM CST

Subject: Batch#: 1192920103

Reply-To: "pchgrant018@hotmail.com" <pchgrant018@hotmail.com>

Email Reference#: 028291902.

Batch#: 1192920103.

Your email id have won you Grant Prize from the PCH Grant Donation dated 16th of February 2018.

To redeem prize

Publishers Clearing House(

reply back with your name and address.



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: Friday at 7:18 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Evans, Georgia, United States

    Receive the same as above this morning.


  • Posted: Monday at 7:46 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

    I just received this:

    "PCH Grant Notice Dated 3/12/2018.

    Email Ref#: PCHG26371833.

    Batch#: 553617173.

    Grant Amount: 1,000,000 USD.

    You have won the PCH Grant Promo. To claim send your name and address to our agent on address: pchgrant018@hotmail.com 

    Publishers Clearing House(PCH)"


  • Posted: Monday at 7:28 PM by an anonymous user from or near: North Hollywood, California, United States

    I received this afternoon an email from Matthew Parsons from PCH telling me I have won the PCH grant promo of 1000,000usd,and to claim it, to send my name and address to the PCH agent on address:pch grant 018@hotmail.com. Is this how PCH inform winners? or this a scam?


    • Posted: Tuesday at 12:54 AM by info

      It is a scam.


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