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Beware of "PCH LOTTO 2018" Publishers Clearing House Lottery Scam

2018-03-01T02:48:48 -  +
Beware of "PCH LOTTO 2018" Publishers Clearing House Lottery Scam

There is no "PCH LOTTO 2018." 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 "PCH LOTTO 2018" Scam

From: "Publishers Clearing House"<[email protected]>

Date: February 21, 2018 at 4:39:55 PM CST

To: [email protected]

Subject: PCHLOTTO 2018........ Claims Code 89773453

Reply-To: <[email protected]>

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 [email protected]

*Given Names:

*Mailing Address:

*Telephone:

*Gender:

*Age:

Kristin Cooke

Official Notification

© Copyright 2018 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.

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.

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  • Posted: 2018-05-21T10:19:58 by an anonymous user from or near: Fresno, California, United States

    OMG I got the same email what the heck is wrong with these people really, it almost had me believing them lol

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-05-20T19:09:27 by an anonymous user from or near: Pendleton, Oregon, United States

    I was just contacted by phone telling me I was the winner of today’s mega prize. The number that called me was 1-876-419-6979 from Kingston Surrey County. I assumed that this was a scam and hung up. Is this phone number associated with PCH?

    delete


    • Posted: 2018-05-20T19:16:34 by info

      No, that number is not associated with the PCH. The number is from Jamaica.

      delete


  • Posted: 2018-05-19T18:35:59 by an anonymous user from or near: Jackson, Mississippi, United States

    I received a email stating I won a lot of money. they ask me to send my personal information to a email. I didn't do it, because I didn't know if it was real or not.

    "PCH LOTTO 6016373

    Publishers Clearing House

    May 19 at 11:09 AM

    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 [email protected]

    *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: 2018-04-26T20:45:21 by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ---------
    From: Scott Hatfield
    Date: Thu, Apr 26, 2018, 4:29 PM
    Subject: Re: PCH LOTTO 6016373

    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 [email protected]

    *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: 2018-04-18T09:35:21 by an anonymous user from or near: Greer, South Carolina, United States

    Got email staring to send my contact I am a winner and to send my info to [email protected] Didn't send. Just wanted to check and make sure.

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-04-18T09:34:54 by info

    Here is another email they are using: [email protected]

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-04-12T17:41:56 by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ---------
    From: Publishers Clearing House
    Date: Thu, Apr 12, 2018, 12:51 PM
    Subject: PCH Lotto: Notification Alert!!! Code..89773453

    Congratulation on winning 850,000.00 USD in our 2018 PCH Lottery.
    Kindly send your contacts to [email protected]
    *Given Names:
    *Mailing Address:
    *Telephone:
    *Gender:
    *Age:
    Kristin Cooke
    Official Notification

    © Copyright 2018 Publishers Clearing House. All Rights Reserved

    delete


    • Posted: 2018-04-13T14:25:46 by an anonymous user from or near: Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, United States

      Here is another scam:

      "Congratulation on winning 850,000.00 USD in our 2018 PCH Lottery.
      Kindly send your contacts to [email protected]

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

      Kristin Cooke
      Official Notification

      © Copyright 2018 Publishers Clearing House. All Rights Reserved"

      delete


  • Posted: 2018-04-11T10:21:35 by an anonymous user from or near: Ogden, Utah, United States

    Here is another scam:

    "Publishers Clearing House
    3:02 PM (18 hours ago)

    PCH Lotto Code: BLS89773453

    Publishers Clearing House

    You're Our 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 [email protected] *Full Names *Residential Address *Telephone *Gender *Age We Love Your Response PCH Lottery"

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-04-06T22:21:10 by an anonymous user from or near: Bangkok, Thailand

    Just got mine...

    "PCH Lotto Code: BLS89773453
    You're Our 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 [email protected] *Full Names *Residential Address *Telephone *Gender *Age We Love Your Response PCH Lottery"

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-03-28T19:57:55 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 [email protected]
    *Given Names:
    *Mailing Address:
    *Tel:
    *Gender:
    *Age:
    Congratulations
    Todd Sloane
    Publishers Clearing House Lottery"

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-03-19T18:53:23 by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Original message --------
    From: Publishers Clearing House
    Date: 3/14/18 6:20 AM (GMT-05:00)
    Subject: PCH E-MAIL LOTTO

    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 [email protected]
    *Given Names:
    *Mailing Address:
    *Tel:
    *Gender:
    *Age:
    Congratulations
    Todd Sloane
    Publishers Clearing House Lottery

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-03-01T02:54:30 by info

    Here is another scam:

    --- --- ---

    From: Publishers Clearing House
    Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 8:58 PM
    Subject: PCHLOTTO 2018....Claims Code..89773453..,

    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 [email protected]

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

    Kristin Cooke
    Official Notification

    © Copyright 2018 Publishers Clearing House. All Rights Reserved.

    delete


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