"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.

PCH LOTTO 2018 Publishers Clearing House Lottery Scam

The "PCH LOTTO 2018" Scam

From: "Publishers Clearing House" mariangela.zizza@alice.it

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

To: info@pch.org

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

Reply-To: lotto2018pch@usa.com


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 lotto2018pch@usa.com

*Given Names:

*Mailing Address:




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.

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September 27, 2019 at 12:38 PM by
"PCH LOTTO 2018" Publishers Clearing House Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Reading, England, United Kingdom

My old account has been hacked by these people


May 13, 2019 at 10:23 PM by
"PCH LOTTO 2018" Publishers Clearing House Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Roanoke, Virginia, United States

I received this email:


We are pleased to announce to you that your e-mail was drawn a winner in the recent Publishers Clearing House

global sweepstakes e-mail lotto. 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 to pchteam@tuta.io

Given Names:

Mailing Address:




Yours Sincerely

John Carpenter

Chief Financial officer

Official Winners Selection Notice

© Copyright 2018 Publishers Clearing House. All Rights Reserved."


March 21, 2019 at 8:53 PM by
"PCH LOTTO 2018" Publishers Clearing House Lottery Scam

I got this scam:

From: "Publishers Clearing House"<a.buonincontri@alice.it>

Date: 15 March 2019 at 01:49:07 GMT

To: info@pch.org

Subject: PCH LOTTO ... Claims Code 89773453HR

Reply-To: <pchwinalert@null.net>

We wish to congratulate you for being the winner of 850,000.00 USD in the recent Publishers Clearing House E-mail Lottery.

Kindly send your contacts to lottoclaimsoffice@null.net

*Given Names:

*Mailing Address:




Kristin Cooke

Official Notification


March 6, 2019 at 9:25 AM by
"PCH LOTTO 2018" Publishers Clearing House Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

just want to know if anyone ever wins PCH MONEY GIVEAWAY?


February 27, 2019 at 8:48 AM by
"PCH LOTTO 2018" Publishers Clearing House Lottery Scam

Here is another scam:

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From: katiadebora@alice.it

Reply-to: pchwinalert@null.net

To: info@pch.org

Sent: 2/25/2019 8:54:07 PM Central Standard Time

Subject: PCH LOTTO ... Claims Code 89773453HR

We wish to congratulate you for being the winner of 850,000.00 USD in the recent Publishers Clearing House E-mail Lottery.

Kindly send your contacts to lottoclaimsoffice@null.net

*Given Names:

*Mailing Address:




Kristin Cooke

Official Notification


February 26, 2019 at 6:40 PM by
"PCH LOTTO 2018" Publishers Clearing House Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

I was ready to send money for the transfer and package as instructed by

Sir James Lockwood.

First clue was a e-mail from Holland all correspondence warn me NOT TELL ANY ONE

WHILE I MISSED OUT ON THE 850,000 I SAVE 400 usd by checking scams.


February 22, 2019 at 1:41 PM by
"PCH LOTTO 2018" Publishers Clearing House Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Kingman, Arizona, United States

Received a scam stating that I won $850,000 and to respond to the following e-mail address: PCHWINALERT@USA.COM. The sender addresses where different on each notice.


February 7, 2019 at 8:52 AM by
"PCH LOTTO 2018" Publishers Clearing House Lottery Scam

They are using this email address: pchlottooffice@null.net


January 24, 2019 at 9:43 PM by
"PCH LOTTO 2018" Publishers Clearing House Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: San Pedro, Calabarzon, Philippines

Yahoo E-Mail User from the Philippines

Dear Sir / Madam,

Is this Legitimate or Scam E-Mail also? Your kind advise and response is highly appreciated. Please treat this matter with utmost CONFIDENTIALITY specially so as the Scammer can not make an E-Mail obstruction or destruction in my daily use of Yahoo Internet E-Mail.

Your kind advise, high technical Internet review and response regarding these matter of PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE LOTTERY are highly appreciated especially to your OTA Staff & Management.

Sincerely and Truly yours,

E-Mail User of:


NOTE: Sir/Madam, this is the E-Mail Message sent to me, dated: 24 January 2019.

From: Publishers Clearing Group. <pch.ccnltd@socialworker.net>

To: "gpc878@yahoo.com" <gpc878@yahoo.com>

Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 6:46 AM

Subject: Re: Contact CITY-CONNECT DELIVERY SERVICE For The Delivery Of Your Check To You




REF: PCH/00198/61890000000018Re:

Registered Lottery No 0018391

Winner's Identification No. For Prize Collections-CCFN#3161600/63720/839

Dear Selected Winner,

Congratulations!,my name is Rev. Isaac W. Aaron,I am an authorized legal personnel & representative of the Publishers Clearing House Corporation United Kingdom,I here by use this medium to acknowledge the receipt of your claims requirement regarding the winning notification mail you received that informed you of the prize you have won. I wish to inform you that the PCH lotto promotion department have approved your payment of $615,000.00 US dollars. The check have been handed over to a CITY-CONNECT LOGISTICS & GENERAL DELIVERY SERVICE United Kingdom England for immediate delivery to your at your permanent home or office address.

CITY-CONNECT WORLDWIDE EXPRESS SERVICE will be responsible for the delivery of the check and the Winnings documents which is of high importance to you, so I expect you to show great appreciation to Publishers Clearing House PCH lotto.In case you still have doubts arising from the angle of how you got selected, Note that the selection process was carried out through an electronic email ballot system our aim was to select winners through the Internet this is due to the fact that only you alone have access to your email account so have no fear for you have emerged a true winner as far as you are the original proprietor to the email account which you have received the Winning notification letter as distributed by PCH lotto.

In furtherance, to begin the final step of the claims process you are advised to contact CITY-CONNECT LOGISTICS & GENERAL DELIVERY SERVICE whose details are furnished below and they shall be responsible for onward delivery of your winnings to you and you shall be expected to pay a light delivery fees to CITY-CONNECT LOGISTICS & GENERAL DELIVERY SERVICE for their service they will render to you for the delivery of your check and winnings documents this fees will not be more than normal shipping charges which we feel will not be a problem to you.

Contact Person:

George Arguello Arrington Sr

Senior Marketing Manager City_Connect Logistics

City-Connect Logistics: United Kingdom

The City Centre,80 Basinghall St,London

EC2V 5AR,United Kingdom

General Email inquiries: cclinquiries@qualityservice.com

Inquiries:( 44) 7045604374

City-Connect Logistics: United States

(INQUIRIES ONLY)The City-Centre Building Complex

825 10th St NW, Washington,

DC 20001, USA

General Inquiries:( 1) 210 538 3697 ( 1) 630 489 5413

Whatsapp: ( 1) 630 489 5413

General Email Inquiries: cclinquiries@qualityservice.com

City-Connect SDN. BHD.( Asia/Pacific)


General Inquiries Whatsapp: ( 60) 116 167 0783

General Email: cclinquiries@qualityservice.com

Write CITY-CONNECT LOGISTICS & GENERAL DELIVERY SERVICE via email upon receipt of this mail without wasting time.

Please Note that Contact should be established with City-Connect Logistics within forty-eight hours(48 hrs) of receiving this E-mail so that details of the Delivery of your bank Cheque & winning documents can be communicated to you. In establishing contact, your winners identification no.: CCFN#3161600/63720/839 should also be included in your Message along with the following listed information: Full Names, home or office Address, Telephone, Ticket Number, Amount Won (Your Ticket Number is TN103810381UK/211018).

Once again, keep us posted on any development with the our a**igned Delivery Company City-Connect Logistics, in relation to your lottery winnings. Before your winnings was released to CITY-CONNECT LOGISTICS & GENERAL DELIVERY SERVICE a hard cover insurance policy was placed on your winnings by the publishers Clearing House the reason is to avoid any harm or illegal channeling due to this, deduction of any amount of money from your funds can not be done from your check. The instructions given in line with the rules and regulation of the USA and England gaming board is once the $615,000.00 US dollars check is been delivered to you, then you are expected to deposit the check in your personal bank account and there is a certain a**urance & guarantee that the entire Six Hundred and Fifteen Thousand Dollars you have won will be accredited into your bank account.

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.

We at The Publishers Clearing House want to also use this as a medium to Wish you and your lucky family a merry Christmas & A Happy New Year in Advance.

Congratulations once again. Best Regards,

Rev. Isaac W. Aaron

Chief Financial officer

Official Winners Selection Notice

© Copyright 2019 Publishers Clearing House. All Rights Reserved


January 25, 2019 at 1:55 AM by
"PCH LOTTO 2018" Publishers Clearing House Lottery Scam

It is a scam, do not be fooled.


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"PCH LOTTO 2018" Publishers Clearing House Lottery Scam