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

2018-03-13T04:50:14 -  +
Beware of "2018 PCH Lottery" Publishers Clearing House Lottery Scam

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

Subject: Re: PCH LOTTO...................Claims Code 89773453HR

Date: On Mar 11, 2018 11:19 AM,

From: "Publishers Clearing House" <chiara.varco@alice.it>

Congratulation on winning 850,000.00 USD in our 2018 PCH Lottery.

Kindly send your contacts to lotto2018pch@usa.com

*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.

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  • Posted: 2018-04-25T17:36:50 by an anonymous user from or near: Allston, Massachusetts, United States

    4-25-2008, I just received the scam, , I'm thinking maybe I'll have some fun with the scammers.

    delete


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