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Beware of "PCH Grant Promo" Scam

2018-03-13T04:42:56 -  +
Beware of "PCH Grant Promo" Scam

The "PCH Grant Promo" 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 "PCH Grant Promo" Scam

From: "Parsons, Matthew" <mparsons@gcaservices.com>

Date: March 12, 2018 at 7:55:02 PM CDT

To: Undisclosed recipients:;

Subject: Ref#: PCHG26371833

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)

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: Aug 11, 2018 at 4:21 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

    This is what I got. My name is Agent Williams David in charge of The (PCH)Publishers Clearing Hupdated ,Are you ready to apply for Grant??

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 24, 2018 at 5:56 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Dallas, Texas, United States

    I was sent this message on Instagram

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    "A pleasant good day this is Special Agent MR. Goodman from the Publishers Clearing house and I'm here to say a wonderful congratulations on your winnings which is 7. 5 million dollars on a cashier's check and a brand new 2018 Range Rover licensed and insured for 2 years and also $7, 000 each and every week for the rest of your life to have your prize been claimed please send your address and phone number so we can contact you have a great day and may the good Lord bless you"

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 21, 2018 at 10:16 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States

    Here's another scam:

    "From: Haines, Alex
    Date: Saturday, 7/21/2018, 7:22 PM
    Subject: Batch: 0192839107

    *Desk of Publishers Clearing House*
    Notification of PCH Grant Promo Dated 21st of July, 2018.
    Reference#: PCH98399193313.
    Batch: 0192839107.
    Grant Prize: ($1,000,000.00)


    You have won the ongoing PCH grant donation prize Dated 21st of July, 2018.


    To claim prize send your complete name and recent address to our agent
    on this specified email address: debh.pch@gmail.com


    Yours,
    *Publishers Clearing House"

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 19, 2018 at 5:24 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Dearborn, Michigan, United States

    Was contacted by a Michael Arthur and said I won the grant program said I need to send a certain amount of money through Western Union; is this a scam.

    delete


    • Posted: Jul 19, 2018 at 6:39 PM by info

      Yes, it is a scam.

      delete


  • Posted: Jul 18, 2018 at 5:27 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Tacoma, Washington, United States

    Received his scam:

    "*Desk of Publishers Clearing House*

    Notification of PCH Grant Promo Dated 18th of July, 2018.

    Reference#: PCH27381933.

    Batch: 893928193.

    Grant Prize: ($1,000,000.00)

    You have won the ongoing PCH grant donation prize Dated 18th of July, 2018.

    To claim prize send your complete name and recent address to our agent

    on this specified email address: pchaffair017@gmail.com

    Yours,
    *Publishers Clearing House*"

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 18, 2018 at 6:32 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Nillo, Arnold O.
    Sent: July 17, 2018 6:54 PM
    Subject: Reference#: PCH8110293923.

    Desk of Publishers Clearing House.

    Notification of PCH Grant Promo Dated 17th of July, 2018.

    Reference#: PCH8110293923.

    Grant Prize: ($1,000,000.00)

    You have won the ongoing PCH grant donation prize Dated 16th of July, 2018.

    To claim prize send your complete name and recent address to our agent

    on this specified email address: pchinquiriesdesk27@hotmail.com

    Yours,

    Publishers Clearing House"

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 16, 2018 at 8:22 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- -- -- --
    From: "Koller, Bonnie"
    Date: Monday, 16 July 2018 at 17:23
    Subject: Grant Reference#: PCH8373819234.

    From The Desk of Publishers Clearing House.
    Notification of PCH Grant Promo Dated 16th of July, 2018.
    Grant Reference#: PCH8373819234.
    Grant Prize: ($1,000,000.00)

    You have won the ongoing PCH grant donation prize Dated 16th of July, 2018.

    To claim prize send your complete name and recent address to our agent
    on this specified email address: debholl-pchinquiries@hotmail.com

    Yours,
    Publishers Clearing House

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 16, 2018 at 8:21 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Goodman, Matthew
    Sent: Monday, July 16, 7:39 PM
    Subject: Ref#: PCH8373819234.

    From The Desk of Publishers Clearing House.
    Notification of PCH Grant Promo Dated 16th of July, 2018.
    Grant Reference#: PCH8373819234.
    Grant Prize: ($1,000,000.00)

    You have won the ongoing PCH grant donation prize Dated 16th of July, 2018.

    To claim prize send your complete name and recent address to our agent
    on this specified email address: 34343pch@gmail.com

    Yours,
    Publishers Clearing House"

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 16, 2018 at 4:49 PM by an anonymous user from or near: San Antonio, Texas, United States

    Here is another scam:

    "From The Desk of Publishers Clearing House.

    Notification of PCH Grant Promo Dated 16th of July, 2018.

    Grant Reference#: PCH8373819234.

    Grant Prize: ($1,000,000.00)

    ANOTHER ONE!

    You have won the ongoing PCH grant donation prize Dated 16th of July, 2018.


    To claim prize send your complete name and recent address to our agent

    on this specified email address: debh.pch@gmail.com

    Yours,

    Publishers Clearing House"

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 25, 2018 at 6:51 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Cleethorpes, England, United Kingdom

    Here is another scam:

    "Hodges, Jody

    PCH Grant Notification Dated 23rd of June, 2018

    Amount Won: $1,000,000.00
    Email Ref#: 82728183
    Batch#: 992819311

    You are one of our PCH Grant Promo winner, to claim prize send your name and

    address to our agent on this specified email address: pch.desk017@gmail.com

    Yours,

    Publishers Clearing House."

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 23, 2018 at 6:37 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Franczak, Matthew"
    Date: June 20, 2018 at 6:01:52 PM PDT
    Subject: Ref#: 119292923.
    Reply-To: "pch.desk017@gmail.com"

    PCH Grant Notice Dated 20th of June, 2018

    You have won a grant donation prize of ($1,000,000.00) with your Email Ref#: 119292923 and Batch#: 53536234.

    To redeem prize reconfirm your name and address to our agent via email: pch.desk017@gmail.com

    Congratulations!

    Publishers Clearing House"

    delete


  • Posted: May 2, 2018 at 5:53 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Hackney, England, United Kingdom

    Here is another scam:

    "Diaz, Ingrid

    Reference#: 63738282.
    Batch#: Pch09838392.

    You have won the a Grant Promo of $1 million dollar from the PCH Dated 1st of May 2018.
    To claim prize send your name and address to our agent on address: dholland218@hotmail.com

    Yours,
    (Publishers Clearing House)"

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 17, 2018 at 6:45 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Phelps, Maurice"
    Date: March 15, 2018 at 9:00:47 PM EDT
    To: Undisclosed recipients:;
    Subject: Batch#: 8338282.

    PCH Grant Notice Dated 3/15/2018.

    Email Ref#: PGT8392923."

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 15, 2018 at 10:37 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Bloomington, Illinois, United States

    Got a email from Maurice Phelps saying I won a PCH $1,000,000 Promo Grant. To claim, send name and address.

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 14, 2018 at 4:07 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Waycross, Georgia, United States

    Just got a message from global email pch lotto..was told to contact Mr Timothy from online logistics courier. Said that I was one of the winners of a 280000 dollar lottery

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 13, 2018 at 4:45 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "De: Parsons, Matthew
    Enviado: lunes, 12 de marzo de 2018 07:38 p.m.
    Asunto: Ref#: PCHG26371833

    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)"

    delete