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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: 2018-05-02T05:53:53 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: 2018-03-17T18:45:40 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: 2018-03-15T22:37:53 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: 2018-03-14T16:07:14 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: 2018-03-13T04:45:32 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


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