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"PCH Grant Promo" Scam

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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.

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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  • August 27, 2019 at 6:43 PM by an anonymous user from Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, United States

    Scammers are also using the names of: Michael White, Dorothea Kuebler and Elizabeth Taylor. There numbers are: 630-701-7313, 402-207-2342, 304-314-4461, 318-490-0803 and 206-208-4003.

    They keep texting me and I tell them to leave me alone. They want me to pay $200 to receive my winning prize... I tell them I do not have the money and to leave me alone or I will complain to the authorities. I am blocking every number that they try and text me on. I wish these people would be caught.

    remove

  • July 22, 2019 at 5:59 PM by an anonymous user from San Francisco, California, United States

    Someone calling himself a Mr Harris with the phone number (510)284-5293 is claiming to be an agent of pch in charge of distributing winnings to "qualified persons " then sends a follow up text asking for more personal information.

    The scam comes in by way of facebook. Com messenger claiming to come from "aubrey stone" a well know executive of the California black chamber of congress who I know personally and they have made a duplicate facebook.com fake link using his name to communicate messages through facebook messenger.

    Please advise, beware and please forward this information to pch and the dept of consumer affairs.

    remove

  • February 10, 2019 at 9:08 PM by an anonymous user from Rochester, Minnesota, United States

    Did you talk to her in person? I'm getting a similar message, I think my friends FB account has been hacked.

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  • January 15, 2019 at 5:43 PM by an anonymous user from San Diego, California, United States

    I'm kinda confused. My elderly aunt contacted me thru Facebook Messenger and said she got $30,000 from Publishers Clearing House. She said my name was on the Grant List too, and I should call before the time expired.

    Upon further questioning, I learned that she called the a 347-798-2257 number that she also gave me. She sent them some money and she said she got back "cash". I asked her further what she meant by "cash". Was it a check or $100 bills. She said money, sent to her by FedEx. WTF? Who sends $30,000 by FedEx?

    She's really insistent that I call these people, even pushy. I read your warning and tried to tell her this is a scam but she said she already got paid and it isn't a scam. Call them, Call them.

    Something's still not right, I can feel it, but why would they send her money? Does she have to recruit X amount of people before they give her the rest?

    I don't know what's going on. These people just called me. Jeez, the connection is so bad I have no doubt their probably located in the hills of some East India province.

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    • January 15, 2019 at 5:55 PM by info

      It is a scam, do not be fooled.

      remove

  • January 10, 2019 at 3:38 PM by an anonymous user from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

    I got this number from a friend 614 585 9834 to call for free grant money to fill application for the grant money and you have pay them 200 dollars to receive the money, this a scam.

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  • December 9, 2018 at 8:52 PM by an anonymous user from Ashburn, Virginia, United States

    I was told by someone that she received $80,000 at her doorstep by pch because they give this as a grant to older folk disabled and retired people and I would need to text a number 1(1-559-406-9409); is this a scam?

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    • December 9, 2018 at 9:23 PM by info

      Yes, it is a scam.

      remove

  • October 5, 2018 at 12:31 AM by info

    Received via email:

    "My friend was told to call 940-644-8910 to apply for a grant. The person that responded said they were representing PBCH (backed by Pub Clearing Hs). He stated he was from 'The Global Grant Funds Compensation Appeals Program. If she sent $200 by wire that they would deliver cash grant funds to her home and she would have to pay the curror an additional $59. I convinced her that it was a scam and not to send any money. Everything was by text and she will be taking the whole thing to the local police..."

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  • October 1, 2018 at 11:29 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Veerasamy Karthik <Veerasamy_Karthik@ajg.com>

    Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2018 7:21 AM

    Subject: Ref# PCH9182934

    You have won $1 Million Dollar from the PCH Promo.

    To claim send your Ref# PCH9182934, Name and Address to our agent via: enquiries008@gmail.com"

    remove

    • October 4, 2018 at 8:00 PM by an anonymous user from Valparaiso, Indiana, United States

      I got a text saying that I won and to contact that email. I didn't because it seemed like a scam and I didn't want a chance to get hacked.

      remove

  • August 11, 2018 at 4:21 AM by an anonymous user from 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??

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  • July 24, 2018 at 5:56 PM by an anonymous user from 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"

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  • July 21, 2018 at 10:16 PM by an anonymous user from 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"

    remove

  • July 19, 2018 at 5:24 PM by an anonymous user from Pontiac, 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.

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    • July 19, 2018 at 6:39 PM by info

      Yes, it is a scam.

      remove

  • July 18, 2018 at 5:27 PM by an anonymous user from 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*"

    remove

  • July 18, 2018 at 6:32 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Nillo, Arnold O. <ANillo@GilbaneCo.com>

    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"

    remove

  • July 16, 2018 at 8:22 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- -- -- --

    From: "Koller, Bonnie" <BKoller@GilbaneCo.com>

    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

    remove

  • July 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"

    remove

  • July 16, 2018 at 4:49 PM by an anonymous user from 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"

    remove

  • June 25, 2018 at 6:51 AM by an anonymous user from Cleethorpes, England, United Kingdom

    Here is another scam:

    "Hodges, Jody <Jody.Hodges@Suddenlink.com>

    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."

    remove

  • June 23, 2018 at 6:37 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Franczak, Matthew" <matthew.franczak@AlticeTechServicesUSA.com>

    Date: June 20, 2018 at 6:01:52 PM PDT

    Subject: Ref#: 119292923.

    Reply-To: "pch.desk017@gmail.com" <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"

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

    Here is another scam:

    "Diaz, Ingrid<Ingrid.Diaz@thementornetwork.com>

    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)"

    remove

  • March 17, 2018 at 6:45 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Phelps, Maurice" <mphelps@gcaservices.com>

    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."

    remove

  • March 15, 2018 at 10:37 PM by an anonymous user from Weston, West Virginia, United States

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

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  • March 14, 2018 at 4:07 PM by an anonymous user from Fayetteville, North Carolina, 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

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  • March 13, 2018 at 4:45 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

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

    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)"

    remove

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