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Beware of "PCH HQ Lotto" Publishers Clearing House Lottery Scam

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Beware of "PCH HQ Lotto" Publishers Clearing House Lottery Scam

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There is no "PCH HQ Lotto." 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.

The "PCH HQ Lotto" Scam

From: Publishers Clearing House - pch.claims@financier.com

Subject: Re: Publishers Clearing House Email Winner

Date: Monday, March 5, 2018, 1:05 PM

PUBLISHERS CLEARING

HOUSE

LOTTO REMITTANCE

OFFICE

REG NO:

45708417

Dear

Esteemed Winner,

You have been selected as a winner in the global email PCH HQ lotto in which your email emerged as a winner. You have won in our $850,000USD sweepstakes and I will direct you on how to easily claim your winning price without delay.

Just to clear your doubt on how you became a winner, Publishers Clearing House has awarded over $250 Million in prizes globally and has evolved to greatly expand its offerings to include many ways to win online, through electronic email ballot system The PCH HQ online game network has more than 10 million unique monthly visitors and someone wins a prize

about every day. Emails are being randomly selected globally and true winners are being awarded. You can be rest assured that this is 100% real.

Note that this particular PCH email lotto is global and not designated to the US alone. Since it is global, the door to door handling of prices as most are used to with the US PCH lotto, is not applicable here. I wish to inform you that the Publishers Clearing House claims department has approved your payment and a valid cashier's check has been issued to your name and handed over to our assigned courier/shipping company Online Logistics Courier Service for immediate delivery.

For those outside of the UK, Online Logistics and Courier Service will be the ones to deliver your check to you. They are a Logistics company and the safety of your check can be

100% guaranteed, unlike the normal and regular postal services in which we have experienced a lot of issues due to undelivered checks in the past. You shall be expected to pay

a delivery fee to Online Logistics Courier Service for their service in the delivery of your check and winning documents.

This fee will be paid by those outside of the UK. Do bear in mind that the safety of your check is paramount. You are to contact them immediately. You are to provide them with the following details: Full Name, Address where your check is to be sent to, Phone Number and Claims Code Number: PH78473624076BR

ONLINE LOGISTICS COURIER

SERVICE LIMITED

Contact Person: Mr. Timothy

Livingston

UK Phone Number:

+44-745-122-4632

US Phone Number:

(+1)470-673-1469

HQ Address: Unit 15 Chancery

gate Business Centre Manor House Avenue, Southampton SO15

0AE UK

Registered:

(CRN/24829107/824)

Email:

dispatch@skywyslogistics.com

Email: skywlogistics@gmail.com

Everything stated above concerning your prize is in line with the rules and regulations of the UK and USA gaming board.

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.

Congratulations once again for emerging a lucky winner.

Best

Regards,

Daniel

Artkins

Claims Remittance

Director

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.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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  • June 8, 2019 at 11:50 PM by an anonymous user from Bangkok, Thailand

    HI I just get this email 5 days ago.

    This is also scammed email or not?

    "PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE.

    LOTTO REMITTANCE OFFICE

    INTERNATIONAL LIFE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT SCHEME1V,

    REF: PCH/00198/61890000000018

    Registered Lottery No 1371841

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

    Dear Esteem Winner: Mr. Chamrat Thapmuenwai

    I here by use this medium to acknowledge the receipt of your claims requirement regarding the winning notification mail you received, that inform you of the prize you have won. I wish to inform you that the PCH lotto promotion department have approved your payment of $850,000.00 US dollars. The check have been handed over to a SKYNET WORLDWIDE EXPRESS SERVICE United Kingdom England.

    SKYNET 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 SKYNET WORLDWIDE EXPRESS 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 SKYNET WORLDWIDE EXPRESS 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.

    SKYNET WORLDWIDE EXPRESS SERVICE

    CONTACT PERSON: SIR JAMES LOCKWOOD.

    UNITED KINGDOM BRANCH

    SUPPORT: 447024055510

    GENERAL ENQUIRIES :( 44)7031946453

    Email: cscskynetexpressuk@gmail.com

    United States Branch

    Tel: 9122169955

    Address: Marietta, GA 30064

    EMAIL: skynetexpressukcourier@yahoo.com

    skynetworldukcourier@fastservice.com

    Write SKYNET WORLDWIDE EXPRESS SERVICE via email upon receipt of this mail without wasting time. You are to furnish them with your

    FULL NAMES:

    ADDRESS:

    SEX:

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    MARITAL STATUS:

    OCCUPATION:

    E-MAIL ADDRESS:

    TELEPHONE NUMBER:

    CITY:

    STATE:

    COUNTRY.

    LOTTO Claim Code PAS 8429204320

    Once again, keep us posted on any development with the Security Company, in relation to your lottery winnings.

    Before your winnings was released to SKYNET WORLDWIDE EXPRESS 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 $850,000.00 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 assurance that the entire Eight Hundred and Fifty 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.

    Congratulations once again. Best Regards,

    Deborah Holland

    Chief Financial officer

    Official Winners Selection Notice.

    © Copyright 2019 Publishers Clearing House. All Rights Reserved."

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    • June 9, 2019 at 12:08 AM by info

      Yes, it is a scam.

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  • February 19, 2019 at 6:08 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "----- Forwarded Message -----

    From: Publishers Groups <masteric105@alice.it>

    Sent: ‎Saturday‎, ‎February‎ ‎16‎, ‎2019‎ ‎10‎:‎04‎:‎12‎ ‎AM‎ ‎EST

    Subject: PCH Lotto No: 8429204320(Final Notice)

    Congratulations!!!

    Your email emerged winner of ($615,000.00) in the recent

    Publishers Clearing House global sweepstakes email lottery.

    To take your winning cheque you are hereby required to fill

    in your details below and email it to:

    C/O Dr. Glenn W. Fieldman

    Executive Promoter

    The contest department: fieldman.pch@socialworker.net

    REQUIRED DETAILS:

    *Given Names:

    *Mailing Address:

    *Telephone:

    *Gender:

    *Age:

    Note: Your file will expire after 14 days if there is no response.

    Yours Sincerely

    Mrs. Jonalyn L. Medina

    Official Winners Selection Notice"

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