The "PCH HQ Lotto" Scam
From: Publishers Clearing House - email@example.com
Subject: Re: Publishers Clearing House Email Winner
Date: Monday, March 5, 2018, 1:05 PM
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
Contact Person: Mr. Timothy
UK Phone Number:
US Phone Number:
HQ Address: Unit 15 Chancery
gate Business Centre Manor House Avenue, Southampton SO15
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.
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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