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Beware of "PCH LOTTO 2017" Publishers Clearing House Lottery Scam

2018-03-17T11:41:37 -  +
Beware of "PCH LOTTO 2017" Publishers Clearing House Lottery Scam

There is no "PCH LOTTO 2017." 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 LOTTO 2017" Scam

From: "Publishers Clearing House"<mariangela.zizza@alice.it>

Date: February 21, 2017 at 4:39:55 PM CST

To: info@pch.org

Subject: PCHLOTTO 2017........ Claims Code 89773453

Reply-To: <lotto2017pch@usa.com>

Congrats!

We are delighted to inform you that your email was drawn a winner of ( USD $850,000.00. ) in

our recent Publishers Clearing House global sweepstakes (email) lottery. To file for claim,

please fill in the details below and send it to the contest department lotto2017pch@usa.com

*Given Names:

*Mailing Address:

*Telephone:

*Gender:

*Age:

Kristin Cooke

Official Notification

© Copyright 2017 Publishers Clearing House. All Rights Reserved.

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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