The "Publishers Clearing House PCH-IAGR Giveaway" email below is a fake and scam. 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-IAGR Giveaway" Lottery Scam
From: PCH LOTTERY ONLINE firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Tue, Jan 22, 2019 12:32 pm
Subject: PCH-IAGR $850,000.00 USD Giveaway Verification
PCH / IAGR VERIFICATION DEPARTMENT
Ref: PCH-087- 0426-2019
Attn: Esteemed Beneficiary
PCH-IAGR $850,000.00 USD Giveaway Verification
Your email was received and I welcome you to the Publishers Clearing House (PCH). Our success is built on PCH's unique, free-to-play, chance-to-win value proposition, individually personalized offers based on the trusted first party relationship we maintain with millions of consumers. We are sorry for the announcer reaching you through email medium, as that was the fastest way to get this across directly to all beneficiaries.
It is my pleasure to inform you that the email you received earlier from the Announcer of the Publishers Clearing House is neither a spam nor Scam notification, but a legitimate giveaway organized by the PCH in conjunction with IAGR (The International Association of Gaming Regulators). Therefore read and follow the instructions carefully for better insight and verification process of your mid-year giveaway funds.
The PCH in alliance with The International Association of Gaming Regulators through a random online ballot with the aid of our search engine, picked your email as one of the lucky beneficiaries for the mid-year giveaway which was put together as a means of fostering cooperation between gaming regulators thus enhancing PCH increase in subscription sales.
The mission of this year’s giveaway is to advance the effectiveness and efficiency of magazine subscriptions with sweepstakes, PCH Search and Win, PCH Lotto, PCH Games, PCH Save and Win
Therefore, you are required to reconfirm the complete information below (1-6) to confirm you as the legal recipient of this PCH giveaway lotto: Be rest assured your information provided are safe in accordance with the PCH-IAGR policy and will never be released to a 3rd Party. The required information requested is listed below.
CONFIRMATION / VERIFICATION DETAILS
(1) Full Names as seen on your ID or D/L:
(2) Mobile Phone Number:
(3) Residential Address:
(6) Marital Status:
As soon as this above information is received and confirmed by the IAGR clearance department, your US$850,000.00 payment delivery process will commence to the provided residential address by the PCH Prize Patrol Team.
NOTE: Due to recent diversion of winnings by corrupt PCH officials, I am the assigned clearance officer in charge of the 2019 giveaway which keeps me busy due to multiple beneficiaries. Therefore I might not be able to take all calls, so I’ll advise you send an email or a short text message to my phone when you can’t reach me, and I’ll reply ASAP
Will be waiting to hear from you regarding the completed verification details above, so we can conclude the verification process and release of your US$850,000.00 without delay.
As a result of the on-going drive of the PCH and IAGR to update its DATA and clear overdue payments to all rightful beneficiaries, we strongly recommend you swiftly respond to this verification letter.
Once again, congratulations!!
PCH Senior Verification / Clearance Officer
Tel: +1 (701) 599-4020
Copyright © 2019 PCH-IAGR
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.