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The "PCH LOTTO 2019" Publishers Clearing House Lottery Scam

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The "PCH LOTTO 2019" Publishers Clearing House Lottery Scam

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There is no "PCH LOTTO 2019." 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.

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The "PCH LOTTO 2019" Scam

From: "Publishers Clearing House"<ialeggio94@alice.it>

Date: January 5, 2019 at 6:52:09 AM EST

Subject: PCHLOTTO 2019....Claims Code..89773433..,

Reply-To: <pchinfoclaimsdesk@null.net>

Congrats!!!

Your email was drawn for winning (USD $850,000.00) in the recent Publishers Clearing House global sweepstakes email lottery. To collect, you are hereby required to fill in your details below and email it to the contest department: pchclaimsdeskcscc@usa.com

*Given Names:

*Mailing Address:

*Telephone:

*Gender:

*Age:

Yours Sincerely

Deborah Holland

Official Winners Selection Notice

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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  • Mar 25, 2019 at 1:17 AM by info

    They are using this email address: pchwinalert@null.net

    delete

  • Mar 25, 2019 at 12:31 AM by info

    The scammers are using this email address: pchgames@eclipso.email

    delete

  • Mar 24, 2019 at 7:04 PM by info

    Received this scam:

    "Publishers Clearing House <daviferrante@alice.it>
    Subject: PCHLOTTO 2019 ALERT....Claims Code..89773433..,
    Date: Fri, Mar 22, 2019 1:53 pm

    Congratulations!!!

    Your email emerged winner of ($850,000.00) 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 the contest department: winneralertpchdesk@foxmail.com
    *Given Names:
    *Mailing Address:
    *Telephone:
    *Gender:
    *Age:
    Yours Sincerely
    Deborah Holland
    Official Winners Selection Notice"

    delete

  • Mar 18, 2019 at 7:34 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Publishers Clearing House <davidetiz@alice.it>
    Sent: Sat, Mar 16, 2019 9:13 pm
    Subject: PCH Lotto: Alert!!! Code..89773453

    Congratulations!!!

    Your email emerged winner of ($850,000.00) 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 the contest department: pchwinalert@usa.com

    *Given Names:
    *Mailing Address:
    *Telephone:
    *Gender:
    *Age:

    Yours Sincerely
    Deborah Holland
    Official Winners Selection Notice

    delete

  • Mar 16, 2019 at 7:18 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Publishers Clearing House"<stecalabrese@alice.it>
    Date: February 3, 2019 at 1:48:42 PM CST
    Subject: PCHLOTTO 2019....Claims Code..89773433..,
    Reply-To: <officialnoticepch@null.net>

    Congrats!!!
    Your email was drawn for winning (USD $850,000.00) in the recent Publishers Clearing House global sweepstakes email lottery. To collect, you are hereby required to fill in your details below and email it to the contest department: claimcscpch2019@usa.com

    *Given Names:
    *Mailing Address:
    *Telephone:
    *Gender:
    *Age:

    Yours Sincerely
    Deborah Holland
    Official Winners Selection Notice"

    delete

  • Mar 16, 2019 at 7:16 PM by info

    Here is another scam:


    "From: "Publishers Clearing House"<giarena@alice.it>
    Date: March 15, 2019 at 7:03:13 PM CDT
    Subject: PCHLOTTO 2019 ALERT....Claims Code..89773433..,
    Reply-To: <cscwinnerdesk@null.net>

    Congratulations!!!
    Your email emerged winner of ($850,000.00) 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 the contest department: winneralertpchdesk@foxmail.com
    *Given Names:
    *Mailing Address:
    *Telephone:
    *Gender:
    *Age:
    Yours Sincerely
    Deborah Holland
    Official Winners Selection Notice"

    delete

  • Mar 6, 2019 at 8:24 AM by an anonymous user from Grand Junction, Colorado, United States

    Hi, All You Who Have Been Victims Of The PCH Scam.

    Some dumb, stupid, fool tried to play me with the scam a couple of days ago, so I played him until I got his real phone number in Jamaica.

    His name is Tony Steel, and his phone number is 1-867-872-6988.

    After playing with him all day yesterday. I thought I would share the fun with all of you.

    Note that this guy will be quite belligerent and threaten you, but hey, he lives in Jamaica.

    So it’s payback time.

    Have some fun and keep calling this fool – he deserves it.

    delete

  • Feb 17, 2019 at 12:09 AM by info

    They are using this email address: pchlottowinnersclaims@null.net

    delete

  • Feb 2, 2019 at 11:03 AM by an anonymous user from Needham, Massachusetts, United States

    I was contacted by "Derrick Rambert" on 1-876-407-8975 and asked to obtain a monogram for $250.00 to be sent to Mr ascells Spence.

    Sounds VERY suspicious!

    delete

  • Jan 11, 2019 at 12:25 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Publishers Clearing House <vanniteresa@alice.it>
    Sent: Friday, January 11, 2019 12:22 PM
    Subject: [EXTERNAL] PCHLOTTO ALERT

    Congrats!!!

    Your email was drawn for winning (USD $850,000.00) in the recent Publishers Clearing House global

    sweepstakes email lottery. To collect, you are hereby required to fill in your details below

    and email it to the contest department:pchlottonotifidept@null.net

    *Given Names:

    *Mailing Address:

    *Telephone:

    *Gender:

    *Age:

    Yours Sincerely

    Deborah Holland

    Official Winners Selection Notice"

    delete

  • Jan 10, 2019 at 1:11 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ---------
    From: Publishers Clearing House <melissamicheli@alice.it>
    Date: Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 4:13 AM
    Subject: PCH574845863

    Congrats!!!

    Your webmail was drawn a winner of (USD 850,000.00) in the recent Publishers Clearing House global sweepstakes email lottery. To file for claim you are hereby required to fill in your details below and send it to the contest department: (pchgames@eclipso.email)

    *Given Names:
    *Mailing Address:
    *Telephone:
    *Gender:
    *Age:

    Yours Sincerely
    Andrew Goldberg
    Official Winners Selection Notice

    © Copyright 2018 Publishers Clearing House. All Rights Reserved.

    delete

  • Jan 7, 2019 at 10:21 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----
    From: "Publishers Clearing House" <infopch@pchcsc.net>
    Sent: Fri, Jan 4, 2019 at 2:01 PM
    Subject: Guidelines To Collect Your $850,000.00
    PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE
    LOTTO REMITTANCE OFFICE
    REGISTERED LOTTERY NO: 1371841
    REF: PCH/00198/61890000000018Re:

    Dear Esteem Winner

    I, Kristin Cooke 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 toSKYNET 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 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 have access to your email account, so have no fear for you have emerged a true winner as long 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

    CONTACT PERSON
    SIR JAMES LOCKWOOD
    SKYNET WORLDWIDE EXPRESS SERVICE
    UNITED KINGDOM BRANCH
    SUPPORT: 447024055510

    UNITED STATE BRANCH
    ADDRESS: MARIETTA, GA 30064
    TEL: 4046625070


    GENERAL ENQUIRIES: ( 44) 7031946453
    EMAIL: skynetcourier@qualityservice.com
    skynetcourierex@gmail.com


    Write SKYNET WORLDWIDE EXPRESS SERVICE via email upon receipt of this mail. 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.
    CLAIMS CODE: 89773453HR

    Once again, keep us posted on any development 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.


    Kristin Cooke
    Lotto Remittance Office
    Publishers Clearing House
    © Copyright 2019 Publishers Clearing House. All Rights Reserved

    delete

  • Jan 6, 2019 at 5:45 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Original Message ----------
    From: officialpch@qq.com
    Date: January 6, 2019 at 11:19 AM
    Subject: Re: Publishers Clearing House

    On HELLO! <mario.pappacoda@alice.it>

    PCH
    Congratulation on (winning) 850,000.00 USD in our new year 2019 PCH (Lotto)
    Kindly send your contacts
    Email: pch_official@yahoo.com
    *Given Names:
    *Mailing Address:
    *Telephone:
    *Gender:
    *Age:
    Kristin Cooke
    Official Notification

    © Copyright 2019 Publishers Clearing House All Rights Reserved

    delete

  • Jan 6, 2019 at 2:23 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----
    From: "Publishers Clearing House" <claimspchdept@qq.com> To: "aniq_vimix@yahoo.com" <aniq_vimix@yahoo.com>
    Cc: "aniq_vimix" <aniq_vimix@yahoo.com>
    Sent: Wed, Jan 2, 2019 at 2:54 PM
    Subject: Contact NONSTOP COURIER SERVICE For The Delivery Of Your Check To You PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSELOTTO REMITTANCE OFFICEREG NO: 1371841

    Dear Esteem Winner

    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 toNonStop Logistics & Courier Services United Kingdom England.
    NonStop Logistics & Courier Services 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 NonStop Logistics & Courier Services 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 NonStop Logistics & Courier Services 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.
    NONSTOP LOGISTICS & COURIER SERVICESCONTACT PERSON: SIR, BENJAMIN C BAILEYUNITED KINGDOM BRANCHSUPPORT: 447537127812GENERAL ENQUIRIES :( 44)7031946460EMAIL: nonstopcourierservice@protonmail.com
    United States BranchTel: 770- 467- 2264Address: Atlanta, GA 30064EMAIL: csnonstopcou rierservices @gmail.com

    Write NonStop Logistics & Courier Services 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.CLAIMS CODE: NSC89773453UK

    Once again, keep us posted on any development with the Security Company, in relation to your lottery winnings.Before your winnings was released to NonStop Logistics & Courier Services 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,
    Mrs. Kristin CookeClaims & Remittance DirectorPublishers Clearing House

    delete

  • Jan 6, 2019 at 1:17 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "HELLO!"<patrizia.marino.cs@alice.it>
    Date: January 5, 2019 at 8:25:42 AM MST
    Subject: Publishers Clearing House
    Reply-To: <officialpch@qq.com,>

    PCH
    Congratulation on (winning) 850,000.00 USD in our new year 2019 PCH (Lotto)
    Kindly send your contacts
    Email: official_pch@yahoo.com
    *Given Names:
    *Mailing Address:
    *Telephone:
    *Gender:
    *Age:
    Kristin Cooke
    Official Notification

    © Copyright 2019 Publishers Clearing House All Rights Reserved"

    delete

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