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Publishers Clearing House E-mail Lottery Scam

There is no "Publishers Clearing House E-mail Lottery." 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.

Publishers Clearing House E-mail Lottery Scam

The "Publishers Clearing House E-mail Lottery" Scam

From: Publishers Clearing House <>

Date: Sun, Dec 8, 2019 at 3:27 PM

Subject: PCH LOTTO ........... Claims Code 89773453HR

We wish to congratulate you for being the winner of 850,000.00 USD in the recent Publishers Clearing House E- mail Lottery.

Kindly send your contacts to

*Given Names:

*Mailing Address:





Deborah Holland

Official Notification

© Copyright 2019 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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  • August 14, 2020 at 11:35 AM by an anonymous user from: Houston, Texas, United States

    With the post office being slowed down by our current administration, it is becoming harder to meet the delivery by dates required on some of the mail. It sometimes is taking a week to two weeks to receive mail. This is just a contest to me, but it is your business. My problem is receiving medicines on time. I hate missing out on a chance to win something, so I thought I would point out about how the mail is affecting your company.

    Thank you for listening.

  • December 31, 2019 at 8:52 AM by info

    "From: "Publishers Clearing House"<>

    Date: December 24, 2019 at 8:45:13 AM EST

    Subject: PCH LOTTO... Claims Code 89773453HR

    Reply-To: <>

    We wish to congratulate you for being the winner of 850,000.00 USD in the recent Publishers Clearing House E- mail Lottery.

    Kindly send your contacts to

    *Given Names:

    *Mailing Address:





    Deborah Holland

    Official Notification

    © Copyright 2019 Publishers Clearing House.

    All Rights Reserved"

    Here is another scam.

  • December 12, 2019 at 5:20 PM by info

    "Hi - My mother in law sent a facebook question to my husband saying "The Publishers Clearing House and human service, they are helping the Youth, Retired and Disabled and Old in the society, I just benefited from the program also. I got a sum of $300,000,00 from them... and she said: "Because I saw your name on the list of beneficiaries when I was told to sign my name for delivery on the list, your name was two places above mine so I thought you really should have got your money..."I saw your name and pictures on the winners' list when they told me to sigh...

    I think it's a scam. The only problem is that he doesn't know that I saw the message.

    My question to you - Is this a scam? I really think it is."

    Received via email and Yes, it is a scam.

  • December 10, 2019 at 2:55 AM by info

    "I wanted to see what they would say if I gave them information, they really do make this stuff seem convincing. They ask for a “light delivery fee” to deliver your check.

    Sent from my iPhone

    Begin forwarded message:

    From: Publishers Clearing House <>

    Date: December 9, 2019 at 9:13:08 PM MST

    Subject: Re: REF: PCH/US/743/38640

    Reply-To: Publishers Clearing House <>

    Dear: Winner,

    Thank you for contacting Publishers Clearing House Inc. Publishers Clearing House is a leading interactive media, company that offers a broad range of products, digital entertainment, and services to consumers. Our success is built on Publishers Clearing House's unique mix of free-to-play games and sweepstakes, value-packed offers and the excitement of the Publishers Clearing House. PCH has awarded over $327 Million US Dollars in prizes globally since 1967 and has evolved to greatly expand its offerings to include many ways to win online, through an electronic email ballot system, social media, and mobile access. The Publishers Clearing House online game network has more than 10 million unique monthly visitors and someone wins a prize about every 10 minutes.

    This method of winning process was carried out through the electronic email ballot system by the PCH Contest Department who are responsible for planning and administering all PCH Giveaways from registration and eligibility requirements through drawings and prize awards. Whether it's online, in the mail, on a mobile device or in an app. This specially trained group keeps track of all the giveaway details, writes the Official Rules, issues processing instructions and makes sure the winners receive their prizes in a timely fashion. Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes entries are processed in a timely fashion, in a secure environment and all entries are handled with care.

    To further confirm your winning prize, a claim file with REF: PCH/US/743/38640/2019 has been opened in your name and the Publishers Clearing House Governing Board has approved the lump sum payment to you. A valid cashier's check of ($850,000.00) issued in your name has been handed over to our contracted courier/shipping partners E Post Courier & Logistics Services (Formerly Known as Canada Post) for immediate delivery. E Post Courier & Logistics Services have been assigned the duty to deliver your winning check and other accompanying legal documents which are of high importance to you. Please note that you shall be expected to pay a light delivery fee for E Post Courier Services for the delivery services and this fee will not be more than the normal minimal shipping fee.

    We have forwarded your contact details to the courier company E Post Courier & Logistics Services, therefore you are requested to contact them with your claim code number CP/PCH/US/6073842 via email or phone call within (48 hours) of receiving this email for shipping arrangements. You are to provide your claim code number to them for verification purposes. Please find below the details of the Security & Logistics Company and do keep us posted on any development regarding your lottery winnings.


    (Formerly Known as Canada Post)

    Registered Address: 50 Victoria Street, Room C-114 Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0C9.

    Contact Person: Mr. Rick Hoffman (Local Sales)

    24 Hours Helpline: 1579 400 0720


    Claim Code No: CP/PCH/US/6073842.

    Please note that before your winning prize was released to E Post Logistics & Courier Services, a hardcover insurance policy was placed in the winning prize package by the Publishers Clearing House and the reason is to avoid any harm or illegally channeling. Due to the insurance policy, the deduction of any sum or improper alteration of some form to your fund cannot be done by a third party so beware of it. The instructions given are in line with the rules and regulations of the USA gaming board. Due to the 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.

    Yours Sincerely,

    Ms. Margaret C

    Executive Director

    PCH Consumer Affairs

    Official Winners Selection Notification.

    (c) Copyright 2019 Publishers Clearing House, Inc. All Rights Reserved."

    Received via email.

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