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PCH Sweepstakes Scams - How to Spot Them

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PCH Sweepstakes Scams - How to Spot Them

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Scammers send out thousands of PCH scams every year, therefore, this is what you need to know. 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.

A PCH Sweepstakes Scam

From: fieldman.pch@socialworker.net

Sent: Friday, September 27, 2019, 02:16:54 AM PDT

Subject: Re: About Your $550,000.00 Win (Contact City-Connect To Collect)

LOTTO REMITTANCE OFFICE

INTERNATIONAL LIFE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT SCHEME1V,

REF: PCH/00198/61890000000018Re:

Registered Lottery No 0018391

Winner's Identification No. For Prize Collections-CCLS/26/09/19/IN/TR

Dear 2019 Selected Winner,

Your email id have won you Grant Prize from the PCH Grant Donation

To redeem prize

Publishers Clearing House(

reply back with your name and address.

Congratulations!

PCH)

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, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • October 19, 2019 at 2:58 PM by an anonymous user from Post Falls, Idaho, United States

    I just got one 10-19-2019 from pch@acraccademia.it. I just checked it out on this website and it has ALL the above criteria of Cristina Papadopol, but the name used was LorI Sayer. WATCH OUT. To all the people who play at PCH GOOD LUCK!

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  • October 15, 2019 at 7:57 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Papadopol, Cristina [mailto:CPapadopol@StamfordCT.gov]

    Sent: 15 October 2019 01:10

    Subject: Award Notification

    Congratulation on winning US$850,000.00 USD in our 2019 PCH.

    Kindly send your contacts to pch@acraccademia.it

    *Given Names:

    *Mailing Address:

    *Telephone:

    *Gender:

    *Age:

    Cristina Papadopol

    Official Notification

    © Copyright 2019 Publishers Clearing House. All Rights Reserved"

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PCH Sweepstakes Scams - How to Spot Them