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
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,
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.
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.