2020 PCH Award Publishers Clearing House Lottery Scam

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2020 PCH Award Publishers Clearing House Lottery Scam

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There is no "2020 PCH Award" like the email below. 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 "2020 PCH Award" Scam

From: Publishers Clearing House <l.pilenga@alice.it>

Date: Tue, Jan 7, 2020, 10:25 AM

Subject: Email Winning Notification!!!

Congratulation on winning in our 2020 PCH (Award).

To file for claims, please contact below:

Mr James Ramsey

PCH Senior Verification / Clearance Officer.

pchservice559@gmail.com

Kristin Cooke

Official Notification

Copyright 2020 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.

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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  • April 23, 2020 at 3:03 PM by info

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

    Date: Thu, Apr 23, 2020, 10:58 AM

    Subject: PCH Lotto No. 8429204320

    Congratulations!!!

    Your email emerged winner of eight hundred and fifty thousand dollars 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: deborahclaimpc@null.net

    *Given Names:

    *Mailing Address:

    *Telephone:

    *Gender:

    *Age:

    Yours Sincerely

    Deborah Holland

    Official Winners Selection Notice"

    Here is another scam.

    remove

  • April 13, 2020 at 5:09 PM by an anonymous user from: St. Petersburg, Florida, United States

    They want me to call David Sayer or Todd Slaven at 680 444 0423 #1 to leave voice-mail

    #2 email

    3mill 500 thousand,2020 Lincoln vehicle 10,000.00 a week for life. call came in on

    1877 496 9236

    remove

  • April 7, 2020 at 7:00 PM by info

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

    Date: April 7, 2020 at 1:49:21 PM MST

    Subject: PCH59472893656

    Reply-To: <teri.pchagent@yahoo.com, >

    PCH©

    We wish to inform you that you have won (850,000.00 USD) in our 2020 PCH (email) draws.

    Your email address was entered for the online draw on this Free Ticket Number: 085-12876077-09 and

    won on this Lucky Number: 03-06-08-10-12-16-27. To file for claim, please contact below:

    Mrs. Teri Hatcher

    Publishers Clearing House

    Atlanta, GA 30064

    E-mail: teri.pchagent@yahoo.com

    In your reply email, You are to establish contact with the Following details

    Name

    Residential/Office Address

    Telephone

    Fax Number

    Age

    Sex

    Thanks & Regards

    Mrs. Alice Antonio Pistola.

    Publishers Clearing House

    Atlanta, GA 30064

    Your Personal Unique

    Ticket Code Is: LLUIQIHCGDYEOJRMKMLOZVTNIWXWUKFWTVPQFF"

    Here is another scam.

    remove

  • April 2, 2020 at 2:37 PM by info

    "From: Publishers Clearing House <salvatore.crista86@alice.it>

    Date: Thu, Apr 2, 2020 at 11:05 AM

    Subject: PCH Lotto No. 8429204320

    Congratulations!!!

    Your email emerged winner of eight hundred and fifty thousand dollars 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: deskpromopch@yahoo.com

    *Given Names:

    *Mailing Address:

    *Telephone:

    *Gender:

    *Age:

    Yours Sincerely

    Deborah Holland

    Official Winners Selection Notice"

    Here is another scam.

    remove

  • March 24, 2020 at 4:37 PM by info

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

    Date: March 10, 2020 at 1:56:53 AM CDT

    Subject: PCH59472893656

    Reply-To: <teripchclaimagent@yahoo.com, >

    Alice Antonio Pistola."

    Here is another scam.

    remove

  • March 23, 2020 at 6:40 PM by an anonymous user from: Hesperia, California, United States

    I received a call that I was a winner. I was told that I won 1.2 million dollars and that I needed to contact 360-646-8465 who is a IRS representative by the name of : Mr. Fernandez Rodriguez who would set up an IRS tax account required whenever funds are issued over 10,000.00 to a recipient. Sound's like a SCAM, but I have not reached out to them.

    remove

  • March 18, 2020 at 5:12 PM by an anonymous user from: Akron, Ohio, United States

    I just received that message about winning 850000 and to contact TerI Hatcher

    remove

  • March 10, 2020 at 9:50 PM by an anonymous user from: Lake Villa, Illinois, United States

    Here is another scam:

    "PCH©

    We wish to inform you that you have won (850,000.00 USD) in our 2020 PCH (email) draws.

    Your email address was entered for the online draw on this Free Ticket Number: 085-12876077-09 and

    won on this Lucky Number: 03-06-08-10-12-16-27. To file for claim, please contact below:

    Mrs. TerI Hatcher

    Publishers Clearing House

    Atlanta, GA 30064

    E-mail: mrs.teripchagent@yahoo.com

    In your reply email, You are to establish contact with the Following details

    Name

    Residential/Office Address

    Telephone

    Fax Number

    Age

    Sex

    Thanks & Regards

    Mrs. Alice Antonio Pistola.

    Publishers Clearing House

    Atlanta, GA 30064

    Your Personal Unique Ticket Code Is:

    LLUIQIHCGDYEOJRMKMLOZVTNIWXWUKFWTVPQFF"

    remove

  • March 7, 2020 at 10:37 PM by info

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

    Date: Sat, Mar 7, 2020 at 7:44 PM

    Subject: PCH Lotto No. 8429204320

    Congratulations!!!

    Your email emerged winner of eight hundred and fifty thousand dollars 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: dskpromopch@ftml.net

    *Given Names:

    *Mailing Address:

    *Telephone:

    *Gender:

    *Age:

    Yours Sincerely

    Deborah Holland

    Official Winners Selection Notice"

    Here is another scam.

    remove

  • March 4, 2020 at 10:25 PM by info

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

    Date: March 2, 2020 at 6:29:13 AM MST

    Subject: PCH59472893656

    Reply-To: <teripchclaimagent@yahoo.com,>

    PCH©

    We wish to inform you that you have won (850,000.00 USD) in our 2020 PCH (email) draws.

    Your email address was entered for the online draw on this Free Ticket Number: 085-12876077-09 and

    won on this Lucky Number: 03-06-08-10-12-16-27. To file for claim, please contact below:

    _____________________________

    Mrs. Teri Hatcher

    Publishers Clearing House

    Atlanta, GA 30064

    E-mail:teripchclaimagent@yahoo.com

    _____________________________

    In your reply email, You are to establish contact with the Following details

    Name

    Residential/Office Address

    Telephone

    Fax Number

    Age

    Sex

    Thanks & Regards

    Mrs. Alice Antonio Pistola.

    Publishers Clearing House

    Atlanta, GA 30064

    Your Personal Unique Ticket Code Is:

    LLUIQIHCGDYEOJRMKMLOZVTNIWXWUKFWTVPQFF"

    Here is another scam.

    remove

  • March 3, 2020 at 4:46 PM by an anonymous user from: La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States

    It is early March, 2020. I have been called repeatedly by a group claiming they are from PCH, and they say that I have won 5.2 million dollars and a new Mercedes Benz automobile. When I tell them I don't recall entering the PCH Sweepstakes, they tell me that this is a special program just for senior citizens who have a good record of paying their utility bills. I tell them to send the money to the house, but they say they can't do that. Today I listened long enough to learn that I would have to pay for the shipping of the automobile. I told the caller that I already had a fair to good car, and he could keep the Mercedes as a gift from me if he would send the money to the house. I guess I was laughing at my dog at the time, because she was playing on the floor in front of me, and the caller may have thought I was laughing at him. He hung up on me. No money and no car!

    remove

    • March 4, 2020 at 5:59 PM by an anonymous user from: Richardson, Texas, United States

      Yesterday, I got a call from a person named Dave Green (941) 295-9515 (Northport Fl) from publishers clearing House stating I won 2.5 million. He called because I hadn’t returned any of PCH his emails and wanted to make sure nothing had happened to me. Sure he did. He asked How did I feel how about winning 2.5 million, and wanted me to write the following info down on a sheet of paper: his name Dave Green, confirmation#, PIN #, Badge #, 0#, & Batch#.

      He started asking a bunch of other personal questions with I US citizen and blah blah blah. I asked what does that have to do with winning? He said these are the questions on the T 9 Form. Said he could deliver the money by 2:30 if I could pay $450.00 for taxes to NaomI Bechtold to release, because the check was on hold, and the $450.00 would be reimbursable. Write the check out to NaomI Bechtold, address: 1209 Old Philadelphia Pike

      Lancaster, PA 17602.

      He insisted on wanting to stay on the phone while I drove to the post office and he could explain to the post office how to get an electronic receipt so that they can deliver my check by 2:30 pm.

      He would stay with me the whole time on the phone, no worries he said. After I wrote all the info down I called and reported him to PCH.

      remove

      • March 4, 2020 at 7:17 PM by info

        Once you are asked to pay money in order to receive a lottery prize, it is a scam.

        remove

  • February 17, 2020 at 9:48 PM by info

    "2020 PCHFrom: Publishers Clearing House <antonio.pistola@alice.it>

    Date: Mon, Feb 17, 2020, 10:47 AM

    Subject: PCH59472893656

    PCH©

    We wish to inform you that you have won (850,000.00 USD) in our 2020 PCH (email) draws.

    Your email address was entered for the online draw on this Free Ticket Number: 085-12876077-09 and

    won on this Lucky Number: 03-06-08-10-12-16-27. To file for claim, please contact below:

    Mrs. Teri Hatcher

    Publishers Clearing House

    Atlanta, GA 30064

    E-mail: teri.pchclaimsagent@yahoo.com

    In your reply email, You are to establish contact with the Following details

    Name

    Residential/Office Address

    Telephone

    Fax Number

    Age

    Sex

    Thanks & Regards

    Mrs. Alice Antonio Pistola.

    Publishers Clearing House

    Atlanta, GA 30064

    Your Personal Unique Ticket Code Is:

    LLUIQIHCGDYEOJRMKMLOZVTNIWXWUKFWTVPQFF"

    Here is another scam.

    remove

  • February 4, 2020 at 6:59 AM by info

    "From: Publishers Clearing House <ombretta.todde@tim.it>

    Date: Wed, Jan 29, 2020, 10:04 AM

    Subject: REF:PCH/US/3756799184

    Winners Selection Notification.

    Your email address was drawn a winner of (USD 850,000.00) in the recent Publishers Clearing House global

    Sweepstakes E-mail Draws. To file for a claim, you are hereby required to fill in the required details below

    and send it to the contest department: onlinegamenotice@usa.com

    *Given Names:

    *Mailing Address:

    *Telephone:

    *Gender:

    *Age:

    Ms. Margaret C

    Executive Director

    PCH Consumer Affairs

    Official Winners Selection Notification."

    Here is another scam.

    remove

  • January 26, 2020 at 8:10 PM by info

    "From: Publishers Clearing House <ildrake83@alice.it>

    Date: January 26, 2020 at 11:52:29 AM MST

    Subject: PCH9890781

    Reply-To: <pchremittance@qq.com, >

    © PCH

    Congratulation on (winning) 850,000.00 USD in our 2020 PCH (Lotto)

    Kindly send your contacts

    Email: pchremittance@qq.com

    *Given Names:

    *Mailing Address:

    *Telephone:

    *Gender:

    *Age:

    Kristin Cooke

    Official Notification

    © Copyright 2020 Publishers Clearing House All Rights Reserved"

    Here is another scam.

    remove

  • January 24, 2020 at 6:03 PM by info

    Here is another scam

    ---------- Forwarded message ---------

    From: Publishers Clearing House <mario.carla1@alice.it>

    Date: Fri, Jan 24, 2020, 4:53 AM

    Subject: Congratulation

    Congratulation on winning US$850,000.00 USD in our 2020 PCH.

    Kindly send your contacts to pchouse@indamail.hu

    *Given Names:

    *Mailing Address:

    *Telephone:

    *Gender:

    *Age:

    Slater Brooke

    Official Notification

    remove

  • January 24, 2020 at 10:15 AM by info

    "From: Publishers Clearing House <mario.carla1@alice.it>

    Date: January 24, 2020 at 5:12:56 AM MST

    Subject: Congratulation

    Reply-To: <pchouse@indamail.hu>

    Congratulation on winning US$850,000.00 USD in our 2020 PCH.

    Kindly send your contacts to pchouse@indamail.hu

    *Given Names:

    *Mailing Address:

    *Telephone:

    *Gender:

    *Age:

    Slater Brooke

    Official Notification

    © Copyright 2020 Publishers Clearing House. All Rights Reserved"

    Here is another scam.

    remove

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