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The PCH Mega Millions Lottery Scam

The "PCH Mega Millions" email below is a fake and scam. 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 PCH Mega Millions Lottery Scam
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The "PCH Mega Millions" Lottery Scam

From: PCH Mega Millions - elio.martorana@alice.it

Date: February 6, 2020 at 4:49:58 AM MST

Subject: Re: Award

Reply-To: pchouse@indamail.hu

Hello

Did you receive my last mail about our PCH Award Winning ofUS$850,000.00 USD.

For claims Details Needed

*Given Names:

*Mailing Address:

*Telephone:

*Gender:

*Age:

Regards,

Slater Brooke

Official Notification

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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  • June 7, 2020 at 8:34 AM by an anonymous user from: Clermont, Florida, United States

    Good info now they are using social media sites like Instagram and Google Hangouts. That's what they are doing to me right now

  • May 8, 2020 at 6:19 AM by an anonymous user from: Lake Mary, Florida, United States

    I have a printout a letter tells I have won The PCH Mega Million prize $5,500,000.00 along with new car. In the letter it shows my name on American Express however misspelling of CEO name. The spelling was Micheal Byuers instead Byers...

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The PCH Mega Millions Lottery Scam