Publishers Clearing House Scam Call

Publishers Clearing House has gotten many reports about scammers using the Publishers Clearing House name to deceive people. Scammers call, claiming you’ve won the sweepstakes, but to collect your prize, you need to send money to pay for so-called fees and taxes. But, paying to collect a prize is a scam.

Publishers Clearing House Scam Call

Scammers like to ask you to send money by Western Union or MoneyGram, or by getting a prepaid card or gift card. Why? Because it’s nearly impossible to trace that money – and you’ll almost never get your money back.

If you think you’ve won a prize, here are a few things to know:

  • Publishers Clearing House will never ask you to pay a fee to collect a prize. In fact, no legit prize promoter will ever charge you to win.
  • If anyone calls asking you to pay for a prize, hang up and report it to the FTC.
  • Never send money to collect a prize. It’s a scam.
  • Clearing House doesn’t call ahead to say you’ve won.
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  • July 8, 2021 at 2:55 AM by an anonymous user from: Burlington, Mt Laurel, New Jersey, United States

    Had a phone call today from (876) 777-9511. Real person spoke leaving a long friendly message from Publishers Clearing House with a special offer for Seniors and to call them back. I blocked the number.

  • August 28, 2020 at 8:09 AM by an anonymous user from: Marianna, Florida, United States

    I was just contacted through Instagram and had said I won 1 million plus 25,000 a week for life... In order to collect I would have to pay 700 up front for tax purposes... As soon as I heard that I looked up the sweepstakes on how u will know u won, and after reading the rules I instantly hung up and called publisher clearing house myself to report the scam

  • August 27, 2020 at 3:05 PM by an anonymous user from: El Paso, Texas, United States

    I also was called by pch saying that I won 2 million dollars last week,this is not the first time that I have been called telling that I won 2 million dollars.

    Arnold M...

  • July 30, 2020 at 3:50 PM by an anonymous user from: Muskego, Wisconsin, United States

    Came home today to find a phone message from PCH telling me I was a lucky winner of 4.6 million dollars and I should call them immediately! They gave me a phone number to hurry and call. That number was 855-502-4833 Ext 1.. Thought how great was that seeing I have never won more then 10 dollars from PCH, The number that it came from was 855-502-4833...Thought I should check into the win until I spoke to some official at PCH, but after seeing all the spam articles on your web sight, I figured I was set to be poor for the rest of my days...Jim & Kathy

  • July 25, 2020 at 3:20 PM by an anonymous user from: Killeen, Texas, United States

    Had a phone call from Jamaica saying I won a price from PCH. That Wal-Mart had entered me in the contest and I just needed to go to Wal-Mart and pick up my letter. Before they could get any info from me, I hung up and blocked the number after they tried calling me back twice.

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