I am here to report on the ongoing scam related to Publishers Clearing House (PCH) prizes being circulated on Facebook. The scam targets mostly elderly individuals, with scammers requesting a payment of $30,000 for a “clearing fee.” These scammers are known for copying images and content from the official PCH Prize Patrol Facebook page.
This scam typically involves the creation of a fake Facebook page that looks nearly identical to the real PCH page or a personal account linked to PCH. Scammers are using this tactic to target individuals who follow the real PCH page, often sending private messages or friend requests to victims soliciting payment in exchange for a prize.
Despite several reports regarding this issue, the Publishers Clearing House scam continues to circulate as crooks have also been using the PCH name and logo to swindle innocent people. It is important to emphasize that PCH staff members never send friend requests or private messages to their winners, and neither do they ask for money to collect a prize.
Therefore, if you receive a message asking for cash in exchange for a PCH prize, beware! It is a scam! Publishers Clearing House confirms they do not call any winners to announce their prizes. Instead, they make physical visits to the winners. So, if you receive a call claiming that you won and will receive a huge check after payment of fees, know that it is entirely false.
Please be advised to report any PCH related scams or frauds to the appropriate authorities immediately.
PCH Scam report – How to report PCH Scam
If you’ve come across a scam using the Publishers Clearing House (PCH) name and logo, don’t worry, reporting it is easy. Just follow these simple steps:
Firstly, gather all relevant information concerning the scam. This includes the name of the person or company that contacted you, their number, and the details of the scam. If possible, take note of any email addresses or websites they may have used.
Next, visit the PCH website or give them a call. You can call them at 1-800-392-4190, or report the scam online Click Here
Once you have contacted PCH, provide them with all the details you have gathered about the scam. The more information you can give them, the better they will be able to help you.
Lastly, remember to never give out your Social Security Number to unverified callers or fall for unsolicited gifts or competition wins. If you think you have won a big prize from PCH, check with them first before giving away any personal information.
So, that’s it! Reporting a scam to PCH is as easy as that. Stay safe and always be vigilant when it comes to these tricky scams.