If you receive an email, a telephone call, or a bulk mail letter saying that you’ve won a big prize from Publishers Clearing House (PCH), it’s a scam. According to the PCH website: “All PCH prizes of $500 or greater are awarded by either certified or express letter or in person by our famous Prize Patrol at our option.” So, you know that if you receive a prize notification by any other method than certified mail or an in-person award, you are being scammed.
You never have to pay to receive a legitimate PCH win. Don’t give out confidential information when you enter. A check does not mean you are a winner. Do your research before you respond. You can always verify your wins with PCH directly. Please do NOT use the telephone numbers or email addresses included in your win notice; scammers fake that information to trick their victims. Publisher’s Clearing House: https://pch.custhelp.com/