There is another round of the Publisher’s Clearing House Scam going around again. We have had several people that have been scammed. Even if you have entered the PCH prize drawing that is held every year, you must be careful on what you send in. Publisher’s will never ask you to send any money.
Publishers Clearing House Scam Alert Update: Beware of Fraudsters Pretending to be real PCH Employees!
“At PCH the winning is always free and you NEVER have to pay to claim a prize award. Recognizing the difference between legitimate sweepstakes and other types of offers that may not be legitimate will help you protect yourself and your family.
If someone contacts you claiming to be from PCH, and tells you that you’ve won a prize award – then asks you to send a payment or money card in order to claim the prize – STOP! You have not heard from the real PCH.”
PCH has their own fraud department and all information can be read online at their website, http://info.pch.com/consumer-information/fraud-protection.
Please take caution when entering these contests. In the scam they tell you that they will meet you at Wal-Mart to pay you after you send a money order for fees. PCH does not charges Fees for their winnings. There will also be nobody at Wal-Mart to meet you.
Chief Todd R. Ackerman