In these uncertain times, so many people are finding themselves in desperate financial situations. So a phone call from the Publishers Clearing House telling you that you’ve won a prize couldn’t come at a better time.
But don’t be fooled, even though it may sound AMAZING, don’t be fooled, it is most definitely a scam.
Publishers Clearing House does not notify its winners by e-mail or phone, they come to your home with all of that over the top enthusiasm and surprise them, so they get a genuine reaction on camera.
This is from the PCH website:
“At PCH winners of our major prize awards are notified live and in person by our famous Prize Patrol. Since PCH awards a steady range of prizes throughout the year, at our option, we may notify winners of lesser prize amounts via an overnight express carrier such as UPS, FedEx, or USPS Express Mail and occasionally via email. Major prize awards and SuperPrize winners are not notified via email. Prizes are awarded within eight weeks of final winner selection.”
If you believe you are being scammed, here’s how to contact the real Publisher’s Clearing House: