Publishers Clearing House Scam

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What is a Publishers Clearing House scam?

Publisher Clearing House (PCH) is a direct marketing company known for its prize-based games and sweepstakes. While PCH is legitimate, scammers often exploit its reputation by impersonating the company to trick individuals. They might contact potential victims, claiming they’ve won a prize but must pay a fee or provide personal information to claim it.

Always remember, legitimate sweepstakes like PCH never ask for payment to receive a prize. PCH will never let someone know ahead of time via text or email if they have won.

Lastly, when in doubt, it’s best to just contact PCH or Warded to help verify. 

How can you stay safe from a Publishers Clearing House scam?

Remember, if it’s too good to be true, it probably is.

To stay safe from Publisher Clearing House (PCH) impersonation scams, always verify the source before responding to any prize notifications. Legitimate PCH communications will never ask for payment or personal information to claim winnings. Be skeptical of unsolicited calls or emails. If you’re unsure whether a communication is genuine, contact Warded. Our experts can help you identify scams and protect your personal information. Contact us today for peace of mind.

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