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Publishers Clearing House - Didn't order magazines

Posted: 2014-10-21 by    N.D.
Complaint Rating:  100 % with 1 votes
I never ordered from PCH for magazines. I am getting bills from PCH for items I have bought, but I am getting billed for something I did not order and why would it be billed separate from the other items that I am PAYING ON TIME for? The bill does not even look like the example they use on their site to pay off via their website. I HOPE OTHER PEOPLE CATCH THIS LIKE I DID. I would of just paid it off, because I believe all my bills that I receive. Wow Didn't think I would be scammed, someone with no income and bad credit....
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States Complaint category Magazines & Newspapers

Publishers Clearing House - Virginia, Elkton - Can't redeem tokens

Posted: 2014-08-27 by    Anita Dovel
Complaint Rating:  0 % with 0 votes
Every time I hit the redeem tokens button it lights up but thats all it will do. I have a lot of tokens, and they say keep playing and win more tokens, but if you cant redeem the ones you have why try to get more??????...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States, Virginia, Elkton Complaint category Sweepstakes

Publishers Clearing House - Iowa, Harlan - Merchandise i did not order

Posted: 2014-07-23 by    Millie Cleveland
Complaint Rating:  100 % with 3 votes
The only thing I'm guilty of is going into the "Publishers Clearing House" website. Naturally, I looked at many things they had for sale,

however, I "did not" place an order for anything. I was only browsing their merchandise.

Then, about 1 week later, I had ordered some things from HSN and I opened the boxes and found my HSN things but there was also

4 tea light candles with holders (made of tin), and 2 cheap looking blue towels (Walmart price probably 5.00 each. I thought these

were shipped to me from HSN, so...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States, Iowa, Harlan Complaint category Unauthorized Charges

Publishers Clearing House - Charging Me for Magazine Order Cancelled

Posted: 2014-05-04 by    Tax Payr
Complaint Rating:  50 % with 2 votes
I've been recieving emails harassing me, Bill's for a dumb $12.00? Apparently for a subscription to sum magazine I noticed tellin me I ordered? I sent a email to their customer service PCH ~ as I had done so one time prior about same occurrence? I had that one cancelled not aware I ordered either one? I never recieved on magazine because I've already ordered, and recieve other magazines from other better offered (pricing lower) companies. I now recieved a collections notice, unwarranted, now threatening me from North Shore Agency, in which as soon as this complaint is done, I will...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States Complaint category Magazines & Newspapers

Publishers Clearing House - Games are Rigged

Posted: 2013-12-18 by    AngryCustomer!
Complaint Rating:  100 % with 3 votes
Publishers Clearing House is a complete SCAM!! Everything about it is a SCAM SCAM SCAM!! All of the games they have for you to play on the website are rigged. You never actually win any type of money. I played one of the games that said if I had 3 matches I would win 10, 000 dollars, I eventually matched 3 things and instead of winning 10, 000 dollars I was told I won a chance to be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win 10, 000 dollars, that is not what the directions said!
Also all of the slot games are programmed to never land on any money, instead you always win diamonds which...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States Complaint category Sweepstakes

Publishers Clearing House - Maryland, Owings - deception

Posted: 2013-01-12 by    Absoroka
Complaint Rating:  50 % with 2 votes
You can't find the web site to enter there contest. If you do win, the Federal and State tax takes most of your
prize money leaving you with ten to twenty thousand dollars. Five thousand a week for life sounds real good until you work the math. For those of you out in computer land who can't fine the web site, go to abuse 1680e6@anatabloctrial.com and stop the messages....
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States, Maryland, Owings Complaint category Magazines & Newspapers

Publishers Clearing House - 1st place in jewel matching contest

Posted: 2012-09-25 by    multiverse45
Complaint Rating:  100 % with 2 votes
Publishers clearing house keeps sending me bills which I should pay its only $14.95 but I have 2 complaints #1 PCH says no purchase necesary to enter their contests but before completing regestration they send you to a page where you have to buy in order to enter. #2 they had this jewel matching contest last year my girl and I took turns playing and we held first place in speed and high score all the way till the contest ended the prize was $1000 dollars and they gave it to sombody else also I took that day off work Hell yeah lose $60 to win $1000 but PCH never gave us our. Money so the way I figure...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States Complaint category Scam Contests

Publishers Clearing House - Tennessee, Chattanooga - Fixed online Games

Posted: 2012-06-20 by    wireeye
Complaint Rating:  100 % with 22 votes
Publishers Clearing House has a slot machine game in which by play you will earn diamonds to use later on a roulette game to win money on the wheel or a chance later to win money in a drawing. My complaint is these games are fixed (rigged) as to never have a winner.At the end after you have earned your diamonds to use as coins to play roulette .the game has money you can spin to or 2 try again slots with 4 slots of chances to be entered into a drawing.this makes 6 chances out of 12 where as a person should be able to spin and land on a money prize. Yet every spin lands on try again or a chance to...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States, Tennessee, Chattanooga Complaint category Scam Contests

Publishers Clearing House - A magazine I did not order

Posted: 2012-05-16 by    Lois Young
Complaint Rating:  100 % with 4 votes
You emailed me that you were sending me some magazine I DID NOT ORDER. I WANT THE ORDER CANCELLED IMMEDIATELY. I HAVEN'T ORDERED ANYTHING FROM FROM PCH.

LOIS YOUNG
7813 CAMOLIN COURT
HENRICO, VA 23228...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States Complaint category Magazines & Newspapers

Publishers Clearing House - Illinois, Chicago - Billing for items that I never received or ordered

Posted: 2012-05-02 by    msjohnson
Complaint Rating:  88 % with 8 votes
I went on the Publishers Clearing House Website after seeing a commercial on television in April 2012. I decided to test my luck and enter into the PCH sweepstakes contest on or around 4/10/12. I didn’t sign up for any of their magazine advertisements or anything offered for sale (since the site clearly stated that purchasing merchandise wouldn’t increase my chances of winning). On 4/21/2012 I received a fraudulent bill statement from PCH stating that I ordered a Wireless Digital Door Bell for 19.96 on 3/25/12. The Delivery charges were supposedly 7.99 and the total balance past due...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States, Illinois, Chicago Complaint category Collections Agencies

Publishers Clearing House - Wisconsin, Watertown - Ordered but never received magazine

Posted: 2011-11-17 by    James Jolliffe
Complaint Rating:  100 % with 6 votes
I ordered a subscription for Archaeology Magazine approximately 4-5 months ago. Have not received a single issue. I have subscribed to this magazine for many years. I mistakenly let my subscription expire. Your mailings came at the same time that I was going to renew my subscription. I thought I'd" kill two birds with one stone". I'll enter your contest and renew my subscription at the same time. I now feel that you have taken advantage of me. I WANT MY SUBSCRIPTION! I really think you have become a deceitful and dishonest company!...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States, Wisconsin, Watertown Complaint category Magazines & Newspapers

Publishers Clearing House - Being overcharged for merchandise

Posted: 2011-11-17 by    Sukove
Complaint Rating:  50 % with 2 votes
It has come to my attention that PCH tends to overcharge for their merchandise as compared to other competitors for identical or the same merchandise.

Examples:

Company A charges $8.00 for Lint Balls(package of 12); no shipping costs; PCH charges $11.96(package of 12 Lint Balls); plus $5.99 s/h cost for a total of $17.95. Difference in cost of $9.95 in favor of PCH.

Company B charges $9.99 for Bottle Tops(set of 12); no shipping costs; PCH charges $11.96 for set of 12 Bottle tops; plus $3.00 s/h cost for a total of$14.96. Difference in cost of $4.96 again...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States Complaint category Products & Services

Publishers Clearing House - Making fraudulent promises

Posted: 2011-11-10 by    Leebe
Complaint Rating:  75 % with 4 votes
I have received at least two letters a week for the past year with promises of millions of dollars if you buy one of the hundreds of cheaply made over priced products. Each letter I receive has a different date for when this prise will be awarded and there are multiple prizes. I have only seen one prize a year given away and they do that on National Television. They also offer cars, Tv's other cash amounts and they are always saying this or that will be given away in, of course the area you are living in. This goes on year around. The majority of people targeted are like me {I believe} on a...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States Complaint category Products & Services

Publishers Clearing House - Received a fraudulent phone call

Posted: 2011-11-10 by    Dobblae
Complaint Rating:  80 % with 5 votes
I received many calls this week telling me that I was the winner of $3.5 million dollars cash. Then I was instructed to go to the nearest Western Union to pay a FedEx fee of $199. +/-

I told the caller I'm very disabledand I have no money. I have nowhere to get the money, and I don't beleive this call is from Publishers clearing house. If it was, You would not be asking me to pay for the delivery of $3.5 million....
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States Complaint category Products & Services

Publishers Clearing House - ORDER SENT THAT I NEVER ORDERED

Posted: 2011-09-17 by    E RABKE
Complaint Rating:  80 % with 5 votes
I RECEIVED A PACKAGE TODAY FROM PUBLISHERS CLEANING HOUSE THAT I NEVER ORDERED - OMEGA-3 PAIN CREAM. I NEVER ORDER FROM THEM ON-LINE. HAVE ORDERED IN THE PAST THROUGH THE U S POST OFFICE, AND NEVER HAD A PROBLEM. NOW THEY ARE SENDING ME THIS PACKAGE TODAY, AND I AM RETURNING IT; BUT UNFORTUNATELY SOME OPENDED IT, SO I AM NOT ABLE TO REFUSE IT, AND HAVE TO PAY FOR THE POSTAGE; BUT I WANT IT OUT OF HERE NOW.
ALSO EARLIER THIS WEEK I RECEIVED AN E-MAIL FROM THEM SAYING THEY HAD JUST SENT ME AN OWL BUG ZAPPER. I NEVER ORDERED SUCH A THING. I HAVE TRIED SINCE TUESDAY TO STOP THE ORDER; BUT THEIR...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States Complaint category Cosmetics

Publishers Clearing House - Florida, Pensacola - WILL NOT UNSUBSCRIBE ME

Posted: 2011-08-16 by    PJClark
Complaint Rating:  33 % with 3 votes
PCH WILL NOT UNSUBSCRIBE ME, I HAVE WRITTEN THEM FOR A MONTH TO DO SO & KEEP RECEIVING ONE E MAIL AFTER ANOTHER....
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States, Florida, Pensacola Complaint category Other

Publishers Clearing House - Stay away

Posted: 2011-07-27 by    dekson
Complaint Rating:  64 % with 14 votes
From: PUBLISHERS- CLEARING- HOUSE (info@pchlotto.com)
Reply-To: reply.usa.pch@xnmsn.cn
Sent: Sat 8/07/10
To:


We are please to announce to you that your email address emerged alongside 4 others as a category 2 winner in this year's weekly PublishersClearing House Consequently.You have won One million dollars and thereforebeen approved for a total pay out of One million dollars($1, 000, 000.00USD) The following particulars are attached to your lottopayment order:

winning numbers :47-14-34-85-67-32
email, ticket number: FL 754/22/76
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States Complaint category Online Scams

Publishers Clearing House - Nebraska, Humphrey - unable to submit entry

Posted: 2011-07-15 by    Flavian
Complaint Rating:  86 % with 21 votes
I have been trying to submit my entry and all I get is this junk to order. I thought you did not have to order, but when I pick continue and then at the end when it asks am I sure I click submit and it takes me to some other web site. Yet I keep getting emails that if I don't validate my entry soon I lose my chance to win $5000 per year for life. This is not fair when you advertise on tv to go on the website to enter and then make it so difficult. I DO NOT WANT TO ORDER AND I DON"T INTEND TOO. I plan to also notify my local better business bureau that you are not living up to what you...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States, Nebraska, Humphrey Complaint category Airlines

Publishers Clearing House - Rip off

Posted: 2011-06-07 by    Plantdeva
Complaint Rating:  67 % with 3 votes
I am being ripped off by Publisher Clearing House. I am being charged for one item I never received and for one item that was never ordered but returned through USPS when I found it in my mailbox; now they have put it out for collection! I have contacted them several times and have returned all of their 'bills' with an explanation of the situation. They do not care and are still trying to get money for items I do not have! I will be taking this to my state's attorney general's office! Beware! These people are scam artists!...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States Complaint category Products & Services

Publishers Clearing House - Scam

Posted: 2011-05-18 by    minfin
Complaint Rating:  100 % with 1 votes
from Publishers Clearing House <info@lotto.com>
reply-to publishersclearinghouse1@yahoo.cn
date Wed, Dec 8, 2010
subject Winning Numbers : 47-14-34-85-67-32

Dear Winner!!!

This is to inform you that your email address has been emerged as the winner of($10, 000, 000.00 USD) in the publishers clearing house.For details of claim, Contact E-mail: publishersclearinghouse1@yahoo.cn

Winning Numbers : 47-14-34-85-67-32 E-mail Ticket Number: FL 754/22/76
With The below info's:

1.Full Name:
2.Full Address:
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States Complaint category Products & Services

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