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Publishers Clearing House


scam and lies

Complaint Rating:  81 % with 32 votes
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Publishers Clearing House
United States
On February 13th I received a letter, which I perceived to be from Publishers Clearing House, stating I was the winner of a 2nd plce award of one million dollars..Sponsored by Readers Digest, part of a seven million dollar lottery. Enclosed was a check for $5, 235.00, and I was to contact a Mrs. Rose Fletcher at the phone number in the letter. I was told to cash the said check and send $2900.00 in a money gram to a Simon Kellman in Halifax, CD, which I did. My bank, First Bank of Littleton cashed it with no questions..The following day I went to cash the rest and it was then that the bank caught the fraud..(much to my chagrin I was told of the fraud and that I was responsible for the $2900, 00!) All this was supposedly to pay entry fees for the Colorado winnings.
Complaint comments Comments (18) Complaint country United States Complaint category Online Scams


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D  29th of Sep, 2009 by    +2 Votes
some people kinda get what they deserve - this was a pretty obvious scam
N  30th of Sep, 2009 by    +3 Votes
Can't believe people fall this old scam...!!! If its to good to be true, than it is!!
A  3rd of Oct, 2009 by    +3 Votes
i go with all this email your inititals in arlington and costant entering and you go through all this and then they send you to a partner and if you dont buy or committ you cant go further all you can do is back out, and then your entry is invalid, iagree that its just a scam and like it was said if its to good to be true than it is, its just a waste of time and the names posted ibet are just bogus, or friends of theirs i am not doing this anymore i can spend my time with my grand kids and get more reward,
A  3rd of Oct, 2009 by    +1 Votes
i agree with all this e-mail. and someone with initals em is going to win in arlington, and you are constantly entering and you go through all of this and then your sent to a partner and if you dont get it or committ to it you have to back out cause it wont let you go any further. thrn you entry is not submitted. i agree i think its just a scam and a waste of my time and very annoying. and i really dont trust the names posted as winners, i think they are made up or some one who got caught up in this mess and they were given something to keep them mum. i am not doing this anymore i can spend time with my grand kids and get more reward.
A  16th of Aug, 2013 by    +2 Votes
I do kind of agree only because after so long everyday doing their search playing the lottery all they keep saying is you're getting close you're going to win this one you're our next winner next time next time next time and I'd hate to really say but stuff like that really does not ever happen to people like me I would seriously hope after all we have been thru that something like this truly could happen but sadly to say I truly feel that it never will the thought of it is beautiful it is the American dream to come from true /property to suddenly have all that you need it is a beautiful dream and that is true just a dream one that most likely will never come true I'm sorry to all those who believe don't let me mess up your believe or your hopes always keep dreaming and hoping hopefully for one of us and poverty this dream will come true thank you all god bless and have a great and wonderful day
A  12th of Sep, 2013 by    +4 Votes
yes pch is a big big fat lie don, t belive the lies
N  30th of Oct, 2013 by    +2 Votes
they accuired my dna through less then scrupulous means hoping I had something to do with the jon bonet ramseys murder im sure they sent out more lies then just to me
N  1st of Mar, 2014 by    +2 Votes
Bad as everything is for me now, an a hope for a little chance was kinda high but after having to search and win everyday was just a more depressing challenge for me I'm on the verge of a break down and pch has just brought more misery to my life and kids.
A  18th of Jun, 2014 by    +4 Votes
I actually used their own search to get to this site. typed in pch.com lies. lol
A  2nd of Feb, 2015 by     Best Advice +5 Votes
This has been a lie as far back as I can recall dating to 1983.
N  11th of May, 2015 by    +2 Votes
Just like pch if it sounds to good to be true.you could be A winner of PCH yeah right scammers
A  11th of Jul, 2015 by    0 Votes
Boy o boy...if all these ain't hitting the nail on the head... I searched for days and never even got issued a number... My parents got post cards in the mail and my dad is stupid enough to think he'll win cuz he asked me to go to the website and enter the numbers... I know nothing at all will come of it... God help these scam artists... Hopefully one day they'll get stopped... Hold your breath people...
N  11th of Nov, 2015 by    +1 Votes
I have been entering PCH since I was 13, and have never won anything, that is when they had stamps of the various books they would try to get you to buy. PCH are a bunch of lying Scammers and I truly hope all that are involved in perpetrating this contest lies, burn in hell!!!
N  20th of Mar, 2016 by    0 Votes
I entered the PCH Sweepstakes, and later received three items of merchandise and a bill for $$27.91. I did not order anything from PCH. I will return the items to PHC this time only at my expense.
Future receipt of anything from PCH that has not been ordered will be thrown away, unopened.
A  30th of Jan, 2017 by    0 Votes
Scam, i was selected as a guaranteed winner of the top prize. They told me they made a mistake and reneged on payment—scam!!!
N  30th of Mar, 2017 by    0 Votes
@Daniel Wall You are either a liar or a fool -- probably both.
N  30th of Mar, 2017 by    0 Votes
There's one born every minute!
N  21st of May, 2017 by    0 Votes
when they ask for money that's my red flag. they tried that last weak and I said no. and for the rest I tried for 30 years and still have not won. and I hate when they say your almost there because you know there lien

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