- Question:-If you get a letter from Publishers clearing house are you a guaranteed winner of a prize?
Okay if you have entered in a few sweepstakes from the publishers clearing house.
and a few weeks/months later you get a letter in the mail box saying you might of won a prize of $1,000 or more!
does this mean you are a guaranteed winner! or does everyone who entered get one of these letters?
Answer:-Yes, chances are you've won nothing and they are going to hound you until you order magazines. Even IF you order magazines, they will try to keep baiting you and put you on every mail order list in the world. Get ready for a LOT of junk mail.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news : (
- Question:-I am trying to find out if I have a publishers clearing house winning letter.What do I do?
I got a letter from a kelly edwards that says I won a international sweeps stake.How do I find out if it is real?It is Publishers clearing house.supposedly that is.
Answer:-This is a SCAM. Check out the below link for confirmation of various scams, including the famous Yahoo/MSN lottery scams and how to report them.
Unscrupulous thieves have sent you this email and they are trying to part you from your hard earned cash. They will often ask you to call a premium rate number and keep you holding on whilst you rack up a huge phone bill. They are then paid a large proportion of this phone bill. They may ask you to divulge personal information about yourself or ask for your bank or credit card details. Do not divulge any such information under any circumstances. It is surprising how many innocent victims have been duped by these types of emails. Just remember the thieves who send them are very clever and extremely convincing. I suggest you delete the email and send it into cyberspace, hopefully along with the thieving scumbags who send them.
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- Question:-Do you think that publishers clearing house is a Scam?
Do you think that publishers clearing house is a Scam? Yes Or No?
Answer:-Yes I do. I have always thought it was a scam.
- Question:-Is the mail from Publishers Clearing House actually safe?
So I recieved a mail from Publishers Clearing House saying "win free cash" PCH's Lucky 7's and if I get a row of three 7s i win 25,000.It asked me to give my name,address,city,state,zip. I want to know if its say to send this information.
Answer:-It is safe. But it is a waste of time and money. My grandma did that for years. They tell you, you can win millions in a drawing and if you buy stuff from them you will have a better chance. Its just a way to hustle you.
- Question:-What do I do with this Publishers Clearing House Playing Card?
I opened up my "Better Homes and Gardens" magazine and out popped a fake playing card with the emblem from the "Publishers Clearing House 2010" on it. It's the Ruby Red Queen of Hearts, if that helps at all. I don't know what I'm to do with this and I found their website unhelpful. I would like a pretty clear answer about how I would use this card - or if it's just trash.
It also says "You found it! Now enter at once!"
Answer:-I would trash it. You don't need a playing card to play on PCH. The whole site is around the fact that an x number of people will enter into a sweepstakes. Considering the card was in a magazine, your chances of winning are still crappy. Plus if you have to send it in that's a whole envelope and stamp wasted on a stupid entry.
P.S. I like swagbucks myself - i get swagbucks for searching for things online and then I can redeem them for prizes. So far I have about 900 swagbucks, and it has only been a month or two.
- Question:-My family and I were wanting to be the Publishers Clearing House Group for Halloween.?
Does anyone have any old Publishers Clearing House Stamps or know where I could get them? We were wanting to hand them out as part of our costume attire. Please help!
Answer:-Draw them or find a pic on the internet and just make copies to hand out.
- Question:-Is the publishers clearing house a great website?
I have been playing the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes and I was wondering if they do pay and do you really win
Answer:-Yes, they pay what they promise, but PCH is so well publicized that there are tons of entrants for every sweepstakes. Your odds of winning are very low. There are thousands of others sweepstakes listed at SweepsAdvantage.com. I go ahead and enter PCH sweeps (you never know!) but I quickly move on to other sweeps that I have a better chance of winning.
- Question:-What is publishers clearing house phone number?
I got a email and I think its a scam its supposebly publishers clearing house but they used a yahoo email an it said I won a million dollars and it had lucky numbers it asked for my full name age and phone number
Answer:-100% scam, you are correct.
There is no lottery and PCH is aware of scammers trying to use their name to steal money.
There is no PCH, Yahoo, Nokia, Shell, BBC, Google, Coca-Cola, MSN, Microsoft, BMW or any other company in the entire world that sponsors a lottery that notifies winners via email, phone call or text.
There is only a scammer trying to steal your hard-earned money.
The next email will be from another of the scammer's fake names and free email addresses pretending to be the "lottery official" and will demand you pay for made-up fees and taxes, in cash, and only by Western Union or moneygram.
Western Union and moneygram do not verify anything on the form the sender fills out, not the name, not the street address, not the country, not even the gender of the receiver, it all means absolutely nothing. The clerk will not bother to check ID and will simply hand off your cash to whomever walks in the door with the MTCN# and question/answer. Neither company will tell the sender who picked up the cash, at what store location or even in what country your money walked out the door. Neither company has any kind of refund policy, money sent is money gone forever.
Now that you have responded to a scammer, you are on his 'potential sucker' list, he will try again to separate you from your cash. He will send you more emails from his other free email addresses using another of his fake names with all kinds of stories of great jobs, lottery winnings, millions in the bank and desperate, lonely, sexy singles. He will sell your email address to all his scamming buddies who will also send you dozens of fake emails all with the exact same goal, you sending them your cash via Western Union or moneygram.
You could post up the email address and the emails themselves that the scammer is using, it will help make your post more googlable for other suspicious potential victims to find when looking for information.
Do you know how to check the header of a received email? If not, you could google for information. Being able to read the header to determine the geographic location an email originated from will help you weed out the most obvious scams and scammers. Then delete and block that scammer. Don't bother to tell him that you know he is a scammer, it isn't worth your effort. He has one job in life, convincing victims to send him their hard-earned cash.
Whenever suspicious or just plain curious, google everything, website addresses, names used, companies mentioned, phone numbers given, all email addresses, even sentences from the emails as you might be unpleasantly surprised at what you find already posted online. You can also post/ask here and every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find before taking a chance and losing money to a scammer.
If you google "fake yahoo lottery", "lotto Western Union fraud" or something similar, you will find hundreds of posts of victims and near-victims of this type of scam.
- Question:-Are the gifts from Publishers Clearing House free?
I ordered three items from Publishers Clearing House and I received one of them today but I haven't received like a bill or something saying that I have to pay.
Answer:-If you get any sort of bill, return it and just write "Cancel" on the bill.
More than likely, the "free" gifts came with strings attached. You probably signed up for some sort of service that you didn't even realize you signed up for. In fact, if you included any sort of credit card number, you will likely be charged for that service that you didn't know you signed up for.
Look carefully at what is sent. Usually there is a telephone number you need to call in order to cancel whatever you signed up for. If you do everything right, you probably will get to keep the gifts for free.
- Question:-Has anyone ever won any Publishers clearing house giveaways?
Does anyone know anyone .. or personally won any Publishers clearing house contests??? I mean I always sign up but I havent won anything ... :( And also if you have won.. did u purchase anything?? like from the sponsors??
they do keep sending me stuff that ends up at my door..at my 2nd floor apt. . and i never paid for anything..nor did i provide a credit card or personal info.. except my address.. which is an apt.
Answer:-It's real but very few people win. They only have to award enough prizes to say they've awarded prizes. According to their website, the chances of winning are 1 in 1.75 billion which makes multi state lotteries like PowerBall and Mega Millions look like a sure thing.