How can I verify a winning from pch.com?
I receive a call from antonio fernandez saying i won 2.5 Millions dollars and 35 thousands a new mercedezs benz how can I confirm this without exposing myself to others? They want me to send them a western union for $184.00 within Minutes from now!
- KittysueLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
1 - If you win a prize from PCH the Prize Patrol Van shows up at your door like in the commercials. That is how they inform the winners. They show up at your home in the van with tv cameras and balloons and a big blow-up check
2 - PCH would NEVER ask for Western Union payments
3 - It's against the law for any prize to ask you to pay anything out of pocket to receive your winnings
You need to report this to the REAL PCH - read the warning on their website
"Publishers Clearing House (PCH) does NOT make or authorize outgoing calls to consumers to sell merchandise or magazines, or to solicit contest entries. Our major winners are notified by mail or in person (at our option) and we never phone ahead to disclose that someone has won a major prize. If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House and are asked to send money, pay a fee or pre-pay taxes to enter, collect or claim a sweepstakes prize -- STOP -- you have not heard from the “real” Publishers Clearing House. The call you received was most likely from a fraudulent sweepstakes scam operation. At Publishers Clearing House the winning is always free.
If you believe you are the victim of a “Fake Check Scam” using the Publishers Clearing House name or logo, please contact us immediately by calling our toll free number at 1-800-392-4190. Consumers are also advised to contact their local consumer protection officials or the National Fraud Center at www.fraud.org."
- Anonymous5 years ago
Yeah and we had better watch out for Florida too -- after all not only do they have people down there who don't understand how to punch a ballot, then they have those who don't speak English and many Seniors who can't hear to follow instructions on how to work the punch machines. So the results of this election between Ohio and Florida should take until about mid-January to figure out. The courts will definitely be busy. Of course if McCain wins, nothing will be done about it. Just like when Bush won.
- 9 years ago
There are no winnings here.
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/call will be from another of the scammer's fake names 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.
- Anonymous6 years ago
Yo he comprado de muchas veces ordenadores en los sitios web y siempre he encontrado la mejor calidad, el ultimo ordenador es para una amiga, la verdad es que parece especial creado para ella porque tiene un disco duro con una excelente capacidad de almacenaje y va bastante rápido por su gran memoria y su buen procesador, muy buena compra sin duda.
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- 9 years ago
It is a scam.