How much do you know about fraud? Learn how you can help protect yourself. Dear PCH Fans, let’s dive into it and learn more about Scam Prevention, Antivirus Software (against malware and spyware), Protection Software, email fraud and PCH fake phone calls. You know that when a BIG PCH prize is being awarded there can sometimes be an increase in activity by scammers who fraudulently use the Publishers Clearing House name.
PCH Scam Prevention Tips To Help You Stay Safe: As a PCH fan and consumer, you know that entering this sweepstake could be an opportunity to win large cash prizes. PCH is a household name, unfortunately, scammers are using it to attract people and potentially steal personal and financial information. Here are some PCH scam prevention tips to help you stay safe.
Make sure you have a good Antivirus software on your computer and it’s up-to-date. Turn on automatic update on your device.
Make Sure You Are Actually Receiving Emails From PCH
A common technique used by scammers is to send emails that look like they are coming from PCH. The emails might claim that you have won a prize or that you need to confirm your contact information to enter a sweepstake. Always check the address of the expeditor before following a link included in an email. If you have any doubts, visit the official PCH site and log in to your account to see if you have actually won something.
Beware Of Phone Calls And Snail Mail
Scammers might use phone calls or send you a letter to try and steal your personal information. They will claim that they are with PCH and need some information so you can redeem a prize. PCH does not actually need your personal information if you win a prize because you need to enter these details when you create an account on the PCH website. If you have any doubts about a phone call or a letter, contact the PCH customer service and ask if a PCH employee actually tried to contact you.
As stated on PCH Blog: “If someone calls you on the telephone and tells you that you’ve won a prize, HANG UP! If someone emails you and claims you have won a prize, DON’T RESPOND!”
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If you became a prey of a PCH Fraud please visit PCH official Customer Service and fill the Scam Incident Report.