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Scam alert: Publishers Clearing House
« on: November 15, 2012, 08:13:35 am »
This morning I recieved a phone call from someone claiming to be David Sawyer. He said he was from Publishers clearing house. He also told me that I won 5,000.00 a week for life as well as a mercedes. He asked me what i thought about that and i told him I was in shock. He gave me an 800# as well as an address for pch so that I could call him back at to verify who he was. I called it back. It took a few minutes and then he came on the phone. He said he will be at my house at 2pm today. He said the reason he called me so that I would not have a heart attack. Noone knows that but my family and friends. I called the scam line for pch. They told me that they would not call first. I alerted my local police and they will be patrolling my area to make sure that they dont try anything. They told me that they probably wont show.   See today stil isnt my lucky day. :crybaby2:


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Re: Scam alert: Publishers Clearing House
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2012, 09:11:59 am »
PCH has always seemed like a gigantic scam. I'm confused, though. Are you afraid this guy is actually going to show up at your house and harm you? I'm not entirely sure that seems like it'd happen, mostly because if it's a scam, they're scamming the entire country... and I don't think they can get to everyone's home.

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Re: Scam alert: Publishers Clearing House
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2012, 09:13:22 am »
It's a good thing you actually checked up on it. Too many people fall for the scams that are so common today.

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Re: Scam alert: Publishers Clearing House
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2012, 12:19:17 pm »
That's a shame :(

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Re: Scam alert: Publishers Clearing House
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2012, 12:28:00 pm »
This morning I recieved a phone call from someone claiming to be David Sawyer. He said he was from Publishers clearing house. He also told me that I won 5,000.00 a week for life as well as a mercedes. He asked me what i thought about that and i told him I was in shock. He gave me an 800# as well as an address for pch so that I could call him back at to verify who he was. I called it back. It took a few minutes and then he came on the phone. He said he will be at my house at 2pm today. He said the reason he called me so that I would not have a heart attack. Noone knows that but my family and friends. I called the scam line for pch. They told me that they would not call first. I alerted my local police and they will be patrolling my area to make sure that they dont try anything. They told me that they probably wont show.   See today stil isnt my lucky day. :crybaby2:

"On Sunday night we left a phone message at the winner’s home, that a courier service had an important parcel to deliver Monday morning – if it was possible for someone to receive it. Sure enough: it turned out to be possible."
-- http://blog.pch.com/blog/2010/06/01/what-does-the-pch-prize-patrol-do-if-the-winner-isn%e2%80%99t-home/
One can lead a horse to water however, if one holds the horse's head under, that horse will drown.

             

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Re: Scam alert: Publishers Clearing House
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2012, 12:36:07 pm »
This morning I recieved a phone call from someone claiming to be David Sawyer. He said he was from Publishers clearing house. He also told me that I won 5,000.00 a week for life as well as a mercedes. He asked me what i thought about that and i told him I was in shock. He gave me an 800# as well as an address for pch so that I could call him back at to verify who he was. I called it back. It took a few minutes and then he came on the phone. He said he will be at my house at 2pm today. He said the reason he called me so that I would not have a heart attack. Noone knows that but my family and friends. I called the scam line for pch. They told me that they would not call first. I alerted my local police and they will be patrolling my area to make sure that they dont try anything. They told me that they probably wont show.   See today stil isnt my lucky day. :crybaby2:

"On Sunday night we left a phone message at the winner’s home, that a courier service had an important parcel to deliver Monday morning – if it was possible for someone to receive it. Sure enough: it turned out to be possible."
-- http://blog.pch.com/blog/2010/06/01/what-does-the-pch-prize-patrol-do-if-the-winner-isn%e2%80%99t-home/
  Thanks for that cause some seem to think of false things.

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Re: Scam alert: Publishers Clearing House
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2012, 12:41:14 pm »
This morning I recieved a phone call from someone claiming to be David Sawyer. He said he was from Publishers clearing house. He also told me that I won 5,000.00 a week for life as well as a mercedes. He asked me what i thought about that and i told him I was in shock. He gave me an 800# as well as an address for pch so that I could call him back at to verify who he was. I called it back. It took a few minutes and then he came on the phone. He said he will be at my house at 2pm today. He said the reason he called me so that I would not have a heart attack. Noone knows that but my family and friends. I called the scam line for pch. They told me that they would not call first. I alerted my local police and they will be patrolling my area to make sure that they dont try anything. They told me that they probably wont show.   See today stil isnt my lucky day. :crybaby2:

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"On Sunday night we left a phone message at the winner’s home, that a courier service had an important parcel to deliver Monday morning – if it was possible for someone to receive it. Sure enough: it turned out to be possible."
-- http://blog.pch.com/blog/2010/06/01/what-does-the-pch-prize-patrol-do-if-the-winner-isn%e2%80%99t-home/
 

Thanks for that cause some seem to think of false things.

Well, I'm not sure if PCH can be contacted concerning this however, they do publish a winner's list on their site.
One can lead a horse to water however, if one holds the horse's head under, that horse will drown.

             

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Re: Scam alert: Publishers Clearing House
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2012, 12:47:36 pm »
This morning I recieved a phone call from someone claiming to be David Sawyer. He said he was from Publishers clearing house. He also told me that I won 5,000.00 a week for life as well as a mercedes. He asked me what i thought about that and i told him I was in shock. He gave me an 800# as well as an address for pch so that I could call him back at to verify who he was. I called it back. It took a few minutes and then he came on the phone. He said he will be at my house at 2pm today. He said the reason he called me so that I would not have a heart attack. Noone knows that but my family and friends. I called the scam line for pch. They told me that they would not call first. I alerted my local police and they will be patrolling my area to make sure that they dont try anything. They told me that they probably wont show.   See today stil isnt my lucky day. :crybaby2:

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"On Sunday night we left a phone message at the winner’s home, that a courier service had an important parcel to deliver Monday morning – if it was possible for someone to receive it. Sure enough: it turned out to be possible."
-- http://blog.pch.com/blog/2010/06/01/what-does-the-pch-prize-patrol-do-if-the-winner-isn%e2%80%99t-home/
 

Thanks for that cause some seem to think of false things.

Well, I'm not sure if PCH can be contacted concerning this however, they do publish a winner's list on their site.
We as a curious person's can not contact PCH directly persay.

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Re: Scam alert: Publishers Clearing House
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2012, 12:48:15 pm »
I think that PCH is and always has been nothing but a SCAM!   Whenever I see things from them in the mail, I put return to sender on the envelope and mail them back!

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Re: Scam alert: Publishers Clearing House
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2012, 12:49:44 pm »
We as a curious person's can not contact PCH directly persay.

One would try however, doubtless PCH is inudated with "did I win, did I win?" inquiries.
One can lead a horse to water however, if one holds the horse's head under, that horse will drown.

             

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Re: Scam alert: Publishers Clearing House
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2012, 12:54:57 pm »
We as a curious person's can not contact PCH directly persay.

One would try however, doubtless PCH is inudated with "did I win, did I win?" inquiries.
Exactly, as to with the point of give me my prize, then not receive it.

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Re: Scam alert: Publishers Clearing House
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2012, 01:22:43 pm »
I'm sorry that you got scammed. As far as I know pch is real. It is just freakishly hard to win anything! This one lady participated for 20 years and just won a prize. lol The thing I like about pch is that they have really good deals on stuff if you ever buy anything.

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Re: Scam alert: Publishers Clearing House
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2012, 01:31:03 pm »
They do have winners but I'm not one yet and I've been entering their sweeps since I was a teenager and I'm 60 y/o. Once in a while I have ordered some things I liked and couldn't find anywhere else. It's been a few years ago that they were legally required to add the statement that "an order will not increase your chance of winning."

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Re: Scam alert: Publishers Clearing House
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2012, 01:41:14 pm »
They do have winners but I'm not one yet and I've been entering their sweeps since I was a teenager and I'm 60 y/o. Once in a while I have ordered some things I liked and couldn't find anywhere else. It's been a few years ago that they were legally required to add the statement that "an order will not increase your chance of winning."
Good luck with that!

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Re: Scam alert: Publishers Clearing House
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2012, 01:49:27 pm »
If it sounds too good to be true it prob IS.  Oh well, maybe you will buy a lucky lotto ticket or something.  :crybaby2:

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