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I Just got a call from PCH saying I had Won 2/1/2 Millions

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I Just got a call from PCH saying I had Won 2/1/2 Millions Dollars and they want Me to go
Buy a $ v500 Gift Card..... Can this be Real...????
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Fraud Examiner
Expert:  Zoey_JD replied 1 year ago.
My name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you with your question.
No, unfortunately, it can't be real. PCH is aware of all of the scams perpetrated in their name, and their site warns you that you never have to pay anything at all out of pocket for any reason at all, when you really win one of their contests. The request for $500 is the #1 sign of a scam.
You can see the PCH warnings here for yourself:
PCH provides a number that you can call if you have a question about whether or not you have really won one of their contests. You will see it as Tip #8 on the Publisher's Clearinghouse official website that I linked you to above.
Send no money. You didn't win one of PCH's contests. Report the scam to the FBI at and to the Federal Trade Commission at

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