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Yes, indeed! You know a fraud when you see one!!
Publisher's Clearing House will be the first to tell you that if you're told that you have to send money to get your winnings, you haven't won one of their contests.
They also will tell you that PCH doesn't inform its winners by phone or by mail. If you win one of their sweepstakes, they send out their Prize Patrol which comes to your home and surprises you and hands you your check in person. And they never, ever ask for money.
I'm glad to hear you didn't give them your bank account information or that you didn't send them any money. All the same, report the fraud online to the FBI at their Internet Crime Complaint Center at IC3.gov and online to the Federal Trade Commission at FTC.gov in order to help stop these people. The more people who report scams, the better the chance that the scammers can be found.
Best wishes for a happy new year!
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