Thanks to Verine in Peyton for sharing a scam that showed up in her mailbox.
It claims to be from Publishers Clearing House, but Verine thought it was fishy. I checked it out and it definitely is from crooks.
The letter says you've won a third place prize worth $650,000 cash. It asks you to call Brad Murphy at a 1-800 number. But a quick search shows the number used to be a California window cleaning company that is now out of business.
Another red flag is the postmark. It shows the letter was sent from Canada when PCH is headquartered in Port Washington, New York.
Publishers Clearing House warns that crooks are now using the names of real PCH employees to seem more legitimate.
For example, this letter claims to be from Andrew Goldberg, who really is the President and CEO of Publishers Clearing House, but he did not send this letter.
It's important to read these kind of sweepstakes letters carefully and know how to spot the fakes. PCH will never ask you to wire or send money to claim your prize.
PCH says their big prizes are awarded in person like you see in their television commercials.
If you ever want us to check out a so-called prize, just give us a holler. We'll be happy to look into it.
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