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I also received notice of the $10,000.00 win and then was told it was not true, I was not a winner!!! But someone else was and I found this to be a disgusting human error... PCH should have owned up to their mistake and just paid everyone off!!! I've played for years and have watched every single ad faithfully that they tack on to each played game!!! What a fool I have been!!! What a fool we have all been for falling for their scams!
PCH gets rich off all us fools for watching those ads and we are the losers and wasting our valuable time!!! Most the time their games don't even work! And when you call Customer Service, they'll sit right there and lie to you!!! Their problems amount to hundreds per day and causes us to lose valuable time... After all of today's problems and their lies, I QUIT!!! NO more PCH for me anymore... It's over! I'm tired of being screwed and lied to by these people!!! I also believe that they discriminate against all APPLE devices and users!!! If you have an Apple device, God help you on PCH.com!!! Their server is worthless! Good riddance PCH!!!
Someone needs to investigate the PCH Token Leaderboard scam. It says you can win by being the high token earner for the day. I've played every possible game you can to earn tokens for this, but I never get close to the top. Take today, Oct 18 2016 for example. My token total for the day is 132,400. The leader so far today is 237,350. There's something wrong there.
I was playing games. It came across the screen "you just won 10,000 dollars". 5 hours later they sent an email saying I was the only one who seen my name. I was extremely excited. I was planning on getting a truck, but unfortunately I am not the only one that was lied to. I do Have the email they sent me.
On September 17th I was on PCH website playing games and my name came onscreen as a 10,000 dollar VIP winner. I was thrilled and couldn't believe I had won. Sure as I shouldn't have because PCH lied and have not and will not give me my prize money. I got the email offering 50,000 tokens. Ooooooh can they spare it? I want my $10,000. I want to start a class action against them. Anyone want to come in with me?
On or around Sept 17th Publishers Clearing House announced to me over the internet "congratulations to our newest $10,000 dollar winner Mickey ** of McCloud California". I couldn't believe my eyes. I was so excited I read the email over and over and over. Sure enough it was really from PCH Clearing House. This I told myself is a real and authentic PCH message and it was real from PCH. It was not from a scamming company but from PCH. Now you can just imagine how excited I became. I ran into my 33 yr old bedroom and woke her up with my excitement. I was so happy. I was crying cause this is a prayer answered. I could now catch up on my delinquent bills.
And within a few hour I say five or so hours later I was sent another message from PCH saying they made a mistake and a man from San Jose California was the real winner and that I was placed in a drawing five $10,000 dollars drawings a contest my name was placed into for their VIP. They left a number to call if I had any questions so of course I called only to be told that they made a mistake and it was basically my loss but tried to give me hope by adding my name in a drawing. I then called back after some time I was not a winner. And again admitted to their so called mistake that they were sure to never let happen again.
However I am not happy and I feel I have been judged and that I am not worthy of receiving the prize promised. I also believe that the majority of winners are on the east coast and the western coast is a rare event if a winner is picked over here. If one does the research they might find this to be true. I also believe that PCH false represented the money promised to me and others as well from the research I have done. I also believe that PCH still owes us our money and some for the embarrassment, deprivation of character, the mental anguished caused, and for the lies they told me and others. I believe there should be some kind of action taken on Publishers Clearing House for this otherwise PCH will continue to think they can treat people in this manner and it is not only wrong to treat us this way but false advertisement. Thank you.
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This company called Publishers Clearing House has frauded me out of $100.00 or more of dollars. The customers services dept. sends you packages and orders that are wrong but yet in still they keep billing you for payment, and they put the payments on orders that you don't even ask for and not only that they charge your payment to a different order.
And they don't send you the order you requested for! One Customer Service Representative stated to me that I was not allowed to use their services at all to buy anything again. Because I was ** and they didn't care for my services. The customer service rep was very rude and incompetent. I have been playing for 4 years and having won anything I filing a complaint with the Attorney General's Office and the ConsumerAffairs and I'm going on CNN News to let every know what a shady and low down bogus company this is and I'm suing this company for fraud and misrepresentation. This company is a complete SCAM, stealing people's money and selling a bunch of JUNK to elderly women. I'm a dying elderly woman with a rare brain disease, they should not be treating people.
Scam alert!! These people ask for money!! I was contacted by a person from phone # 876-434-4830. They say you have won a large amount of money and a car. They want you to pay 1% of the taxes by going to the nearest Walmart and sending cash to pay taxes and then you will get your check. They actually wait for you to get in your car and drive there. When you tell them you are there they proceed to talk to you as if you were a prostitute. Absolutely nasty!!! I hung up and called the sheriff. Fortunately I faked all of the driving, and didn't tell them where I lived. I hope others become aware of this.
I was so excited to find out I was a $10,000 winner on 9/17/16, only to have the winnings retracted 10 minutes later. I have played PCH faithfully and it was a great disappointment to find that your company chose someone else in an instant. I can only surmise from the error that I was lacking in some way. I no longer wish to associate with PCH or its affiliates. I am a disabled person who is going blind and the $10,000 prize would have been a great blessing to me and my family. Unfortunately, I have lost faith in other people because of this.
Please close my account with PCH and do not send me any more empty promises in the mail. I no longer believe that PCH is an honorable company. In all the time I played PCH and its "games" I failed to win even as much as $5. Instead, I spent quite a bit of time and money-making purchases from PCH, playing its games, and subscribing to its affiliates, just to find out that PCH is not in business to award money, but to get people to buy into its products and schemes. Again, please close my account with PCH and all of its affiliates.
Publishers Clearing House notified me that I had won $10,000. The message popped up on their website when I opened up an e-mail from them and clicked on the link. I thought to myself "Don't get too excited. You never win anything". I was right. I later received an apology e-mail stating that some guy in San Jose was the winner and that I would be put into a special drawing for $10,000 and that steps to prevent this from happening again were in place. I am thinking of calling a lawyer. It's not right!
I'm wondering if anyone REAL has ever won one of their sweepstakes. I got 4 notices to confirm my personal info, asked for my ss number and all so I could get my winnings and I've not gotten them yet. They said I won $850,000. Sent them all the info and nothing yet. It's just bull right?
I got a phone call from folks claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House. Their phone number **. Look, this was probably not PCH - they told me I was getting a car and a big certified check. All I needed to do was give them my address. Sure. :) What these morons are doing is seeing who is stupid and will fall for stuff. No coincidence I just settled a medical claim and they probably sold my phone number. So do not give out any - any information to these fraud people, call back if you want to from an office phone, and tell them they are stinking fraud folks. They want to meet you somewhere, tell them 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington DC at 11:30 on Friday. Sure they will be there, never at your house. Got time, call John at 1-876-845-2082 and ask for cash! Freaking jerks, sorry if your elderly parents were messed with.
Was told, I and many VIP players with PCH received notice that we had won 10,000.00, only to be told the following day, that they had a computer glitch, and I and none of the others had won. PCH then did a drawing for 5 people for the $10,000.00 each. Not fair and this company should be investigated. How can you tell someone they won and the next day say sorry?
Last Saturday morning, September 17th I opened up an email from PCH FrontPage and before I could do a search a winner's box popped up stating my name and where I live and that I won $10,000. I was so happy because it couldn't have came at a better time. I continued on for a chance to win 3x the amount per instructions. I waited for a confirmation email but, all I received was an email from their Customer Service person stating that they are sorry but my name and information was accidentally inserted in the notice and someone else had actually won the $10,000.
How pathetic can a company become! I've been playing PCH sweepstakes and games for over 25 years and I thought I finally had won something. Instead, they tried to dupe me into buying their junk! That's the only explanation I can come up with. How do you "accidentally insert" someone's name and information into a winner's notification?!! Regardless, I should still have received the winnings. It's not my fault they messed up even if it was true! PCH has zero integrity!!!
On September 17, 2016 I received a notice from PCH on my VIP Elite site congratulating me personally on winning $10,000. I was ecstatic - who wouldn't be - even more so when I realized that the award would be doubled by the VIP Elite site notice that any prize won up until 10/5 between $10,000 and $100,000 would be doubled. That amount could certainly help with bills, minor home repairs, and the savings account. The next day I received an email from PCH that they had made a mistake. I couldn't believe the unprofessional action - especially when they claim I am one of their BEST CUSTOMERS. Actually, I really thought they were a more professional organization. However, they really deflated my enthusiasm. I was shocked at their carelessness, lack of concern.
I copied my screen when I received my winning notice - couldn't believe it. Copied sites and emails pertaining to this issue. PCH did say that they were offering 5 people a chance to win $10,000 and would reimburse others involved with 50,000 tokens. The tokens cost them nothing! Needless to say, I will not be buying any more of their items. So just play the games you like and have fun, but nothing else. Better yet - read a good book or take a nature walk!
I had recently received crossword puzzle and Sudoku books from them that I had not ordered. I have "won" millions on multiple occasions but have never been given any money. I wouldn't recommend this scam of a business to anyone. I'm done with them.
I was playing when is Publishers Clearing House instant win games it suddenly said "congratulations Miss ** of Rock Island Washington. You have won $10,000. See people really do win". I turned my phone off for the night and went to sleep. The next morning I woke, turn my phone back on, went back to PCH website. There was my congratulatory at again saying I had won. So I contacted them asking how do I receive my money where. They probably told me it was a rogue email. I informed them that it was not an email. It was an instant win. They told me it was an error and that they were not going to pay me anything.
I want to know what's to stop them from doing this to everyone. They lied to me. Used me. Don't trust this company. I want to know who oversees these companies to make sure that they stay on it because whoever it is is not doing their job with this company because they are lying and people and it's not fair and I demand my winnings PCH. This was not an error or outside your company. It was not beyond your control. You said I WON so where's my prize money. Someone please help. I want an attorney to sue them... Please contact me at **.
I have been playing the PCH games for at least a couple of years wasting hours with them every day since. With tens of millions of tokens I won, but mostly not used by me (I used 35%). I have not won anything besides their worthless tokens. The other night I got an on screen message while playing that I won $10,000, but the next day I received an email from PCH that my winning announcement was a mistake, and the supposed winner was somewhere else (they gave me a name and a location). Emailed them that this is fraud. Emailed me again telling me that it was a mistake and they did things so it will not happen again.
Yesterday morning I opened a link in my inbox from Publishers Clearing House. It said that I won ten thousand dollars in MONEY. Later on in the evening I received another email from Publishers Clearing House that this was an error, and my name was mistakenly inserted as the winner. Then they apologized and gave me something like 3 free entries for the mistake. How can they do that? Anyone else have this happen to them?
9/16/16 I was entering a contest when a pop-up window appeared and announced that I was the VIP Grand Prize Winner of $10,000.00. Dubious, I took a digital picture of it. Once you click, they are forever gone. 12 Hours later, I got an email from Customer Service entitled "We Apologize for our Mistake." They claimed to have "confused" ME somehow with a MAN in California. HE was the recent winner and MY name was inserted in this announcement & sent to me by "mistake." I have NO similarities whatsoever with this gentlemen and his privacy was violated by telling me this! This is the most STUPID, ILLOGICAL thing I have ever seen ANYone do! I WANT my prize check!
Interesting that you reject me then use an email that doesn't work. Here's what I attempted to send to you guys: "Wow, that was a pleasant notice only to be shut down. I need to look into this further since I've gone to lengths to stay abreast of all your notices, communications, and mailings. It's frustrating enough for the simple guy then something like this happens."
On 9-17-16 at around 8:40 AM, I signed into my PCH account to enter the VIP section and I get this message, "Congratulations To Our VIP Grand Prize Winner, Lewys ** of Bronx NY." Thinking that I had won $10,000.00. I called my friends, family and I even took a picture of the announcement to have proof to show if need. Then at 12:42 PM, Four HOURS later. I get an email saying that "IT WAS A MISTAKE." I did not win. As a consolation, my name would be enter into a "special contest", in which they will draw out "5" winners for the same $10,000.00. What a hoax! They waited four hours to say it was all a MISTAKE! I just want to know. How many of these so called "Mistakes" and how many have been "MISTAKEN" by PCH?
My email inbox is full of lies and promises making me think I won. It should be illegal!!! Then tricks to get you to buy expensive things. Asked for my credit card info for a "so called" prize I won for and I read the fine print. It's not a winning prize if you have to pay monthly $87.00 and had been tricked into thinking you won it... This company should be arrested for fraud and scam and preying on innocent people who really need to win something in their life and most important, the elderly. This is cruel and should not go unpunished!!! False advertisement, scam, fraud is all I have seen with this company or whatever they are and so many fall victim. I was praying it wasn't true, but I guess it is. They shown me no good. There has got to be a way to have trust somewhere? There has to be somebody that has morals and standards and good to people! Honorable, this is a crime!!
They told me to claim my prize two different times and I won millions two different times. Never seen the money or prize control. It is a shame the way they treat people. However I was smart enough not believed them. Some people take it to be true and may do something to themself. I never told anyone until now.
Sent me a hose. I may have looked at BUT did not order... I am sending it back as it is overpriced and I did not order it - find them to be ruthless in their marketing.
Started playing two years ago. I won $10.00, nothing since. I have 88 million tokens and nowhere to redeem them because I'm at a higher level. The games are fixed. They make sure you don't win any money on the scratch offs by picking numbers that only result in tokens. I have been playing the token games for awhile. But I'm stopping that as of now. It's been a waste of time playing all the games and entering all the different sweepstakes. I'm giving up and I think everyone else should, too. PCH is nothing but a tease to keep you playing and getting nothing in return. It should be shut down completely.
In my opinion, PCH appears to target the elderly and my 86 year old Mom really fell for their constant mailings/offers in which the wording gives the reader the impression, despite the very small cased disclaimer, that their chances might be better if they were to purchase something. My belief was strengthened when I turned 60 and they began targeting me, when I'd never received such a deluge of PCH mailings prior! Make SURE that you are monitoring your elderly loved one's financial records and mailings to be sure they aren't being sucked into the PCH sweepstakes abyss!!!
Just a way to get your money on stuff I don't really need. I'm tired of them saying I'm so close to winning. I have spent a lot on things I don't need, I feel stupid. Waste of time. I'm ill and I hoped I had a chance to pay my doctor bills.
I'm not a quitter but PCH is going to be a 1st. I've heard of so many folks whining but even more who don't. The story that killed it for me was the lady that entered for "8 whole months" online every day and won big time just as her house was going into foreclosure. I was so happy for her but sad at the same time. I've been entering these silly things since 1988 (that's 28 years!), without fail, both online and through the mail; even bought a few things but have never won a single prize or dime. Think it's time to throw in the towel lol!
I joined PCH years ago. I entered all the sweepstakes. Wasted hours upon hours. I got emails, "enter here last chance, urgent you are a winner, don't forfeit your upcoming prize." I have never won a thing. Wasted lots of money. I think they should be shut down. Getting people's hopes up. Unlike the lottery they draw number where you can see them. These guys just say this person won. You don't get to see the drawing. Extra entries don't work. You won something, the computer freezes and you don't get your prize.
It's frustrating and I'm sick of these people get away with it. I have never missed a day playing. They need to pay back all the money they take from people back, for getting their hopes up. They claim to go to every state to deliver prizes. They in 30 years have never been to certain states. Stop playing If you can and wasting your money. They need to be shut down and sued.
How can PCH say I won a prize, but never give it to me? This has happened 3 or 4 times since 1969.
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