Normally, I'm loathe to repeat a spam/scam in this space since there are so many new emails to choose from each and every day. However, I've received a couple of phone calls and emails the last week from viewers who are being told they've won the Publisher's Clearing House. I've posted what the email version looks like below.
So, even though I've reported on this fraud as recently as last month, I'm compelled to do so again to make sure I can cover as many people as possible.
Here is a link to the fraud protection page at Publisher's Clearing House: http://info.pch.com/consumer-information/fraud-protection
Further, if you don't have time to read that, read this simple quote which pretty much says it all:
PCH employees would never contact you personally or in advance to notify you of a prize award. Our prize awards are presented just the way you see in our popular TV commercials, ‘live and in person’ by our Prize Patrol, with balloons, champagne and check in hand - - and with no advance notification!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Just hit delete.
From: Publishers Clearing House [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 4:22 PM
Subject: Congratulation you won
This is to inform you that you are among the lst batch of winners that has been chosen to receive publishers Clearing House mega winning of $1,000,000.00 this JULY.
please get back to us with this code to prove you received our notice (PCH/July/3574/2014).
Executive Vice President.
Publishers Clearing House