Publishers Clearing House - I won a $5,000 bingo game but never received the money.

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I diligently went through all the material sent to me by PCH.One piece of material was a bingo game that promised $5,000 if I could complete a row with the numbers on my card.

I did so, mailed in all required material, and never received the $5,000. What I did receive was more and more packages of enticements to buy PCH products. I will not fall into their trap again. I am very displeased with their marketing ploys and think them dishonest.

I even ordered a couple of their products.

They were cheaply made and not worth the price plus shipping that I paid.I am truly pissed!

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312 of 399 Publishers Clearing House reviews

Feb 23 #1292944

I do understand the Publishers Clearing House ploy to get you bated. I too got fooled for that. Participated with Publishers Clearing House entries for years. I wrote them a letter and told them to take me off their mailing list I think this is just a ploy to get you to buy products that you basically cannot use and that's how they make their money. I think it should be against the law for them to advertise winnings and never come through on their and.I too had a $100,000 winning Bingo and never seen one red Cent but they kept sending the things for me to buy more products. Give me a break. I'm done.

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Feb 10 #1284917 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

I have this game, called Bingo Lingo. It says complete for a CHANCE to win a $500 PRIZE. And it also says you can win up to $1000 cash. I have the card here. I never sent it in as it's just a come on. I supposedly won too.

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Mar 04, 2016 #1122262

Ddid you ever get your money

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Feb 20, 2016 #1115228

I played the bingo game as well it told me I won & never received a dime. Really!

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Jan 01, 2016 #1087227

sometimeswhen you play the games its *** the machine said
technical difficulty when you hit all the jackpot prize they covered it so you wont see what happening but i did see it what happened and i know i got all correct in the first place..i hope this is not a BS games

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Jan 18, 2016 #1096526

Same thing happened to me... Never won anything this just happened 2 days ago

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Dec 25, 2015 #1083834 Mesa, Arizona, United States

Same here. I play online Bingo Blitz Have has 6+ Bingos and each time told bad call

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Nov 02, 2015 #1057258

I won a $1000 and still ain't heard anything about it

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Oct 11, 2015 #1046541

I won so how do I get my money

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Mar 10, 2015 #956577

PCH is real. They make money from commissions on all the stuff they advertise for other companies, plus they probably get paid per views of those repetitive commercials they run on the internet (between the games). But because of the number of mailings they have (millions per month) and the number of online games with embedded commercials (millions, probably billions of views per month), your odds of winning are astronomical. I haven t won in PCH lotto...but I have won the smaller prizes...TWICE! The total was for just under $200, but at least I won.
The bottom line is this: For mailings, look the items over, pick out something you d like but then visit Walmart, Dollar Tree or Dollar General, where you can usually get the exact same items much cheaper (although you d burn up extra gas trying to find them).
Online, just play the games and have fun. As for the tokens and prizes, just let them pile up or use them if you wish. If you really do win a prize, look at the wording carefully - if it really says "You have won!" then take a screen shot, save it and print it out as proof. If it says "You have won...a chance to be entered" or "a chance at winning..." then that s all you have - a chance.
Remember, money you earn or save or are given is real. Everything else - including PCH - are pipe dreams. The big difference is that PCH doesn't cost anything (other than an occasional stamp, time and the cost of electronics and internet that you already are using).
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Feb 25, 2015 #950760 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States

I got the same thing in the mail, and was really excited when I thought I won $500. Knowing what sounds too good to be true usually is, I read the fine print on the back labeled Official Rules. The first thing it reads, in all capitals, is that "ALL PRIZES GUARANTEED TO BE AWARDED AS OFFERED." But once the print gets even smaller, you find the catch. "You will win a prize of $500.00 from Giveaway No. 5201 if your entry is selected in a random drawing among all eligible entries at Giveaway end." In short, it's a marketing ploy.

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Sep 12, 2013 #716137

PCH is a scam.

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Sep 12, 2013 #716110 Spring, Texas, United States

Hi, My Name is Vicente Pinaula I recently won 5,000.00 for Life and I haven't received my money. please reply.

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Aug 06, 2013 #694613

actually it doesn't say you are a winner. It says "If you have all three numbers, please mail this card in and you will be entered in a drawing to win" yeah. Learn how to read.

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Jul 17, 2013 #681988 Gastonia, North Carolina, United States

I have won money I have been waiting a month for my check i did eveything I was suppose to I won $40,000 from a bingo after I won i havent recieved a check or any mail from pch I was going to use the money for my grandma bc she sick and help my mother im still waiting for my check

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pch scam

Apr 14, 2013 #637570 Greenfield, Minnesota, United States

I work for the company that prints the bingo cards. It doesn't say your a winner. It says place the numbers on the bingo and you COULD be a winner. Proof read the directions MORONS

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Jun 23, 2013 #668410 Hyattsville, Maryland, United States

*** if she says she won and never received it then saying ***. you cant win something and at the same time could be still be the winner of that same thing. DOES THAT MAKE SENSE TO YOU? I WILL SUGGEST YOU STOP BEING *** HERE!!!

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