Publishers Clearing House - PCH Still lying to People

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PCH has been sued several times by at least 31 states and I encourage people to contact your state's attorney general. Oregon just settled in 2010, a $3.5 million lawsuit with PCH for misleading people about the magazines etc. They are also misleading people about the winning super-prizes.

Posted on September 9, 2010 at 9:37 AM Updated Thursday, Sep 9 at 3:22 PM

SALEM -- Attorney General John Kroger announced a $3.5 million multi-state settlement with Publishers Clearing House Thursday, over allegations that the sweepstakes giant misled consumers about the benefits of purchasing magazines.

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Dec 13, 2016 #1254663

I was told i am in final stages but its been wo weeks i have also read that they have actors or family members playing like they won the big prize and they also showed me a map to my house that prize patrol was coming

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Sep 17, 2016 #1214200 Willingboro, New Jersey, United States

yes...i got a email saying i won $10,0000 it was only recinded an hour later and said it was a mistake this company is so bogus and should be put out of business for good...pch is worse than hillary and trump together

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Aug 18, 2016 #1200808 Atlanta, Georgia, United States

PCH lying for real. 2 years ago they send me all the documents even the note with the phone number to call because I was the winner and nobody pick the phone when I call until now. I still have the documents and the note.
I said to my self let play this year to see if they still doing exactly same thing. Yes they still haven't change.

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Aug 05, 2016 #1195375 Sand Springs, Oklahoma, United States

They sent me an email saying don't delete this. Then saying I had 7 numbers right and then again 4. Only to find out they're saying I only had enough right for a few tokens. They led me to believe I had almost $10,000 coming. That's extremely cruel to someone like me. It was pop ups saying I won. Only to receive an email saying by no fault of my own. Really?! That's cruel and unusual. We don't even do that to criminals.

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Mar 03, 2016 #1121640

They keep saying you don't have to purchase to win, then they send you 'activation' emails and when you try to leave the page it says if you leave without ordering something you forfeit your prize.
What a scam

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Apr 03, 2016 #1138774

I've never seen that, and I've been playing every day for over a year!!

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Apr 07, 2014 #802922 Falls Church, Virginia, United States

Some people could really use the money like I have three kids 4 7 15 we've lived in and out of hotels . I hope to win but I know. Its been 5years and they just keep lying . I stopped drinking 12 -24 2010 . Look there's no need for me to go into all that just stop lying to people I really want my kids to have a place to call home .davidsangel04@Yahoo. Com

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Dec 04, 2013 #752796

Never buy anything from PCH they will rip you off one way or another

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Feb 17, 2013 #610339 Oregon City, Oregon, United States

.. the law suit is true and was won by about 60 Oregonians... the suit brought against PCH stated that people were misled: “This settlement will insure that Publishers Clearing House plays by the rules and does not exploit Oregonians,” Attorney General John Kroger said.
The settlement, filed in Marion County Circuit Court, will require Publishers Clearing House to increase its efforts to inform consumers that making a purchase does not increase their chances of winning. The company, which admitted no wrongdoing, also must hire an ombudsman to review mailings to insure compliance with the settlement.
Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin were all involved in the settlement, along with Oregon."

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coleen price

Jun 06, 2016 #1169376

pch misslead me also for about 30 years they keep telling me i won they keep lieing to me never nothing i like to sue them alsohow do i do this my email is thank you coleen price

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Dec 04, 2012 #577876

i don't see how they would have won a lawsuit against them. PCH has always said purchasing their products does not give them better odds at winning any of the sweepstakes. i know on a lot of the emails i recieve from them, you have to read carefully. it looks like you may have won but, when you read it it always says "for a chance to win $5000 a week for life" or whatever the prize is. where did you find this article about a lawsuit?
just curious

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Jun 14, 2013 #664536 Central Falls, Rhode Island, United States

This is a well known fact! nance recites about the "misleading" lawsuit. But there were several others as well. One, in particular was about PCH knowing the winner way beforehand, handpicking a winner long before announcements of who is the winner. If you really want to know specifics, you can send a letter of demand to PCH citing FOIA of 1974 5 USC 552 & Privacy Act of 1974 5 USC 552(a) and they will be bound by law to disclose all information relating to when, why and how many times they have been sued. As for the states involved as quoted by nance, I cannot imagine why Rhode Island has never ever had a single winner of any of PCH's contests ( I forced them via legal channels to disclose RI winners and they cannot as they never had any RI winners, ever) except that people in RI were mislead to think that they won something. Google the phrase, "Successful Lawsuits Against Publisher's Clearing House of Port Washington, NY" and you will get a lot of verifiable info about this matter of them being sued.

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