This Business Is Not BBB Accredited

Publisher's Clearing House (Impostor)

Publisher's Clearing House (Impostor)

(514) 803-3763

Publisher's Clearing House (Impostor)

Unknown
Cleveland, OH 44115
Additional Phone Numbers
  • (514) 568-5299
  • (877) 420-1503
  • (866) 982-6936
  • (888) 290-0558
  • (888) 314-1955
  • (888) 571-6837
  • (877) 420-1509
  • (514) 699-7477
  • (876) 892-2814
  • (530) 272-7323
  • (876) 849-5110
  • (876) 479-3800
  • (876) 303-3997
  • (214) 628-1520
  • (917) 268-9160
  • (610) 421-4139
  • (876) 356-7050
  • (876) 277-8503
  • (718) 925-3984
  • (716) 261-1311
  • (514) 572-9764
  • (876) 569-7874
  • (876) 480-3560
  • (516) 267-6802
  • (876) 853-4818
  • (876) 883-1395
  • (876) 286-4481
  • (415) 852-9979
  • (876) 580-5262
  • (724) 320-6233
  • (801) 872-0334
  • (876) 366-1973
  • (917) 503-7920
  • (876) 488-0157
  • (866) 996-5997
  • (518) 772-5385
  • (509) 671-9665
  • (734) 447-7158
  • (734) 578-8900
  • (876) 322-2005
  • (876) 413-1936
  • (876) 896-4047
  • (914) 265-5953
  • (876) 543-0642
  • (216) 404-5767
  • (419) 558-0328
  • (702) 359-2054
  • (917) 698-6539
  • (587) 708-0011
  • (519) 788-0937
  • (587) 719-0267
  • (876) 536-8484
  • (876) 599-8150
  • (662) 671-8733
  • (647) 740-9972
  • (876) 353-2353
  • (518) 557-7291
Additional Email Addresses
  • pchlotto.info@pchoffice.us
BBB File Opened: 08/04/2008
Business Management
  • Ms. Cathy Stewart
  • Mr. David Callahan
  • Mr. Michael Collins
  • Mr. Bob Crawford, President / Winners Selection Commission
  • Ms. Reyna Cruz
  • Mr. James Gilbert
  • Mr. Charles Kenwood
  • Mr. Todd Martin
  • Mr. Arthur Pierce
  • Mr. Larry Powell
  • Mr. Mark Rosenberg
  • Mr. Paul Wayne
  • Mr. Dave Williams
  • Ms. Catherine Wooderson

Business Category
  • Prize Promotions
  • Sweepstakes

F

Mail Returned

Mail sent to the business on 08/16/2011 was returned by the U.S. Postal Service as Insufficient Address.

Alert

For more information see: Additional Complaint Information

Overview

This company first came to the attention of the Cleveland BBB in August of 2008. At that time a consumer received an advance check for $5,889 as part of a $10,000,000 prize allegedly sponsored by Oprah Winfrey's magazine, "O". The consumer was instructed to call a representative for further instructions. Although allegedly from Publishers Clearing House, the check was from an auto repair company in Englewood, Colorado. At least one other consumer has received a similar mailing but with a check issued from a Charlotte, North Carolina company. 

It has been the experience of the BBB that consumers are usually advised to deposit the funds into their personal bank account and to send all, or a portion of, the advance check via Western Union to a fictitious recipient. Soon afterwards the advance check bounces and the consumer remains liable for the monies. 


More recently, since August of 2011, several consumers reported being told of winning a sweepstakes and of being instructed to purchase a pre-paid money card at Walmart.   Typically, consumers are then instructed to provide the account number to the caller prior to receiving the alleged winnings. 


Detailed information about this alleged company is very limited and the physical location is uncertain.  We have, however, confirmed phone numbers on the August 2008 mailings have origins in Quebec, Canada, while other phones supplied by consumers since that time originate in Jamaica. 

The real Publishers Clearing House website - www.pch.com - provides information about such mailings.  

Consumers who believe they are a victim of a scam using the Publishers Clearing House name or logo may either call PCH at 800-645-9242 or fill out a Scam Report online - https://pchscamform.skybridgecs.com/view.php?id=12763.

BBB Reason for Ratings

BBB rating is based on 13 factors: Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that affect the rating for Publisher's Clearing House (Impostor) include:

  • BBB concerns with the industry in which this business operates

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BBB reports on known significant government actions involving the business's marketplace conduct.
BBB reports on a company that is out of business for three years from the date the company closes its doors or ceases to do business.
BBB reports on unauthorized use of the Better Business Bureau's name and/or logo for as long as the business continues to use it in any advertising, or for one year after the business ceases any repeated unauthorized uses.
BBB reports on a business’s bankruptcy as long as the business remains in bankruptcy.
BBB reports when mail sent to the business was returned by the Postal Service.

The following Government Agency(s) or Association(s) may be able to provide you additional information:

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) / Consumer Response Center
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20580
Phone Number: (877) 382-4357
http://www.ftc.gov

Publisher's Clearing House (Impostor)

THIS BUSINESS IS NOT BBB ACCREDITED

Publisher's Clearing House (Impostor)

Customer Review Rating:

100%

Composite Score: