Warning about Publisher’s Clearing House scam

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ATLANTA, Georgia (WDEF) – Georgia’s Consumer Protection Unit is warning consumers about a Publisher’s Clearing House scam.

They have gotten several complaints about them.

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The scammers pose as representatives from Publisher’s Clearing House.

They promise a big prize, but you need to send them hundreds of dollars in a wire transfer or Green Dot MoneyPak card for fees or taxes.

Here are tips from the Consumer Protection Unity to avoid the scam:

  • Never pay money to receive a prize.Not only is this a sure sign of a scam, it is a violation of Georgia law.
  • PCH sweepstakes are always free to enter, and there is never a fee associated with winning.
  • PCH doesn’t call ahead to say you’ve won; they notify winners of major prize awards in person via their Prize Patrol.

If you suspect something may be a scam or if you have been the victim of a scam, contact the Georgia Department of Law’s Consumer Protection Unit at www.consumer.ga.gov or (404) 651-8600.