It would appear that I live a sheltered life even on the Internet.
Since when is Publisher’s Clearing House being used as a way to scam people?
Answer: At least since 2007 that I could find and I have a feeling it goes back much longer. As you’ll see from below the whole things looks legitimate. So much so that people have been sucked into it hook line and sinker from what I learned. When I researched the claim I had just won $1,000, 000 for doing nothing. (see notice below) I had to wonder what this kind of thing does to people who have nothing and what this kind of winnings would mean to their life. I find this a very cruel joke.
Found in my email today was this notice that I was a BIG winner. Only because it was Publishers Clearing House did I even check it out. I was quite perplexed. It was not until I researched the name of the courier first that I found that as I suspected. The “minor shipping fee”stated were my only requirement beyond verifying who I am. The monies are in the hundreds that they are asking for.
What a deal! For the scammer of course.
I think of the elderly who may not be as savvy in this new world of scams at every turn. I think of the poverty-stricken whose heart would do a GIANT leap of re-surging faith at the thought of being able to buy a home and put food in their children’s tummies. I become enraged!
I am going to ask a favor of you again please BB readers. I know that I have gone on record as not a big fan of re-blogging. and I will not digress on that subject again here but let it be said that anytime re-blogging is being done to forward imperative information that will be useful to the world as a whole. Information helps keep us safe. I’ll reblog and ask that you reblog this time as well.
I find this not only extremely distasteful, I find too that somehow, someway the authorities should step in. You are even asked by these criminals that you not mention this to anyone yet. I understand that these scammers, especially through the Internet are fly by night people and hard to find. Not to mention the fact that they set themselves up in one country while going after another. That really should be your first sign that something is off. I understand that because of these facts it’s hard to bust these creeps, even if they are doing something illegal. I am still ticked.
I just wanted to share with you another way the power of the Internet can impact our lives. In not so good ways. I have recently been talking about the power of WWW.com/org etc..This is proof that even crooks have found this power.
I say lets counter them with re-blogging the news that they are scammers, to the point where it would be ridiculous for them to even attempt any longer to scam one more victim, because through the power of WWW we have taken them down!
PLEASE REBLOG ON
In My Email :
I hereby use this medium to acknowledge the receipt of your claims requirement regarding the winning notification mail you received, informing you of the prize you have won PCH LOTTO, after the verification process was conducted I wish to inform you that the lotto department and promotions department has just approved your payment of the sum of ONE MILLION DOLLARS ($1,000,000.00 USD)the check have been handover to a security company in the UK England.The security company will be responsible for the remittance of the entire winnings, and your Lottery Winnings documents which is of high importance to you, so I expect you to show great appreciation to (Publishers Clearing House) PCH LOTTO as a great firm haven been in existence for years and has single highhandedly made this promotion possible in other to promote (Publishers Clearing House) in every corner of the world through the means of the internet as a global source of reaching people world wide.Incase you still have doubts arising from the angle of how you got selected, note that the selection process was carried out through an electronic email ballot system our aim was to select winners through the internet which will be a much more easier way to select winners all around the universe due to the fact that only you alone have access to your email so have no fear , for you have emerged a winner as far as you are the original proprietor to the email account which you have received the winning notification letter as distributed by Michelle I Centeno the lottery manger of this great promotion. .
In furtherance, to begin the final step of the claims process you are advised to contact the Dispatch Company whose details are furnished below and they shall be responsible for onward delivery of your winnings to you and you shall be expected to pay some fees along the line by the security firm for the delivery of your cheque and documents this fees will not be more than normal shipping charges which we feel will not be a problem to you.
Before your winnings was released to security company a hard cover insurance policy was placed on your winnings by the (publishers Clearing House) PCH Lotto company to avoid any harm or illegal channeling due to this, deduction of any amount of money from your funds cannot be done from your Won prize. The instructions given inline with the rules and regulation of the USA and England gaming board once you get your winning funds check you are expected to deposit it in your personal bank account and there is a certain assurance that the entire ONE MILLION USD you have won will be accredited into your account in not less than three to four banking days please note. below is the courier contact information’s.
Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your claims have been fully processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid multiple claims and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants.Congratulations once again.