Fraud Watch: Watch out for common scams | Lifestyles

 Fraud Watch: Watch out for common scams | Lifestyles

You can be an instant millionaire! Publisher’s Clearing House (PCH) is promising someone, maybe you, $5,000 per week for life. This is not a scam, but the following is a scam.

If you receive either a phone call, text message, or email congratulating you on your good luck and the win, it’s a scam. Quite likely you will be asked for either a payment of “taxes” or processing fees using a debit card or gift cards. You can, call PCH, 800-459-4724, for verification but here is the reality.

PCH will only award major prizes in person. They will not email, text, or call you with conditions for the award requiring personal information such as account numbers, Social Security Numbers, or passwords. In addition, if you are a winner, you will not be asked to pay fees or taxes immediately. The charging…

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