How do you know if you’ve really won a prize or if it’s a scam?
GREENSBORO, NC – Does Publisher’s Clearing House Really Hand Out Money and Prizes? We get this question all the time. The answer is yes they do, in fact we have a video of the price in action.
But like anything else, crooks hope to make you believe THEY are the Price Patrol.
“If your viewers get an email, a call, a contact, a letter that says you’ve won a prize, but you need to send money, tear up the letter, hang up the phone, and report it to law enforcement. ‘order because it’s a scam,’ said Chris Irving, Publishers Clearing House.
Scammers send very legitimate emails and letters. They photoshop the logo and promise money, cars and prizes. So how do you know if the emails or letters are fake? First, take a closer look, this usually reveals scam clues like typos. In this example, the letter says that the company “likes to advise” its purported winners on their delivery and presentation date.
As well as making the email or phone call look legitimate, these scammers go out of their way to gain trust and be sympathetic.
“These people are good because they talk to their victims every day. They earn their trust and some people listen and think they can earn that and help their families, ”said Lechelle Yates of the Better Business Bureau.
The BBB reported on raffles, lotteries, and prize scams and found that scammers often talk to victims every day, build trusting relationships, take careful notes about the victim’s family, and try to isolate him from his family and friends.
“We found that when people were isolated – and it doesn’t matter how old you are if you are isolated and have no one to say that you got a text or an email and then ask them what they think. . When you are isolated and have no interaction, you are more susceptible to scams, ”says Yates.