Contest scams use Publishers Clearing House name
The scam artists can scare you by pretending to be from the Internal Revenue Service. Or it turns out they can con you out of good money by generating short-lived joy when they pretend to be from Publishers Clearing House.
It's a scam that's hitting one community after another across the country. The warning is a good one to hear now, especially as we're seeing TV ads about winning $7,000 a week for life from Publishers Clearing House. The scam artists play up what's timely to make their pitch seem more legitimate.
It's not unusual for phony prize letters to hit your mailbox. Or your... read more