Sweepstakes Scam Warning Signs – Do Not Become Prey

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It can be so much fun entering online competitions on the Internet like PCH Sweepstakes and other popular online sweepstakes. There are so many different types of sweepstakes, and you can win some great prizes. However, there are also scams out there, which many times involve phishing for information and ultimately even identity theft. Hacking, phishing, malware, virus and fraud, everything could happen on the Internet. Everyone need to be informed about It and you should take measures to avoid It. Firewall, Antivirus and mail shield.

People get these big eyes when they hear about other people winning all these free prizes just by signing up for online sweepstakes. Sure, it’s a great deal, but you can’t just search for anything and sign up for anything. You’re just asking for trouble if there is no discipline or method to the madness. If you’re going to sign up for competitions, you have to use common sense, and you have to do a little research. There are plenty of reputable companies. Sure, it will take a little extra time to find the right ones and weed out the bad ones. But, once you have a list of them, you’re set to go indefinitely as you continue to find new ones here and there.

Many of these online sweepstakes competitions allow you to continue to sign up on a regular basis. Now, here is some information about warning signs to look out for when signing up for these sweepstakes.

Be vigilant with online sweepstakes

Sweepstakes Scam Warning

If something looks too good to be true, then it most likely is too good to be true. It’s not that you can’t sign up for grand prizes, but for instance, one big warning sign is when a site has you involved in an endless survey.

Do not get caught up in these surveys. They are just trying to sell you stuff and have no plans to pay out. Another warning sign is when you get funny sounding emails that lead you to unfamiliar sites. Pop-up messages and downloads are another warning sign. Do not download anything.

Overall, it just takes a little common sense so that you don’t get caught up in something that will end up causing you trouble. Search a site to make sure there are no “scam listings” in the search results. That is another helpful warning sign.




41 Responses to “Sweepstakes Scam Warning Signs – Do Not Become Prey”

  1. Caroline Himes says:

    Dear PCH this is Caroline. Himes im hoping to get a chance to go for the $15 Million Summer Prize Event Gwy. No 8800. Please can you please!!! Give me this one shot to try to win the $15 million please . My heart is wanting to open up a school. Is i get lucky to win this . I will help young kids do great! If i win! Please give me a shot i will show you. I was a teacher for 13 years till i had a brain bleed. I want to buy a school and open one.!! My dream!! One day. Caroline Himes

  2. Veronica R Godinez says:

    Please activate my gwy numbers 8800,4900 . I would be thrilled to be a winner. I am in it to win it. Thank you Veronica Godinez

  3. Veronica R Godinez says:

    I would appreciate you activating my gwy numbers today as I am in it to win it. Blessings to all Veronica Godinez. 4900 1830, 8800, I would love to win $10,000. A week. Veronica Godinez

  4. Veronica R Godinez says:

    Thank you. For entering me into gwy no. 4900, 1400 8800,3600 1835,1830. I appreciate all of your help, and pray that I am a winner.

  5. Veronica R Godinez says:

    Please enter my numbers to win VIP gwy 1830, 4900,8800, 1400, 1835, 1836, win it all. I would appreciate making sure all my numbers have been entered correctly. Thanks so much Veronica R Godinez. Peace love and light

  6. Elaine Anderson says:

    PRIZE #1- IT HAS TAKEN ME ALL DAY TODAY TO FIND FIND GWY NO. 8800, TO ENTER TO WIN $5,700,000.00 THE LUMP SUM SUPER PRIZE THAT PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE HAS.
    SORRY YOU MISSED MY HOUSE BUT HERE I GO AGAIN TO AT LEAST TRY TO WIN SOMETHING.

    THANK YOU,

    ELAINE A.

    P.S. HOPE YOU GET MY ENTRY IN TIME TO GET ON THE WINNERS SELECTION LIST.

  7. Angelica B. Osuna says:

    Have been playing for so many years but have never won anything. What does it take? Sheer luck I guess! Hoping this is the right time!

  8. Debra Patterson says:

    Hello Deborah Holland and PCH Prize Patrol Elite Team, I WANT TO WIN IT ALL on August 31st 2017, and I’m Claiming my GOLDEN TICKET for 8/26/17 ,$1,50,000.00 Gwy No.10414, or $150,000.00 Gwy No.8035. I Would appreciate it if you will Activate my GOLDEN TICKET for me Please. Thank You. God Bless to all. DP in Tx

  9. Neal Ray Shelton says:

    I neal Ray Shelton would like to know have all the prizes i won the the last year and a half . Playing I got prizes on games .and searches and i bought material and i paid for all in full eash time i received it in the mail . I figured you didn’t have to wait on your money . Just honor our commitment to one another . On all prizes i won thanks neal

  10. Harold miller says:

    I won’t oh my prizes and positions thank you DCA have a nice day

  11. Stephen co says:

    Sent it to me make it miracle happen

  12. Stephen co says:

    I am Rickh haha

  13. Alejandro Cervantes says:

    Win $7,000 for life GWY NO.6900

  14. Ron Dodson says:

    PCH
    Thanks for the opportunity to win it all.
    We that try so hard to win are desperate folks but most really need the money. So good luck to all

  15. DOUGLAS ROGERS says:

    DOUGLAS ROGERS .is this real.

  16. Maria Melius says:

    Maria Melius claim 3 prize from pch prize patrol $7,000.00 a week for life. I wish I could win I have been playing, twice or three time since 2015. I been a VIP by playing pchsearh&win, pchlotto and cards, I been trying the hardest to win. I never win anything big in my entire life, I am hoping that I win as a VIP.

  17. Joseph Nagy says:

    Have you mean yes sign up but paid for that is true

  18. Joseph Nagy says:

    Where are no wins PCH NO .4900 all time no win last moth and last moth no wins not good thing all my no wins going on what is you thing

  19. Kim Weeks ago, says:

    102013winner

  20. LELA JEVNE says:

    I’D LOVE TO WIN $7,000.00 FOR LIFE ! #4900

  21. david Peterson says:

    I hope it will be me my wife and I would really need some money like that will make ends meet

  22. Jean Tippens says:

    Hello! Here i go again. I don’t rest well at night, I love playing the games, and lotto. I love to win. I have been waiting a long time to win. Many years. Lord knows I need it. I haven’t ever won anything. Thanks in advance. Jean Tippens

  23. Crystal Dunman says:

    THANK YOU PCH TEAM AND PATROL PRIZE TEAM

  24. Crystal Dunman says:

    I’ve Ben struggling all my life and every won yet and I wud really like to win on October 23rd to change my two kid’s life for good we struggling really bad and need our owe home so please help us and change mine and my kid’s life and help give my kids a good home and better school to put them in we wud be so happy to win rite now I’m going back to school this money wud help me out for the stuff I need for and plus help my kids for there clothes and stuff they need for school and it wud help out to get a car to take my kids to school instead having to find rides for is to go to so please PCH team and patrol prize choose me yo win on October 23rd 2015 pick CRYSTAL DUNMAN OF FLINT

  25. Yolanda Wilson says:

    I have the opportunity to win $7,000.0 A Week For life on October 23rd in the PCH” Special Early Look. Prize Event from GiveaaNo.4900

  26. Jean Tippens says:

    Hello all. I want to win, but i think about all the people who also want to win. I get a lil down when i try hard to win. I send all mail back and i enter every pch assignment, so where do i go wrong? Thanks and blessing to all.

  27. Sharon Snyder Hester says:

    I hope to win the 5,000.00 a week forever prize! This is a great year for change and I have a lot of things I would like to do with that kind of money, including helping a lot of people like family and some furry friends I have! Thank you publisher’s clearing house!

  28. Linda Fike says:

    I have so many plans to help my children and grandchildren !This would be shared by my husband,myself and our family.Thank you PCH and the good lord if I were to win this!men,Linda

  29. Nancy says:

    Hope I will win it all in the June 30th on gwy. No 4900…

  30. Dorquida Baker says:

    I hace been out of work for 3 year if when i win my sons a i will open a business and. I have been in this contest for 40 year.

  31. Janet Phillips says:

    I won! PCH THANK YOU FOR GIVING US ALL SO MUCH HOPE. TELL MS. PAT REID THAT I AM SO SORRY IT TOOK SO LONG TO GET HER ALL THE INFORMATION. ALL OF YOU WILL NEED A COURIER FEE TO SEND TO PCH TO GET THE PRIZE DELIVERED OR THE PRIZE PATROL WILL SHOW UP AT YOUR DOOR; WHICH SHOULD NOT COST YOU ANYTHING. IF YOU PLAY THE LOTTO, HAVE SOME CASH ON HAND. THE ANNOUNCEMENT BY PCH COULD BE PRIVATE; WOULD YOU NOT LIKE THAT? I HAVE A POEM I’M SENDING YOU PCH; THE NAME IS “EACH LIFE AFFECTS ANOTHER.’PCH DON’T STOP NOW.’ I SENT YOU A MONEY ORDER, FOR YOU TO SEND THE MONEY. I hope to have a receipt waiting for Ms. Reid tomorrow, APRIL first 2015. I cannot describe this winning feeling!

  32. Thressa Digman says:

    I have struggle all my life I lost my mother in 2000 to breast cancer and I lost my best friend my world greatest dad 2014 and one week my father in law pass away I word so hard to try to get my kids what they needed I worked so hard I had two stoke and congestion heart failure back to back and a heart attack And this prize would really help us god bless u I have faith

  33. armando says:

    i cannt even put inn my activation code an notice that other people have the same code…red flag….scam..pch is a big scam

  34. anthony q williams says:

    I what to win the 7000 a week for life it it would be nicethank you pch gwy no 4900

  35. sheila white says:

    I really enjoy paying the games,Its would be nices to be i big winner, I would pay all my bills help my kids and family in people who really need help. please pray for me to have chance to have better things in life so I can help my family and friend live better. my computer was mess up at frist, i hope that did”nt cause problems to be a winner. God bless to all Sheila

  36. PATRICK BELLAVEA says:

    HELLO , OUT THERE , MAKES ONE WONDER HOW IN THE HELL CAN 15 DIFFERENT PEOPLE HAVE THE SAME NUMBERS , IF ONLY 15 HAVE IT AND NOT 5000 DOE’S ANYONE REALLY KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON ? IF SO PLEASE ENLIGHTEN ME .

  37. leon t mccormick says:

    I hope that i would be the next 7,0000 winner

  38. Ellen J Toppins says:

    Yes PCH I’m Claimming my $7,000.00 A Week For Life Gwy No.4900,4902,5035 and 3818

  39. Sherif saber says:

    I want to win the first prize 7000$/ A Week Life Time.

  40. Terry Hollenback says:

    TH -THollenback Terry Hollenback. All the same person now living on Indiana. Would love to win GWY NO 4900–PCH GWY NO 4900

  41. Mario Echeverria says:

    Dear friends: greetings, it’s a time to installing , register ,activate and exciting my PCHGWY No.4900 .the numbers are:627297743317 and 6372 3112 1417 . Tanks for participate and all .M..E.

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