Publishers Clearing House - PCH Still lying to People

PCH has been sued several times by at least 31 states and I encourage people to contact your state's attorney general. Oregon just settled in 2010, a $3.5 million lawsuit with PCH for misleading people about the magazines etc. They are also misleading people about the winning super-prizes.

Posted on September 9, 2010 at 9:37 AM Updated Thursday, Sep 9 at 3:22 PM

SALEM -- Attorney General John Kroger announced a $3.5 million multi-state settlement with Publishers Clearing House Thursday, over allegations that the sweepstakes giant misled consumers about the benefits of purchasing magazines.

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Mar 03 #1121640

They keep saying you don't have to purchase to win, then they send you 'activation' emails and when you try to leave the page it says if you leave without ordering something you forfeit your prize.
What a scam

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Apr 03 #1138774

I've never seen that, and I've been playing every day for over a year!!

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Apr 07, 2014 #802922 Falls Church, Virginia

Some people could really use the money like I have three kids 4 7 15 we've lived in and out of hotels . I hope to win but I know. Its been 5years and they just keep lying . I stopped drinking 12 -24 2010 . Look there's no need for me to go into all that just stop lying to people I really want my kids to have a place to call home .davidsangel04@Yahoo. Com

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Dec 04, 2013 #752796

Never buy anything from PCH they will rip you off one way or another

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Sep 29, 2013 #723027 Wheeling, Illinois

I was misleaded by Clearing House, and now they request money from me...

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Feb 17, 2013 #610339 Oregon City, Oregon

.. the law suit is true and was won by about 60 Oregonians... the suit brought against PCH stated that people were misled: “This settlement will insure that Publishers Clearing House plays by the rules and does not exploit Oregonians,” Attorney General John Kroger said.
The settlement, filed in Marion County Circuit Court, will require Publishers Clearing House to increase its efforts to inform consumers that making a purchase does not increase their chances of winning. The company, which admitted no wrongdoing, also must hire an ombudsman to review mailings to insure compliance with the settlement.
Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin were all involved in the settlement, along with Oregon."

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Dec 04, 2012 #577876

i don't see how they would have won a lawsuit against them. PCH has always said purchasing their products does not give them better odds at winning any of the sweepstakes. i know on a lot of the emails i recieve from them, you have to read carefully. it looks like you may have won but, when you read it it always says "for a chance to win $5000 a week for life" or whatever the prize is. where did you find this article about a lawsuit?
just curious

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Jun 14, 2013 #664536 Central Falls, Rhode Island

This is a well known fact! nance recites about the "misleading" lawsuit. But there were several others as well. One, in particular was about PCH knowing the winner way beforehand, handpicking a winner long before announcements of who is the winner. If you really want to know specifics, you can send a letter of demand to PCH citing FOIA of 1974 5 USC 552 & Privacy Act of 1974 5 USC 552(a) and they will be bound by law to disclose all information relating to when, why and how many times they have been sued. As for the states involved as quoted by nance, I cannot imagine why Rhode Island has never ever had a single winner of any of PCH's contests ( I forced them via legal channels to disclose RI winners and they cannot as they never had any RI winners, ever) except that people in RI were mislead to think that they won something. Google the phrase, "Successful Lawsuits Against Publisher's Clearing House of Port Washington, NY" and you will get a lot of verifiable info about this matter of them being sued.

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