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LarryAlf1209 Send email
 
Jul 13, 2017

GvWy. 4950

The trouble started on January 30,2015 when the affidavit "popped" up[ on my computer screen while I was finishing playing PCH Search& Win. I filled in the Affidavit of Eligibility activation and pressed "accept". Then I received an email from Helen Stewart notifying me that I had to send in my information for the sweepstakes. This giveaway was 4950 that was not due t be awarded until sometime in 2016, the "End date" for entries was August 31, 2016. They have not awarded me my prize accusing me of having manipulated the computer. Te computer picked me because it was the next prize due to be given. I have the original bulletin. Las year, during August there was another prize due to be awarded, and that was 6900. I know that Michael Collins is the bonded cosignee for PCH. I called back in 2007 the first time I received the affidavit of eligibility, this time I was at a public computer in the Elizabeth Library and I had no way to print it out. I inquired about the prize and they told me that they did not liked that I "trusted" them enough to send in my Social security number on this white sheet of paper they mailed me in my entry form that I did not request----it just showed up. A voice that sounded like Dave Sayer called me a "big fat dumb asshole" I hung up the phone on him. He tried to get me to make out checks on a closed bank account and send them to people. They (PCH) had to pay off the overdraft at the bank. ( I have pictures, look and you tell me.) I want my prize. These pictures were sent to me by Michael Livingston and Dave Sayer. His number is (239) 400-1380 and Dave's number is (607) 283-4655. I saw the room in the first picture in a clue presentation on August 31, 2015 a Monday pertaining to that winner so I know it is really her ( Danielle Lam).I never heard of anyone forgering the "Big Check".

With respects,

Lawrence P Alford
Ps My number is (908) 768-6563.

GvWy. 4950 GvWy. 4950 GvWy. 4950 GvWy. 4950

Firehawk Send email
 
May 11, 2017

PCH is b*****t

I have been entering PCH Contest for years and never won anything. Thier token drawing is a joke, and I have entered thousands of thousands of tokens to won something and nothing. All PCH wants is you to buy junk and magazines to pay for their salaries. Does anyone know of an individual that has won a million dollar drawing or anything that PCH has given away?
StevenB Send email
 
May 9, 2017

Microsoft Windows phones

As I made a little report telling PCH that the new game Lighting Laps Racing hasn't worked since first day I play it.. Email came back saying oh PCH doesn't support Microsoft Windows phones or Microsoft Windows at all? Ok how long it be then they will say that they don't support IPhones anymore, if this isn't a bunch of B.S. Ever as what needs to be again is a nationwide class action lawsuit against PCH taking it all the way to a Congressional committee members with Supreme court justice in hearings..
mani_nk Send email
 
Mar 16, 2017

NON-REFUND OF SUBSCRIPTION AMOUNT

I made a payment of Rs.711/- for one year subscription to Readers Digest published by India Today Group in April, 2016.
Since they failed to deliver me the magazine every month as promised by them, I asked them to cancel my subscription and refund the subscription amount. Every time I complain of the non-receipt of the magazine, they put the blame on the postal authorities and
assuring me that they are taking up the matter with the postal authorities strongly and they will be sending me a copy of their
complaint and the reply from postal authorities. However, I have not received copy of any such complaint and replies from the
postal authorities as assured by the publisher.

All that I received from them was the old three issues of the magazine together in the month of July, 2016 and since then I have
been requesting them to cancel my subscription and refund the amount. After sending umpteen number of reminders they
refunded me Rs.237/- out of the total amount of Rs.711/- in the month of December, 2016. Since December 2016 I have been
asking them to give me the account of Rs.474/- retrenched from my subscription amount, but they have not done so after sending
them 7 reminders till now. Whenever, I send a reminder I get a template reply "we shall get back to you within 2 to 3 working
days" and nothing happens after that. This is still continuing and they are not providing me the account of Rs.474/- deducted
from my subscription.

Action must be take against such publishers to safeguard the gullible innocent subscribers.

N. K. Mani
Indore.
(Subn. No.RD16002468250)
Joel jay Send email
 
Mar 5, 2017

Harassment no purchase necessary

No way to enter contest without being harassed into buying something even though you claim no purchase necessary
Cecilymoore23! Send email
 
Feb 26, 2017

Publishers Clearing House

i didn't get my prize even after a interview with Daniel Gutierrez from channel ktnv 13 news station of that was about how this event made me feel and i cried.

Publishers Clearing House

Eric1035 Send email
 
Jan 19, 2017

Sweestakes superprize giveaway

I have been informed 2 times I won PCH one was the dream home superprize giveaway and the other I won 3 million dollars and a new Ford a 70000 dialler watch in fact one of PCH employee sent this to me he is terminated but still employed by PCH at that time. PCH should be held accountable for Thier employees action so they should have to render what they promised me PCH main site is sending a virus through my devices. I'm on the phone with PCH who said he is the CEO phone number (585)643-6767. Contact me at 256-582-3899 Eric Davis
The Chief Send email
 
Jan 5, 2017

pch kings in the corner game

the pch player in kings in the corner game cheats, plays cards from both ends where as i/we can only add to the pile....
George Fowler Send email
 
Nov 14, 2016

Cheating on scores movements

When I have to answer 5 or 6 questions to move my score. Keeps going backwards instead, of going forward. You guys asre cheaters.
ktc1979 Send email
 
Oct 19, 2016

How they put the #s with peoples names&however they pick the winner

However PCH goes putting #s with a person's name each sweeps& goes with picking the winning 1 each time REALLY, REALLY , REALLY SUCKS! Since not even doing 2 dozen write ins besides the mailing in the 1 with the #s in the gold envelope STILL doesn't get my name picked at all! Your system of putting numbers with a name& picking the winner each time REALLY, REALLY SUCKS! Has to WORST than trying any of the state lotto stuff! Cause 17 years of NEVER EVER getting picked is WAY, WAY TOO LONG ALREADY! Wish you guys would go bankrupted/out of business! Since you guys REALLY,REALLY SUCK at picking a winner since no one should wait 17+years with never getting picked & I don't want to wait another 17years either! You guys SUCK at picking people to win these prizes! Those 16 #s with a person's name is HORRIBLE also!
jeri Send email
 
Oct 17, 2016

taking up for PCH

I think pch gives people a chance at winning a nice prize and feeling good about them selves, to me they are Gods angels. and unless you have something to give the world and the poor people in it. you should keep your mouth shut
Elaine Kelman Send email
 
Sep 7, 2016

Elaine Kelman 10485 Oak Meadow Lane

I feel that I was taken for $16.00. From PCH. I am 66and they pray on the elderly. I have been filling out number lotto's and everything else. My husband and myself really needed this money. They told me $130950 thousand in South Florida. I've had 4 back surgeries with cages in my spine as early as April 14th and then I fractured my spine two weeks ago. We are on SS and Medicare. My husband works to get extra money. We food shop once a month. I can't stand up straight. I really believed in your company. I've cancelled so many doctors because you guys said you were in my area in August 31. I had to get all my paperwork in with my number 6900 and a check again for $23.00. I'm done playing.
Dinahatwell Send email
 
Sep 6, 2016

I did not order anything

I received a notice that my order was recieved. I am elderly .. I did not order anything.
My name and address.
Dinah Atwell
107 Zack Circle
Elizabeth City NC 27908
Email: dinahatwell@embarqmqil.Com
Cell# 252-340-1391

I DID NOT ORDER ANYTHING. but PCH said my order had been recieved
I am elderly, shut in, and cannot afford to send your merchandise back to you. On a strict budget, very strict, little food for the month. Please please do not ship me anything.
Thank you Thank you! !!!!
no one important Send email
 
Aug 26, 2016

Only elderly and non working people win

Have you noticed only the people that win are elderly and one's that are retired disabled or on welfare that win and is close to the state where PCH is located. They are cheats and lies to trap you to keep playing games and buy nothing but junk from them. Working people do not have time for PCH bull of playing games and searching every day.
MarilynM Send email
 
Aug 21, 2016

Threats from gamers

I have seen threats from games that actually post them while playing tournament games...in the high score area using faux names like: "Were watching you"...and more. They are on there currently (date 8-21-16 at 4:30 AM) Have seen this multiple times and pretty scary. Telling all my friends and relatives to quit playing and block your site. Unreal.
lgbright Send email
 
Aug 4, 2016

pch cheats and lies

I'm so aggravated with pch bull crap, they cheat on games twice the claw has pick up money bag and dropped it, but never dropped tokens ever,they tell everyone same thing and I should have won mahjong highest score but wouldn't you know they acted as if I had not played that day I don't know who winning all their stuff sure isn't me or anyone else I know talk about scam,they biggest scammers of all and giving my info to all the spam mailers should be illegal pay up pch or leave people alone.
pooh2016 Send email
 
Jul 29, 2016

tokens denied me every day and techical difficuties is the reason or ouright manipulation of the games.

ever day that I play the games throughout the day every day I go to play the bonus play and technical difficulties pops up and the bonus play or th scratchoff or game that I am playing is lost or interfered with by making the internet connection go off and on and then at the end of the game the tokens are taken.
Nippse Send email
 
Jul 12, 2016

P c h

P c h is bullshit it sales your information all along promising you a chance to win you will never win anything, don't waste your time.
Gilliard Send email
 
Jul 4, 2016

worthless tokens

I have used 10 million tokens and never win anything, lot of false hopes.I don't think they do what they say. So maney Way to Win is Bull Shit, the only thing you win is worthless tokens!!!
Gilliard Send email
 
Jul 4, 2016

tokens

token don't get you anything I have spent 10 million tokens for not a thing! this is bull Shit!!!!!
bullelk1960 Send email
 
May 14, 2016

Web Site Crashes and Ripoffs

It is not my browser. I work on computers. Your whole website fails at least 5 times a day and it doesn't give you any points when it fails. I have purchased 15 items from PCH this year but if something doesn't change soon I am going to block them forever. Plus they show the same damn commercial multiple times in a row. Stop wasting my time.
lorena4949 Send email
 
Apr 1, 2016

Did not receive my package but charged

I live in Phoenix Arizona and ordering and not receiving, I ordered some items from pch but only can see there is a charge threw the pch my account website. But when I try to contact pch I feel I gotten the run around after speaking to customer service rep. The rep try to undermine me when I told her I see a charge on my pch account for 81 and so on but have not received any package. Rep claimed it just went out this Sunday (Hmmm! there is not mail service on Sunday the day of out Lord Jesus Christ hello) the the bozo rep went on dada da da blah. When she stopped talking I told when I get the package I will pay, if not I will wait 3 weeks and if package is still not hear I will pay the charge of 81 (because having bill at my end credit wise not at all good for me) but turn around and file a claim with my bank getting my money back because I did not receive my package.
me1234 Send email
 
Mar 31, 2016

pch

system does not let you be actively winning unless you let their ads through. but if you let ads through, it crashes and does not give you your points you already earned. it says 5x but does not apply 5x. many other issues it lies about.
no purchase required, but you wont win if you don't. their products are bout 2x or more the price locally and most of them are just junk no one needs.
kahawkins0 Send email
 
Mar 25, 2016

Product I did not PURCHASE

Today I received a product from PCH that I did not order. The item is #54626C Car Safety Hammer. Order #305235879633. I will not be sending payment for this order because I did not order it. Please let me know how we can resolve this.
Thank you,
Kim H.
#02308023403
steve333 Send email
 
Mar 21, 2016

PCH says no purchase needed, then threatens us if we don't buy anything

I entered the PCH Sweepstakes
PCH sends multiple emails every single day telling me to click on this email to activate your chance to win (even though I did that by mail)
When I click on the link it says it is activated then asks me to buy something. PCH keeps telling us we don't have to buy anything to win. Plus I actually DID order something from them already!
When I click to exit the webpage without a purchase I get a warning that if I leave I forfeit my chance to win.
PCH needs to be investigated, it is clearly a fraud

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