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Posted: May 2, 2014, 8:44 am - IP Logged

Well it seems that Publishers clearing house is under investigation again by the Senate, for the same thing they were investigated for in the past. I'm all for it, they really need to be rein in and slapped. Also, nobody won the $7,000.00 a week for life sweepstakes, which to me is a bunch of B.S. They advertise it, then they should have to award it. That's twice this year they pulled this stunt. I hope the government shuts them down.

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    Posted: May 2, 2014, 8:55 am - IP Logged

    I don't think they will be shut down but, I have aways thought that there something wrong with how many emails that you get with that panic feel to the email.

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      Posted: May 2, 2014, 12:20 pm - IP Logged

      I felt scammed during their "mail" days.  Yeah, I ordered magazines from them too, thinking it would better my odds.  My bad... naive.  Good thing is that I only ordered once or twice.  Now, when I hear PCH, I dismiss them instantly. 

      I'm glad they're being investigated again.  I heard from people here that if you entered, they were being bombarded with unwanted emails.

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        Posted: May 2, 2014, 12:59 pm - IP Logged

        You can read the Senate committee's report about this here:

        http://www.aging.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/PCH_REPORT_4_20141.pdf

        If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
        If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

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          Posted: May 2, 2014, 2:23 pm - IP Logged

          I have posted on here many times in the past  about  PCH   ,   some  things about them even years  ago

           

          Isnt the first time they been investigated   , and I am sure it wont be the last ( unless the Senate or someone shuts them down completely )

           

          And I doubt that is gonna happen ,  as it hasnt yet  (  all  these years  later  )  , as  they will  probably pay a fine  , and then move on with their same old bull ,  like  they  always  do ,  and  like they  have done  all  these  years

           

          Just  another  dog  and   pony  show

           

           

           

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            Posted: May 2, 2014, 4:41 pm - IP Logged

            I never was interested in PCH. I like simplicity. You buy a ticket and either scratch it or compare its numbers to drawn numbers. PCH seems like work.

            That money's gone fo ever

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              Posted: May 2, 2014, 6:07 pm - IP Logged

              I got tired of their rude emails. Even after I entered, I would get more and more of them threatening to disqualify me, etc.

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                Posted: May 2, 2014, 6:23 pm - IP Logged

                I got tired of their rude emails. Even after I entered, I would get more and more of them threatening to disqualify me, etc.

                That's so messed up, making people jump through hoops even though they probably knew that the grand prize would not be awarded to anyone.

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                  Posted: May 2, 2014, 11:32 pm - IP Logged

                  Let's say for a moment that PCH gets shutdown.. What will happen to the previous winners and will they get their payment check stop coming?

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                    Posted: May 3, 2014, 12:02 am - IP Logged

                    People should order a bunch of subscriptions from them then either cancel or inform them that the bill will be paid when they get their "guaranteed prize". These folks are unethical and the public should treat them as such.

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                      Posted: May 3, 2014, 11:11 am - IP Logged

                      I'd rather keep playing MM and PB. At least I know I would have a better chance at winning a few bucks!

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                        Posted: May 8, 2014, 8:47 am - IP Logged

                        P.C.H. has been a Ripoff for as long as I can remember.

                        Back in the 70s someone found a load of unopened entries in a dumpster behind their office, all with no magazine orders.

                         

                        When they did everything by snail mail they had an entry form that you put a postage stamp sized sticker of the magazine you wanted on the form,

                        the sticker would show through the little window in the return envelope so they could see which ones had orders without opening them.

                        Just to mess w/ them I would tape the stickers inside the envelope so my entry would go w/ the ones that had orders LOL

                         

                        Imagine someone sitting there opening orders, comes to mine...?? WTH how did this get in here ? LMAO

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                          Posted: May 8, 2014, 12:31 pm - IP Logged

                          Well it seems that Publishers clearing house is under investigation again by the Senate, for the same thing they were investigated for in the past. I'm all for it, they really need to be rein in and slapped. Also, nobody won the $7,000.00 a week for life sweepstakes, which to me is a bunch of B.S. They advertise it, then they should have to award it. That's twice this year they pulled this stunt. I hope the government shuts them down.

                          PCH is being investigated by the Senate?

                          Harry Reid's Senate?

                          For corruption?

                          Harry Reid's Senate?

                          LMAO!

                          Harry will be an even bigger multi-millionaire after this is over.

                          Get ready to open that wallet, PCH.

                          You're gonna win your case but it's gonna be very expensive.

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                            Posted: May 8, 2014, 6:00 pm - IP Logged

                            PCH is being investigated by the Senate?

                            Harry Reid's Senate?

                            For corruption?

                            Harry Reid's Senate?

                            LMAO!

                            Harry will be an even bigger multi-millionaire after this is over.

                            Get ready to open that wallet, PCH.

                            You're gonna win your case but it's gonna be very expensive.

                            LOL Harry just mad that he didn't win after spending tax payers money on magazine subscription.....

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                              Posted: May 8, 2014, 6:41 pm - IP Logged

                              LOL Harry just mad that he didn't win after spending tax payers money on magazine subscription.....

                              No one in dingy Harry's inner circle won which is probably the main reason he would he go after PCH.