I have already read several posts here, but not all of the 84 listed complaints; I just don't have that kind of time. Like the other consumers, including a close neighbor, I too was excited because I recently entered the PCH sweepstakes and received this! Hey, who couldn't use a couple mill these days, right??? Then I started reading ALL the fine print and looking over the "Official Mail Delivery" notice more carefully, I am usually on my toes about this sort of thing. My first clue should have been that my last name was spelled correctly, Publisher's Clearing House has been spelling it wrong for years. And they are going to get a piece of my mind as well, because it looks to me they go hand-in-hand!
So, like others, I checked Rip-Off Report, and here I am, typing another complaint about this scam, that will make it 85 on this "company". What is hard to deal with is the fact that I am contantly bombarded with scams, typically more in the phone area than mail. I have installed blocking software on my cell phone, I no longer answer my home telephone and now because I entered a stupid sweepstakes have to scrutinize every single piece of mail that I receive. The spam box on my email fills up faster than any other "folder" as well. I file complaints with the Do Not Call Registry and the Federal Trade Commission, but to no avail. This is way beyond ridiculous - I cannot even answer my home phone! What's wrong with this picture???
So, to get even, I too am contacting my Attorney General and a nasty little letter instead of my order form to the sender of this disturbing solicitation. I read on here that one gentlemen sent in a total of $36, I am certain he would have rather spent that on something else, like maybe gas for his vehicle considering the fact it is already near the $4/gallon mark. God only knows how many other people has been sucked in by this scam, especially if they do not have access to a computer!
This type of scam and these type of people piss me off to no end and no one does anything about them to stop it. That's bull! Consumers need some type of legal protection against scam artists such as this. I just hope that people stop writing checks and start reading things more carefully so that keep ahold of their money and don't inflate a-holes like this ones wallet. Thank you Rip-Off Report for existing!!! In today's economy, we need you!