YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE: Fake Publishers Clearing House Phone Scam
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PALM DESERT - Every year, Americans lose money to telemarketing scams, and there's a common one people fall victim.
A man identifies himself as the general manager of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in New York and tells the victim he or she won a prize by the Publishers Clearing House. PCH is an American marketing company that offers discounted magazine subscriptions and holds sweepstakes. Some con artists pretend to be PCH and try to get people to buy into their scam.