first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionI ordered a couple items from Publisher’s Clearing House [PCH] through its website. I received notification recently that I had won some money from PCH, so I looked into it more.  I was to send over $200 “to cover the cost of sending the paperwork needed to get my funds” from India. I was also advised not to tell anyone I’d won this money, which was also a red flag. I emailed PCH to tell them I was notifying the news media. PCH is located on Long Island. India? Seriously?I usually am more precise with my letters to the editor, but I couldn’t nail this one down. I was just hoping you could put a warning out there to other people (not just seniors) who get one of these emails before they take their money and throw it away on this scam.Holly RussoGlenvilleEditor’s Note: The Publishers Clearing House website offers information about the company and how to avoid fraud relating to its prizes. Here is a link to the page. Among the warning signs of fraud stated on the website: “Whether contacted by mail, phone or e-mail, remember: no legitimate sweepstakes company will ever ask you to pay or send money to claim a prize. It’s prohibited and unlawful!”More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more