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Sweepstakes Fraud Prevention

PrizeGrab.com is dedicated to its members’ safety. PrizeGrab is a real sweepstakes website with verified winners every day.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of scammers and bad people out there. Immediately email [email protected] if you think you’ve been contacted by a scammer or a victim of fraud.

Please read through the important information below! We want to keep consumers and PrizeGrabbers safe from frauds, phishing and other sweepstakes scams.

Help us take down the bad guys!

But wait!

We ask that all reports make it clear that PrizeGrab.com vehemently despises these imposters. Not only are they infringing on our trademark, but they are forcing innocent consumers into a terrible situation.

We hate that our PrizeGrabbers are being messaged or victimized by scammers. The entire PrizeGrab Team takes fraud prevention extremely seriously and we want to make your real PrizeGrab experience the #1 sweepstakes experience in the world.

5 Things You Need To Know About PrizeGrab.com
  1. You NEVER have to pay to enter.
  2. You NEVER have to pay if you win. No wire transfers or moneycard requests, period.
  3. If you win, we ONLY contact you via email at the email address you signed up at PrizeGrab.com
  4. If you win, we NEVER contact you via Facebook, social media, telephone or postal mail
  5. When you sign up at PrizeGrab.com, you don’t need to give your home address or telephone number so we don’t have it!
Why We Hate “Phishing”

Phishing is the illegal attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money), often for malicious reasons, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.

PrizeGrab.com does not have any part in phishing or other scams. And nothing makes us more mad than people pretending they are PrizeGrab.com in order to dupe PrizeGrab members into sending them money or giving away sensitive personal information.

How Do You Know You Really Won at PrizeGrab.com?
  1. You’ll receive an email from a Team Manager about a specific PrizeGrab prize you entered into
  2. You have 5 days to claim your prize from the time you receive a winner notification via email, as per the Official Rules. There is no “immediate rush” to claim. Scammers may try to convince you otherwise
  3. All our emails are from an “@PrizeGrab.com” email address
  4. We never ask you to “pay taxes” or “pay shipping” or “wire money”
  5. If you win a prize over $600, you have to fill out an affidavit & W9 as per IRS requirements. PrizeGrab.com uses this information to send you a 1099 at the end of the year (please Google “sweepstakes irs” or more information at this site: http://contests.about.com/od/taxesfinances/ht/sweepstakestax.htm).
  6. When in doubt, just email us [email protected]
  7. Please allow up to 48 hours for us to respond to your inquiry

If you’re not sure whether an email is from PrizeGrab.com, you can always contact us via our Contact page.

How to Identify A Scam
  1. If someone contacts you saying you won but they ask you for money, they are not the real PrizeGrab.com!
  2. If you do not remember entering the prize on PrizeGrab or seeing that exact prize on PrizeGrab, than anyone claiming you’re the winner of that particular prize is a PrizeGrab imposter
  3. PrizeGrab does not release the amount of entrants, or entries per prize, that information will never be provided during a prize claim or winner notification. If someone does provide it to you claiming you’re the winner of that particular prize is a PrizeGrab imposter
  4. A legitimate sweepstakes site like PrizeGrab.com never requires you to pay to claim a prize
  5. Never give away any of your personal information including name, telephone, email, Social Security number, and especially bank account information to someone you don’t know or can’t verify
How to Identify the Real PrizeGrab.com on Facebook
  1. PrizeGrab.com never contacts winners via Facebook
  2. PrizeGrab.com and PrizeGrab employees are not permitted to reach out and “Facebook Friend” PrizeGrab members
  3. The only Official PrizeGrab.com Accounts are our Official Company Fan Page https://www.facebook.com/PrizeGrab and our Community Manager, Hope Adams https://www.facebook.com/hope.adams.1257?fref=ts

IMPORTANT: see the Facebook URLs above. Anything besides these 2 URLs are scam accounts.

Identifying Scams on Facebook

Scammers have opened up fake Facebook accounts pretending to be PrizeGrab.com or a PrizeGrab employee. These fake accounts are not associated with the real PrizeGrab.com in any way!

PrizeGrab.com never notifies you on Facebook if you won. PrizeGrab.com never asks you to “pay” to claim a prize or “wire money.”

If you suspect another Facebook account is a scam, follow the instructions below:

  1. Email the URL of the scam Facebook account to [email protected]
  2. Do NOT provide any personal information to the scammer
  3. Do NOT provide any bank account or wire transfer to the scammer
  4. Report the scam account’s photos and account using Facebook’s instructions here: https://www.facebook.com/help/181495968648557/

Example of PrizeGrab Imposter Facebook Account:

It may look real, but it’s a fake!

Identifying Scams on Twitter

The only real PrizeGrab.com Twitter account is https://twitter.com/prizegrab

Scammers have opened up fake Twitter accounts pretending to be PrizeGrab.com or a PrizeGrab employee. These fake accounts are not associated with the real PrizeGrab.com in any way!

PrizeGrab.com never notifies you via Twitter if you won. PrizeGrab.com never asks you to “pay” to claim a prize or “wire money.”

If you suspect another Twitter account is a scam, follow the instructions below:

  1. Email the URL of the scam Twitter account to [email protected]
  2. Do NOT provide any personal information to the scammer
  3. Do NOT provide any bank account or wire transfer to the scammer
  4. Report the scam account’s photos and account using Twitter’s instructions here: https://support.twitter.com/articles/15789-how-to-report-violations

Identifying Scams on Instagram

The only real PrizeGrab.com Instagram account is http://instagram.com/prizegrab

Scammers have opened up fake Instagram accounts pretending to be PrizeGrab.com or a PrizeGrab employee. These fake accounts are not associated with the real PrizeGrab.com in any way!

PrizeGrab.com never notifies you via Instagram if you won. PrizeGrab.com never asks you to “pay” to claim a prize or “wire money.”

If you suspect another Instagram account is a scam, follow the instructions below:

  1. Email the URL of the scam Instagram account to [email protected]
  2. Do NOT provide any personal information to the scammer
  3. Do NOT provide any bank account or wire transfer to the scammer
  4. Report the scam account’s photos and account using Instagram’s instructions here: https://help.instagram.com/165828726894770/

Identifying Scams in Email
  1. We only email our members when they sign up at PrizeGrab.com
  2. Emails only come from an email address “@PrizeGrab.com”
  3. However, spoofers and phishing emails may appear from “@PrizeGrab.com”. Look closely at the email source code, or verify its identity by contacting us at [email protected]
What Should You Do If You’ve Wired Money to a Scammer?

Report it to the authorities immediately.

Remember PrizeGrab.com is NOT associated with anyone asking for money. Scammers are using the PrizeGrab brand name to trick innocent consumers. We sincerely ask you make this clear in the reports.

It is important that you maintain any evidence you have relating to your complaint. Evidence can include: screenshots of messages between you and imposter, URLs of imposter accounts, copy/pasted text of message threads (put into a Word document or text editor), telephone numbers of imposters, addresses of imposters, canceled checks, credit card receipts, phone bills, mailing envelopes, mail receipts, printed copies of websites, copies of emails, or similar items.

Every bit of evidence helps when it comes to taking down imposters.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is PrizeGrab?

PrizeGrab guarantees Real Winners Every Day.

Sweepstakes should be simple, pick your prize and enter to win.

Over six years of giving away prizes and cash established PrizeGrab as a household name and trusted sweepstakes site.

Is PrizeGrab real?

By guaranteeing Real Winners Every Day, we have thousands of testimonials from PrizeGrab members who have won once or multiple times.

Need to see it to believe it? Check out our Facebook page and winners page. Prize winners rated PrizeGrab with a 4.6-star review. PrizeGrab has given away more than $2 Million in prizes with over 6,500 winners.

PrizeGrab takes the safety of our members seriously. Winners are only notified via emal and PrizeGrab never asks for payment.

Do people really win?

Winner announcements are in PrizeGrab emails and on the winners page. There are at least 2 winners announced every day so make sure to subscribe to our email list.

How do I win?

Enter to win from the prizes page to maximize your entries permitted per prize per day. The more entries you have for a prize, the more chances you have to win.

What are my odds of winning?

Odds can fluctuate based on the prize value and duration. We urge all members to maximize their entries daily so they have the best odds of winning.

How do I know if I won?

PrizeGrab contacts winners at the email address you signed up with at PrizeGrab. Check your email daily!

Remember, we don’t require a telephone number or mailing address when you sign up at PrizeGrab, so email is the only way we can notify you. Add [email protected] to your Address Book and make sure it’s not going to Spam or Junk folders.

What are “entry streaks”?

10 entries in a single day start an entry streak. Reach 10 or more entries each day to continue streaking. The longer the streak, the more points and bonus entry opportunities will become available.

How do I earn points?

PrizeGrabbers can now earn points by entering prizes, reaching and extending an entry streak, returning for consecutive days, and more! Each achievement will add points to your account, and those points will result in some incredible bonus opportunities. Track your points and achievements in Your Account.

What are points worth?

While there is no specific monetary value, collecting points will catapult you to higher levels. From bronze to silver, silver to gold – advance to more than a dozen levels! As you advance to higher levels you will be rewarded with larger bonus prize opportunities.

Is it possible to win more than one prize at a time?

Yes, it is possible to win more than one prize at a time. The prize drawing is an automated process. We have over 1,500 members who have won multiple times. Check out our blog post highlighting Francisco’s 5 wins on PrizeGrab.

If I win do I have to pay shipping costs for the prize?

No, PrizeGrab never asks for members to pay to receive a prize.

Can prizes be transferred?

No, the actual winner must claim the prize. Winners cannot transfer the prize to another person in the event that they do not want the prize.

Can I play from my mobile device?

We’ve made sure you can play PrizeGrab anywhere you are—whether you’re on your PC, mobile device, or tablet.

All you need is to login or join now.

Who can win?

PrizeGrab.com sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including District of Columbia), Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and other U.S. territories who are eighteen (18) years or older at the time of entry. Void outside of the fifty (50) United States, District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and where prohibited by law.

Employees of PrizeGrab.com and their close family/household members are not eligible.

How do I enter?

Login or signup at PrizeGrab from your laptop, phone or tablet. Choose a prize you are interested in and click “enter now”. After your 1-click entry, you’ll see a “Processing Entry” confirmation and that’s it!

You can continue entering to win any of your favorite prizes on PrizeGrab. Go to the Prizes page to see all available prizes.

PrizeGrabbers can also enter exclusive sweepstakes from PrizeGrab emails. These prizes are not always available on the Prizes page, so make sure you check your email daily for email-only exclusives!

Can I follow PrizeGrab on social media?

Yes! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for exclusive chances to win!

What is a Cashanova?

Cashanovas are PrizeGrab associates who love giving away cash and prizes. You may have seen Cashanova’s Adam and Greg in videos giving PrizeGrab winners a massive check. AJ is our Cashanova intern, he loves being on camera and you might have seen him on our Facebook page!

Does it cost anything to enter?

Entering is FREE! Just go to PrizeGrab.com and create a free account. Once you have an account you will be able to enter all of our sweepstakes for free.

How many times can I enter per day?

Each prize on Prizegrab has a different maximum allowable entries per day. Sometimes 5 entries are permitted per day, sometimes only one per day! Check out the Prizegrab Prizes page and see each prize’s Official Rules.

Bonus entries are sent via email – double or triple chances to win.

Remember, each “day” refers to 12AM ET – 11:59PM ET.

When do you add new prizes?

The PrizeGrab team is constantly adding new prizes. Cash, electronics, Apple products, Gift Cards and other items that PrizeGrabbers have requested via email and on Facebook.

I have an idea for a prize?

The PrizeGrab team would love to hear from you.

Email Hope, PrizeGrab Community Manager, with your comments at [email protected] She reads all emails and sincerely appreciates suggestions and recommendations.

How do you deliver prizes?

Our Prize Fulfillment team makes sure that all prizes are awarded as offered. Since prizes come in all shapes and sizes, from a fridge to an e-gift card, our dedicated team will work with the winner to find the best method of delivery.

I forgot my password. How can I reset it?

You can reset your password by clicking Login from the top menu, then clicking the “Reset Password” in that window. Or you can reset your password by clicking this link: http://prizegrab.com/account/password/reset/

I have an issue. Where can I report it?

Please contact our support department at [email protected]

I think I am being scammed. What should I do?

Please review our Fraud Prevention page and contact us immediately.

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