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? Don’t be scammed by “fake” Oprah

Who can ever forget the Queen of Talk Oprah Winfrey?! She transformed daytime TV talk shows.

Remember “you get a car…and you get a car…everyone gets a car!”? Oprah was known for surprising her audience with very generous gifts.

Her yearly “Oprah’s Favorite Things” show was something everyone looked forward to all year. It had ridiculously high ratings and tickets to that show were almost impossible to get.

The products chosen as Oprah’s favorites would often sell out in minutes!  Oprah had a lot of power.  She still does!

That’s why it’s surprising that a scammer has dared to profit using Oprah’s name and likeness. The fake accounts using Oprah’s name and avatar are primarily on Instagram, hosting fake “giveaways.”

Oprah posted this on her Twitter account: “Hi, everybody. I just wanted you to know that somebody out there is trying to scam you using my name and my avatar on social media, asking for money if you sign up for an OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) account on Instagram,” Oprah’s not having any of it and even posted this singing warning video!

Anytime you get a post or message promoting a giveaway, do your research! Go directly to the company’s website to make sure it’s hosting a giveaway. Never just click on a link that was randomly emailed or texted to you.

And scammers, watch out!  Because nobody messes with Oprah!

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