Oprah's Not Giving You $1M, FBI Warns Marks

Bogus email asks for cash payment to attend Oprah 'giveaway'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2009 2:05 AM CDT
Oprah's Not Giving You $1M, FBI Warns Marks
Oprah Winfrey.   (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

The FBI has warned that Oprah Winfrey isn't really giving anybody $1 million, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Scamsters have been sending people emails about a supposed "Oprah Winfrey Millionaire Contest Show." Recipients are told they have been nominated to attend a special show where the host will hand out millions—and asked to fork over travel expenses up front.
(Read more Oprah Winfrey stories.)

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