Oprah Issues Christmas Warning to Fans After Online Scam Using Her Name

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Oprah is sending a Christmas warning about fraud to her millions of fans.

“Somebody out there is trying to scam you using my name,” the queen of all media said on social media Thursday. “It’s a fraud. It’s a fraud. It’s a fraud. Don’t believe it. Don’t give up any of your bank accounts or personal information to anybody posing as me, or anyone else, for that matter. And, have a merry Christmas.”

Oprah says fake social media accounts in her name are being used to sucker fans out of money this holiday season.

A phony Instagram account, which promised thousands of dollars’ worth of giveaways, was duping followers and asking for personal information like email addresses and financial details in order to win a giveaway. 

OWN, Winfrey’s TV network, also issued a statement, saying: “Please be aware that social media accounts promising money using OWN and/or Oprah Winfrey's name are false. We have notified the social media platforms who are working diligently to deactivate these accounts."


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