Feds and Oprah unite to warn of internet scam

Feds and Oprah unite to warn of internet scam

The FBI and 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' warned internet users should beware of an e-mail scam that promises attendance at the popular talk show in exchange for the purchase of a plane ticket.

The FBI's internet Crime Complaint Centre said this week that a circulating e-mail was advertising the Oprah Millionaire Contest Show, which asks recipients for contact information. It also says those who apply have a chance to win $1m.

The bureau said the e-mail is fraudulent and not from Winfrey or her show's production company, or Harpo Productions.

Harpo has posted a warning about the scam on the show's website.

It said authorities told them at least a dozen scams currently promise tickets, travel and money from the Chicago-based show.

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