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.