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FBI Warns of Fake Oprah Contest

The FBI is warning the public of an online scam that attempts to con its intended victims into buying a plane ticket in exchange for entry into a contest and a spot in the audience of an upcoming Oprah Winfrey Show taping.

An e-mail touting the “Oprah Millionaire Contest Show” asks recipients for their contact info, the FBI said Friday.

“Authorities have told us that there are at least a dozen scams currently being perpetrated which promise tickets, travel and money from The Oprah Winfrey Show,” according to a statement on the show’s Web site.

“You should know that Harpo (Winfrey’s production company) never sells tickets or travel packages… if Harpo ever sponsors any kind of sweepstakes, it will be featured on Oprah.com — so always check our website to confirm if an offer is the real thing.” (Photo: WENN)

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