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Oprah Winfrey is not giving away prizes to Facebook users

Is Oprah Winfrey giving away free gift cards, cash, and other prizes to Facebook users who like and share her posts? The answer is no. If you come across a post claiming otherwise it is a scam. Like-framing scams and advance fee fraud are major concerns on Facebook these days. Every day a new scams are assembled in order to farm likes and potentially trick Facebook users into believing they won something they did not. Scammers will generally attempt to persuade Facebook users into believing they won something such as cash, cars, electronics, tickets to theme parks, a vacation, and cars so that they can send them a message and ask for an advanced payment to receive the reward. The scammer might claim the advanced payment is for shipping or another reason. This type of operation is called advanced fee fraud and it happens all the time on Facebook.

Oprah Winfrey facebook scam

There are many fake Oprah Winfrey Facebook accounts and pages. The fake accounts and pages are used to conduct scams. One of the most recent Facebook scams claims that Oprah Win is giving away gift cards, cash, and possibly even a care to Facebook users who like a post, share the post, and comment WIN on the post. But this is not true. In reality, you won’t win anything if you do anything the post says.

Here’s an example of what a post might look like:

I Will Be Picking Random People On Facebook All People Who * SHARE * Will Receive Gift Cards, Cash and Big Winners Can Win Cars ” SHARE NOW ” DON’T Miss Out !!! We’re Watching

Step 1 – like

Step 2 – share

Step 3 – comment WIN

” GOD BLESS YOU “

real oprah facebook page

This is an obvious scam that was posted by a fake Oprah Winfrey Facebook page. You can find the real and verified Walt Disney World Park Facebook page here. The real Oprah Winfrey Facebook page has a verified check mark shown in the image above. Oprah would never use an unverified account.

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Once a Facebook user shares the fraudulent post, likes the post, and comments on the post they become a target. The scammers will then contact them and tell them that they won a prize and in order to receive the prize they must pay a fee (for shipping or other reason). Once the fee is paid the scammer will then avoid the target and the target will be left with a hole in their pocket. This is how advanced fee fraud is orchestrated on the social network every day.

What to do if you fell for a scam

Do not share or like the post. This only promotes it to more people which is how these scams are usually spread in the first place. If you did, visit your activity and unlike the post.

If you completed online surveys associated there is not much that you can do. However, if you supplied your personal banking or credit information to a survey it is strongly suggested to contact your bank or credit institution for assistance.

If you sent an advanced payment in order to receive a prize contact your bank or credit card and file a claim against the transaction. Explain to your bank or the credit card company what happened in order to receive assistance for the matter.

If you used an online payment service to make an advanced payment contact them and let them know what happened. It is possible that you will be able to receive your money back from them.

Furthermore, terminate all association with the Facebook page. Unlike the Facebook page, report the Facebook page, tell friends that you might have tagged about the scam, and even change your Facebook password for safe measure.

Sean Moran

Sean Moran is a distinguished tech author and entrepreneur with over 20 years of extensive experience in cybersecurity, privacy, malware, Google Analytics, online marketing, and various other tech domains. His expertise and contributions to the industry have been recognized in numerous esteemed publications. Sean is widely acclaimed for his sharp intellect and innovative insights, solidifying his reputation as a leading figure in the tech community. His work not only advances the field but also helps businesses and individuals navigate the complexities of the digital world.

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