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Oprah Millionaire Contest Show SCAM: FBI Warns Against Internet Scheme

05/09/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Oprah Winfrey has been generous with her studio audiences, including the famed day when she pointed to everyone there and proclaimed, "You're getting a car!"

But she's not giving away $1 million, despite a spam e-mail making the rounds. The FBI has issued a warning that the "Oprah Millionaire Contest Show" e-mail is a scam.

The message says the recipient has been nominated to be on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," during which a winner of the cash will be named. Then it asks the "nominee" for contact information.

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