Ellen DeGeneres Facebook "Share Now" and "Pick Me" Gift Cards and Cash Scam

Scammers on Facebook are posing Ellen DeGeneres and are creating posts asking Facebook users to type "Share Now" or "Pick Me" in order to receive cash and gift cards. The posts are being used to trick Facebook users into commenting on them or sharing them in order to make them popular and gather up potential victims. Once they have enough Facebook users, they will start sending them spam (unsolicited messages) with links that will take potential victims to phishing websites that will steal their information, or malicious links that will take them to dangerous websites that will infect their computers with Spyware or Trojan horse.

Ellen DeGeneres Facebook Share Now and Pick Me Gift Cards and Cash Scam

The scammers may also send fraudulent messages claiming that their potential victims are so-called lottery winners and they need to send money in order to claim their prizes.

The Ellen DeGeneres Facebook "Share Now" and "Pick Me" Gift Cards and Cash Scam

Ellen DeGeneres The Facebook "Share Now" and "Pick Me" Gift Cards and Cash Scam

I will choose people randomly on Facebook everyone who *shares* will receive gift cards, cash, and big winners can win cars & homes "Share now" don't miss!!! We watch Until the weekend!!!

I will choose 900 lucky people. $90,000,000;- each only follows instructions. ...

Step 1 - like

Step 2 - Share

Step 3 - comment "Pick Me"

Also, if you have received a message stating Facebook will donate money to a child if you like, share or comment on some content, please do not follow the instructions in the message, instead, report it to Facebook. And, if you have already commented on Facebook posts with sick, starving and injured children, adults or animals that you are not able to determine the legitimacy of, please click here for instructions on how to remove those posts from your Facebook Wall and Timeline.

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  • May 6, 2019 at 8:29 PM by an anonymous user from: Grand Junction, Colorado, United States

    I was asked to send iTunes gift cards

  • February 17, 2019 at 6:41 PM by info

    The scammers are using this fake website: ellendegenneress2019.blogspot.com

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Ellen DeGeneres Facebook "Share Now" and "Pick Me" Gift Cards and Cash Scam