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
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"
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