Ellen DeGeneres giveaway scam spreading on social media | Malwarebytes Labs

To my reader’s at “What’s On My PC”… If you use Facebook, take a moment to read this. I have seen some of my Facebook friends being hooked into this. It is a “scam”. PLEASE, take my advice “Believe Nothing and Verify Everything”; especially, on social media.

Scammers are pushing multiple fake Facebook profiles of Ellen DeGeneres, popular US TV show host and producer, with the goal of tricking people into jumping through a few money-making hoops. This isn’t a sophisticated scam. It isn’t hacking the Gibson. It won’t be the focus of a cutting edge infosec talk. However, it’s certainly doing some damage—up to a point. This scam is a victim of its own ambition.

Ellen DeGeneres giveaway scam spreading on social media

Source: Ellen DeGeneres giveaway scam spreading on social media – Malwarebytes Labs | Malwarebytes Labs

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  1. I had someone say they were Ellen and that I had won $70,000 in order to receive it I had to send $100 gift card to pay FedEx and check charges.m y number is 4799576537. I saved my messenger messages my messages and my emails from these people Ellen space on all of it they said I was not to speak of it to anyone or it would be voided when I told him I didn’t have any hundred dollars my lights and water was shut off could Ellen pay it when I got it I would send it back to them when I got it I it’s all in a message if you’re interested in Reading it went on for 3 days now

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