Oprah warns her fans about scammers impersonating her on social media Video


"Please be aware that social media accounts promising money using OWN and/or Oprah Winfrey's name are false", Winfrey's network said in a statement posted to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

"It's a fraud, it's a fraud, it's a fraud!", Winfrey says.

"It's a fraud! It's a fraud!"

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"It's a fraud", said Winfrey.

Oprah Winfrey notified followers on her social media accounts Thursday that scammers are impersonating her on social media, trying to get money and personal information from fans.

The magazine First for Women originally reported on the deceitful Instagram posing as Oprah.

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An Instagram spokeswoman told CBS News, "We apologize to Oprah and any Instagrammers who may have been affected by these fake accounts".

In an attempt to prevent anyone from falling for the scam, Oprah has taken to social media herself to warn folks not to fall for the trick.

Director Tyler Perry and Boxer Floyd Mayweather are also victims as well. One account, with the username own_Christmas, posted screenshots from Winfrey's verified accounts to appear more legitimate.

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Winfrey has been responding to commenters on her official Instagram account by letting them know she's not involved in any giveaways.