Thursday, April 09, 2009


I'm guessing that folks just don't have nothing but time on their hands these days. The FBI is warning that e-mails naming recipients as nominees to appear on the "Oprah Millionaire Contest Show" are fraudulent.

Officials were quoted as saying the senders of the messages ask for the recipients' contact information, then offer to sell the "nominees" tickets to "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and encourage recipients to book through them their travel arrangements to Chicago to take a chance on winning Winfrey's $1 million prize. cautions that there are several "sweepstakes scams" supposedly linked to the wildly popular chat show making the rounds. Winfrey's official Web site also said no such "Millionaire Contest" is in the works, The Times said.

If you didn't know already, tickets to Madame O's shows are completely free.