Transcript for Holiday Scam Targets Facebook With Gift Exchanges
Up next, the big holiday scam targeting Facebook users, the better business bureau is issuing an urgent warning saying a gift exchange in your news feed may not be what you think and Becky Worley joins us to explain, Becky, what is going on? It's a new twist on an old scam. Michael, the chain letter has gone digital. Thumbs down. But I have good news and bad news. I'll give you the bad first. Facebook is now the venue for those annoying chain letters. Send a gift. You'll receive 36 in the mail. The better business bureau is warning about the secret sister gift exchange. You tag six of your closest friends and then you post your home address in the comments. First of all, you post your home address on Facebook? Hello, identity theft. Also do these things ever work? I mean I did all these chain letters as a kid. Only once did I get something in the mail and it was a pair of granny panties that said I like candy. Did any of you guys get a chain letter to work for you? That's a lot of information, Becky, wow. Overshare. I know, George, it's a lot for you this time of day. Nobody gets these things to work. I've never participated in one of these so I don't know. But if it it's too good to be true obviously it is. Yeah, that's right. I mean, do they ever work? Not really and the lighteatest one is a wine share salut, who can say no to bottle as riving in the mail but remember I promised you good news. For those of you who want to opt out and you should, the good news, these things are illegal either in the mail or online. If someone tags you can opt out saying the U.S. Postal service deems them fraud. They're pyramid schemes so the usps and I give you full permission to deny and I'll take my granny panties and my wine and get out of here. I don't know what to say.
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