'Secret Sister' scam circulating Facebook breaks federal law - Metro US

‘Secret Sister’ scam circulating Facebook breaks federal law

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Thinking about joining in on the “Secret Sister” gift exchange?

Sage words of advice:

1. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

2. Don’t talk to strangers.

3. Don’t believe everything on the internet.

You might have seen the “Secret Sister” gift exchange making the rounds on social media last year. It’s back and authorities want you to know you might be breaking the law if you participate.

It’s essentially a chain letter, which should have died with dial up. (We’re looking at you Aunt Myrtle.)

The message asks you to buy a gift card of $10 or more, add your name to a list and sit back and wait for your 36 gifts to be delivered.

But police are calling it a scam and say it violates federal law.

Instead of sharing the modern-day chain letter, share this warning instead. (Don’t forget Aunt Myrtle.)

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