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'Oprah' Instagram offering scholarships is a hoax

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Win a scholarship just by following Oprah online? Please don't believe it.

An Instagram promotion that looks like it's an official Oprah Winfrey Network account is actually a fake, and the college scholarships it claims to be offering to the first 50,000 followers is a pathetic hoax, according to urbanlegends.about.com.

Yes, Oprah is famous for giving away gifts and prizes to viewers, but OWN has reportedly confirmed the account and the offer are fake.

The hoax account, with the handle "oprah_scholar," had more than 37,000 on Wednesday afternoon.

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