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Powerball Winner Mavis Wanczyk is not giving people $5,000

There is a scam going on that Mavis Wanczyk is giving her new Instagram followers $5,000.

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Mavis Wanczyk, the winner of the Power Ball play

Mavis Wanczyk, the winner of the Power Ball

(The Boston Globe )

The night of Wednesday, August 23, 2017, in the United States of America, changed the life of Mavis Wanczyk forever, as she became the winner of Powerball, one of the biggest lottery games in the USA.

However, barely a week after she won the lottery game jackpot of the sum of  $758.7 million, some mischievous people are leveraging on the luck of Mavis Wanczyk to carry out a scam on social media.

A trend going on social media especially Instagram, says if people repost Mavis Wanczyk's Instagram post, tag her and comment with a money bag emoji, Mavis will DM them and send them $5,000 but they have to be one of her first 100K followers.

This scam is much more elaborate and looks so legit when a fake Oprah Winfrey tweet went viral, telling people on Twitter to follow Marvis on Instagram as she is giving out $5,000, making it easier for people to fall for the scam.

Unsuspecting social media users have been falling for the scam, even Nigerians are also reposting, trying to get their hands on the share of the international cake.

The Chicopee Police department in the United States are warning people not to fall for it saying fake accounts have been created in Marvis' name offering cash rewards. Over 30 accounts have been created in her name.

We are well aware of many fake accounts being created on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram stating they are Mavis Wanczyk and that following and answering private messages will result in you getting money,” police said.

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