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IMPORTANT PSA: No, you did not win a gift card.

Hey, folks!

As some of you may already be aware, certain users are receiving private messages – ostensibly from moderators of large subreddits – in which they are told that they've won a gift card, a cash prize, or a robotic ferret. (I may have made that last one up.) Anyway, we wanted to take a moment to inform everyone of the following:

If you receive a private message telling you that you've won something, it is a scam.

There are a number of ways that illicit accounts operate on Reddit. More often than not, spammers pump up their karma scores until they're past a certain threshold, then either sell their accounts or start submitting links to malware-infested websites and shady retail outlets. (This brief guide will tell you how to spot them... and if that's too long for you, this tongue-in-cheek video will offer the same information.)

More recently, though, we've seen this new breed of parasite making the rounds. They register usernames that look like they could be associated with various Reddit communities (provided that you don't examine their profile pages too closely), then they contact users directly, thereby bypassing most of what moderators can do to combat them. If you receive one of their messages, here's what to do:

  1. Do not click any of the links that it provides.
  2. Report the account to the administrators.
  3. Block the account in question.

Remember, everyone, if something seems too good to be true, it usually is.

That's why we don't have robotic ferrets yet, sadly.

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The ages of your friends get less and less relevant the older you get.
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Rick Astley probably made people wary of online links more than any online scam
https://old.reddit.com/r/Showerthoughts/comments/lzmo4e/rick_astley_probably_made_people_wary_of_online/
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As an adult, few things are as satisfying as using the perfect sized Tupperware container to store your leftovers
https://old.reddit.com/r/Showerthoughts/comments/lzh1l0/as_an_adult_few_things_are_as_satisfying_as_using/
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“Party Animals” know when the liquor stores close. Alcoholics know when the liquor stores open.
https://old.reddit.com/r/Showerthoughts/comments/lz8z8f/party_animals_know_when_the_liquor_stores_close/
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Owls are a major security flaw in the Harry Potter world, all you have to do is write a letter to whoever you're looking for and follow the owl.
https://old.reddit.com/r/Showerthoughts/comments/lz5nia/owls_are_a_major_security_flaw_in_the_harry/
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Girls have to pee on a specific thing to know they’re not pregnant, but guys can pee on anything and know they’re not pregnant
https://old.reddit.com/r/Showerthoughts/comments/lzjxae/girls_have_to_pee_on_a_specific_thing_to_know/
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Most of us break our bodies and minds in our youth to earn money only to spend it on fixing what we broke near the end
https://old.reddit.com/r/Showerthoughts/comments/lzjvg1/most_of_us_break_our_bodies_and_minds_in_our/
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There are more cows than cats, yet there are no homeless cows
https://old.reddit.com/r/Showerthoughts/comments/lzq2m2/there_are_more_cows_than_cats_yet_there_are_no/
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You know you’re getting old when suddenly you’re happy to receive a pair of socks as a gift
https://old.reddit.com/r/Showerthoughts/comments/lzpkc6/you_know_youre_getting_old_when_suddenly_youre/
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Dystopian sci-fi writers don't predict the future like prophets. They predict the future like you're telling a toddler "keep running like that and you'll hurt yourself" 8 seconds before it happens.
https://old.reddit.com/r/Showerthoughts/comments/lzr19g/dystopian_scifi_writers_dont_predict_the_future/
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You can rob people of precious seconds of their life by saying "that's a palindrome" about things that aren't palindromes.
https://old.reddit.com/r/Showerthoughts/comments/lz280y/you_can_rob_people_of_precious_seconds_of_their/
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A generation raised to not talk to strangers is frowned upon for being antisocial.
https://old.reddit.com/r/Showerthoughts/comments/lz5ymp/a_generation_raised_to_not_talk_to_strangers_is/
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A good vocabulary is only as good as your audience's ability to understand it
https://old.reddit.com/r/Showerthoughts/comments/lzpvgh/a_good_vocabulary_is_only_as_good_as_your/
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Asking someone “how old are you” is perfectly normal even if you’re asking a child but asking someone “how young are you” is considered super creepy and makes you sound like a paedophile
https://old.reddit.com/r/Showerthoughts/comments/lzkkgz/asking_someone_how_old_are_you_is_perfectly/
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Forward facing eyes provides evidence that the Teletubbies were predators, not prey
https://old.reddit.com/r/Showerthoughts/comments/lzm33j/forward_facing_eyes_provides_evidence_that_the/
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Smoking indoors is what really trashy and really classy people have in common
https://old.reddit.com/r/Showerthoughts/comments/lze5dl/smoking_indoors_is_what_really_trashy_and_really/
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Finding you car must’ve been hard when most cars were black model Ts
https://old.reddit.com/r/Showerthoughts/comments/lzr97z/finding_you_car_mustve_been_hard_when_most_cars/
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It’s surprisingly easy to forget which day it is when you don’t have a weekly routine
https://old.reddit.com/r/Showerthoughts/comments/lzg1c3/its_surprisingly_easy_to_forget_which_day_it_is/
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There's a difference between being mad that you're being punished for something you didn't do, and being mad that you didn't do something you're being punished for.
https://old.reddit.com/r/Showerthoughts/comments/lzmb7j/theres_a_difference_between_being_mad_that_youre/
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Tuna tins are one of the few things to really nail down a realistic portion size.
https://old.reddit.com/r/Showerthoughts/comments/lzjg2c/tuna_tins_are_one_of_the_few_things_to_really/
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Rain comes down in sheets, but snow comes down in blankets.

And all I want to do is go back to bed.

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When you turn the lights off, you also turn the color off
https://old.reddit.com/r/Showerthoughts/comments/lzpefm/when_you_turn_the_lights_off_you_also_turn_the/
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Sending an email with at least one exclamation mark somehow seems friendlier than one without.
https://old.reddit.com/r/Showerthoughts/comments/lzpuxw/sending_an_email_with_at_least_one_exclamation/
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The "bigger person" is usually the person who's needs aren't met.
https://old.reddit.com/r/Showerthoughts/comments/lzdvr1/the_bigger_person_is_usually_the_person_whos/
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Given how popular the Rick Roll is, it's pretty surprising that the actual music video hasn't reached a billion views yet.
https://old.reddit.com/r/Showerthoughts/comments/lzc8wv/given_how_popular_the_rick_roll_is_its_pretty/