The Better Business Bureau has issued a warning concerning the return of a social media scam called the "Secret Sister" gift exchange.

The "Secret Sister" gift exchange scam promises you'll get between 6 and 36 gifts if you participate. However, the BBB warns it's an illegal pyramid scheme designed to get you and your family and friend's personal information.

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"The scam quickly became popular in 2015 through Facebook posts promising that participants would receive up to 36 gifts, in exchange for sending one gift, valued at $10. Users were encouraged to invite others to participate in the holiday gift exchange and then promised they would receive information on where to mail the gifts."

The USPS says these types of gift exchanges are considered to be a form of gambling and anyone participating could "face jail time, fines or a lawsuit for mail fraud."

If you come across the "Secret Sister" scam on social media, report it to the U.S. Postal Inspection Services and click the “Report Post” or “Report Photo.” option on Facebook.

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