News 5 Investigates: Secret Sister, fun holiday tradition or felony?

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(WKRG) It sounds like a great idea, give a little, get a whole lot back. But is it too good to be true

You’ve probably seen it everywhere on your Facebook feed already this season. It’s called secret sister, but is the secret that it is a scam?

“I got this ring, when I saw it, I was shocked,” said one woman who stands by Secret Sister, calling it harmless holiday fun. But one lawyer says she’s probably just at the top of the pyramid scheme, and the ones on the bottom are getting scrooged,  “it’s considered racketeering and you could face up to a year in jail.”

Tonight at ten, why it’s illegal and what else the women who support the tradition say about it being s just harmless holiday fun.

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