Free iPad 2, iPhones, and black MacBook scam on Facebook, online security Sophos warns

By on Oct 10, 2011 in Internet, Lifestyle, Netbook, Smartphone, Tablet, Technology, World Comments

Updated: December 20, 2011 1:26 p.m.

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There are now tons of Facebook scam posts pretending to give free iPad 2, iPhones, and black MacBook units, online security Sophos warned the public on Monday, October 10, 2011, with screenshots available below.

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Alleged Facebook scam, giving away free iPad 2
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Image Credit: Sophos.com

As noted at Sophos that day, there are now a lot of scam messages on Facebook stating that they are giving away free iPad 2, iPhones, and MacBook, to honor the loss of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

“The scams began within hours of Steve Jobs death, and have – if anything – escalated over the weekend.” Sophos senior technology consultant Graham Cluley wrote.

“If you do click on the link you are taken to a webpage that encourages you to share the message with your Facebook friends (adding the phrase “Thank you Steve“).” Cluley added.

Allegedly, there are only a small number of free iPads remaining and was said to be the trick being used by Facebook scammers to users particularly those who do not think twice before clicking.

Apparently, the message “To celebrate the life of Steve, we have decided to give away 1000 iPad 2’s to honour Steve, who passed away earlier this week” reads along with a supposed scam link.

With this, Sophos continues to remind all Facebook users to be careful in sharing links on their wall and do not just believe with messages with free offers.



Alleged Facebook scam, giving away free iPad 2
Image Credit: Sophos.com


Alleged Facebook scam, giving away free iPhones
Image Credit: Sophos.com


Alleged Facebook scam, giving away free black MacBook
Image Credit: Sophos.com


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