Is Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg giving away free iPhones and iPads?

Graham Cluley

Has Apple really partnered up with Facebook? Is the social network really giving away free Apple iPhones and iPads to randomly selected individuals?

Would you believe such a tall story? Would you forget that iPhones and iPads are selling like hot cakes anyway, and that Facebook doesn’t seem to need any gimmicks to lure people into joining their social network? Would you allow your desire for the latest tech gadget blind you to the plausibility of the offer?

Scammers are hoping you will be tricked by a message offering free iPads and iPhones that has been spammed out across the internet, claiming to come from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg:

Part of the email reads as follows:

My name is Mark Zuckerberg, Chief Executive Officer of Facebook. We have recently partnered up with Apple company for a one-time promotional event today, we are giving away free Apple iPhones and iPads to randomly selected individuals who have been fortunate to be picked as one of our…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.

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