Free iPad Mini scam spreads via Facebook rogue application

Graham Cluley
Graham Cluley
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Facebook users are being targeted in a scam that offers them the opportunity to get their hands on a free iPad Mini.

The brand new iPad Mini will start arriving on lucky Apple fans’ doorsteps on Friday. But if you haven’t already ordered yours, you are too late.

Apple sold out of the regular iPad’s little brother quickly, and even if you order now chances are that you will have to wait a couple of weeks for delivery of the hotly-anticipated gadget, or queue up in a real-life Apple store.

What you certainly shouldn’t do is trust messages from your Facebook friends about how you can receive an iPad Mini for free.

The following message is spreading on Facebook right now, posing as a notice about how Apple developers can receive a free iPad Mini…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity 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 analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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