iPad and iPhone 4 tester scams hit Facebook

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Can you really get a free iPad 3G or iPhone 4 by signing up just to be a tester? It sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? And it is.

But, like me, you may have seen users on Facebook who appear to be promoting special deals which offer just that.

Here’s an example of a typical iPad tester scam that has been seen many times on Facebook in the last few days:

Heyyyyy everyone )), 3 days ago I signed up at [website link] as a tester and today I got my iPad. All you need to do is to tell them your opinion about iPad and you can keep it forever. You should hurry since i highly doubt this is gonna last forever

And here’s an example of a similarly-worded iPhone 4 tester scam:

Hey, 3 days ago I signed up at [website link] as a tester and today I got my iPhone4g. All you need to do is to tell them your opinion about iPhone 4g and you can keep it forever. You should hurry since i highly doubt this is gonna last forever…

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, or drop him an email.

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