There are NO free iPads / iPhones in memory of Steve Jobs

Graham Cluley
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Repeat after me – Apple is not giving away any free iPads, iPhones or MacBooks in memory of Steve Jobs.

Nevertheless, it appears that many people believe that the company is doing a special promotion to honour the passing of their late founder judging by the number of people who are currently being scammed on Facebook.

The scams began within hours of Steve Jobs death, and have – if anything – escalated over the weekend.

The following message is being seen on Facebook frequently right now:

In Memory of Steve Jobs, we're Giving Away 1000 iPad 2's

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.

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”).

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, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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