Warning: Steve Jobs new scam
Nowadays it is a new scam circulating around the Internet, mostly on Facebook.
The scam is most often distributed through Facebook. Usually, a friend in your contact list posts on his/her Wall that Apple is giving away for free 1000 iPhones, iPads as a commemoration for Steve Jobs. By pressing the provided link in the message the user will be taken to different websites where will be asked to take surveys and most notably could also get malwares/viruses on his computer or being taken over his Facebook account. Note that you Facebook friend did not post the message by herself/himself, but the message was posted there through spam or a virus. Don’t blame you friend but simply ask him/her remove the post.
-do not press any of these links, remember: no one is giving anything for free ever! This scam is not new at all, it happens all the time when a famous person or celebrity passes away.
-ask your Facebook friends that have posted on their wall such an announcement to remove it from their Wall. Do not comment on their wall but send them a private message to ask them remove the post, and this helps to keep you protected against viruses or to simply losing your time in lengthy and unpaid surveys.
This scam method is called hoax. Check here another Artcile provided by Reuturs: “Online scammers seek to profit from the death of Steve Jobs”
Any questions can be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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