Facebook and Twitter: Free iPad Scam Explained

For those of you who believe that you have a chance to win a free Apple iPad, then we are afraid to say that this is all part of a scam. Those who entered via Facebook and Twitter were asked to become a tester for the new tablet device, but instead of winning an iPad you have actually signed up for a premium rate mobile service.

Scams to stay away from include “iPad Researchers Wanted – Get an iPad Early And Keep It!” amongst others. A rule of thumb is to not accept anything that promises a free iPad. Thankfully Sophos senior technology consultant. The process of the scam is a three step process, which is explained more on the Guardian website.

You are first asked to become a friend or fan of the current webpage that you are on, you are then asked to invite your friends and finally you are asked to claim your free prize. In this case we are talking about the Apple iPad.

While viewing the pages they will show that there are thousands of comments from Facebook users, this is a lie. Please let us know if you have been affected by this latest scam.