Facebook & Twitter: Don’t Be Fooled By iPad Con

It has recently come to light that online social networking sites Facebook and Twitter are now having to deal with yet another scam! With the sites growing in user numbers and the benefit of just about anyone having an account (age restricting), it seems that there has been a floor surrounding the privacy issues.

According to Stan Schroeder at Mashable, the latest scam that users could possibly receive on their accounts shows up as a message offering a free iPad? For those of you who may have already fallen victim to this, it means that the likelihood is that friends of yours may already had their accounts hacked into.

Users to Facebook should be aware that the message may be similar to this, “u have to check out this website its glitchin right now and sending out iPad’s to everyone for free!”. For Twitter, they have posted out a message to pre-warn users that says, “If you’ve received a message promising you a new iPad, not only is there no iPad, but also your friends have been hacked”. They followed on by saying that “They will be sending out password resets to those individuals whose accounts have been hacked”.

Have you fallen victim to this latest scam, or a similar one? Give us your comments below. To read more on this check out Mashable