Today marks the sad passing of Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs as he has his body has finally given up the fight against his health issues including pancreatic cancer. Unfortunately many people see this as an opportunity as the Steve Jobs memorial Facebook scam has started. It carries the title “In Memory of Steve Jobs, Apple has decided to give away 1000 Limited Edition iPad 2’s.” Check it out below.
Now as enticing as this offer sounds there’s something that you have to remember… If it sounds too good to be true then it probably is! The message that the scam carries says “To celebrate the life of their founder, Apple have decided to give away 1000 Limited Edition iPad’s to honour Steve, who passed away yesterday.” If you have been unfortunate enough to have clicked on the link then you will have been taken to another page which you can see below.
As you can see it says the offer will expire on October 10 but undoubtedly it will do the rounds again with an amended date. The first step is it asking you to share the post onto your Facebook page so that others can fall for it. The second step makes it more legitimate as it asks you to leave a message to the words of “RIP Steve.” Once you have added your message you are taken to the next page…
As informed by the guys over at Facecrooks.com, this type of offer scam for Apple’s iPad is extremely popular with people’s click finger being strung along at the prospect of a shiny new screen to tap on. When you check out the small print on the offer you will find that you have to complete several different sponsor offers entering personal data left right and centre as you try to enter to get your free iDevice, which of course will never come!
Again if you have been unfortunate enough to have gone through with this from the start to the end then you will need to follow a few steps to try and rip yourself of this little nasty. Firstly you need to find the post on your Facebook wall where you have spammed your friends with the same scam, once you have found it hit the “X” in the upper right hand corner of the wall post and then select “Report Post or Spam” from the drop down menu. You may also wish to follow our guide that will help you remove any other liked or unwanted Facebook pages you may have picked up in the past.
If you want to know more about previous scams that we have reported on then click here to be directed to all of them. Remember to keep an eye out for the tell-tale-signs that these amateur scammers leave that make it a little easier to spot them.
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