Apple iPad 3 and Gmail scam warning

It’s been an exciting few weeks for Apple fans with the iPhone 5 hitting the market and expectations of an iPad Mini by months end. If you’re on the hunt for an Apple product, don’t fall for a free iPad 3 giveaway making the rounds through email. It could cost you money or your identity.

 

The Better Business Bureau warned about a bogus email that claims to be from a Google Gmail provider.  The email says random Gmail users have been selected to receive a free Apple iPad 3. To claim, you need to clink a link. The link takes you to a survey site that requests personal information.

 

The BBB said if you complete the survey, you are inviting the scammers to sign you up for SMS services which will lead to more fees on your cell phone bill. The worst case scenario is that your information is used for identity theft.

 

These scams may be tempting because so many businesses give away iPads in promotions. To win a prize, though, you need to enter. In this case, you didn’t enter anything which should be the red flag. Only do business with legitimate companies to minimize your risk.

 

4 responses to “Apple iPad 3 and Gmail scam warning

  1. thanks for sharing this, good to know

  2. It’s nice to read scam warnings like this. We should always be extra careful on dealing and making business with people we don’t really know.
    I have also read a warning about a certain Robert Bonaccolta. This guy apparently stole over $300,000 from an overseas investor. We shouldn’t be trusting anyone no matter how friendly he appears to be.