In yet another too-good-to-true deal, scammers are advertising free iPads for consumers who sign up to be product testers.
Techie Web site geeksugar.com warned about e-mails that suggest beta testers are in demand. The e-mail directs consumers to a Web site called testitandkeepit.com that requires you to provide your e-mail address and password in order to “tell your friends.”
Software company Sophos warned about similar offers on Facebook, designed to lure you into providing your cell phone. “The hackers who created this page are trying to sign you up for a premium rate cell phone service, that will charge you something like $10 a week until you unsubscribe,” Sophos warned. You're encouraged to become a "fan" of the page, thereby raising the odds that your friends will be scammed.
Thanks to the Better Business Bureau for the heads up.