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Free iPad for beta testers?

Free iPad for beta testers?

(Internet Safety, Scams) Permanent link

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.  

Posted by Kristin Alexander All Consuming Blog Moderator at 04/07/2010 06:00:30 PM | 


Its sad to hear that scammers deteriorate the repute of legitimate retailers who do giveaway free ipads [BLOG MODERATOR'S NOTE: Link to commercial site removed.]
Posted by: Salman Aslam ( Email ) at 8/25/2010 4:51 AM


Thank you for the security alert. I was a victim of such scammers. I provided my cell phone number to one sign up website. After that signup. My cell phone became a dumping ground for all sort of text massage from this scammer. I think with this, success hunters must be careful how they provide their information on line
Posted by: icarryalls ( Email ) at 5/14/2014 6:48 PM


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