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Tommy Armendariz

Scam Alert: Free iPad for Gmail Users

By January 24, 2013

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Free iPad3 Gmail ScamRaffling free iPads is not unheard of. My current workplace raffled a new iPad several months ago for staff members who donated blood. It's a great way to get people excited about participating for a good cause. Under other circumstances, you must always be suspicious about someone offering you something for free.

According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), scammers have been sending bogus emails to Gmail users stating that they have been randomly selected to receive a free Apple iPad 3. The recipients are instructed to click on a link and complete a short survey to claim their prize.

This is a phishing scam where the attacker attempts to capture your sensitive information. Consequently, by completing the free iPad survey, you put yourself at risk of identity theft. If you receive this email, delete it immediately. For more information on current threats, visit the Top 5 Malware list.

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