Scam Message: Free Alienware M18x – alienwaregiveaway.com
Scam Type: Survey Scam
Trending: December 2012
Why it’s a Scam:
Clicking the scam link to alienwaregiveaway.com loads the following page:
This page requests visitors to select one of the two Alienware laptops. After an image is selected, users will be presented with the following survey scam:
How to Deal with the Scam:
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