Title: Facebook Free iPhone Scam [via Chat]
Scam Name: Facebook Free iPhone Scam
Scam Signature Message: “Hey [name] I just got my free iphone 4 in the mail and thought you might want it too so go here http://bit.ly/[censored] and put in your e-mail and shipping stuff and they will send you it. thank me later :),”
Scam Link: http://bit.ly/[censored]
Scam Type: Survey scam
Trending: August 2010
Why it’s a Scam: Link takes you to a survey which asks for a wealth of personal information that can be used for targetted spam against you in the future. Some victims report that their accounts are also hijacked and used to propagate the scam in their network.
How to Deal with the Scam:
If you did make the mistake of falling for the scam, do a full system anti-virus anti-spyware scan after update and change your Facebook password immediately after. Warn your friends not to click on the chat link too.
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