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Apple iMac Store Products Giveaway Scam July 2013

Date: July 09, 2013 10:41 PM - Views: 20,704 - Article ID:5062 - Comments: 10
Apple iMac Store Products Giveaway Scam July 2013

The Apple Products or Store giveaway below is a scam, spreading on Facebook like wildfire. Already, this scam Facebook page has received more than 2,000 'likes'. This is another scam which tricks persons into visiting online advertisements, by promising them an entry in the bogus Apple IMac giveaway. The scammers behind this fake promotion will be paid each time someone visits the advertisements.

Here is a copy of the fake Apple iMac Store Products Giveaway Scam

fake Apple iMac Store Products Giveaway Scam
 
To celebrate our amazing year at the Apple Store we're going to give away 259 Apple iMac's randomly to those who Share this picture and Like this page.
 
Complete the final step:
hxxp://appleimac.losfaras.com/
 
The winners will be announced in this page on the 15th July 
 
Good Luck!
 
The scam is located on Facebook at hxxp://www.facebook.com/AppleStoreGiveaway.
 
www.facebook.com/AppleStoreGiveaway
 
But, the actual website is located at the following web address:
hxxp://appleimac.losfaras.com/
 
appleimac.losfaras.com
 
Clicking the "Register" button on this website will take you to the following web page:
hxxp://s3-sa-east-1.amazonaws.com/appleregalo/form.html
 
s3-sa-east-1.amazonaws.com/appleregalo/form.html
 
Clicking on the "Click here to see if you're a winner!' link, will take you to some form of online advertisement. It seems the scammers behind this scam will be paid each time someone visits the advertisement.
 
Please do not follow the instructions in this promotion and do not share, 'like', or comment on it. To help stop the spread of this bogus promotion on Facebook, please use the "Report Story or Spam" button, to report it to Facebook.

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  • Anonymous: 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    There’s a Facebook user called Angela Walker who has one of those Apple Imac scam photos on her Facebook. I’m not sure whether she’s posted it herself, whether her account has been hacked, or whether it's a fake account, but it contains the same bogus message: “we’re going to give away 259 Apple Imac’s to those who share this picture…”

    To say this particular photo has spread like wildfire would be an understatement. At last count, this photo has been shared almost 544,000 times since it was posted. I’m sick of seeing it. I’ve reported it, but unfortunately it appears that Facebook doesn’t take reports of spam very seriously as no action has been taken.

    By the way, this particular photo is easy to find. Just type in “Imac Scam” in Facebook's search engine and go to ‘public posts’. This is because so many people are trying to warn the people that are sharing this picture that it’s a scam, but sadly it appears to be falling on deaf ears.


  • info: 9 months, 1 week ago

    For information about the Fake Australia Kmart Facebook pages, click here.


  • info: 9 months, 1 week ago

    Where is this fake Australian Kmart store located?


  • Anonymous: 9 months, 1 week ago

    There’s now a fake Kmart Australia page polluted with bogus Macbook offers, scamming people and encouraging them to like, share and comment. It’s got over 1,600 fans compared to the official Kmart Australia page which has nearly 52,000 likes.


  • Anonymous: 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    no longer has Click here to see if you are a winner, it instead has win a trip to dubia that seems it is a misspelling of Dubai.


  • Anonymous: 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    i think it best to stop letting them put things up on facebook


  • Anonymous: 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    I just spent alot time trying to find out how to enter this contest '


  • Anonymous: 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    I've just seen a very similar post being shared from a fake "X Factor-Australia" Facebook page. The page is easily identified as bogus given that there's no spaces between the hyphen and the page only has 2000+ likes, compared to the official "X Factor - Australia" page which has nearly 508,000 likes.

    The message, accompanied by a photo, posted on July 24, states that "due to our huge success, we have decided to give away 250 iMac computers. To win, you must share this picture and like the page".

    It then gives the link to "complete the final step" with winners to be announced at the end of August.


  • Anonymous: 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    Another Scam? Here is how it is posted on Facebook:
    We have got 141 boxes of iMacs that can’t be sold because they have been unsealed. Therefore we are giving them away for free.

    Want one of them? Just Share this Photo & Like our page and we will choose 141 people completely at random on July 31st and winners will be posted here.

    Good Luck!


  • Anonymous: 10 months, 0 week ago

    i went on this and clicked on the winner link. it took me to the site hxxp://rogena.net that has malwares. I have a MAC so the malwares did not turn up.


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