False Advertising - IPhone 5 Giveaway Countdown website theiphonepage.com
September 15, 2014
May 11, 2013
The IPhone 5 Giveaway Countdown promotion website below is bogus. This bogus promotion website promises an IPhone 5 after sharing and "liking" it on Facebook, when the ticking 24 hour countdown clock reaches zero. I think the intention of the scammer behind this promotion is to get as many Facebook users as possible to "like" and share this fake IPhone 5 promotion website.
Please continue reading below.
This is the message that is posted on Facebook and other social networking websites
"Its time again for our next iPhone 5 Giveaway! Since we reached 14,000+ fans we are having this giveaway! All of them are factory unlocked and 32 GB. The shipping is free worldwide. Participate now!"
IPhone 5 Giveaway Countdown website theiphonepage.com
The image above shows the ticking countdown clock and the following instructions:
Like us on Facebook
Share us on Facebook
Once countdown is complete you will be able to proceed in claiming your free iPhone 5.
You may also receive the following messages:
Thanks to Apple, i just got me a free iphone5 delivered yesterday from fedex and this phone is really amazing! Just letting everyone know that apple is giving away free iphone 5′s to selected facebook users and this is where i applied, it was simple and easy just be sure to complete all the details! Sign up here –> http://handymany.info/1iphone
W0W! Just got my free lphone 5 from the mail today via UPS! all i did was apply online and appIe sent me to a website to claim my free lphone 5 as a promotional offer thanks to the billions of dollars they received from the S@msung lawsuit! I suggest you guys apply here it was easy and within 1 day I got an email confirming my details so they could ship it out! Thanks AppIe! apply here –> http://getyourlphone6 .uni .me/
After the ticking countdown clock reaches zero, this message is displayed: "Click Proceed Button"
If you try clicking on the “Proceed” button as per the instruction above, you will notice that nothing happens. The button appears to be disabled and clicking on it takes you nowhere.
So, please do not share or “like” this website. Approximately 329 persons have already shared or “liked” this website that they were tricked into believing is giving away free IPhone 5.
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