iPhone 6 Like-Farming Scam
Circulating Facebook message claims that users who share a promotional image can get an iPhone 6 for free.
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The message is a scam. It is nothing more than a callous and calculated attempt to trick gullible users into promoting a bogus "iPhone 6" Facebook Page.
At the time of writing, the iPhone 6 has not been released
, and although tech pundits are predicting a mid 2014 launch, there is as yet no official release date. Thus, any claim that the devices are already being given away as prizes is obviously bogus.
The intention of the perpetrator is to accumulate likes for the Facebook Page and promote it by tricking people into spamming the bogus message out to all of their friends. Pages with high numbers of likes can later be sold on the black market or repurposed to launch further scams and suspect promotions.
like this one abound on Facebook. Don't be fooled! Any claim that you can win an expensive prize just by liking, sharing or commenting on a Facebook Page or message should be treated as highly suspicious.
Last updated: October 7, 2013
First published: October 7, 2013
By Brett M. Christensen