Beware of a new scam brought to you via Facebook and Twitter posts:
In memory of Steve Jobs, Apple has decided to give away 1000 limited edition iPads
Sometimes it’ll say iPhones, Macbooks or other Apple products. It’s false. Apple is not giving away any freebees.
You see these free giveaway offers regularly online. Whether it’s due to Steve Jobs’ death or that you’re the lucky 100,000th visitor to a site, as ads or emails, they’re all over the web.
If Apple was giving away free products in memory of Steve Jobs’ death, you likely wouldn’t read about it from your gullible uncle on Facebook or through e-mails. You’d hear it from the source itself, Apple, in a press release, meaning it would be picked up by mainstream news outlets.
These fake ads and e-mails can infect your computer with spyware, malware, trojans or some other form of virus. So stay skeptical and tell your eager (gullible) friends and relatives that when the Nigerian prince wires over that money to them, they can buy as many iPads and iPhones as they want!