Whenever Apple releases a new product, the scammers come into action. Apple’s iPhone 6 Scam is no different baiting strategy.
Below is an image taken from a scam page setup on Facebook to harvest likes:
How likely does it seem that you could win a free iPhone 6 just for liking, commenting and sharing a post on Facebook? This is a prime example of the Freebie Scams that we so often warn against.
Scammers build up a massive number of likes on pages like this and then either sell the page off or they keep the page for themselves. The people who have liked the page can be further targeted with spam or scams.
Another popular tactic on these scam pages is to direct users to survey scams. Users are required to fill out surveys and bogus offers with the hopes of receiving the iPhone in the end.
Hoax-Slayer reported on a scam that promises Facebook users free iPhone 6 devices after they complete three steps, but instead baits them into filling out surveys, spamming their friends and surrendering their personal information.
So beware of these newly released iPhone 6 Scams and don’t click on such links, specially on Facebook.