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Be The First To Get Your Free iPad

Cyber-criminals have been quick to jump on the buzz around Apple’s new tablet PC, and are hoping to lure more victims by sending out (spam) e-mails offering a chance at a free iPad. Please see, Spammers dangle iPad carrot.

(I hope I need not tell you, Dear Reader, that bad things will happen if you think you can click your way to a free computer?)

February 5, 2010 - Posted by | cyber crime, e-mail, hackers, Internet scam


  1. You can actually get a computer for free. There are many companies out there that are legit. How it works is that you complete an “offer” which is usually a free trial from a company like Blockbuster (or similar). Then those companies receive money from Blockbuster for referring you to try their service. Lastly, you have to then refer some of your friends to also complete an offer (which again the company makes money from). Once you completed the minimum requirements you get your free iPad, iPod, etc. because they use the money they earned from the offer you and your friends completed to buy the goods.



    Comment by ilikefreestuff | February 19, 2010 | Reply

    • ilikefreestuff,
      Thank you for taking the time to comment. Yes there are offers much like you describe, which are “legit” in that they actually deliver the goods.. but think about it for a second, would you?
      To “complete the offer (Step 1)” you have to buy into some thing(s) you don’t really want/need (or you’d have it already).. keyword “buy”. And as a bonus, you can be a shmuck and lure your friends and family into your adventure.
      You will almost certainly hit a “step” where you have absolutely no use for Product A, B, nor C, yet you must choose one..
      And how much are you out-of-pocket before you get your doodad? Not a penny? (That is the definition of “free”…) or, as much or more than the doodad retails for?

      If you want an iPad (or whatever), shop around for the best price and purchase one. As a fringe benefit, if something goes wrong with it, you can take it back to the store you bought it from.
      If you can’t afford one, live without it until you can.
      … or is that fundamental precept too “old fashioned” these days..?


      Comment by techpaul | February 19, 2010 | Reply

  2. How exactly can I recieve an ipad to test?


    Comment by Melissa | July 11, 2010 | Reply

  3. How can I get an ipad to test?


    Comment by Melissa | July 11, 2010 | Reply

    • Melissa,
      I really hope you are just yanking my chain.. because there’s only 40 words there.. and the first one is “cybercriminal”.


      Comment by techpaul | July 11, 2010 | Reply

  4. mellisa is a desperate piece of trash-


    Comment by timshady | July 19, 2010 | Reply

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