Catch your attention?
And the likelihood is pretty good that those doing the clicking (and thinking they just won an iPad) will be chumps, suckers and rubes. Their favorite demographic.
I have received text messages, emails, and seen links/ads all using this ploy.
While it would be nice if someone, or some company, decided to just hand me an iPad – no strings attached – that ain’t never going to happen. No how. There is an old adage I would like to remind people of: If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
I’ll go further: if you see it via the Internet, it definitely is too good to be true. Do not click.
Let’s be careful out there folks. Exercise a little, healthy, “paranoid common sense” when online. Don’t be a victim of cybercrime.
Something for nothing??? Hmmm… It could happen..
Are you kidding me???
Folks, I just updated Java on one of my machnes, and something now has my blood boiling. Sun/Oracle – two giant names in the tech industry – “We recommend installing the Ask toolbar” (and helpfully check the checkboxes to get that spyware installed.. [note: because you willfully install it, and they come from ‘legit companies’, the industry does not generally refer to browser toolbars as “spyware”. But that’s what they are, so I do. You should too.])
Folks, let me be perfectly clear: the Ask toolbar is the very last thing you want on your computer.
To the *good people* @ Sun/Oracle: This practice is vile and stinks. We all hate it. Shame on you.
Come on, guys — you’re better than this!
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