Beware of “Free Apple iPad 3″ Offers
By on March 2nd, 2012

Don’t get excited if you find a Page on Facebook that states – You stand a chance to win a “Free iPad 3.” They’re all fake offers and there is no Apple iPad’s given away. In fact, Apple has not announced the iPad 3, and users who are not aware of this fact, generally click on such messages. Such users should avoid clicking these messages and stop them from spreading on Facebook.

There are over hundreds on Facebook pages created by scammers and even small companies who are desperately looking for “likes” for their company’s official Facebook Page. The fake pages created have the title – “Win Free iPad 3″, “Free iPad Giveaway”, and many more, are only used to trick users and get them to “like” the public pages on Facebook.

For instance, we found a company called ‘Ezivoucher KL’ that as posted an update stating that Facebook users who “like” their company page will stand a chance to win a free iPad. This is a simply ridiculous way to generate “likes.” They’ve also asked users to post the comment “I Love Ezi Ipad” on their Facebook Timeline.

Here’s a screenshot of a user sharing the message -

Free Apple iPad 3 Giveaway on Facebook

There are several such Pages created on Facebook, and it is advised not to fall for such tricks and complete the mentioned steps. There is no way you will get a free iPad or any other gift by simply “liking” an image or a Facebook Page.

Here’s another example of a fake giveaway offer -

We are an expert in Gadget! We will be launching our website soon with more than 1000 products! and we are giving away free iPad 2′s! All you have to do is follow these steps:

1- Like our page [link]

2- Like the Photo

3- Share the photo on your wall and comment by writing “Give me Ipad2″

PLEASE NOTE : YOU MUST DO ALL STEPS OR YOUR ENTRY WILL NOT BE VALID.

DO NOT complete the steps whatsoever! Sometimes scammers trick users by posting content like this in order to get users complete online surveys. They even try to extract your personal information as well as financial details, like credit card number or bank account number. Entering these details will pose serious threats to your accounts, so please avoid entering your credentials.

As a precautionary measure, always check which applications you use and remove unwanted or suspicious ones. If you aren’t sure how to do it, you can always check our guide on removing apps from Facebook. In addition to that, don’t forget to check out our article about Avoiding Facebook Lifejacking and Clickjacking scams.

Bookmark Techie Buzz Facebook Scams. We always keep you updated with the latest scams spreading on Facebook.

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Author: Joel Fernandes Google Profile for Joel Fernandes
Joel Fernandes (G+) is a tech enthusiast and a social media blogger. During his leisure time, he enjoys taking photographs, and photography is one of his most loved hobbies. You can find some of his photos on Flickr. He does a little of web coding, and maintains a tech blog of his own - Techo Latte. Joel is currently pursuing his Masters in Computer Application from Bangalore, India. You can get in touch with him on Twitter - @joelfernandes, or visit his Facebook Profile for more information.

Joel Fernandes has written and can be contacted at joel@techie-buzz.com.

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