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Scam E-mails Promising iPad 2 of Apple Circulating Online

Scam e-mails posing as messages from Gmail are presently circulating online while asserting the recipient will get a prize of an iPad 2 from Apple; thus published softpedia.com dated September 19, 2012.

Displaying a header "September 18th Notice," the e-mails quite possibly show different dates based upon the day the messages get dispatched.

The fake e-mail states that Gmail lately in combination with Apple is doing certain promo on the current date wherein Google is distributing non-chargeable Apple iPads after choosing the winning persons at random, and who own a 'Gmail' account. Incidentally, the recipient of the e-mail is one of those winners, the message announces.

Specifically, the scammers feign that Gmail, in partnership with Apple, is canvassing the latter's hottest product thus far i.e. the iPad 3. Apple, which's trying to replace its iPad 2 inventories with the latest iPad 3 stock, is therefore offering promotional dealings of free iPad 2 so the new iPad can be spread, they explain.

But, Gmail hasn't sent this e-mail, and there's no iPad reward for the recipient. Actually, it's a scam crafted for duping recipients into answering different Internet-based surveys or being part of similar offers. Anyone accessing the "reward" online site following instructions is sure to be asked to answer the survey, apparently for participating in the lucky-draw for acquiring more prizes -Apple's iPhones.

However, for finishing the survey entry, the participant necessarily requires giving his cell-phone number. Nonetheless, this means he'll subscribe to one continuous as also strangely costly SMS-service, which gets invoiced at many USDs for every message.

Moreover, incase the person does give his cell-phone number as well as subscribe, he'll then get led onto more dubious survey-sites. These sites may direct him to give personal information (contact details, address and name), apparently for letting him to participate in the lucky-draw and win rewards. Anyhow, the person won't ever get the said prize i.e. Apple's iPad no matter whatever is the number of surveys he finishes.

Hence, for remaining safe from getting victimized with such phishing electronic mails, Internet-users are urged for erasing the messages immediately as they land into their inboxes.

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