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Old Dec 28, 2012, 09:24 PM   #1
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Daily Gadget Giveaways?

On Facebook, a very sketchy page seems to be 'giving away' tons of free apple products to random people who 'like' and share their page and photos. In the contact info, they list Macrumours website...

Just checking to see if this site is in fact associated with the above FB giveaways. Because they seem to me to have all the markings of a scam. No winners are ever posted (until recently) and I suspect those are not even real. They often link to sites that try to get you to sign up to numerous SMS subscription services that cost quite a bit...

ANyway if you are not associated with this, you should know that your site is being used to make them seem more legit.

https://www.facebook.com/OnlyFreeProducts
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 10:13 PM   #2
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Definitely a scam. I took a post at random, and the spelling & grammar is shocking:

Hit the Like button if you want to win next

Congrats to Emily Stewart from Germany on winning our Christmas iPad giveaway! Hope we made Santa's job alot easier
Want to be the next winner? it's Easy Like our facebook fan page to be updated on our latest giveaways ! http://www.facebook.com/onlyfreeproducts


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Old Dec 29, 2012, 01:12 AM   #3
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 07:47 AM   #4
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MacRumors doesn't promote giveaway's on Facebook or on the site itself. I've never seen Arn mention anything like it before.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 04:08 PM   #5
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I know it's likely to be a scam... which i why I wanted to inform Macrumours that the scammers are using the macrumours website to make it look legit.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 05:29 PM   #6
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I know it's likely to be a scam... which i why I wanted to inform Macrumours that the scammers are using the macrumours website to make it look legit.
Thank you - I've passed the info on to arn.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 03:40 PM   #7
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looks like it got pulled

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Old Jan 5, 2013, 03:33 PM   #8
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Still there

It is still there. Still saying that this is there website. Why do people do that? How are they going to scam people? Just doesn't make any sense anymore.
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It is still there. Still saying that this is there website. Why do people do that? How are they going to scam people? Just doesn't make any sense anymore.
I don't see them linking it to MacRumors anymore

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