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Old Jan 29, 2012, 10:47 PM   #1
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iPhone 5 Beta Testers or a Scam?

Got this text just now. The area code is local to me. However, there is nothing about it that connects to Apple or AT&T. And I'm sure if Apple & AT&T send a message it would be not a phone number. But, just in case, anyone else get this? I went to the website, but didn't put my code. It didn't matter because users without a code can also be a tester.


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Old Jan 29, 2012, 10:49 PM   #2
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Just googled the site and all I get are "scams" in the results. I don't think they'll let just anyone test an iPhone 5. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 10:50 PM   #3
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If you have to ask it's a scam. Anyway, that isn't how Apple does its testing, they have engineers that are paid to test the new equipment.
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 10:51 PM   #4
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Apple does no public testing like that of any device.
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 11:11 PM   #5
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Yep, its bs.
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 11:48 PM   #6
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Ahh, crap. You mean I won't be getting a free prototype iPhone 5?

That's alright. I'll just hang out at the local bars in Cupertino.
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Old Jan 30, 2012, 12:03 AM   #7
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I got that text a couple of days ago also. I just deleted it. Apple is way too secret to ever do something like this.
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Old Jan 30, 2012, 12:08 AM   #8
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I would like to give you all exclusive access to an iPhone beta testing program. It is completely legit. Please PM me your social security number, a front and back image of your photo ID, a bank routing number, and credit card information. We need this info only to be able to keep you honest for the NDA. Hurry because spots are limited!

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Old Jan 30, 2012, 12:45 AM   #9
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Apple does no public testing like that of any device.
This, and they never will.
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Old Jan 30, 2012, 01:28 AM   #10
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If you have to ask this question, you kinda deserve to be scammed.
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Old Jan 30, 2012, 01:33 AM   #11
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a general rule in life you should live by is that if its too good to be true, it usually is!
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Old Jan 30, 2012, 06:42 AM   #12
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Apple does no public testing like that of any device.
Apple is HUGE on secrecy; the last thing they want to do is to allow the public (which includes so-called "beta testers") to see their next generation anything.
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Old Jan 30, 2012, 07:04 AM   #13
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For AT&T users: The best thing to do if you get this or any other spam text message is to forward the contents of the text to SPAM (7726) to report it.

http://www.wireless.att.com/support_...20Consumer.pdf
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