Don't click on the "iPhone 5 first exposure" link on Facebook

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Exhumed, May 15, 2011.

  1. Exhumed macrumors member

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    Just a heads up guys. You might see a link on your facebook feed that says "iPhone 5 first exposure" with the comment "amazing" through "newspulse.info" You're probably all using Macs as I am, so I don't think you'll get a virus, but as soon as you click on it, it will repost to your wall with the same comment. I don't know what their game is (perhaps a more tech-savvy person could tell me) but resist the urge to click on it.

    The link is accompanied by an image of a hilariously bad iPhone 5 mockup. It shows you the back of the handset, which is black and rectangular, with sharp edges and an awkwardly-placed, giant Apple logo, and a side view, which asserts that the iPhone 5 will actually be about the width of a folded piece of construction paper. Still, every rumor article is accompanied by a terrible mockup, so your first instinct will probably be to click on it. Do not. :D

    I don't know how widespread this is, but there are a ton of Google results for it, and a similar link hit my feed the other day, "OMGGG Dad catches his daughter on webcam!" These things have been around for a while but they seem especially prevalent lately.
     
  2. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Since we're talking about these now, I've always wondered what these scammers get out of doing this. Is it just views or something else?
     
  3. ann713 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm guessing they get paid for view hits, advertisements and e-mail collection.
     
  4. macingman macrumors 68020

    macingman

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8H7 Safari/6533.18.5)

    These have been around since I first began using FB noting new here.
     
  5. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    I've always wondered what kind of person clicks on links like that....
     
  6. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    The same type of person that has a facebook account in the first place. :D
     

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