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IPad Beta-Testing Scam

June 25, 2010 - 1 min read

I saw this being spam advertised on Facebook:
ImageTammi Tyler appears to be a throw-away, spam profile used for this campaign.

The bit.ly link takes the follower to: hxxp://www.theigadget.com/?80af9787

Site advertises that you sign-up and beta-test an iPad for 2 months and then get to keep it ... in addition to feeding this spam group with your contact information (step 1 of registration), they also request that you give them your email account password (step 2):

The contact info on the page shows:
The betatestinginc.com domain was recently parked and theigadget.com domain was registered earlier this month, both use privatewhois.net to mask the registration information.


theigadget.com currently resolves to (UKHOST4U), and betatestinginc.com to (NEXT DIMENSION INC).

Googling for the bit.ly link shows it spammed out to Twitter as well:

Remember "if it's too good to be true...

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