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SCAM ALERT: You have won an iPhone 5s!

Life, Freedom, and a new iPhone 5s for All
According to the data published by statisticbrain.com, more than 55 million iPhone 5 units were sold until May 2013; and it is expected that the new iPhone 5s to attract a large number of Apple’s fans, too. As impressive crowds always appeal cybercriminals, the Apple fan tribe couldn’t have gone unnoticed and unexploited: the iPhone 5s congrats spam message came exactly on time. With the product’s launch, of course.

iPhone 5s scam message

iPhone 5s scam message

To get the prize, you just have to pay. Money? No! Just information. What we’re dealing with, in this case, is a classic example of sensitive data theft. Our advice? Hit the Del key without regret and send this kind of message into oblivion. And never provide sensitive information to an unknown person.

 
Filed under: Alerts, Internet Threats

Written by Sabina Datcu

Sabina has background training in applied informatics and statistics, biology, and foreign languages and literatures. In 2003, she obtained a Master’s degree in Systems Ecology, and in 2009 a PhD degree in Applied Informatics and Statistics. In May 2013, she started as an independent e-threats researcher, and in August, she became part of the BullGuard Marketing Team, as a Social Media Specialist after previous experience at Bitdefender as part of the E-Threat Analysis and Communication Team.

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