Various internet users have reported that they are receiving iPhone 6 scams in their e-mail inboxes and Facebook messages folder. The iPhone 6 scams claim are crafted by cybercriminals and scammers to lure unaware internet users to malicious websites. In this particular case, the scammers claim that they are giving away a iPhone 6 to a lucky person, but in order to win the iPhone 6, the users will be urged to perform a couple of actions, and some of these actions might be malicious.
Some scams simply claim that you only need to provide your email address. The guys from MalwareBytes have taken a picture of a iPhone 6 scam which was being passed around. This particular iPhone 6 scam claimed that the users only needed to provide their email account.
In the following picture, we are able to see a Facebook iPhone 6 scam. The scam has been shared around 41000 times and it has been liked by 18000 people.
The iPhone 6 scam holds the following text:
We are giving Only 300 Iphones on April 10/ 2015
300 Lucky Winners Will Be Messaged via fb On April 10.
- Step 1) Like this post.
- Step 2) Comment which color you want.
- Step 3) Share On Your wall.
PS: Make Sure That You Like This Page
Good Luck to everyone
There is more
But it does not only stay to the device which is being used to scam people. The iPhone 6 scams also use fake “iCloud unlocker” tools to lure unaware people into their online scams. The following iPhone 6 scam has lured 18000 people to the campaign. The scam claims that it allows people to unlock the new iPhone 6 device.
Another iPhone 6 scam with 27000 likes
This scam claims to simply giveaway iPhone 6 devices
Cybercriminals and Scammers
The cybercriminals or scammers behind the iPhone 6 Facebook campaigns are trying to collect personal information from their victims. The chances are very small that somebody will ever win a iPhone 6 devices by following the instructions which are often posted on these weird and random Facebook pages. It does surprise me that the pages are often shared a thousand times, I think it mainly becomes because people want to own these types of devices and they see no harm in providing personal information to a random website or application.
In the iPhone 6 scams which have been shown above, we can clearly see that the scammers make the most extreme promises. One of the scam simply claimed that they will give away free iPhone 6 devices to people which sign-up for the campaign.
The scams continue
If you happen to find another iPhone 6 scam on the internet, then do not hesitate to share the information in a comment. We will take a look at the provided information and we will provide feedback if asked.