Scammers don’t just entice you into visit their websites via email, Face book and Twitter – you can be targeted on your mobile phone too. For example, there have been many people on the internet who have reported receiving post like the next.
Apple needs iPhone5 testers! The first 1000 users who visit [LINK] and enter code 4444 will get to test & keep the new iPhone5.
Of course, the endorsement has nothing to do with Apple (who do not do public tests of their upcoming products), and – as the iPhone 5 hasn’t even been announce yet – you have close to zero possibility of receiving a free smart phone.
In its place, you’re being dupe into handing over your personal information which could be used for, well… Who knows what? In the history we’ve seen the fraudsters earn charge through the traffic they bring to an online survey, or signed-up for a luxurious premium rate service. It’s also easy to imagine how such a scheme could be used for stealing personal information, or congregation data that will later be used against you.
After all, whoever invite you to the bogus iPhone 5 test had no doubts about sending you SMS text spam – so they have already proven themselves to be of a dubious moral character. Some mobile phone operators allow you to report SMS text spam to them, so they can attempt to block those behind it. Unfortunately the method of reporting text spam is dissimilar from operator to operator, so you will need to contact them (or visit their respective websites) for orders.