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Apple iPad Scam

Apple iPad ScamIn the SPAMfighter lab, we’ve seen a huge increase in Apple related spam emails. Spammers appear to be working day and night to earn money, and when they see this kind of “opportunity”, they jump on it.

However, because our users report spam day and night, due to our large worldwide audience in all time zones, SPAMfighter blocks all new spam messages, even before the spammers release the “Send” button.

Update –  iPad scam – April 2, 2012
We have received reports in the comments of this post of a huge iPad phone scam going on now with Apple’s recent release of “the new” iPad.  According to reports, people are receiving automated phone calls and text messages with instructions on how to claim a free iPad. One particular scam reads, “Apple is looking for people to Text & Keep the New iPad 3! But only the 1st 1000 users that goto ipad3winner.info and enter code BETA will receive it!”. Other messages claims that “Ipad 3 testers wanted” which is of cource also bogus.

Be weary of any calls or messages from unknown numbers, especially if you haven’t signed up for any contests.  Please tell us your story below if you are also receiving these iPad scam phone calls.

Update – iPad scam – April 20, 2012
New round of these ipad 3 scams seems to be going on. They are still using the “New Ipad 3″ angle and it’s still bogus. Thank for the additions to the phone number list. We will update shortly….

Update – iPad scam – January 4, 2013
Scammers are active early 2013. We saw a Ipad for christmas scam in december but the volume is much higher in January.  

Update – iPad scam – February 22, 2013
Scammers are again very active. This time they use Netflix as scam bait

Update – iPad scam – February 18, 2014
This time scamers are trying to lure Internet users to visit “ipadqualify.com”. Read examples below.

Here are the offending phone numbers we’ve collected so far:

  • 201-423-5253
  • 201-616-9146
  • 201-619-9146
  • 201-706-0923
  • 201-706-1230
  • 201-744-3293
  • 201-744-3689
  • 201-744-3907
  • 201-748-9041
  • 201-850-3884
  • 201-912-7426
  • 201-912-7520
  • 201-912-7759
  • 201-912-7944
  • 201-912-9046
  • 201-912-9073
  • 201-912-9082
  • 201-912-9084
  • 201-912-9086
  • 201-912-9092
  • 201-912-9103
  • 201-912-9103
  • 201-912-9134
  • 201-912-9167
  • 201-912-9168
  • 201-912-9171
  • 201-912-9179
  • 201-912-9184
  • 201-912-9188
  • 201-912-9198
  • 201-912-9199
  • 201-912-9227
  • 201-912-9246
  • 201-912-9247
  • 201-912-9252
  • 201-912-9255
  • 201-912-9257
  • 201-912-9258
  • 201-912-9260
  • 201-912-9265
  • 201-912-9591
  • 201-912-9617
  • 201-912-9624
  • 201-912-9624 
  • 201-912-9653
  • 201-912-9683
  • 201-912-9715
  • 201-912-9720
  • 201-912-9737
  • 201-912-9738
  • 201-912-9739
  • 201-912-9740
  • 201-912-9756
  • 201-912-9757
  • 201-912-9870
  • 201-912-9876
  • 201-912-9888
  • 201-912-9889
  • 201-912-9987
  • 201-918-0392
  • 201-918-0496
  • 201-918-0587
  • 201-918-0857
  • 201-921-9169
  • 201–918-0392
  • 206-912-7951
  • 209-277-7515
  • 209-327-6274
  • 209-327-6647
  • 209-485-0964
  • 209-485-1498
  • 209-485-4579
  • 209-559-0873
  • 210-616-9146
  • 213-361-2535
  • 310-666-2476
  • 313-160-9948
  • 313-427-9335
  • 347-255-0483
  • 347-463-5858
  • 347-735-9517
  • 530-470-3523
  • 605-622-0892
  • 606-272-3465
  • 619-252-3522
  • 626-241-5148
  • 626-241-5375
  • 646-620-6846
  • 661-370-1424
  • 661-370-1830
  • 703-395-4809
  • 707-362-1494
  • 707-391-3867
  • 707-391-3890
  • 718-687-7348
  • 718-715-8025
  • 760-616-0557
  • 760-616-0690
  • 760-616-0916
  • 780-616-0710
  • 805-272-5381
  • 805-395-1273
  • 805-395-1274
  • 805-640-5190
  • 805-798-0856
  • 831-254-7243
  • 831-254-8931
  • 831-707-4607
  • 909-213-3366
  • 909-282-8481
  • 916-672-7740

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706 Comments

  1. Lorie Acker says:

    Mail just popped up when I was looking up a website saying I was a winner of a iPhone 7 and they will send me a iPhone 6 with 16gs they put on the site this is not a scam etc. when in fact it really is a scam I just don’t like how these people can just continue scamming good people and continue lying over and over this needs to be stopped

  2. Tracey says:

    Please help, a pop up came up on my iPad and I cannot get rid of it – it says ‘congratulations iPad! Your iPad device was selected because we need more testers for the new iPhone 7
    Press OK to participate and receive a free iPhone 6
    The only option is ok – this has completely disabled my safari app as I cannot close the pop up unless I click OK. I’ve tried powering down and back on but without success. Please can you advise. Many thanks.

  3. Martianna says:

    I need a iphone

  4. Hi Tracy

    That doesn’t sound good. I’d suggest resetting Safari in settings.

    – Clear History
    – Clear Cookies
    – Clear Cache

    Tapping on each of these will clear all stored information and bring it back to default settings.

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