Facebook Scam: iPad 3 and iPad HD Giveaways: Dangerous Phishing Websites
Warning: Fake Facebook ipad giveaway scams
The following domains are linked to dangerous Facebook scams involved with fake ipad 3 and ipad HD giveaways. The Facebook scam promises to give Facebook users a free ipad 3 or ipad HD by following certain instructions, which may include completing surveys, but the scam artists involved do not actually give away free ipads. This is a very common Facebook scam that uses multiple websites. Once a website is caught, the DNS A records of the website will also show similar websites on the same server. The websites listed in this article are malicious phishing websites associated with Facebook scams involving fake free ipad 3 and fake free ipad HD giveaways.
These Facebook scams are essentially tag-jacking and never-ending survey scams associated with dangerous computer viruses and malware. This scam will hijack or hack a Facebook account with or without permission and post images, comments, and tag friends without the users permission. DO NOT CLICK ANY LINKS associated with these fake ipad Facebook scams.
The domains listed below should be ignored. If you feel you have been compromised by these dangerous websites listed below, instructions to recover your hacked Facebook account and check for and remove malware is listed further below. Please note, there are thousands of domains associated with this scam.
Dealing with fake ipad giveaways on Facebook
- If you have noticed a friend’s account posting about the fake ipad scam in your news feed, do not click any links. Your Facebook friend may have been tricked into believing the free ipad scam is legitimate, or their Facebook account may have become compromised without their consent by other means. It is common courtesy to let your friend(s) know about the scam by leaving a comment on the free ipad post, but please be kind to those who have fallen to common Facebook scams.
- If you have fallen for the free ipad Facebook scam, it is important to change your Facebook account password and let your Facebook friends know in order to stop this scam and associated malware from spreading. You can even change your Facebook email account used to login. A recommendation is to publish a post to your friends on your Facebook account, notifying them your account may have been compromised and not to click any suspicious links that your account may post.
- If you suspect your computer is infected with malware associated to the Facebook ipad scam, perform a full system scan using reputable software such as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
1. Install the free or paid version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.
2. Once Malwarebytes is installed, run the program. If you are using the free version of Malwarebytes you will be prompted to update the database, please do so.
3. Navigate to the first tab labeled “Scanner” and select the Perform full scan option. Click the Scan button to perform a full system scan. Malwarebytes will automatically detect malware infecting your computer system.
4. Once the full system scan is complete, Malwarebytes may prompt a message stating malicious objects were detected. Select the malicious objects and click the Remove Selected button to completely remove the malicious files from your computer (the image below shows a file that is NOT selected).