Phishing Website: 46ipad.com – Free Ipad Scam (E-Store Glitch)
What is 46ipad.com (http://www.46ipad.com)?
46ipad.com is a phishing website used in Facebook scams focused on free ipad giveaways. Alike so many Facebook ipad 3 scam sites before it (87ipad.com, 877ipad.com),the 46ipad.com scam claims there is a glitch at an online store and users are currently getting free ipad 3s. In reality the 46ipad.com phishing website does not give away free ipads and will likely infect the computer system with malware.
You may have noticed a Facebook friend or two post about free ipad 3 giveaways with a large amount of tagged friends. That’s because the 46ipad scam is essentially a tag-jacking Facebook scam capable of tagging multiple without permission in order to spread malware.
To learn more about the process of free ipad 3 scams on Facebook please read a previous article about the 877ipad.com phishing website.
46ipad.com is not safe
46ipad.com is a phishing website used in very common Facebook scams concerning free ipad 3 giveaways. 46ipad.com uses the same exact store as passed website in order to phish information from unsuspecting victims.
46ipad.com attempts to appear like a legitimate Facebook page or Shop and collects sensitive information inputted by users who want to receive a free ipad 3 in the mail. 46ipad.com uses social engineering to trick victims into believing they will get a free i pad in order to collect information such as home addresses and credit card information.
The 46ipad.com free ipad Facebook scam may infect a computer with malware, send a unsuspecting victim through never-ending surveys, and/or hijack a Facebook account in order to spam the www.46ipad.com website and tag multiple friends of the compromised account website in a post.
Links on the http://46ipad.com website may contain malicious payloads and infect the computer with malware without the consent of the user, including adware, spyware, browser hijackers, and trojan horses. It has been noted that compromised Facebook accounts that continuously send out spam are often controlled by an unwanted browser attachment (add-on, extension, plugin, toolbar).
How to deal with the 46ipad.com: E Store Glitch “My new Apple iPad”
- If you have noticed a friend’s account posting about the fake ipad 3 scam in your news feed, do not click any links. Your Facebook friend may have been tricked into believing the free ipad 3 scam is legitimate, or their Facebook account may have become compromised without their consent. It is common courtesy to let your friend(s) know about it 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 3 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 3 scam, perform a full system scan using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.