Test the upcoming iPhone 7 and get a free iPhone 6 at the same time! If this sounds too good to be true, that's because it is. Scammers are using Apple's popularity to phish for credit card information.
How the Scam Works:
You receive an email or spot a social media post claiming that Apple is looking for people to test it's upcoming iPhone 7. You've been "randomly selected" to try out the new device. To sign up as a tester, all you need to do is complete a short survey. Then, as a thank you for your participation, Apple will send you a free iPhone 6.
You click to the website, and the survey seems official. It has basic questions such as, "Do you currently own any Apple products?" However, when you get to the end of the survey, the site prompts you to enter your credit card information. It claims that "Apple" just needs to charge you shipping costs for the free iPhone 6.
Don't do it! There is no free iPhone, and Apple is not looking for iPhone 7 testers. Sharing your credit card number and personal information with scammers opens you up to fraudulent charges and, identity theft.
Tips to Spot a Fake Survey Scam:
Many businesses offer discounts or free products in exchange for customer feedback and information on shopping preferences. It can be hard to tell a real offer from a fake one, but here are some pointers:
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