Scambusters, Preventing Internet Scams & Phishing Attempts

This blog is dedicated to help preventing internet fraud and internet scams. Scambusters was a radio show I started in Albany Oregon, but due to defaulted payment by the radio station we took the show offline. Regardless of this issue we still wish to help prevent internet fraud and save people from internet loss. I have been interviewed and featured in various publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times & Daily News, The London Times & AARP Newsletters. Please watch this blog for latest tips and tricks and scams to avoid.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Angel Thomas --- Craigslist iPad Scam

Craigslist Does NOT have any Lottery / Any Promotion and are not giving away iPads. 

I got another modified version of this email and posted it on Apr 24, 2011.

I get them all the time.. if Craigslist gave away as many iPads as scam emails sent they would be worlds largest buyer of iPads.  

Scam 100% of the time. 

There are NO FREE iPads

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Angel Thomas <>
Date: Wed, May 18, 2011 at 6:26 PM
Subject: Re: Medium Office Size?

Attention Craig's list User,

My name is Angel Thomas, Chief executive officer of Craigslist. We've recently joined up with The apple company regarding a one-time promotional event today, we are giving away no cost Apple MacBooks to randomly selected folks who have published an ad on Craig's list. You've been chosen as one of our latest winners for today. We randomly select numbers to match up with ads on Craig's list and your ad matched with our latest drawing.

We have joined up with Apple inc to market their hottest product yet, the Apple MacBook. Once again, we have been operating this promotion for one-day only. All you need to do is CLICK HERE to check out our web site designed for this promotion and enter your email to obtain yours for free. Simply be sure to enter your email therefore we may locate our records to make certain that we have reserved one for you. That is it!

Congratulations on winning a free Apple MacBook (valued at $1199). In case you may have any question or worries, feel free to e-mail me back. However, you should claim your free MacBook first to be sure one will be set-aside for you prior to the deadline ends. We do understand that you may possibly not receive this e-mail until after the deadline, but, we suggest you check the site and enter your email to see if we still have got yours on hold, which we often-times do as a result others have not claimed theirs on time.

Angel Thomas

CEO, Craigslist

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