I received the following email this morning that claims to be from Mark Zuckerberg, Chief Executive Officer of Facebook. The email address it came from is firstname.lastname@example.org, the subject is “Dear Facebook User”.
This is NOT legit! If you received this message or a similar one, do NOT click the link inside the message (I removed the link when I pasted it here)! You have not won an Apple iPhone or iPad, someone is phishing for your information!
Below is the actual message.
My name is Mark Zuckerberg, Chief Executive Officer of Facebook. We have recently joined up with The apple company regarding a one-time promotional event today, we are giving away no cost Apple iPhones and iPads to randomly selected folks who have been fortunate to be picked as one of our latest winners for today. We randomly selected users from our systems database and you have matched with our latest drawing.
We have partnered up with Apple inc to advertise their most popular product yet, the Apple iPhone and iPad. Once again, we are running this campaign for one-day only. All you need to do is CLICK HERE <link removed> to go to our site made for this promotion and fill out this short survey to get yours for free. Simply make sure you enter your email so we may locate our records to ensure that we have reserved one for you. That is it!
Congratulations on winning a free Apple iPhone4 and iPad2. In case you have any query or concerns, feel free to e-mail me back. However, you should claim your free iPhone and iPad first to ensure one will be reserved for you before the deadline ends. We do understand that you may well not receive this e-mail until after the deadline, but, we suggest you check the web site and enter your email to see if we still have got yours on hold, which we often-times do because others haven’t claimed theirs in time.