The iPad 2 is Not Free
- Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 18:20
- Threat Research
George Santayana was a really smart philosopher. He is best known for his quote “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”.
If you want to learn a little something from the past so as not to repeat other people’s mistakes then you can read Aryeh’s blog from when the first iPad released, or I can tell you what is going to happen in this post.
The release of the iPad 2 was recently announced. As is the case with any big news event, be it Charlie Sheen believing he created the universe or a devastating natural disaster, a story as big as the release of the new iPad 2 is going to attract the attention of scammers. You will be seeing all kinds of offers for free iPads. Almost all of these offers will be bogus. If a company that you know to be legitimate has a drawing for an iPad 2, that is one thing, but the countless “offers” that tell you that you will get a free iPad if you fill out a survey are bogus. You will not get a free iPad. Certainly there will be some contests where one in a few million people wins an iPad 2, but nobody is going to give you an iPad for filling out a survey and nobody on