Another week, another Apple-related scam. This currently-circulating message (with a faked DealsDirect sender address) is a solid example of the principle 'If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is'. With iPhones at full price in short supply, why would anyone sell one for $150?
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There's a scam email doing the rounds right now which invites people to take part in a Westpac competition to share your best saving tips. While Westpac is running such a competition, the email has nothing to do with it: it's just another classic scam mail which links to a dodgy site entirely unconnected to Westpac.
Given Facebook's near-ubiquity and its habit of changing user communication preferences on a whim, it's no surprise that it's the frequent subject of fake message scams from criminals. One scam email currently doing the rounds (I've seen it at least a dozen times in my own account over the last week) pretends to contain notifications of new friend requests in order to con unsuspecting users into clicking on a link.