Apple iPhone 7 Giveaway Facebook Scam

Outline:
Circulating Facebook post claims that Apple is giving away iPhones to “random peoples” as a means of celebrating its 75th anniversary.



Analysis:
The claims in the post are fraudulent. Those who fall for the ruse and participate will certainly not receive a free iPhone or any other prize.

The post is a Facebook scam designed to trick you into first spamming your friends with the same fake giveaway and then supplying your personal information on scam survey websites.

And, for the record, Apple is not 75 years old as claimed in the scam post. Apple was founded in 1976.

This video from the Hoax-Slayer YouTube Channel discusses a similar survey scam attempt that promises participants the chance to win a Range Rover rather than an iPhone:




Scams like this one are very common on Facebook.

Refer to the following resources for further details about such scams:
What is a Facebook Survey Scam?
Survey Scam List

Example:
Wow! Apple Just Smashed its Competitors Today by giving iPhone7S to everyone on its Anniversary! 173 Left Only Hurry Up! Get Yours Now [Link removed]Apple iPhone 7 Giveaway Facebook Scam

The link in the scam post opens the fraudulent website depicted in the following screenshot:
iPhone 7 Giveaway Facebook scam page

Last updated: January 9, 2017
First published: January 9, 2017
By Brett M. Christensen
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References
Hoax-Slayer on YouTube
“Get The New IPhone 7 For Free” Facebook Scam