So, I received an invite to join this group, on Facebook.: “Test It & Keep It: Apple iPad”. This group claims it will have 10,000 iPads to give away to testers. This is obviously a scam, as they use a fake iPad picture on their page, and Apple is known for keeping testing really quiet.

The page is run by a website called myrewardsvault.com, which gives away gift cards and things if you buy stuff from them, and is only good for US residents. Their terms and conditions are as follows:

*This promotion is conducted exclusively by my-rewardsvault. To receive the gift for this promotion you must: 1) register with valid information; 2) complete the user survey; 3) complete at least 2 Silver, 2 Gold and 2 Platinumoffers. Available offers will vary and some offers may require a purchase to qualify. Receipt of your item requires compliance with offer terms, including: age and residency requirements; registration with valid email address, shipping address and contact phone number; completion of user survey and sponsor promotions; and not canceling your participation in more than two Sponsor Offers within 60 days of your Sponsor Offer Initial Transaction Date (the Cancellation Limitation). Upon valid completion of all Program Requirements we will ship your item to the shipping address you provided. Unless otherwise indicated, participation eligibility is restricted to US residents, 18 and over. Void where prohibited.

Further to this, it is not sponsored by Apple, at all:

This Facebook Page is not affiliated with Apple Inc. All Apple® trademarks are the property of Apple Inc. and this Facebook Page does not, in any way, claim to represent or own any of the Apple® trademarks or rights. Apple® does not own, endorse, or promote this Facebook Fan Page.

If you get this request, don’t waste your time.

UPDATE: SOPHOS has created a video warning folks against this, now. Apparetnly, once you click everything and give them all you info, you’re cell phone gets signed up for some sort of premium something, costing you about $10 per week. As I said before, STAY AWAY!

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