The 411

This is my random life. The good, the bad, and the ugly. There is no real purpose other then to share. So glad to have you on board for the ride, got your seat belt on??!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Who are these people?

It was reported that at least 40,000 users were scammed recently on Facebook by a gift card scam! The scam promised to "give" you an Ikea gift card for $1000, all you have to do it fill out a "little" information.

Now, here is my question. Who in their right mind would beleive that Ikea or any other company for that matter, would give away such unlimited resources, and do so on Facebook?
Come on you 40,000 users!! Who are these people??!! If I ever see anything that says "free" on the internet, I am ALWAYS skeptical. In a James Earl Jones Voice-"Nothing in life is free, and if it is, you can guarantee that there is a catch," is what my dad use to tell me as a kid. Seems pretty obvious right?

Obviously not! Now these 40,000 users have no Ikea giftcard, but they do have a BRAND NEW virus or malware customized for their computer! YAY!

Good for you!!

Note: sorry if you were one of the 40,000 users but I am sure that you will now agree, it was a dumb decision. The picture above was just too hilarious not to include.



  1. Glad it wasn't me.

    I never believe those things either.

  2. I second that...glad I wasn't one of the 40,000!!

    Visiting from Friends Following Friends on MBC!! I'm your newest follower :)

    I'd love for you to come visit and follow me!

    Hope you have a great day!
    Shelley @ Shelley's Swag

  3. I love that picture. I think I'm going to hang it above my bed...

    Peryl @ parenting ad absurdum

  4. is that why my screen went blank after i filled out that form? hahahaha, just kidding! having a hubby in IT, i know better!

  5. Oh man, I clicked on a link in an email for a fake DSL package and as soon as I did it my brain tried to make time go backwards. What a friggin' idiot. I spent the next day get rid of that trojan horse.

  6. I loooooove the pic too!!

    Love the way you tell it!

  7. Remember, people received what seemed like a notification from a legit friend....Thankfully I never received it!

    Ascending Butterfly

  8. @Tracy - Okay okay, that's true, fair enough. But it's still hilarious!


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