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iPhone scams on Apple’s new social network

9th September 2010

Scammers and spammers have attacked Ping – the new musical social network created by Apple – with fraudulent messages.

Ping was launched this week and is said to be a cross between Facebook and Twitter, allowing the 160million iTunes users to build networks of friends and musicians, as well as read comments left by other fans.

Scams on Ping

Sophos has found that Ping has a number of scam messages, including one that makes users believe they will receive a free iPhone if they complete online surveys. Sophos is warning Ping users to be wary of believing what they read on the social networking service.

Users of any social networking website should not click on unsolicited links. Action Fraud also reminds users of social networking websites to check their security settings and not to reveal too much personal information online, as this can result in identity theft and fraud.

Read more about scams on Ping on Sophos’ website.

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To report a fraud, call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use our online fraud reporting tool.