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Sony needs testers for the new PlayStation 4 – Playstation Network Facebook Scam

06
Mar
2013

Scam Message:

I’m very stoked about the ps4!!
I wanna be a beta tester for the system >_<
Sony needs testers for the new PlayStation 4. You will get to keep the new PS4 after you’ve tested it. We will contact the winners through Facebook.

If you want to be a tester for the new PS4, you must share this photo and like our page. We will choose people at random in 1 week.

~Sony
ps4_tester

Scam Type: Survey Scam, Free Offers

Trending: March 2013

Why it’s a Scam:

Clicking on the wall post link takes you to the bogus Facebook page shown below:

playstaion_network_facebook_page

This scam is hugely viral at the moment and being shared like crazy. The page has garnered almost 30 thousand likes, and the photo has been shared over 65 thousand times. For those wanting to report the page as spam, here is the page URL: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Playstation-Network/160899327398086. (Just be sure not to click on any external links)

The following message appears on the Facebook page shown above:

Sony needs testers for the new PlayStation 4. You will get to keep the new PS4 after you’ve tested it…

If you want to be a tester for the new PS4 just share this photo and like our page. Then go here: http://bit.ly to fill our your details if you don’t fill out your details we can’t send you the PS4.

People will be chosen completely at random!
~ Sony

Clicking the bit.ly link takes you the landing page shown below:

playstaion4_survey

This is just like all of the bogus offers we have seen before. You are required to complete a total of 10 featured and reward offers. This s a marketing gimmick, and should be avoided. You don’ t want to submit your private information to these scammers!

If you or your Facebook friends are falling for tricks like this, it’s time to get yourself informed of the latest threats. Be sure to join the Facecrooks page on Facebook to be kept informed of the latest security issues.

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