When Apple announced the release of its hot new personal computing device, the iPad, many consumers thrilled at the thought of getting their hands on one. Although the snazzy new tablet is an enticing product, you should use caution if you receive an invitation to try an iPad and keep it free of charge.
A scam aimed at exploiting the public’s desire to try the latest and greatest products has cropped up on the popular social networking site Facebook. The ploy requires you to “register” your personal information, including your cell phone number, in order to become an iPad “beta-tester.” In addition, the unlucky target is asked to invite his or her friends to register for the “test.” Unfortuately, victims are signed up for a premium cell phone service charging about $10 per week.
These scams are all too common. Unscrupulous individuals are always trying to take advantage of people looking for a good deal. Remember, though, if a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is. If you suspect that you are the victim or a target of a scam, you can find information on consumer protection and fraud reporting on the Michigan Attorney General’s website.
recently named in the 2009 edition of Best Lawyer's In America, David Mittleman has been representing seriously injured people since 1985. A partner with Church Wyble PC—a division of Grewal Law PLLC—Mr. Mittleman and his partners focus on medical malpractice, wrongful death, car accidents, slip and falls, nursing home injury, pharmacy/pharmacist negligence and disability claims.