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‘…A few years back, my sister was on Instagram and was looking through a few pages and found one that claimed to be giving away free…’
‘…A few years back, my sister was on Instagram and was looking through a few pages and found one that claimed to be giving away free iPhone 6+’s. She ‘entered’ by commenting on something and the page promised that she was getting an iPhone for free. She fell for it and believed that she was getting a free iPhone. Later we found out that the account was set up by a few kids at our school and the whole thing was fake. Nothing happened, it was just a harmless prank by a few young kids, but it made me think about how there are plenty of other scams just like that that are going around—scams that will ACTUALLY try and get something from you, and just how many people fall for it. It reminds me of how a while back I was staying at my friend’s house for the night and he found this website on his iPad that would allow us to watch movies for free. He signed up and everything, but we knew better than to put any proper information in. We’d never use anything that asked for bank account details but after he was about to finish signing up it asked for a phone number. Him not having his phone, asked to put mine in. We did and so far nothing major has happened other than I got a few calls from people overseas calling and asking for my friend’s name. They were just looking to be able to sell us stuff or to scam us. I’ve seen heaps of stuff like this on the internet now but steer clear of it as much as possible…’Harrison 14