iPod nano for just $49 (plus your Social Security Number)
Scoring an iPod nano for $100-off might seem like one of those deals that’s too good to be true, and guess what? It is. But that doesn’t mean that a bunch of people weren’t foolish enough to be taken in by this official-looking Apple clone of a site called theonedaynanosale.com that sprung up this morning. Yes, appearing in ads on Facebook early this morning, it came and went within hours, but that was apparently enough time for Apple to have to field a number of support calls about it.
Of course, like most scams, you kind of have to wonder at the intelligence of the person who would fall for this. I mean, when was the last time you had to enter your Social Security number to buy something on-line? Especially in order to “Identify your identity”?
As we mentioned, the site came and went fairly fast (it was pulled around 3PM), leaving only this small trace on nsspy showing that theonedaynanosale.com was registered early this morning, so hopefully not too many people are sitting by their mailboxes expecting the Apple bunny to hop up with their multi-colored bundle of nano joy.
Thanks to faithful Macenstein reader The Podfather for the tip.