A free iPhone is hard to pass on - especially an iPhone 5.
Chances are if you are reading this blog then you already know the obvious giveaway. There is no iPhone 5. But folks snared by online phishing scams are typically not so technically savvy.
PCWorld reports scammers posing as market researchers are again targeting gullible dreamers with promises of the mythical device.
The iPad is also commonly used as bait, and as we head into the holiday season, expect even more scam spam with other gadgets like Amazon's new Kindle Fire tablet.
Yes common sense should prevail, and the age old adage if it is too good to be true generally holds. PCWorld shares a number of clues to help. Share them with friends and family who may be susceptible.