We’re seeing what appears to be a familiar scam on the verge of a comeback.


As you can see, we first encountered the spammed link on LinkedIn, thanks to a user named Kolko Kolko, who according to his profile is a coach and has the face of an A-list celebrity.

Doing a quick online search using the Goog.gl shortened URL brings up other domains—Google Plus, Livejournal, and Picasa, specifically—where the list is also being posted and shared.

Once users click the link, they are directed to a survey scam page. Below is an example:

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The above page is a type of survey that gives users the option to skip. Doing so, however, opens additional layers of survey pages that needs skipping until such a point that users encounter a page they could not escape, such as this:

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Note that the surveys vary depending on the user’s location. Below are the possible pages one may encounter when he/she is located in, say, Australia:

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Should you encounter any posts from random users on sites you frequent with regard to claiming an iPhone 6, don’t click the link. Instead, warn friends and contacts on that site to avoid falling for it, too.

Jovi Umawing