See the photo on Facebook about how to steal an iPad? I mean get a free iPad because of a broken shopping cart? The pic is usually tagged with a few hundred “friends” so it will show up in a lot of feeds. It explains that the online store has a broken shopping cart and forgets to ask for money. The door to the store is wide open.
This is a lot like your neighbor going out for errands and forgetting to lock their door. Well, the door is open, so it’s okay to steal an iPad from your neighbors. Right? This is social engineering for scamming. People who want to steal are easy to steal from. It’s easy to con a con man, as the saying goes. I won’t be testing it out, but it’s likely that the site runs you through a bunch of rounds of 20 questions, and sure enough, doesn’t ask for money. They have installed spyware, keylogging software, or have enough of your info to sell your identity. Of course your iPad will never show up. They just wanted to know if you would like to steal an iPad.
Hannum brought a lawsuit against Barnum for calling his giant a fake. When it came to trial, Hull stepped forward and confessed that the Cardiff Giant was a hoax and the entire story. The judge ruled that Barnum could not be sued for calling Hannum’s giant a fake since it was a fake after all. Thereafter, Hannum’s name was lost to history while Barnum was left with the misplaced stigma of being the one to say “There’s a sucker born every minute.” History Buff
How to not steal an iPad
Untag yourself from these images, and unfriend or block the person who tagged you. Don’t believe nonsense like this. If you were to purposefully go to a broken shopping cart, knowing it was broken, and “purchase” anything, you could be prosecuted for your attempt to steal an iPad.