Regional
3:02 pm
Thu October 6, 2011

Scam Artists Try to Take Advantage of the Death of Steve Jobs

Bowling Green, KY – The Better Business Bureau of Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky says scam artists have been trying to take advantage of the death of Apple executive Steve Jobs. Fake offers for free i-Pads have been used to get thousands of people to click on links that lead them to surveys. BBB Vice-President Reanna Smith-Hamblin says the scammers are paid for driving traffic to the surveys and others may be trying to obtain personal information about the people who respond to the bogus equipment offers.
Hamblin says its not unusual for con artists to try to take advantage of the deaths of well-known individuals. She recommends deleting on-line offers that sound too good to be true.