If you received any email saying that you have won an iPad from a “hotmail” account, it is a scam. Also note that scammers may fake any email account, including email@example.com, or something similar.
All the names used in the email are FAKES (e.g. CTO of Facebook).
On Thu, Oct 15, 2011 at 8:33 AM, James Trombley <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
My name is James Trombley, Chief technology officer of Facebook. We have recently partnered up with The apple company for a one-time promotional event today, we are giving away complimentary Apple iPads to randomly selected individuals who have been fortunate to be chosen as one of our newest winners for today. We randomly selected users from our systems database and you have matched with our latest drawing.
We have partnered up with Apple inc to advertise their hottest product yet, the Apple iPad. Once again, we are running this promotion for one-day only. All you need to do is CLICK HERE to go to our web site made for this promotion and key in your email to recieve yours for free. Simply make sure you enter your email so we can locate our records to ensure that we have reserved one for you. That is it!
Congrats on winning a free Apple iPad2. In case you have any question or concerns, feel free to e-mail me back. However, you should claim your free iPad 1st to ensure one will be set-aside for you before the deadline ends. We do understand that you may possibly not receive this email until after the deadline, but, we suggest you check out the website and enter your email to see if we still have yours on hold, which we often-times do because others have not claimed theirs in time.