it says i won a new iPhone 7 and it even knew which school i attended. (im using the school computer) is it a scam?
i was browsing the internet with firefox and it said that i won a free iPhone 7. I was using the school computer and it knew which school it came from. Is it a scam??
Additional System Details
- Provides information about the default web browser
- Displays Java applet content, or a placeholder if Java is not installed.
- The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
- Microsoft Office for Mac SharePoint Browser Plug-in
- Shockwave Flash 21.0 r0
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.10; rv:38.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/38.0
If a pop up said you won a free trip to Hawaii, would you believe it?
The site probably grabbed your IP and determined your location from that. Since it's a school computer, it knew what school you were at.
It's a scam. Does your IT administrator not know about adblock?