There is another Steve Jobs related scam floating around the Internet. According to Trend Micro, this one comes in the form of an email sent from a fake charity organization cleverly titled, Steve Jobs Charity Fund.
The email calls on its recipients to donate money to the fund, which claims, rather vaguely, to help “young webcoders.” As is typical, the message has that classic, poorly written spam feel to it.
According to Trend Micro, any webcoder-philanthropists seeking to help the cause will, in actuality, be unwittingly donating their money an account at an online casino payment site.
Of course, it’s somewhat well-known that Steve Jobs was relatively uncharitable (particularly in comparison to his arch-nemesis and Microsoft founder, Bill Gates). In fact, according to a Fortune report from 2008, Jobs curbed all philanthropic efforts at Apple within weeks of returning to the company in 1997. According to the report, this eventually led the Stanford Innovation Review to categorize Apple as one of America’s least philanthropic companies.
So, for the time being at least, be careful following Steve Jobs related links, particularly if they seem a bit off (like this one) or lead to shady looking websites.