Gaga’s ‘Monsters’ Fooled by Phishing Scam

If your favorite celebrity offered you a free limited edition iPad 2, wouldn’t you like to own one? Lady Gaga’s fans did when she offered her ‘Little Monsters’ one on her Facebook and Twitter accounts.

According to, links on the singer’s Facebook and Twitter took more than 100,000 of her unknowing fans to a site that requested personal details of them, possibly part of a phishing scam.

A post on the singer’s Facebook page, which has over 45 million ‘likes’ said, “Lady Gaga’s new iPad comes out in 3 days! So for the next 72 hours we will be hosting a massive giveaway to all the Mother Monster fans.”

The post then gave further information on where the fans needed to go to fill out information to receive their free iPad in time for the holidays.

This was later followed by a tweet that read: “Monsters, I’m giving away FREE ipad2’s to each one of you in the spirit of the holidays :)”

Lady Gaga often refers to her fans as “monsters,” which suggests that the target was personal.

The post, containing the false information, has been removed from Gaga’s Facebook and Twitter account.