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Posts Tagged ‘Scam’

The One Thing You Can Do On Twitter That Will Drive All Your Followers Away

It might sound ironic, but the absolute worst thing you can do on Twitter if you’re looking for more followers is to ask for them. Begging for followers is a favorite pastime of scammers, spammers and many of the uninitiated, and it will drive your followers away faster than begging for money.
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5 Clues That You’re Reading Twitter Spam

Twitter has seen a spate of spammy, scammy tweets proliferate through its network lately. It’s a good idea to arm yourself with a solid defense against these type of tweets, so you don’t accidentally click on a scammer’s link and find yourself embroiled in a battle against malware.

We’ve got five clues that you’re reading Twitter spam, so you can avoid being caught in the net.
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Justin Bieber Scam Hits Twitter, And Team Responds Fast

I guess hackers think Twitter users are a gullible bunch. They’ve just started a viral scam which promises to get Justin Bieber to follow you. But this time, the Twitter team cracked down quickly.
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WARNING: Fake Emails From Twitter Are Phishing For Your Personal Info

A new batch of fake emails purporting to be from Twitter is making the rounds, trying to get people’s personal details and make money off of surveys. If you’ve received an email from “admin@twitter.com” asking for account verification details, here’s how to tell if you’re being scammed.
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ALERT: “Unfollowed Me” Scam Spreading Quickly on Twitter

Twitter users, beware: there is a new scam spreading as you read this. Like most of the scams on Twitter lately, this one tricks you into giving an app permission to access your Twitter account, posts unwanted tweets, and attempts to get you to fill out a survey to get money for the scammers. More detail about exactly what this scam is, and how to avoid it, below.
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ALERT: Profile Spy scam is Spreading on Twitter

If you’ve seen a tweet claiming to offer you a way to see who has viewed your Twitter profile today, do not click the included link. An attack is currently underway on Twitter, stemming from the rogueware “Profile Spy”.
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WARNING: Twitter “Top Stalkers” TweetViewer Virus Still Spreading

Regardless of how much fun it would be to see the latest people who visited your Twitter profile page, you can’t. So keep this in mind when under the barrage of a Twitter scam like “Twitter Stalkers” which hit late last week and is still going strong.
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ALERT: Twitter Accounts Hijacked by “Watch Movies Online” Spam Link

Watch out for this one: Several accounts on Twitter have been taken over by the latest link spam scam. Anyone telling you to “Watch movies online” and directing you to a website with a bit.ly shortened address should be ignored. They are the victims, or fake accounts, of an illegitimate attempt to trick people into giving up their credit card information. More on this scam below.
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[ALERT] Rogueware Scam Targeting Twitter Users

There is a small-scale scam going around Twitter right now, which PandaLabs Security thinks could be a sign of dubious things to come in 2011. We’ve got the type of tweets to be wary of, and how you can protect yourself from similar scams, below.
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