The Twitter Scams are Rampant!
Hi everyone, we all know that scams and fraudulent websites are all over the internet and believe it or not even on Twitter.
It doesn’t take much research to find out, that many websites all over the internet are already jumping on the bandwagon to uncover these sneaky little masterminds.
Today, I was doing a little browsing on the internet, and according to Google to stats are in for the search term “twitter scams” and they are:
Results 1 – 10 of about 17,900,000 for twitter scams. (0.19 seconds)
Can you believe this over 17.p million searches were returned, Holy Cow!
One website hit the top of the list, and that was from the Better Business Bureau, and they warn against the Slimy Twitter Scams.
Here’s an excerpt from the BBB
Arlington, VA- July 7, 2009- Through Tweets, e-mail and Web sites, job hunters are being told that they can make lots of money from the comfort of home using Twitter and Better Business Bureau warns that the large print for such offers may promise big returns but the fine print can cost them every month.
You can read more of the article here.
Even Chris Pirillo of chris.pirillo.com talks about some DM’s that he got claiming to have found his picture on a particular website, which when the link in the DM was clicked, it would take you to a bogus Twitter Login page asking for your credentials. He also encourages you not to login to any Twitter Application website using your twitter username and password without doing your due diligence.
So, with that said, please take a second look at the application that you want to use to help you with your activities on Twitter, if you don’t you may end up being a victim of the “Twitter Scams”
Until next time, be on guard with TwitterWatchdog.com
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