Twitter Scam circulating through Direct Messages

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A lot of Twitter users, myself included have been bombarded with Twitter direct messages -that appear "is this you?" or "lol this vid is funny" -each come prompting you to click on the attached link. Don't do it.

The links may either bring you to a fake login page or download malicious code. This is how scammers access your account. Once they get their hands on your password, they can then send out more messages to all your followers. This scam is easy to fall for because the message appears to be from a familiar follower or friend.

Change your password -especially if you received a direct message and clicked on any of the links. the more aware you are of the various scams circulating today, the less likely you will fall for them. To read about a few earlier scams directed at Twitter account holders, see a few earlier blogs;

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