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Phishing Scam Alert: Twitter Direct MessagesA New Method of Hijacking Your Personal Information

Phishing Scam Alert: Twitter Direct Messages

Posted: March 22, 2013 by Rachel Shepard

Social media website Twitter is everywhere these days and used by millions of people around the world. Now, in an effort to take advantage of this situation, online criminals have rolled out a new scam, which originates from what is designed to look like a legitimate Twitter account.

With this scam, consumers are generally contacted by email from a bogus Twitter account. The email subject line will say something like “Have you seen this picture of you?” The recipients are invited to click on a link to the image, and once they do that, they are usually taken to a website to “verify the authenticity of the picture.” That’s when the pain starts.

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