Jim’s law of Diminishing Tweets

One complaint that seems to crop up again and again when discussing Twitter with people is that it can be a one way conversation a lot of the time.
Tweets whiz past so fast you hardly can get anything meaningful out of it. When people try and get something out of twitter, some information on a product , a restaurant recommendation, a suggestion for the colour of a new nursery being painted, no responses come back.

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Hey someone is saying nasty rumors about you … Twitter DM Phishing Scam

About twice a week I recieve a  Direct Messag (DM) from someone on twitter saying that there are bad rumours spreading about me.

It is very tempting  to click on the link offered to see what it is.    If you do click on the link , you may  have your Twitter account hijacked,  all of your Twitter followers will be sent a personal copy of the same DM saying that someone is spreading lies about them.

Then they’ll click the link and have their credentials stolen, spam will begin flowing from their accounts and their followers will receive the same message, resulting in a never-ending cycle of Twitter account hijacking.

This scam has been around for some time now, it just keeps going around and around , occasionally the message will change, however the problem stays the same.  \

Here are some of the  possible messages you may receive – This list may not be comprehensive.
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