Twitter Scam

By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Randomness
November 3, 2009

I was notified today by one of my followers that someone has hacked into my Twitter account and is sending direct messages saying I made $500 or something like that in a day.

THESE ARE NOT FROM ME!!!!  Don’t click on the link.  Delete them.  Please know that I would not send anything like that to people!

If someone has hacked into your Twitter account, open up a separate web window.  Go to Twitter’s main page and log in.  Proceed to your account settings and change your password ASAP.

Hope this helps 🙂

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

14 Responses to “Twitter Scam”

  1. gosfam says:

    Hmmm I actually never received one from you, but I received the same e-mail from 3 other twitter users. Interesting!!

  2. That happened to me too! My account sent like 50+ spam DM’s!

  3. Noreen says:

    I am glad I let you know, I figured it wasn’t from you

  4. Charlene Kuser says:

    I have been getting a lot of these lately and I wonder if their account was hacked in too.There
    seems to be a lot of spammers on Twitter lately.Twitter needs to get a handle on this before
    it gets out of control

  5. Caryn B says:

    There is a LOT of this going around…sigh…..

  6. Lee P. says:

    I received a lot of these messages too. I didn’t click any links and changed my password. Thanks for the warnings. Do people not have anything better to do!

  7. Aline says:

    I got the Twitter message and I did think it was a bit strange. Thanks for letting us know. Some people are real jerks.

  8. Lin says:

    Ugh, I hate it when this happens. Thanks for heads up!

  9. Lin says:

    Ugh, I hate it when this happens. Thanks for heads up!

  10. Kayla says:

    Oh geeez!
    I seriously hate hackers >=[
    Hopefully everything is fixed for you!

  11. Kris says:

    I got one of these from your account too and it just seemed out of character for you to send something like that as a DM so I’m glad I didn’t open it. Just in case, I’m changing my password too.

  12. Cheryl W says:

    I have recieved one from you but I ignored because I have been getting a lot of them from various bloggers. I knew it had to be a scam. So sorry it is happening to you.

  13. fancygrlnancy says:

    I have gotten a few like this. And I get ones like check out this video too.. I don’t click. THanks for the info about fixing if your hacked.

  14. I don’t have a Twitter account, but I figured it was only a matter of time that somebody figured out how to do this on Twitter. There are just some really rotten people out there. Can’t we just all be nice to each other?

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