Beware of Twitter Hackers!!!
I am really starting to get irritated with Twitter, as I have been hacked into (without any idea of how it happened), but I am also receiving suspicious emails now.
First, if somebody sends you a message via Twitter from me saying that I saw you in a video with a link – DO NOT OPEN IT!!! It’s not from me. It’s a very easy way for somebody to steal your password. You click on the link and it takes you to what you think is the Twitter home page. You then enter your password and bam! They have your password and can start spamming peopel in your name, left and right.
I just received another email telling me that I need to change my password because my account has been compromised. DUH!!! I already changed it!
However, in the email was a link that is supposed to direct me to the home page, where I can enter my password. If you get this same email, DON”T DO IT! Again, easy way for somebody to have access to your account and spam all of your followers.
I’ve also been told that somebody was sending out emails from me saying that I made $500 a day. I have to be honest, if I was making $500 a day, I wouldn’t be doing product reviews on my blog more than likely! This wasn’t from me, so please don’t click on it.
If you have clicked on the links and re-entered your password, it’s ok, but you need to fix it now!! Open a separate window and go to Twitter directly – http://www.twitter.com (this is not meant to hack your account but to let you know what the url is). Sign in with your user name and password. Once you are logged in, go to Settings and change your password. You may even want to change your password 4-5 times a year just to be on the safe side.
Anybody else have experience with this?
P.S. Please, please let me know if you receive a wacko message from me via Twitter, because chances are pretty good that I didn’t send it.
I did not receive any sort of compensation for this post. I did however receive the annoying experience of having my Twitter account hacked into and my followers spammed. A big apology and HUGS to my Twitter followers!!