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BBB Cautions of the Recent Twitter Scam Email

The BBB (Better Business Bureau) has recommended web users in U.S. to be careful of the new scam mail that is presently circulating on Internet and hits micro-blogging site Twitter, as per the news by bbb.org in the second week of October, 2011.

"Curiosity killed the cat," is a very common proverb. Man is curious by nature but before turning on to the curious intentions of our unworldly demeanor, it is much apt to listen to our mind. Curious, unintentional suite led to trouble especially when mails from social networking site like Twitter knock our worldly intentions.

Of recent, BBB too received such mails. The mail read, "I saw a real bad blog about you, you seen this?" This is followed by a link.

BBB informs that when anyone receives such mail, he/she would be inclined to see what is being written about them. But, the user must not click on the link as they will be taken to what seems to be the login page of Twitter.

Further, BBB explains that after this you will be urged to reveal your username and password. Off course, it is not the authentic Twitter page if you look carefully at the address bar. There is a possibility that the person being followed on Twitter, who has apparently send the message, has been already trapped by the scam or their Twitter account has been hacked.

BBB also suggests that Twitter should more careful to their mails; they need to stay more alert.

Also, Twitter users should be vigilant while clicking any unknown links. Rather, they should not even click any unsolicited links or mails.

But, if any user feels that he has been hacked he should immediately change his Twitter password and install Internet security software with the latest updates so that scam mails should not bother users at any point of time.

Lastly, security experts claimed that Twitter has attacked with several scams in the recent past. Most of them were sent through Direct Messages (DM), but, DM messages were brought down considerably after Twitter used an effective spam protection for DM messages. But, it seems like have again started using the old tricks to deceive users, with this scam being the latest one.

Related article: BBA Outlines Steps To Ward Off Online Fraud

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