Phishing For Tweets

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Andrew Realty Serfvices

My latest scam alert is a fake email supposedly from Twitter letting you know that you have an unreadable message.

 

Twitter Phishing Scam

 

Don't be fooled by the From address - this email isn't from Twitter.  If you take a look at the link, you can see that it's not going to Twitter either.  Click on it and you'll be taken to a site that looks like Twitter but it's only purpose is to convince you to put in your Twitter username and password so the bad guys can steal your account.  Let the bad guy's hook go empty - don't fall for this phishing scheme.

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  1. Tim Cahill 04/24/2010 05:16 PM
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Rainmaker
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Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Deb:  I am going to guess that this is one of the many reasons that I do not DO... Twitter.  But hey... have fun with it.  Have a great weekend.

By the way... I really like your DebOnTheWeb.  Cute, and very memorable.  :)

Apr 23, 2010 03:58 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Deb Agliano
RE/MAX Andrew Realty Serfvices - Medford, MA
DebOnTheWeb - Medford, MA Real Estate

Thanks very much Karen!

Unfortunately this type of scam isn't just happening on Twitter. . . Craigs List, Facebook, Paypal - all successful websites are targets for the bad guys.

Apr 23, 2010 04:06 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Deb:  Wow... you are another nut goofy enough to be up and on Active Rain this early... or this late... whichever one you might call it.  By the way... I woke up here, and, now that I am awake, kinda noodled around your blog, your profile and stuff... and like what I see.  I have added you as an Associate, and have subscribed to your blog.  Take care...

Apr 23, 2010 04:12 AM #3
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Deb Agliano
RE/MAX Andrew Realty Serfvices - Medford, MA
DebOnTheWeb - Medford, MA Real Estate

Karen -  I really appreciate your comments.  You are quite a prolific blogger!  I'm glad that we've had a chance to "meet" and can now follow each other.  Have a great weekend.

Apr 23, 2010 04:20 AM #4
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Tim Cahill
RE/MAX Results - Arlington, MA
MBA, EcoBroker

Thanks for sharing this information with us, Deb.  I hadn't heard of this scam yet and luckily I haven't received such an email.  I'll be sure to let my fellow tweeters know about this.

Have a great weekend!

-Tim

Apr 24, 2010 05:13 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Deb Agliano
RE/MAX Andrew Realty Serfvices - Medford, MA
DebOnTheWeb - Medford, MA Real Estate

My pleasure Tim.  It seems like every day there's a new scam in our inboxes.

I hope you're having a great weekend too!

Apr 25, 2010 05:14 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Al Raymondi
Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida - Ormond Beach, FL
Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales a

Thanks for the heads up Deb.  I'll be on the lookout for this and spread the word.

Apr 26, 2010 03:56 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Adam Brett
The Adam and Eric Team - Fullerton, CA
The Adam and Eric Team, Setting the New Standard

Very good info Deb. Thanks for the heads up!

May 15, 2010 06:35 PM #8
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Sandra Scott
Dominion Real Estate Partners LLC - Payson, AZ
REALTOR of Choice! Payson, Pine & Strawberry, AZ

Yea, Facebook has one too.  It reads, "Your Facebook password has been changed.  If you did not change your password, click here."  That little click allows the bad guys to download a virus into your computer.  Beware, my friends...

Jun 25, 2010 12:05 PM #9
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