Clean Up Your Twitter Account: Spammers and Scammers are after You
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Clean Up Your Twitter Account: Spammers and Scammers are after You

6th September 2011

I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen a huge increase in spam messages on Twitter in the past week. And the sad thing is, that it is not just bots doing it, but genuine accounts are being hacked. Twitter is mainstream now, which means that that is where the hackers go. I’ve had several spam messages from people I know in the past few days.

All I can tell people is to clean up their Twitter accounts, see who you follow, change your password if necessary and be sure to check the applications connected to your account. If there is one you don’t recognize or don’t trust: revoke the access!

Twitter spam is nothing new, but as said, things have increased very much. Impermium found that the percentage of social networking accounts which are fraudulent ranges from 5 percent to 40 percent. So they made this infographic which shows that scammers are becoming more sophisticated every day.

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Bas van den Beld is an award winning Digital Marketing consultant, trainer and speaker. He is the founder of State of Digital and helps companies develop solid marketing strategies.
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