Better Business Bureau warns about Twitter scam

October 11, 2011 1:31:35 PM PDT
The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about a scam on Twitter.

It starts with an email that reads, "I saw a real bad blog about you. You seen this?" That message is followed by a link. Once you click on the link, it requests your Twitter username and password.

In reality, while it looks as if you're on Twitter, you're not and you've give scammers access to your account.

The BBB offers the following tips to those who fall victim to the scam:

Change your password and verify that the email address for your Twitter account was not changed. If you have used the same email address and password on other websites, immediately check them out and change those passwords.

If your Twitter account is sending out phishing messages, you should visit the applications tab in "account settings" and revoke access for any third-party application you do not recognize.

The BBB adds that more than likely, the person who appears to send the message has already fallen for the scam. Make sure you delete suspicious emails immediately and avoid clicking on any questionable links or attachments.

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