Sunday 6 April 2014

Scams Circulating on Twitter

Scams Circulating on Twitter

Hi all users, Security researchers warn Twitter users to be on the lookout for survey scams which are advertised by fake Draw Something accounts.

As many people already know, with great power comes great responsibility and with great popularity come, well, cybercriminals and their malicious operations.

Sophos experts found a number of shady Twitter accounts named “Draw Something,” based on the popular social drawing and guessing game that’s loved by hundreds of millions of smartphone owners worldwide.

“You have been chosen! Claim your prize [LINK],” reads one of the tweets.

“Your a lucky Prize winner! [LINK],” reads another.

In reality, no one ever wins the 5000 prizes promised by the false posts. Instead, Twitter customers who click on the links are taken to a site where they are requested to answer a few questions.

“Congratulations Draw Something Fan. You’ve Been Randomly Selected! Please answer a few quick questions about Draw Something. To thank you We will give you a FREE Gift worth over $500,” reads a message on the website.

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