Warning! Twitter Scam – Is this blog about you?

There is another Phishing scam going around Twitter.  This is similar to the “Is this you in this picture”  and “Is this you in this video”

You get a DM asking Is this blog about you with a link – here is the one I revived today.

People are saying that when you click the link it takes you to a twitter log in page, it then takes over your account and sends out DM’s to your friends from your twitter account.

Think before you click!

The danger is that these DM’s are from friends and you don’t think about it when you click as you wonder – ooh am I featured in a blog?

If you have clicked on this, you need to change your password immediately and try to warn the people that you have DM’d not to click the link.  I sent a message to the above account to tell this this is happening, as that is the other problem, you don’t actually realise right away that it is happening.

Update – I’ve also received the “This gotta be you in this picture” scam today …

He realised soon enough and sent out this message to say he was hacked

Same as above, change password!

Hope this helps.


Christmas Warning – Burglary Danger from social networking sites

Just a quick word in your shell like (ear) from me. 

The BBC have been warning people about the risks of informing people on social media networks (such at Facebook and Twitter) that you and your family are away from home this Christmas, due the increased risk of burglary. 


Of course house break ins are popular at Christmas holiday time anyway, as its a time that often we go away and if we are just out, we might have a house full of expensive gadgets, jewellery, iphones, ipads, consoles and the like, all of which are easy to sell once stolen. However there is no point in making it easy for burglars and broadcasting an empty home from a loud hailer. 

Which is one of the reasons I don’t like Foursquare or Facebook places but that’s another blog. 🙂 

Please don’t advertise the fact in your status that your home is empty at any time. You may think you are just telling a friend but keywords can be searched for in some networking sites. Tell them in private, DM or Inbox – if you must tell them on a social networking site at all. 

When you return, inform people then about the great time your and your family had in LA or Grandma’s not before. 

We all know these risks but sometimes we just need reminding.

Edit: Just had a discussion with Lisa @lisaven about this who stated that only trusted people would know where we live, which is totally true for most people. Unless of course you have used Facebook places and the  like to check in to your home. 

Hope this helps