BBB® Alerts against Recent Twitter® Scam E-mail
According to recent news on bbb.org, a new scam e-mail is being circulated over the Internet. It has also hit Twitter, a major micro-blogging site. BBB (Better Business Bureau) has recommended all the Internet users in the U.S. to be careful of this e-mail.
This new scam mail targets people’s curiosity. One of the mails received by BBB said: "there is something really bad written about you on this page". A common man will obviously feel curious to see what wrong has been written about him/her on the page and he/she will feel convinced enough to click on the link and open the page. Once the user opens the link, he/she is led to a page that seems like the login page of Twitter. Thereafter, he/she is asked to reveal his/her login name and password.
But, if you take a closer look at the address bar, you will notice that it is not the authentic page of Twitter. The account of the user from whom you received the mail itself could have been hacked.
BBB has asked the users to stay more careful about their e-mails and advised not to click on any link unless they are sure of its authenticity. If you feel that your accounts has been hacked then you should change the password immediately. Also, install an Internet security software program so that the scam e-mails will stop bothering you in future. Keep the definitions updated so that you can stay protected against the latest online threats.
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