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Watch out for these Twitter Phishing Scams
Our generation has many sources of information all over the web. It's both a blessing and a curse. How will we know what to believe?..and who to believe? Fake news and false information are popping out everywhere -- when you need to shop online or check your email inboxes, and even when you're discovering thru social networking sites (SNS) you will see fake news pop-ups with intriguing titles.
What do we need to do? Check the source of information. Is it legitimate? Is it verified? Good thing that Social networking sites like Twitter award the “Blue Check” to all verified brands, public figures, and influencers. This makes information from accounts with the blue check credible.
However, since the announcement of Twitter owner Elon Musk that they might start charging verified users a monthly fee, scammers know how to strike when the iron is hot, our Trend Micro Check Team notices a surge in multiple fake Twitter emails.
Scammers are posing as Twitter officials, to trick you into clicking on a link or button, once you click it will redirect you to a phishing website where you will ask to provide information in exchange for the verification badge for free and permanently.
Source: Twitter (@zackwhittaker)
Fake Twitter login pages. Source: Twitter (@zackwhittaker)
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