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Spammers Targeting Twitter – “iTunes Gift Card spam”

04
Aug
2011

We’ve already seen iTunes gift card scams spread via Facebook, but today the thing to look out for is iTunes Gift Card spam on Twitter.

some typical messages:

All of now the Twitter accounts ending out these messages having a profile of a beautiful woman.
It seems that these Twitter users have been created purely for the purposes of spamming out these tweets.

If anyone click on the link, you redirected to a website which firstly attempts to work out where in the world you are. I’m writing this from the UK, and it decided to relay my web browser to a dating website for men who want to meet young Russian women.

No sign of any free iTunes gift cards. Spammers are just using the lure of a free iTunes gift card to entice unsuspecting Twitter users into visiting their sites.
In this way the Spammers could easily take you to a webpage containing malware, or a site which attempts to phish your passwords.

So, avoid getting trapped into such spams on Social Networking Sites.

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