Out of a concern for your personal or brand reputation, or maybe just out of curiosity, you might be tempted to click the link and investigate. Don’t.
If you do, you run the risk of having your account hijacked. You’ll be directed to a fake Twitter log-in page where the scammers will ask you to enter your username and password (a common ploy is to tell you that your session has timed out).
Once they have these details they’ll start using your account to push diet pills, pornographic content and other undesirable products and services – in your name. (more…)