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How my 80k Account Was Almost Out of my Hands Forever... A Warning for all of Social Media

Discussion in 'Twitter' started by kodyck, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. kodyck

    kodyck Newbie

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    My journey with Twitter marketing started roughly 2 years ago. Along the way I've encountered many people seeking promo on different accounts and have dealt with a plethora of characters. Nobody beats this one. I want this story to serve as a warning to not only Twitter users, but any social media site users. Upon logging in to my 80k account I had received a message from a smaller similar account in my niche, asking what my promo rates were. Excited at the fact that I'd have some potential money in my pocket, I quickly replied to the account.

    They then prompted that I Kik them so we continued the convo there. First red flag was that this persons display name on Kik was "Twitter Promo." Also, their display pic was the twitter logo. WTF? Who makes a kik specifically for hitting up accounts for promo? Whatever everybody is different I thought. This person then asked what percentage of my followers were American because his product was mainly geared towards Americans. I told him a large percentage were American at least 60%. He then sent a link to a site along with a screenshot of a shitty looking pie chart with all different countries and percentages on it. He said that this site will tell me what percent of my followers were American, and as long as it was 60% or more. He'd be buying a lot of promo.

    Upon visiting the site, it looked very sketchy and prompted me to log in with my Twitter username and pass right away. There was barely any images let alone a menu at all, just a shitty logo in the top right corner. I knew something seemed off, so I decided to google the website. Upon searching, a famous website that manged twitter accounts with a very similar name popped up, but it wasnt the site this guy sent me. For an example, Crowdfire.com is a well known service for account mangement, he would have sent me Crowdfires.net or something like that. I dont remember the specific site as I deleted our convos. I questioned him why the site didn't pop up at all on google, and then called him a scumbag fraud hacker piece of shit etc etc. He then said I was smart for figuring out that he was trying to hack me, and that he wanted me to join his team. FUCK THAT. I'm not a scumbag. Just decided to share with you guys, if you thought this info was helpful please say thanks. See ya guys soon :)
     
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  2. yottayachta

    yottayachta Newbie

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    Should've asked what the compensation was to join their team :p
     
  3. codfordinner

    codfordinner Registered Member

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    First the Nigerian prince scammers, now this? Thanks for opening my eyes OP im not mad at all that I spent so long reading this very informative post. Now if you'd excuse me there is a gentleman from India on the phone who needs my credit card details to fix the virus on my PC.
     
  4. kodyck

    kodyck Newbie

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    lmao I received a call from an Indian man trying to fix my Windows computer... I currently own a Mac... that was an interesting convo as well.
     
  5. Cherry

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    Yikes, thanks for sharing this! Glad you didn't lose your account!