I also want to make sure you’re aware that there is some seriously frustrating stuff happening on Twitter right now. Please do not click on any links that you receive via Direct Message (even if they come from someone you know). And, if you DO click through a link, don’t log into your Twitter account from the page you land on.
It’s all an effort to gain access to your Twitter account.
Here’s the definition of Pfishing from Wikipedia.org
Phishing is the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Communications purporting to be from popular social web sites, auction sites, online payment processors or IT administrators are commonly used to lure the unsuspecting public. Phishing is typically carried out by e-mail or instant messaging, and it often directs users to enter details at a fake website whose look and feel are almost identical to the legitimate one.
It’s the same as getting an email from your bank – or any bank, including paypal. You have NO idea if the email is actually coming from your bank. You should always assume it’s not.
Do NOT click through the link in your email to log in. Go to a new window, and type in the URL directly. Otherwise, you have no idea who you’re giving your logins (and bank funds) to.
It’s funny (funny, meaning odd, not humorous) because I’d just written a report about how to protect your online business. I just wish it wasn’t so timely. 🙁
I wrote it because I discovered that my coaching clients and friends were gambling with their businesses and didn’t even realize it. Scary stuff, if your online business is feeding you and your family.
Anyway, I don’t have a big spiel. If you’re interested in protecting your online business, you can learn more about it here:
How to Avoid Disaster in your Online Business: Important Info to Know to Avoid Both Personal Loss & Financial Loss