Internet Fraud Is A Never Ending Crime
On Twitter Fraud Messages
Twitter probably is second to Facebook as the most susceptible online social networking service to spams, scams or fraud messages. Just recently, after years of being active on twitter, I received so many fraud messages with text saying like “hey somebody is posting nasty about you” with a shortened URL in it.
These messages appear to have come from my twitter followers. I can tell though, that these were not sent by my followers. This happened with Facebook also months back, where nude and vulgar images proliferate FB accounts’ walls and appear to have been sent by a friend, who actually is clueless about it.
Back to twitter. Perhaps you’ve already encountered such fraud messages. Let me just bring this general issue once more to at least inform those who are not aware of this yet or remind those who have forgotten that internet is not at all a safe medium and that all of us should always be alert and cautious in identifying genuine or fraud things.
So why am I writing this when it is already solved? The thing is, this kind of internet fraud will continue in worse scenarios. They will always devise better ways (worse for us) on how to penetrate legitimate websites again and again and victimize unwary internet users. Let us always be reminded to also keep our young internet users, our families and friends, informed and cautious, to always scrutinize each and every lines or images on the internet before doing anything.
Crimes on the streets may now be decreasing but it’s the other way around on the internet. May it be on emails, websites, blogs, forums or social networks, frauds and fraudsters are always there, so beware!