Twitter users warned of phishing scam hiding in plain sight as Promoted Tweet

Crooks ask for payment details in return for a blue tick

Twitter users have been warned of a Promoted Tweet appearing in feeds that offers to help them get their account verified, but is actually a phishing scam hiding in plain sight.

The message, which could appear in users’ feeds regardless of who they follow, contains a link to a site that requests account information, and more worryingly payment details, in return for helping to place a blue tick on user profiles.

 However, as security firm Malwarebytes noted, the entire set-up is a ruse which has so far ensnared almost 1,000 people.

Source: Twitter users warned of phishing scam hiding in plain sight as Promoted Tweet

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