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2 Responses to Twitter account suspension spam could lead to data loss

  1. Dylan Reichstadt · 1184 days ago

    Thanks for the heads up!

    I received this email, but it is worded a little differently.

    See this image: http://twitpic.com/5hhwph

  2. Mehul Ved · 1138 days ago

    New version of the spam that a friend recieved a few minutes back http://pastebin.com/qvMPKpM9
    This one's more authentic sounding till you realize how wrong it is
    1) It mentions your email address, not your twitter handle. Your twitter handle is not mentioned anywhere in the email.
    2) The rule mentioned is nowhere on the rules page below it.
    3) The language in which the rule is written would never ever be used in any official documentation.
    4) The offers is a highly illogical diversion, someone like twitter would never ever do such a thing.
    5) The offer text is again highly suspicious, why would someone have to take up an offer to avoid their account from being suspended? And they ask you to enter *some valid email address* on the offers page, huh? How would that help twitter?
    6) That offer page goes through CNN. Why would twitter offer page go through CNN? Makes no sense again.

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