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How Twitter users can fake a verified account - and how you can tell the difference

How to fake a verified account on Twitter

Learn a simple way to fool other Twitter users into thinking your account is verified..

And discover how you can tell the difference between a fake verified Twitter account and the real deal.

Rock band Garbage have had their Twitter hacked

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A hacker has seized control of the rock band Garbage's official Twitter account, posting unauthorised messages to thousands of the group's fans.

Fake Wendi Deng Murdoch makes mockery of Twitter verified account process

Fake Wendi Deng Murdoch makes mockery of Twitter verified account process

The person behind the @Wendi_Deng Twitter account has admitted they are an imposter - but not before Twitter gave them a "verified" badge and newspapers reported the tweets from Rupert Murdoch's wife were legitimate.

Why you shouldn't trust Google+ Verified Accounts

Why you shouldn't trust Google+ Verified Accounts

Google may have started to roll out verification badges for celebrities and public figures who have Google+ accounts. But, unfortunately, it's not going to close the door to fraud on the fledgling social network.

Why verified accounts won't kill off Twitter fraudsters

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Twitter has announced on its blog that in the summer* it will be introducing a "Verified Accounts" feature for some of its more high profile users, designed to help reassure members that the account is real and not belonging to Read more…