Swindlers Are Trying to Tweet You

Scamsters use site to get rich from phony cash-for-tweets schemes
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 7, 2009 8:31 AM CDT
Reports of Twitter scams have surged with the site's popularity in recent months.   (AP Photo/Stew Milne)
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(Newser) – The world's lowlifes are taking full advantage of Twitter's high profile, the Los Angeles Times reports. The Better Business Bureau warns that there has been a surge in scamsters luring people into phony work-from-home schemes. They urge users to be extremely wary of any "cash-for-tweets" scheme offering easy income.

"Twitter is the cool thing, the bright, shiny object," said a spokeswoman for the Bureau."It's unbelievable how widespread this is. With so many people vulnerable and looking for jobs, a scheme like this is going to have people falling for it when they can least afford to."