Unfortunately, Twitter still finds value in the Direct Message and the automated DM. We don’t share that opinion, and the recent onslaught on Direct Message hacking and spamming only prove the diminished value of this feature.
Beware of the recent spam DM that we have been receiving. See a preview of the messages here:
Don’t click on these links and be sure to send a message @ the individual that sent it to you if it is from a known Twitter account. If not, be sure to unfollow, report as spam to Twitter, and block this user.
There are a large number of users on Twitter that rarely check their Direct Message Inbox, and not many Twitter users monitor their outbound messages.
If you find that your account is sending these out, be sure to promptly change your password and delete the spam Direct Messages.
You might want to monitor your followers count as well and reach out to any of those that received the spam message to clear up any confusion.
We began receiving these today around noon, so beware and Happy Tweeting!
Written by: Sara Paxton, managing partner, CTO, and Social Media Officer of Evans Media Group, Kansas City’s Social Media Agency, a boutique agency located in Overland Park, KS that specializes in traditional marketing, social media marketing, online marketing, and public relations.