New To Twitter Then Watch Out For That Direct Message SPAM!

Twitter Bird - Direct Message SpamIt’s one thing that I always tell everyone who joins twitter to pay close attention to and it’s that Twitter Direct Message SPAM that has a way of sneaking in to a users DM timeline and making them think they need to click a “BAD” link.

For the new Twitter user, they probably don’t think much to them and when they see a tweet saying something along the lines of “I Can’t believe they got this video of you” with a link in the DM, nine out of ten new Twitter users will click on that link, resulting in their account being hacked and them in turn sending out Direct Message SPAM and generally tweeting out tweets about weight loss!

Stopping The Twitter Direct Message SPAM

It’s really to not get caught out by these forms of SPAM, simply don’t click on the links, you really think that someone you have just met on Twitter will know about videos and pictures of you on the internet. JUST DON’T CLICK THEM!

If you do get these kinds of tweets or DMs just follow these simple rules to keep your Twitter account safe and running freely.

  1. Don’t click on the links.
  2. Delete the DM that you have recieved.
  3. Unfollow the user that has sent them.
  4. If the user is a known friend, tweet them explaining why you unfollowed them and explain they need to change their password.
  5. If you think that the user is a possible SPAMMER then use the Report Spam option on Twitter.
  6. If you think your account has been compromised, change your password as soon as you can!

Following those tips above should help you keep your Twitter account running, if you are a new Twitter user that is follwoing everyone back, then you may find you will get these types of DMs frequently, as the majority of these spammers will target tweeters that seem to following everyone that followers them, which they can see by your following to followers ratio.

My advice to is build your Twitter following natural, try not to go mad trying to build a following, let people follow you, interesting and informative tweeting is always a must and the good tweeters will find you and follow you, the majority of them will even stay and become great Twitter friends, that’s how I built @BlazingMinds and have made many amazing Twitter buddies.

So now I’m going bring you a list of just some of the tweets that sometimes come through as Direct Message SPAM, remember them and if you see any of them or anything similar, remember the list above and follow it, so that you don’t have any problems with your Twitter account. All URLs have been removed for safety.

Types Of Twitter Direct Message Spam!

Hey this person URL is spreading horrible rumors around about you…

I can’t believe they got this video of you URL

Have you seen this picture of you that’s going around URL

you ar famous now haha FACBOOKURL

Keep Away From The DM SPAM!

So remember watch out for the DMs that you get, do not click on them if they even look a bit spammy if in doubt deelete the direct message, ever click on the links.

By following the simple guidelines above then you should be able to keep your Twitter account that little bit safer from those pesky Spammers.

About Karen Woodham

Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds blog an avid blogger of all sorts of interesting and odd things. She is also a Cinema Film Reviewer, based in Rhyl, where she reviews the latest movies and is a bit of a local celebrity, a new generation of online journalist. Follow Karen Woodham on Twitter, Facebook and
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6 Responses to New To Twitter Then Watch Out For That Direct Message SPAM!

  1. Tanya says:

    Not getting spammed is mostly common sense. I don’t know why a lot of people get tricked into thinking there is some picture or video out there of them. I guess some people just don’t realize i guess..

  2. Jakes says:

    I am not new to twitter. Still, sometimes I am prompted to click those links that comes as direct messages.

    There should be twitter plugins like wordpress plugins to stop SPAM :-)
    Just kidding

    • Karen says:

      I try not to click any links in my DMs, but if if does look ok, I will use a website that expands shortened URLs, so I can safely see where the short ones are going ;)

      • Jakes says:

        Wow. Cool trick. I too mostly try not to click. But sometimes, I just click to know which site they point to..

        Can you please tell me the website to expand the shorten urls? I just googled and found some sites like longurl.org, knowurl.com

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