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Beware Of Twitter Scams. Remove Unwanted Applications Access Now


Twitter has also grown to be one of the biggest social networking websites, though it is not yet that Popular with the youth in India, as compared to Facebook, it is still used a lot! Twitter has also become a popular medium for spammers, with all types of scams appearing on it. This time, the scam is named as “Your Online Timer”. It sends the user private messages and of course tweets, which read as follows :

“I have spent 379 days on Twitter. How much have you? Find out here: [LINK]”

Twitter Scam

The link takes the user to a rogue application, asking you to click on a link, which asks the user to authorize the ‘Your Online Timer’ application to access and update his/her Twitter account.

Twitter Scam

Once you allow the application to connect to your account, it posts tweets on your account saying the this text : “I have spent 379 days on Twitter. How much have you? Find out here: [LINK]” .

Beware of such Scams. In case you have fallen a prey of this Scam, immediately remove the application access from your Twitter account by browsing to Settings -> Connections (Click here).

Remove Unwanted Application Access

#1 – First go to your Twitter account > Settings.

Twitter settings

#2 – Now go to Applications. Check whether you have any unwanted or mysterious applications, if you find any, feel free to select “Revoke Access” option.

Revoke Access

Do you know of any other Twitter scam? Let everyone know. Share it in the comments section below!


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    • Jasmine

      I found a scam site its called "spread your tweets" it has deleted all the tweets in my timeline and automatically followed some 50 random people using my account. I don't know how to report about this.. if you know a place report this. Thanks

      • Alex

        I find your claim a little hard to swallow. The system is now way has the power to remove Tweets from a timeline in anyway, it is simply not possible for that to have happened from the site. In regards to the following people, well yes, it’s a “train script/followers exchange”. Sorry to hear about your trouble though, were you using any other applications at the time?

    • umair

      thx for the information i was facing same issues since last three days and i thougt that these are real pages or links which could provide me relevent information.Could these spams have effect on my twitter account?

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    • Ahsanul Karim

      ohh…..Twitter also spread scams. At present no websites are free from these I guess. Now cautious will be the best medicine to secure from scam

    • Gautam A D

      thanx for this awareness. i didn't know twitter was also turning spam these days. fortunately i dont use unknown applications, even on facebook. i try to keep my account nice and clean. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Kavya Hari

      It would be create more awareness to all the twitter user as well ๐Ÿ™‚ It's really worthy man ๐Ÿ™‚ Keep doing ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Jasmine

      Thanks for the warning, we have to be really carefully whenever we go online… even when we are using Facebook and Twitter. But, this "Your Online Timer" thingy looks pretty cute, can't believe it's a scam!

    • liaqat

      haven't came across anything like this so far
      but still i will be careful

      thanks for the tips ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Riya @ Couponseasy

      I haven't seen such kind of scam as yet. But I don't use any application in twitter.

      • Aneesh Bhatnagar

        Thats nice that you do not use any such application, but maybe you will have to use some applications frequently! So, Just Beware!!

    • Satish

      Oh no.. All these days, facebook was spambook.. and now twitter ๐Ÿ™ damn man, i hate these spams. God we need a antivirus specially for Social networking ๐Ÿ˜› Anyhow thanks for info dude.

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