scumbagTwitter is a great platform for information, communication and making new friends. Yes, there are the spammers, but the block button fixes them easily. There are the oddballs, whackos and those who have their own hobby horse to ride, along with those who only like to look at what’s going on. It’s a microcosm of the world, so that’s what you get. And I love it.

Except for the nasty scumbag creeps who think it’s fun to hack your account and Direct Message people under your name and account and vent their bile. You’ve probably seen these. ‘Somebody said something nasty about you’ type messages. Always with a link to their dumb arsed site promoting all types of crap. Legal and illegal.

These lowlife scum spoil what is a terrific platform and for the life of me, I can’t understand why Twitter can’t put a stop to these mindless morons.

The point hit home recently when I made a new acquaintance on Twitter and chatted away as I usually do. This person even very kindly bought one of my books. Then, not an hour after we finished a friendly chat one evening, I was unfollowed by this user. Odd, I thought. Was it something I said? I checked the tweets and messages we had exchanged, and no, nothing to warrant an immediate unfollow. Weather, pets, writing etc.

Then I checked this user’s timeline. And there it was. Just after the unfollow there was a tweet saying to the effect: ‘How could someone be so polite and then send such a vile message?’

Yes, this user was relatively new to Twitter and probably unaware about the scumbags that send these Direct Messages. So thanks to these creeps, I have lost a new friend that I quite enjoyed chatting to. I hope they are satisfied with their work.

I can handle all types of human. But these cretins are just below contempt.

The Twitter Scumbags
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9 thoughts on “The Twitter Scumbags

  • 24/02/2012 at 10:44 am
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    Yes, I had one of these and they’re actually pretty worrying when you first receive the ‘someone said something horrible’ link. I figured out it was spam, but still, very unpleasant. Also, hooker-bots – who uses them? There should be a list – wait, there IS! D’oh.

    It’s a real shame the person who fell victim to it unfollowed and I hope that you’re able to get them to return. Great post, I will be exploring this site today!

  • 24/02/2012 at 12:42 pm
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    The same happened to me so I never open any links in my DMs on Twitter. I hope you explained to your former follower what had happened. Thank you for sharing, my sentiments are exactly the same.

  • 24/02/2012 at 1:32 pm
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    Im still trying to figure out the ins and outs of Twitter, so thanks for the heads up. Pretty sad these Twitter Scumbags can’t do something productive with their sad lives.
    I hope the person you made friends with comes back :)

  • 24/02/2012 at 6:23 pm
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    Actually those messages are an attempt to hack your account. If you click on the link, most times it brings up a twitter sign on screen, which I believe is bogus, and an attempt to get your password. Never sign in to twitter when you think you are already signed in. I’ve never fallen for it. I’ve twice received a msg like that, and replied to the person, asking them why they sent me such a msg. They admitted, very sheepishly, that their account had been hacked, and apologised profusely. I didn’t unfollow them. My advice is that people should guard their passwords very carefully. Without passwords these cretins are powerless.

    • 24/02/2012 at 8:09 pm
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      I think these scumbags are even sneakier Niki. I would never give out my password, but have feeling that they get access from app access somehow. Every time you approve a new app to use with Twitter it asks for your password.

      This is where I think these lowlife get access.

  • 25/02/2012 at 9:47 pm
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    I’m very happy to report that the scumbags didn’t win!

    My new friend I mentioned in this post is now back on my timeline. Very pleased. :)

  • 25/02/2012 at 10:20 pm
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    I had some of those messages. To be honest, if someone unfollows you without asking you what this is all about, then they’re not cut out for the Internet. But yes, it’s a shame that Twitter can’t fix it. Or at least post a warning.

  • 01/03/2012 at 1:00 am
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    I’m ashamed to admit that I once unfollowed someone for the same reason. I didn’t realize they weren’t the one sending the spam until I received another similar message from a follower I’d interacted with for quite some time. I’m much more savvy about these types of ploys now. But hey, don’t forget about the scumbags who follow you and then secretly unfollow after you’ve reciprocated just to keep their numbers looking good.

  • 09/03/2012 at 3:28 am
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    These shameful people are storming the internet world right now. I just wonder why they enjoy doing these kind of stuff! Oh well, those are people that lacks attention therefore uses other peoples names just to somehow get an attention. CREEP!

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