Twitter Verified Blue Tick Cyber Scam costing $100

As soon as Tesla Chief Elon Musk took the reign of Twitter as the CEO, the very first move he made was to remove Parag Agarwal and the legal head of the company Vijaya Gadde from their respective jobs. And soon, some more C-level employees are expected to leave the company or face the axe soon. Well, this is already old news to most of you, right?

But here’s some fresh news that not only seems interesting but knowing it will help you out from falling prey to a cyber scam.

A couple of days, Twitter unofficially announced that its ‘Verified Blue tick’ might cost $8 for new users and $5 for those who are already verified. The move is expected to remove bots and in-authentication accounts, spreading harassment, misinformation, and hate speeches.

Hackers are using this news in circulating a new scam that has caught up many on the web by now, especially those from the UK, Canada, South America, and some parts of Australia.

Over the past couple of days, hundreds of twitter users are receiving phishing emails from twittercontactcenter@ google and those sending are urging them to click on the link to avoid losing their account identity or lose their status on a permanent note.

The link actually leads the user to a page where a demand of $100 is kept forward and the addition of some bank information is being asked by the receiver. And once the user falls to this bait, it can push them into deep trouble.

One Twitter account holder who received such emails posted the ongoing scam on their home page to warn other users from falling prey to such money-minting online frauds.

Twitter has received several complaints regarding the ongoing blue badge scam and has yet to react to the fraud committed via phishing emails.


Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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