Mobsterworld are a shower of gangsters
Grandad uses Twitter occasionally, as do I.
He had the gross misfortune to somehow get tangled with a thing called Mobsterworld.
Having got his password they then proceeded to bombard all his followers with DMs [Direct Messages] purporting to come from him, and inviting everyone to join.
Needless to say, his followers were not too happy.
I changed his password. That was no problem.
However, this Mobsterworld crowd weren’t too happy as they were trying to access his account using his old password, and they were trying repeatedly. As a result, the account was locked by Twitter, due to the number of unsuccessful atempts.
So here is a warning to all Twitterers –
Under no circumstances, join Mobsterworld. Do not be taken in by ANY DM inviting you to join a Mafia gang.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED
I dunno. I found that they were quite helpful for cleaing out my Twitter stream by unfollowing everyone who got suckered into it… (with the exception of Grandad, of course!)
The Harpic of the Twitterworld? I suppose they could have their uses!
I’ve had loads of invitations. I’ve not accepted but one of my twits has, is it a problem?
Yes. It’s a problem. Get your Twit to log into twitter.com. Go to Settings -> Connections and to immediately disallow Mobsterworld access to the account. Your Twit should then change their password. Problem solved
I got one of those invitations in the name of Grandad too but I hadn’t got around to accepting it. I really should devote more time to writing anyway so I was thinking of letting him know that I wasn’t going to join.
Unfortunately or fortunately as the case may be, I haven’t got around to doing that either.
But now I’m completely flummoxed as to whether I should join or not seeing how you two are always trying to put the screws to the other.
Heck with it…I’ll stick with writing. Thanks for the warning.
Kirk: There were people who got invitations from Grandad that neither of us had even heard of. That application is a nightmare, and should be blocked entirely from the Web. Apart from anything else, it’s a bit of a money making scam – to get anywhere in the “game” you have to buy points for hard cash.
Stick with what you’re best at – the writing. 😉