I cherish my Sundays – Church at 7am; breakfast around 10am (full English, of course); Siesta from 12pm till my stomach begins to grumble for lunch; and all the cable TV my four-eyes can handle thereafter. You can therefore imagine my bewilderment when at about 6pm I got a tweet on my blackberry from a friend claiming he saw a hilarious picture of me that made him ‘ROTF’ (to which I blurted out, ‘WTF!’).
The first thing I panicked about was whether there was some scandalous picture of me floating about on the web. Was I possibly completely naked or even worse, half-naked? (like being caught with your pants down doing a ‘number 2’). Could some scorned ex-girlfriend be wreaking her revenge online? Had someone hacked into my Facebook account (again!) and gone flickr-happy with my photos? The suspense was killing me; that’s why I stupidly clicked on the link/url at the end of my friend’s tweet. Big mistake!
Beknown to me, I had just clicked my way into a big world of sh*t. What appeared as a twitter login page was actually a spamming site that was designed to fool donkeys like me. 30 minutes later some of my twitter contacts were sending me messages saying they can’t see the picture. Next thing I saw were tweets from myself bragging about how I made $300 online using ‘this amazing software’; and a few minutes later I was tweeting about how I lost 10kg in 2 weeks – that’s when it finally dawned on me that my twitter profile had been hacked…hee-haw!
Against my own will I decided to change my profile name and password before all my followers blocked my tweets. I can’t say that it has worked but only time will tell…
Crazy_Nigerian: This is the cool site I’ve been searching for that allows you to view the exact geographical location of all your Facebook, twitter, blackberry and i-phone pals on the map absolutely free! Just click here http://you.must.be.an.idiot
A word is enough for the wise!
Eia! That sucks…Sorry…Sounds like something that could have happened to just about anyone (so you mean you did NOT lose 10kg in 2 weeks …*kidding*). Thanks for warning the rest of us. LOL @ “you.must.be.an.idiot” … I prefer the term “gullible.” It’s less severe.
I’ve weighed 77kg for the last 5 years, lol. The ‘idiot’ bit seems offensive but you’ve got to admit – it’s way funnier 😀 Thanks for reading!
LOL @ “http://you.must.be.an.idiot”
Sorry about the online trap again.
Thanks Gbenga. Will exercise more caution. Death to Spam!!!
It’s taking over twitter and more people are falling prey to it. It’s really painful.
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Thanks for commenting, Emeka. I wonder if someone makes any money from spamming. It’s just a complete waste of time and cyberspace. smh
hahaha really enjoyed reading this.