Earlier today I opened a direct message on Twitter from a fellow BSU student. I followed the link that claimed to be informing me about something posted about me on the internet. Upon opening the link, a direct message was sent out to all my followers claiming information about them online and a dubious link was provided.
Please consider not opening links sent via Twitter related to pictures or content about you online, while it appears to be initiated from a concerned classmate, in reality it may be a chain reaction phishing set up. At the very least, use a website extractor to determine the true origin of a shortened URL.
Thank you for your time & apologies for any inconvenience brought about,
Thank you for posting this, Angi! I have received several of these strange messages the past few days.
Ugh! This happened to me as well.
I'm usually so good at catching these things, but the timing on this one was after I had just posted a big update on my blog and it piqued my interest. So very aggravating!