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Twitter account suspended after #Christmas Phishing stunt

2:21 PM, Dec 19, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - On Your Side Team member, Rachel Leitao, stumbled upon a Twitter "Phishing" scheme Dec. 17.

"Funny story," Leitao said. "Last night I was tweeting about my new Christmas onesie and I used Christmas in my tweet." Leitao received a response almost immediately from @SecretSanta4838. The Tweet said Leitao won something with instructions for claiming her prize. 

"Unfortunately, for @SecretSanta4838 I was on to them from the beginning. And I sent them a snarky reply."

As of the morning of Dec. 18, the @SecretSanta4838 Twitter account had been suspended. This goes to show you that phishing attempts are everywhere, even on social media.

When you see this sort of thing, ignore it. It's likely an attempt to collect personal information from you. 

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