One such account used was the official Swansea City AFC Ladies account, who commented that they had received back coins under different posts.
While the hackers can change the name on accounts, they cannot change the Twitter handle, which should help to identify the compromised accounts.
Spelling mistakes within the promotion are another indicator of a scam account.
On accounts that have large followers such as Pathé, the scammers have paid for Twitter advertisement to promoted the tweet, resulting in Twitter showing the scam tweets as promoted posts.
Posting the scam on a hacked verified account, combined with positive replies from other compromised blue ticked accounts, shows a decent degree of organisation.
It also highlights that a number of verified accounts on Twitter may be compromised.
Many of the companies involved have wrestled back control of their accounts, issuing apologises to their followers, such as Pathé who posted:
The Pathe UK Twitter account was hacked this morning by an unknown third party. A series of unauthorised tweets were sent for which we apologise. The issue has now been resolved and we have taken back control of our account.