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March 29, 2012

Draw something’s popularity attracts scammers on Twitter

The popular ‘Draw Something’ game has attracted the attention of scammers who are using the app to lure users on Twitter.

By Cbr Rolling Blog

The popular ‘Draw Something’ game has attracted the attention of scammers who are using the app to lure users on Twitter.

Sophos is warning Twitters users to be wary of a scam that is targeting fans of the popular ‘Draw Something’ game.

Draw something has seen rapid success with hundreds of millions of downloads on iPhone and Android smartphones since its launch last month.

The increasing buzz around the game is being exploited by online scammers in whom they offer spam messages claiming to offer prizes.

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A twitter account is claiming that is giving a prizes to Draw Something plans and that those who want to claim their award can do so by visiting a new website called drawsomethingwinner.com, where users are asked a few questions.

However, senior technology consultant at Sophos, Graham Cluley, warns that these surveys are just a way for scammers to earn a commission and the prize offer is completely untrue.

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"Your chances of ever receiving a prize are remote – but you will be handing over personal information to the crooks behind the scam," said Cluley. "Sophos has reported the account as spam to Twitter, and hopefully it will be shut down soon, but for now, fans of Draw Something should be wary of other scams cropping up that seek to exploit its popularity, both on Twitter and other social networks."

 

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