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Twitter users hit by Draw Something scam

Lures players with limited amount of prizes

Draw Something is a smash hit app across iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones and tablets but players are being targeted in scam on Twitter.

It comes as no surprise that scammers are trying to make a bit of cash off the back of the Pictionary style app's success and millions of users. An account on Twitter is offering 'luck draw something fans' one of 5,000 prizes.

The account claims to be Draw Something but has no affiliation with the maker OMGPop. The quite frankly random handle of '@Tawandauvw' is a bit of a giveaway. The tweets are encouraging users to visit drawsomethingwinner.com to claim their prize.

It appears that the account is targeting Twitter users who have mentioned Draw Something in previous tweets on the social network. Visiting the site will lead users to a few simple questions before claiming their prize.

Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos said: "What you will discover, however, is that you are taken to an all-too-familiar survey scam. Your chances of ever receiving a prize are remote - chances are that you will either end up handing over personal information, or will be helping the original scammer earn commission."

The account has been reported to Twitter and will hopefully be shut down soon. It's likely that similar accounts and scams will pop up on Twitter and Facebook.

Since writing the story and Tweeting a link to the article I have been sent a scam by an almost identical Twitter account with the handle '@Taifzs'.


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