[Update] So it seems as though @princessthot has finally admitted that it was a scam, or rather a “social experiment”, as according to one Twitter user, she Tweeted the following message earlier today and then quickly deleted it shortly afterwards. Hate to say we told you so…
— x (@SMASEY) March 9, 2014
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An obvious Twitter based scam is currently trending, giving the fake story that she (well maybe she) is giving the”10k people to retweet get 1k each” because she fells like fucking over her (again might be a her) dad and his so-called manufacturing company, a story which I hope a lot of you will start to see some of the holes within it, however it seems that all hope is lost as many Twitterers have actually fell for the scam.
Thought to be true by some because of an attached image that appears to show over $23,000,000 dollars in PayPal money, alongside various retweets that seem to be confirming that they have indeed received the 1k.
If you look closely however, you start to see some of the cracks within this lie, first thing is how easily a PayPal page can be manipulated, simply right-click the text on this page, click “inspect element” and type something different in the text (only works in Chrome), it really isn’t rocket science, and as such is clearly doctored.
Next up is the retweets, this is derailed by quickly looking into the accounts which they have been sent from, here’s one example of some of the Tweets from the Twitter user @dreamofcastles, who Tweeted the following:
— rafeed (@dreamofcastles) March 9, 2014
Well it gets even more obvious when you scroll further down that last user’s Twitter profile, take a good look and you will notice he has retweeted the same Tweet from various Twitter users, and various Twitter originals numerous times, and in fact out of all of the Twitter users who claimed that claim they have received this, none of them had actually retweeted her, or even asked for money.
All of which leads to the fact that all of these ReTweeted posts that seem to be confirming the money, are actually fake, used to create leads for advertising schemes, they are made simply to gain a large amount of Twitter followers and then send out mass advertising links afterwards, hoping that the majority of users don’t leave despite the lack of fore-filled promises.
This was then confirmed to me after @princesshot tweeted out the following couple of segments about 30 minutes ago.
OMFG THE COPS JUST CAME TO MY HOUSE???!?!
— ? (@princessthot) March 9, 2014
WTF THEY JUST ARRESTED MY DAD IM CRYING SO HRAD
— ? (@princessthot) March 9, 2014
For the right-minded thinker you would obviously work out that this is the users exit strategy, a way to say that she cannot send out the money to the real Twitter users who ReTweeted her because “the police got involved”, a couple of failings in this however, firstly it would not be her dad that would not be arrested in this situation, it would most certainly be her.
I’m not sure if her dad is some bank robber, but if it is supposedly linked to this, the user would not have access to her Twitter account and would be in a cell, as if true this would of course be classed a stealing, and anyone who had received the money from this account could in fact be included in the case for simply being involved in it, or in a nicer version, forced to pay the received money back to the victim, something which could be done easily as any significant amount paid into a PayPal account would of course be investigated to make sure it is not there because of money laundering.
And just to make sure everything is confirmed, here is a previous Tweet from the user, confirming her longing for Retweets no matter the situation:
Beyonce can get 1000 RTs but how many can my son get for beating cancer?????????????????????????????????????? pic.twitter.com/YPTDBvrP6w
— ? (@princessthot) February 7, 2014
My best advice if you have been scammed by this account, just take a look into it, do your research and don’t fool for the first guy who offers you a couple of quid for nothing, remember nothing will ever be offered to you for nothing, and everybody wants some kind of return from everything.