Ugh.  Your Twitter account has been spammed and is now sending out messages to your followers.  Great.  Just what you need as you are building your list and social media campaigns.  Follow our 5 step plan below to get your account back on track!

  1. Change your password to your Twitter account.  Chances are that it isn’t your password that was lifted, but it makes sense to periodically change passwords to keep your account secure at all times.
  2. Log in to your Twitter account and under your settings menu, select “Applications”.  Delete third party applications that have access to your account.  Yes, this can be frustrating, especially if you have automated processes linked to your account, but this is likely the culprit of the spam being generated from your account.
  3. Change the passwords on the services that have access to your account (most likely these are going to be the same as the ones you revoked in step 2).
  4. Wait a few days or so to see if the spam continues or ceases.  Once the spam has stopped you can allow access again to the third party applications that were revoked. I recommend allowing one access at a time to make sure no spam is being generated again.

We know that you have better things to do than dither around with annoying spam issues, but try these steps and hopefully you will be back on your way to a spam free Twitter experience.

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