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Watch out for the Twitter 'blue tick trick'

A blue tick is a must-have for 'official' Twitter accounts it would seem. But watch out! The sought after 'verfied' symbol on some accounts (and there are 500 million Twitter accounts out there) may not be what it appears.

The excellent The Media Blog has exposed a nifty scam which, like all tricks, is fairly obvious once it's explained.

Well, we say they have exposed it. The real graft was done by Graham Cluley or @gcluley as he's known on Twitter.

Verified accounts are something schools should consider...or risk a scamp setting up a fake account at the school's expense.

Posted by Peter Harvey: Thursday 31st January 2013