A Cop on the Twitter Beat

May 4th, 2009 by Ilya Marritz

I have done my best to resist posting about Twitter. Really, you can read about John McCain‘s earmark-ache and Britney‘s movie dates with her sons somewhere else, if you don’t already subscribe to their thoughtstreams. However, when the FBI pops up in a user’s feed, every user ought to take note.

Best as I can tell, here’s what happened: a lady called Liz received a spammy email pretending to be from the FBI. She wondered out loud whether to erase it. An FBI employee, trolling the twittersphere, got wind of the question, and answered:

“Yes, you dare.. and report it to our internet crime complaint center: www.ic3.gov.”

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