Recently, Tumblr Users has been receiving messages such as:
“i found this funny video of you copy and paste or type http://wa9.la/12wk into your browser to see it”
“i found this funny video of you i thought you might like to see. copy and paste or type http://ow.ly/5jsiW into your browser to see it”
“LOL there is a funny picture of you on this website i thought you might like to see just type or copy and paste http://lighthouse2k.com into your browser to see it”
and many more…
Those urls included in the message are an exact replica of the tumblr log-in page. It is a scam! Once you enter your email and password, it will be used by the owners of such sites to spam messages to the people you follow or following you. Worst, they will hack your account and you will no longer be able to retrieve it. I have already reported this issue to tumblr and seems they’re not yet very aware of it. They asked me the urls of those people who messaged me any of those mentioned above. The truth is, there were really a lot.
To those who accidentally logged onto those sites, i recommend you to change your passwords. To change it, go to preferences then password.
I will be posting the list of tumblr users who messaged me right after this post.
Also, please spread this post to let others know too. Let’s be aware and keep tumblr safe!