Warning: don't buy twitter followers!
Last Update: Aug 16, 2015
Well last week, I learnt a bitter lesson and I thought I'd share my experience with you all so you avoid the tragic mistake I made.
I was surfing around the internet to figure out how to increase my twitter follower base. I came across a website called fiverr.com where people offer to do a variety of services for you for just $5. As I was looking around the platform a certain ad got my attention. It said it could get me 5,000 followers for a $5 fee. I thought "what a bargain!" I never have to bother looking for followers, I can just buy some and pretty soon I'll be the bell of the ball! Little did I know that I was signing up for hell.
So I bought the service and I was so excited and looked forward to getting new followers. Two days later, I logged in to check if my followers had arrived only to get a message from twitter saying my account has been suspended. I couldn't understand what was going on so I emailed the twitter help desk and asked them to explain to me why I'm being suspended. They replied and told me that my account is receiving far too many "egg followers" (which are inactive and fake accounts) and that it's against their policies to have a massive following in a short period of time.
I contacted my seller and told them to cancel the service but as usual they were no where to be found. Fortunately Fiverr runs an escrow service where the sellers do not receive payments until a buyer is happy with the service and approves it. So I cancelled the order and contacted the fiverr staff who were very helpful and they officiated the cancellation and I was able to get my money back. Phew!
But this was not without peril. I was stuck with 5,000 ghost followers and they kept adding more and more fake and spam accounts to my account. My mailbox actually went over capacity and it was just like being locked in a room with a million bees swarming all over you! I lost a few more real followers as my account was no longer credible. I went round and round in circles and could not find a solution.
After 48 hours of grinding my brain I finally saw the light at the end of the tunnel. I found this website http://blog.claytonn.com/fake-twitter-follower-rem...
Basically this whizz kid also had the same problem as me so he developed a script code you embed into your twitter page that helps you get rid of spam and fake twitter accounts. I followed his video tutorial and instructions and pretty soon, I was able to remove every single one of those parasites! I can't tell you how relieved I was to find this guy! He really solved my problem and thanks to him, my twitter account is back live and well!
For those of you who already follow me on here, my new handle is now http://twitter.com/jellybabyrocks
I'm usually very wary about scams and ripoffs and I still don't know why I fell for this one. But I've learnt my lesson now and after reading several blogs and articles about why you should never buy followers, I now understand how it all works. I suppose if I had read all this before I bought the service, I would have spared myself the hassle!
I will be doing a video tutorial of how to embed the code into your twitter page soon. Apparently I have to a premium member for 3 months before I can paste a training video. This is my second month so I'm almost there!
The video that the Whiz kid did is good but he talks so fast and uses a lot of slang so some of you will have trouble understanding him, that's why I would like to do a simpler video for you all.
So lesson for today, children, is... DON'T BUY TWITTER FOLLOWERS! You will lose your account and credibility if you do. These sellers are scam artists and ripoff geniuses. For those of that already know this, BRAVO! I will be writing an article of how I get my followers soon!
Have a great week!
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