If you use Twitter for the purpose of connecting with celebrities, politicians or your friends, you may often come across spam Twitter profiles. The Twitter spam accounts are used for different purposes, some include posting unwanted or harmful links which sometimes lead to malware sites and can potentially threat your privacy and other important data, they’re also used to spam the trending topics to grab attention of other users and even sometimes spammers use automated tools for mass following and un-following technique to increase their followers.
But now Twitter has made it really easy to report spam profiles, giving you the authority to block users from replying to your tweets and in case you want to completely get rid of them, use the “Report as Spam” button and you’re done.
Once you have reported a profile as spam, Twitter Safety Team will review that suspect and if it turns out to be correct, it will be permanently suspended or deactivated.
How To Report Spam Profiles On Twitter?
If you have come across a spam profile, just follow the two simple steps mentioned below to report the profile to Twitter safety team and they will take care of the rest.
Step #1. Go to the spam profile.
Step #2. Click on the person icon. You will see a drop down, now simply click on “Report XYZ for spam”.
That’s it, job done!
Keep in mind that when you report a spam profile on Twitter, it will not be suspended immediately. Twitter’s safety team will first review that account and if it’s really a spam profile, it will be deactivated. The process will obviously take some time as the micro-blogging website, Twitter gets thousands of spam reports each day. And also, there will be no details provided to you regarding the status of your request.
But don’t worry, we have got something really useful for you, LaterSpam, a tool which keeps track of the profiles which you have reported as spam, once you report an account using that service, you will be notified once it’s deactivated.
Now all you need to do is to login to your Twitter account, open Later Spam site, allow access and then you will be able to see a list of profiles that have recently mentioned you in their tweet, you can check them thoroughly, see if somebody is compromising your identity, and if you find a suspect, just click on Spam and it will be reported.