Twitter shocked all of their users when they finally nixed all blue verification checkmarks that weren’t subscribed to their Twitter Blue service. Now, legacy badge holders have no blue checkmark next to their name, and this is already opening the door for copycats and scammers.
We previously reported that Dakota Kai dropped a very stern warning for fans. While sharing her only legit social media handles, she urged fans to stay away from fakes.
Chris Jericho is obviously a famous person that hackers would love to impersonate. He recently saw that a fan had a question for him about one of these fake accounts. The Wizard had a very short reply to help tell which account is real.
I think the zero followers should limit the confusion…
The real Chris Jericho Twitter account has 3.6 million followers. So, that’s a big difference and a clear sign that it’s legit. Hopefully, reporting these fake accounts will help get the job done and take them down for good.
We’ll have to see if Elon Musk decides to give everyone their blue checkmarks back. This decision could change the platform forever, and not in the greatest way, either.
Hopefully, Chris Jericho’s fans are also smart enough to check an account’s information, like their follower count, before engaging in any deals through the DMs with them.
What’s your take on Twitter nixing the blue verification checkmarks? Sound off in the comments!