We deal with a lot of spam on a day to basis; in email and social networking sites as well. In social networking sites, Facebook has usually been the leader in scams but Twitter has not been far behind as well.
For the past couple of months quite a few scams have been spreading on Twitter including ones where people were sent DMs with messages like Somebody is Saying Real Bad Rumors About You and You Seen What This Person is Saying About You Terrible Things. While both of those were actually phishing attacks, a new spam message is currently spreading on Twitter with the message:
want to start a real internet biz this year? you must check this out [link redacted]
The link in question leads users to a fake website which talks about making money. Such kind of websites are dime a dozen and we have reported about them in the past. For example, the Work from home scam.
Ironically the website in question opens their fake or what they call "loosely based on truth" article with the question "Are Work at Home Programs a Scam?". They even have a disclaimer at the bottom (do read it) which says:
I UNDERSTAND THIS WEBSITE IS ONLY ILLUSTRATIVE OF WHAT MIGHT BE ACHIEVABLE FROM USING THIS/THESE PRODUCTS, AND THAT THE STORY DEPICTED ABOVE IS NOT TO BE TAKEN LITERALLY.
It is not really clear as to how these messages are being spread on Twitter right now because the website in question does not have an option or link to share it on Twitter. If the message was shared without your knowledge please make sure to change your Twitter password immediately.
As far as making quick money online, I would suggest that you avoid all such claims that tell you about making thousands of dollars on the Internet. Most of them are usually scams will just make you part with some of your own.