Fake, Fake, Fake? NY State Investigates Company Selling Faux Social Media Followers

If you sometimes wonder how major celebrities have amassed all those huge numbers of followers, you’re not alone. In fact, the state of New York has also become quite curious about the matter, according to an item in TheVerge.com.

The most famous reality star on the planet boasts more than 108.6 million followers on Twitter. Kim Kardashian West has quite the active account and has posted more than 4,000 times. She often includes multiple selfies, fashion and beauty favorites and plenty of family photos.

Is KKW’s Twitter account on the up and up?

How about all the celebrity elite who benefit by lots of endorsements, thanks to an enormous social media presence?

Is the party over?

Who knows, but the Empire State’s attorney general is going to take a look, a very close look at a company called Devumi. The New York Times had recently printed an expose on the online business that claims to increase one’s social media campaigns to success. Devumi states on their website that they are a unique social media marketing company.

The New York Times’ investigative piece alleges that Devumi will provide a paying client with more than 200 million Twitter followers, for example. These are fake followers, meaning that Devumi is breaking the law with deception and impersonation, according to AG Eric Schneiderman.

Meantime, Devumi’s website will not be available on Tuesday, January 30th, due to the performance of “scheduled maintenance.” If one goes to the Devumi website and tries to order Twitter followers, they will see the “service is unavailable.”

For 5,000+ Twitter followers, the cost is $49 and delivered to the customer in 10 – 14 days. However, these services have now been blocked as mentioned above.

One does not need proof of identity to open a Twitter account.

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