Interesting…very interesting! Real Housewives of Orange County star Alexis Bellino is denying that she had anything to do with her followers randomly jumping 30,000 in just days! It all started when Micah Tanous tweeted, “I just answered a call from the company that is SELLING all the current #RHOC cast their Twitter followers, What a F’ing Joke!”
That’s when it was revealed Alexis had jumped 30,000 followers. Tamra and Heather were not surprised but Alexis is denying she had anything to do with it telling Fox News,
“I have waited to respond regarding the recent ‘bought Twitter fans’ accusations because like many of you, I thought it was odd that my twitter account jumped 30,000 in a day, so I immediately hired a team of specialists to help determine what was happening. I did not understand the meaning of buying fans, so it has taken me a few days to grasp exactly what occurred. Let me be very clear on this issue, neither myself nor members of my team have ever purchased a Twitter fan. What I have learned is that someone else can do this to my account, and it’s very interesting how this chain of events has unfolded, and how certain people seem so knowledgeable and opinionated about what is happening to my account”
Michael Gregg, COO of Superior Solutions explains, “Based on my review of Alexis’ account, it appears that she may have been targeted by ‘bots,’ i.e. fake accounts for spamming purposes. This could be considered a ‘hack’ in the sense that a person can hire a bot service to do this to someone, but it’s not a hack in the traditional sense of someone taking over her account. This could be done to try to discredit Alexis or have her account blocked by Twitter. These bots will turn very quickly – your account can get bombarded by them in a short period of time and then see them disappear just as fast, once Twitter starts to target and remove these fake accounts. Judging by some of her followers, it appears there are a number of these fake accounts still attached to her Twitter feed.”
Alexis adds, “I am told anyone can easily do to it anyone else without the use of passwords, usernames, or any other privileged information.”
Yea, I’m not buying it. A lot of housewives and househusbands (Joe Gorga; Richard Wakile) buy followers. Alexis, you have been caught.