Fraudsters stole the identity of a top Midland cop to bombard people with
offers of porn and Viagra on social network site Twitter.
Internet conmen even tried to get users to reveal their own personal
information by pretending to be Chief Inspector Mark Payne from West Midlands
But the elaborate ruse, known as phishing, was quickly spotted by users of
the popular social networking site who contacted the senior officer to alert him
to his account being hacked into.