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Fake Oxegen Twitter account fools thousands

9,887 to be exact.

AMIDST ALL THE announcements about Oxegen over the last couple of days, a convincing fake Twitter account for the festival has been fooling thousands.

The @officialoxegen account is a fake, but with 9,887 followers relatively believable tweets, it may not be immediately recognisable.

This morning, for example, they’re making ‘lineup announcements’:

Last night they held a ‘ticket competition’:

They’ve even offered pizza and burger vouchers for people who RT certain messages:

Hilarious, right?  RIGHT GUYS?

The real Oxegen account, @oxegenofficial, has 22,768 followers and has been forced to tweet a message clarifying the fact that they are the account to follow.

Beware of the trolls!

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