Who the Hell is Tom O’Halloran and Why is he Spamming Me on Twitter?

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Tom O’Halloran seems to be taking over Twitter – he has by his own admission 30 Twitter accounts – many of from which he is following people and then messaging them when their account auto-follows him back (others are being held in reserve until he pulls the trigger on them). Hand_Gunner, ShortBusTweets, Director_of_IT, IT_Mgr_Resume, VegasPartners, TPO_Praise, TPO_Hisself, TPO_Humor, CzarOfCzarcasm, and more – they are all Tom O’Halloran. Who is, yes, a real person.

Indeed, O’Halloran himself freely admits to his use of multiple Twitter accounts. In fact, he boasts about it on his TPO.net, providing a full list of his 30 Twitter accounts – many on which he is apparently squatting, stating that “It does not hurt to follow even the ones I have not started posting to yet”!


A sampling of the various Tom O’Halloran messages include:


Hand_Gunner: Thank you for the follow! You’ll surely want to follow me as well @TPO_Hisself my ull list: tpo.net/twitter AND see aBoldStepBack.com

ShortBusTweets: Thank you for following me. you can see all of my twitter accounts @ http://www.tpo.net/twitter Enjoy!

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Director_of_IT: Thanks 4 the follow! I am a seasoned IT professional with 20+ years of experience for hire, will relocate Resume : “http://digg.com/u17Inq”

VegasPartners: Thank you for the follow! I will be following you back, and Hope that we can share some great SM ideas!! https://web.archive.org/web/20181227204959/http://aboldstepback.com/

TPO_Praise: Thanks 4 the follow. You may want to follow me as @TPO_Hisself @CzarOfCzarcasm and TPO_Humor as well. also PLEASE see aBoldStepBack

 

CzarOfCzarcasm: Hello! Please follow my main acct too @TPO_Hisself. ALSO, please see my plan to take America back: https://web.archive.org/web/20181227204959/http://aboldstepback.com/ God Bless!

IT_Mgr_Resume: advantage of my 30 years IT management & Team building experience. IT Mgr 4 hire, will relocate Resume: “http://digg.com/u17Inq”

Many aliases, many faces – so who is this Tom O’Halloran?

He claims to be many things – including to have the largest personal website online today (and yes, it is indeed large – rambling – in many places nearly incomprehensible, but yes indeedy, it is large). That is his TPO.net, which you are welcome to go visit if you like (but we’ll be darned if we are going to give this Twitter spammer an inbound link!)

Perhaps not a little ironically, he claims to be in the computer and network security field.

Perhaps less surprisingly, his background includes timeshare sales.

In any event, he obviously sees himself as larger than life, perhaps even larger than his current Twitter footprint.

Speaking of which, here, by his own account (no pun intended) is a full list of the Tom O’Halloran accounts (typos and misspellings his, not ours):

@TPO_Hisself – my main acount
@TPO_Humor – pure non political humor, puns, bumber snickers, funny quotes etc
@TPO_Praise – Words of thanks, praise and patriotism
@TPOs_Daily_Love – Strictly used for posting my daily reccomends
@CzarOfCzarcasm – an extension of my main account. if you want more me, this is it !
@Impeach_Barack – Looking to stir up an Impeachment party with this one LOL!!
@VegasPartners – I am posting here, mostly twitter tips, will be used for marketing soon.
@I_InheritedThis – Quotes crom Hussein nØbama Lest we forget his own words
@TweetCasting – brand new, un used, but probably will be used for online marketing at some point
@TwitTwaining – planned for Social Media consulting
@www_tpo_net – will primarily be used to promote my personal website, O’Halloran’s O’Page
@TPOdotNET – Another acct to promote my personal website, O’Halloran’s O’Page
@Avatar_Czar – brand new, good idea, but no real plan yet ;-)
@ShortBusTweets – What can I say? just stupid stuff LOL!!! (but you won’t be disappointed ;-)
@ShotDaddy – I use this to follow Online gurus… i do not post here
@aBoldStepBack – used just to promote my plan to take America back.
@IT_Mgr_Resume – Primary resume marketing account. Time for me to get a new job ;-)
@Director_of_IT – Secondary resume marketing account.
@IT_Dir_Resume – Yet another resume marketing account.
@MyNewestAccount – Absolutely useless… It’s time for an intervention! ;-)
@STOLEN_Account – Absolutely useless… It’s time for an intervention! ;-)
@Vegas_Talent – As yet undetermined
@Private_Aye – As yet undetermined
@Hand_Gunner – Coming soon, updates relating to gun ownership & the 2nd ammendment
@Socialist_Pig – upcomming political commentary
@Lying_Bastard – upcomming political commentary
@Lying_Bitch – upcomming political commentary
@Obamas_Lies – upcomming political commentary
@Money2Day – upcomming online marketing tips
@Money_Today – upcomming online marketing tips

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2 thoughts on “Who the Hell is Tom O’Halloran and Why is he Spamming Me on Twitter?

  1. thanks for the heads up ann, i own/moderate a couple of online groups related to firearms, i’l be watching for “hand_gunner” just in case he decides to expand his reach.
    “gunner”
    (who is not “tom o’halloran” and does not have or want a twitter account.)

  2. This is exactly why auto-follow back is such a horrific idea. No auto-follow, no problem, right?

    Leo

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