TULSA - It starts when you receive a Twitter direct message with attention-grabbing subject lines like: "O M G you're in this."
Or: "How did you not see them taping you."
The Better Business Bureau warns users not to click on the link claiming it will take you to view the video.
BBB officials say scammers will count on you clicking without thinking because of the implication there's an embarrassing video of you floating around the internet.
Click the link and you'll actually allow malware to download a virus onto your computer.
Don't click the link, don't respond to a message that you need a software update.
Do report the email through Twitter and then delete. Click here to see how to report spam to Twitter.
For tips on how you can avoid phishing scams and prevent your account from being hacked, click here to see Twitter's "Safe Tweeting" help page.
Copyright 2012 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
More Problem Solvers
It's happening again and again. Identify thieves preying on patriotism, on those who want to show how much they support the troops.