In the past, phishers and computer con-men sent people emails in order to get them to click on a link and/or disclose personal information. Now, they have a new way to get at people's info.
Now, click-through links appearing on Facebook, Twitter and social networking sites have become the new trend in phishing attacks and click jacking.
"These criminals are paid to gather email addresses and [to generate] online advertising click-throughs," says Dhugael McLean, chief security scientist at Support.com. "Social media scams are getting more and more advanced in how they try to trick you."
FOX 9 News spoke with Jake Dewoskin, Internet security consultant with KDV Consulting, about the red flags to watch out for and why it's important to surf defensively.
Watch the video for more information.