03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Twitter Phishing Scam Spreads Through Direct Messages, Tweets: Here's How To Stay Safe

Twitter users have reported receiving an onslaught of suspicious messages that appear to be part of a phishing scam.

Many people on Twitter say they've been sent Direct Messages (DMs) or Tweets that include a generic message encouraging the recipient to click on a link, along with a URL.

Some of the messages that have been received have read "You're on this vid!", "hah, i think i seen u on here," "wow. you look different on here," or "rofl this you?", each one followed by a link to a site that begins with the URL "http://videos".

WARNING: If you receive a DM or Tweet with one of these messages that appears to be a phishing scam, do not click on the link.

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