Scammers are getting savvier all the time — and that means we have to be equally more careful and diligent.  So what’s the latest scam?  Facebook users might have gotten a message on July 6th with a seemingly real screen shot showing a 17 year old young woman, from the rear, wearing very tight jeans.  As Graham Cluley reports on Sophos, this message is the scammers way to try to get you to click onto the video itself  (http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com, “Shocking 17-year-old public high school antics clickjack unwary Facebook users into scam”).

Don’t do it and tell others not to as well!  This alleged video is just the latest way for scammers to try and get your personal information and/or have you help them spread their scam.

What happens?  Facebook users who hit the “play” button for the video have actually hit a “Like” button that is hidden within the “play” button. Doing that spreads the scammers link to others in your Facebook and social network.   The scam link takes you either to an online survey (for which the scammers can get a commission) or to a site to try and trick you into giving over your personal information such as a cellphone number.  That number will then be used to subscribe to a premium rate service.

The scam can come via a number of different videos — maybe one about a cute or weird animal trick or something else.  Don’t be fooled and do be very, very careful about what videos you view on Facebook (or any other media for that matter).  The scammers goal is getting your personal information and using you to spread their scam and make them money.