Pinterest Exploited by Scammers
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Now, if a scammer sets up a malicious website and pins an image that will grab a lot of attention;
- celebrity photos
- beautiful women
- expensive houses and cars
- people fighting
naturally, people will click on it for more information. Persons who click on the image or Pin (set up by the scammer) will be taken to the malicious website, where their computers can be infected with a malicious software (virus, trojan horse, spyware, malware).
Also, the scammer can Pin images that link back to advertisements and survey websites (where you are asked to complete a form), that the scammers will be paid for.
Be careful when viewing Pins on Pinterest.com. Ensure that you have an updated anti-virus / anti-spyware software installed on your computer.
Report any malicious Pins by clicking the "Report Pin" button.
Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.
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