Spammers on Pinterest


Are you one of the millions that search Pinterest?  Pinterest is a content sharing service that allows members to “pin” images, videos and other objects to their pin board.  As a well-trafficked social media site this draws more and more spammers trying to get your information.  BTInet wants you to be aware of what you post, pin, and click on.

In the past few months, Pinterest users have been reporting a surge of spam emails.  Many of these emails are benign – however they are more annoying than harmful.  If you are business thinking about ‘pinning’ on Pinterest please be aware that the spamming on Pinterest can cause spam on your site that can cause much serious ramifications.  Spammers can copy and attach viruses to your business’s pin causing your reputation to diminish quite quickly.

On any social media site you may want to consider on reading their Terms & Privacy – Acceptable Use Policy.  Fortunately for Pinterest you can simply click on a “Report Pin” button next to the image on the Pinterest site.

Again, please be aware of what you post, pin, copy and etc on any social media sites.


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