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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:22 pm 
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I just opened an email from Pinterest - the new site where you can click on any catagory of interest designed for "collectors." The email was addressed to my H but I was interested in Pinterest. I just heard about it on a newscast. Well, it seemed legitimate at first but had several blue lines to click on. Two that I clicked on went directedly to very scantily clad pin ups of curvy young women complete with email addresses. The email itself was generated by one of them. Her address is also given as was each of the other pin ups. Apparently this is supposed to be about some new fat burning product which also comes up with a different blue set of words. When I clicked on theat part it took me to a local TV station header and then the product as if it's available in my home town.

I assume that my H is still on a "list" of sorts from his old days of porn. Most of the stuff that he still gets goes to spam automatically and he deletes it - at least I haven't seen any evidence of something being opened. This one arrived quite innocently under the Pinterest logo. There defintely was a link to this site as well. I reported this email as porn and spam. Thankfully there was a place to do that quite easily and hopefully Pinterest takes action. We'll see.

Just thought you all should be aware. Took my breath away - shocked to see this stuff again on my own computer screen. Just a new way to get by the spam/porn screens you may have on your computer. I gave up on monitoring my H long ago, but it's amazing how quickly you react to old crap in your face. :t:

Nellie James


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:54 pm 
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I too received the same email - actually from two different people - and I get little spam! I do have a pintrest account but am not active. My guess is spammers figured out how to harvest email addresses from Pintrest.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:23 pm 
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We don't have a Pinterest account. I assume that email addresses are sold by a variety of sites. I didn't get one to my own email address, though. Maybe I will. I know my son has had several photos lifted from FB. So anything is possible.

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