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Posted 4/21/2012 by Slothfulcowie in NSBR Board
 

Slothfulcowie
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Posted: 4/21/2012 9:32:27 PM
I just went to browse the food & drink catagory and found something I liked, loaded up the pin and went to go to the blog which was okrecipes and got a pop up looking very much like pinterest telling me I had to install the pinterest tool, problem is it is hosted at pintrerets.com

It is most probably malware. Looks suspicious to me anyway.

lovetodigi
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Posted: 4/21/2012 9:36:53 PM
Thanks for the warning. You are right, it sounds like it might be malware.

scorPEAo
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Posted: 4/21/2012 9:38:06 PM
I've been encountering that a lot lately. I sure hope Ben and his team fix it!

FlaMom
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Posted: 4/21/2012 9:38:59 PM

happeainsnow
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Posted: 4/21/2012 9:44:44 PM
I just got this email this morning saying that I had been mentioned in a pin.


Hi Annie XXXXXX!

Serina Monsrud mentioned you on a new pin that was added to "Inspiration":

"Summer is coming and I just took off these final 29 lbs. If you are wanting to, click http://bit.ly/IkrUxe ! @Linda @Ginger Bosn @Taylor Hartman @Mary Kluck @Annie XXXXXX"


I didn't even bother going to the pin because it is so blatantly spam, just from the quoted comment. So just be aware of these kind of things too.

Slothfulcowie
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Posted: 4/21/2012 9:48:13 PM
Good find FlaMom. I did google but couldn't really find much. The food and drink main page is flooded with them, I found like five before I even scrolled down.

I have noticed lots are linking to affiliate sites rather than actual recipes recently so have been checking before I repin and if it's not a legit recipe I'll report the pin as spam but wanting me to install a tool was a new one My first thought was damn I don't want more junk cluttering up my browser ugh. I'll just google the blog name, went to the blog and nothing there to see. No recipe. Ripped off. Then I took a closer look at the host for the installer. NO WAY.

alwaysa4hmember
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Posted: 4/21/2012 10:39:17 PM
Thanks for the heads up on the pop up.

I did get one of the emails though. I didn't follow the link or anything.

blueribbonmom
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Posted: 4/21/2012 10:50:08 PM

I just got this email this morning saying that I had been mentioned in a pin.

Hi Annie XXXXXX!

Serina Monsrud mentioned you on a new pin that was added to "Inspiration":

"Summer is coming and I just took off these final 29 lbs. If you are wanting to, click http://bit.ly/IkrUxe ! @Linda @Ginger Bosn @Taylor Hartman @Mary Kluck @Annie XXXXXX"



I didn't even bother going to the pin because it is so blatantly spam, just from the quoted comment. So just be aware of these kind of things too.



I got one of these too.

I have also been checking links and reporting spam....stupid spammers.

scorPEAo
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Posted: 4/21/2012 11:22:34 PM
I get those tagged ones too...how do I report them?

identicaltriplets
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Posted: 4/22/2012 8:12:09 AM
Yes, I got the e-mail too. Would love to know how to report e-mails.

PierKiss
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Posted: 4/22/2012 8:45:13 AM
I need to know how to report spam as well. I've been mentioned in 2 or 3 links now, and I don't like it!

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Posted: 4/22/2012 10:37:20 AM
Thanks for the warning! I posted it to my facebook.
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