Survey scammers fling spam at Pinterest punters

Cyber criminals have latched on the success of social networking site Pinterest by launching a variety of money-making scams.

Just like Facebook before it, Pinterest has become a haven for survey scams. Would-be targets are invited to complete surveys under the pretext that they might win an iPad or obtain a discount voucher.

In reality, they end up revealing personal information to unscrupulous marketing firms or signing up for mobile phone subscription services of dubious utility. In some cases, these scams are even used to distribute malware.

From The Register by John Leyden